India is a country of varied cultures. And the ‘Big Fat Indian Wedding’ is world famous. From the north to the south, each region has its own way of celebrating its culture. South Indian weddings are sure to capture everyone’s imagination. South Indian wedding comprises of the ganpati puja– wherein Lord Ganesha is invoked and prayed to shower his blessings on the newly wed couple. This is followed by the nandi devata puja and the navgraha puja. The marriage ceremony begins with vratham (fasting) and proceeds to the kasi yatra, which is considered to be the most important part of the entire ceremony.
The traditional South Indian bride wears a kanjeevaram silk saree with lots of heavy jewelry. This jewelry is usually made out of gold which is considered to be very auspicious by the South Indians. A beautiful plat with flowers and haor accessories accentuate the look. Most brides also wear a gold waist belt in order to look figurative and keep the saree in place. The bride wears layers of necklaces, given by her parents on the wedding day.
Let’s have a look at the various South Indian Brides
The typical South Indian Bride and groom in their traditional attires. While the bride is seen is a beautiful kanjivaram saree and the groom in a mundu that is also know as a veshti in other languages.
A beautiful bride in a traditional kanjivaram saree with puffed short sleeve blouse design. Kundan jewellery absolutely compliments the over all look of the bride.
Antique gold jewelry with precious stones and pearls match the stunning hair accessories and maang tikka worn with a traditional south Indian saree.
This south Indian bride wears a silk saree with style. Minimalist hair styling with centre parting and a beautiful maang tikka gives her a sober look. The ‘payals’ (anklets) on the feet are fascinating.
A sexy South Indian bride with sleeveless blouse and high bun is ideal for the fashion followers!
This bride looks exquisite in every sense of the word. Replete with gorgeous temple jewelry, chic armlet and glamorous hairstyle, this bride is simply awe-inspiring.
This bride catches the attention with minimalist jewellery and elaborate use of garlands. She looks traditional and sober.
Beautiful South Indian bride in a maroon and gold silk saree perfectly complements the bridegroom who sports a smart sherwani. The pagdi (turban) of the groom is also exquisitely designed.
An extremely delicate bride in traditional south Indian jewelry that perfectly complements the deep maroon silk saree that she chose to wear on her big day.
This bride flaunts her braided hair that is delicately decorated with hair accessories and flowers. Modern yet traditional, chic yet deep rooted!
This South Indian bride in green Kanjeevaram silk saree is simply superb. The jewelry is artistic and complements the brides’ ensemble.
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This gorgeous South Indian bride carries off a beautiful kasavu (traditional saree amongst the kerala brides). The gold jewellery that includes the armlet, maangtikka, necklaces and the traditional jhumkas look absolutely stunning on this bride.
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This elegant bride looks dazzling in cream and gold saree that is beautifully layered with stunning necklaces.