Wedding Dress: Style 6-10

Wedding Dress Style 6: Maharashtrian bride and groom dress

Green is the auspicious color for Marathi brides. They wear an ornate Paithani sari with green bangles, silver toe rings, earrings with seven stone and pearl studs in each and a matching nose ring. Bindi symbolizes marriage and wearing sindoor is not that important. The groom wears a kurta pajama and a headgear across their forehead

Wedding Dress Style 7: Kashmiri bride and groom dress

Kashmiri brides wear an elaborate pheran complete with a headgear called taranga. Taranga comprises a folded cap with a white scarf worn underneath the cap and glazed white paper secured with pins. They also secure their dress with haligandun or a long embroidered belt. Hindu Kashmiri brides wear dejharoo in their pierced upper earlobes while Muslims wear several rings. The groom wears a gown called pheran with a waistband. Amongst Muslims, the paternal uncle ties the groom’s turban (gordastar) with a string or dov.

Wedding Dress Style 8: Punjabi bride and groom dress

Punjabi brides wear traditional salwar kameez or lehenga choli with phulkari work and sequined edges called kinara. Red or other bright colors are preferred for this occasion. Traditional gold jewelry adorns the bride. Grooms wear salwars or churidar with sherwani or silk kurta and turban. Their faces are covered with sehras as the baraat heads towards the wedding venue. Embroidered juttis is another wedding must-wear.

Wedding Dress Syle 9: Coorgi bride and groom dress

The Coorgi bride wears a brocade sari that has been handed over to her down the generations. She drapes the sari with the pleats at the back and matches it with a three fourth sleeved blouse. She covers her head with a veil. Her jewelry comprises a crescent shaped pendant called kokkethathi studded with pearls and rubies. Her hair is plaited in a braid with lots of flowers. The groom wears a long robe on top of the calf length kurta and sports a turban on his head. He also holds a stick that gives him a regal look.

Wedding Dress Style 10: Muslim bride and groom dress

A Muslim bride wears either a sharara which is a split lehenga or gharara which is a lehenga. She wears a maang tika to the left of her hair with a veil and a gold jewelry with a nose ring. Hennaed hands and feet play a key role in her overall appearance. Muslim grooms wear either a formal long jacket called achkan or a sherwani on top of a silk kurta. These are paired with a churidar pajama. Some may go for a Jodhpur suit matched with jutis as footwear.

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