Which couture designer did these Bollywood’s brides wear on their wedding day?
Fairytale god-designers don't come with a wand, they come with needle and thread
Weddings aren’t just the happiest day of your life because you get to marry the man of your dreams — they’re also because you get to wear the outfit of your dreams. And if you’re Bollywood royalty like Kareena Kapoor Khan or Soha Ali Khan, the designer of your dreams will tailor-make it for you.
So while you’re obsessively stalking Manish Malhotra’s bridal wear for wedding #inspo, he’s out there adding sequins to a whole new line of wedding #goals. Like he did with Kareena Kapoor Khan’s dreamy sari for her understated wedding to Saif Ali Khan. And even Sabyasachi, the master couturier himself, sometimes relies on style icons for that extra magic touch, as he did with Sharmila Tagore for Soha Ali Khan’s wedding lehenga.
If you haven’t settled on your bridal trousseau just yet, you may want to look to these Bollywood brides for some wedding inspiration.
6 Bollywood brides and their designer wedding ensembles:
Shilpa opted for a pre-draped sari gown by Tarun Tahiliani for her big day. Shilpa has been a muse to the designer for a long time and even a showstopper at a number of his shows. But let's be honest — there's no better place to be a showstopper than at your own wedding.
Soha Ali Khan turned Sabyasachi's 'Million Flower Lehenga' into a wedding classic. "Soha Ali Khan knew what she wanted to wear for her wedding. It was my showstopper lehenga from my Opium collection." Sabyasachi recalls in an Instagram post, revealing how she got her hands on her dream outfit. But Sharmila Tagore insisted on tweaking the lehenga in her vision which instantly shot the piece to a bridal classic.
Marrying a Bollywood star was just the beginning of the fairytale for Mira Rajput and she had multiple fairy god-designers helping her dream become a reality. For her wedding, she wore this Anamika Khanna lehenga with two dupattas, one worn over her head and the other draped as a half sari
The queen of Bollywood, Kareena Kapoor Khan may have worn Sharmila Tagore's gharara — the same one Saif's mother wore at her own 'nikaah' — restored by Ritu Kumar for her wedding, but for the after-party, she wore a deep red lehenga by her best friend. That's right, Kareena Kapoor Khan put on her most significant Manish Malhotra ensemble till date, her wedding lehenga.
Tarun Tahiliani didn't just design the sari gown for Shilpa's reception, the designer also custom-made her actual wedding ensemble.
For her post-wedding party, Mira got Anamika to whip up another dream creation. Simpler and easier to bust out those Bollywood moves in.
Bipasha Basu had a blowout of a wedding and managed to get it right at every single function. For her mehendi, Bipasha went full Barbie princess in a pink Anushree Reddy creation
But while most brides are pictured blushing under their dupattas, Bipashu brought her charisma to her Sabyasachi ensembles on her wedding day. Here she is tearing up the dance floor at her wedding reception in an all gold and off-white Sabysachi creation.
While she went with the young designer for her floral function , Bips decided to go with a wedding staple for the actual marriage. Basu was a classic Sabyasachi bride in a gold and red lehenga.
After her Anamika Khanna fairytale in Gurgaon, Mira Rajput got Bollywood favourite Manish Malhotra to design her lehenga for the celebrity-studded event in Mumbai.
Actress Hazel Keech and cricketer husband Yuvraj Singh got the same couturier to make their wedding outfits. Talk about couples with matching style. JJ Vallaya dressed the couple for their wedding reception in his royal creations.