A typical Sikh wedding is a grand fête of traditions at its best. Since the wedding ceremony, also known as the ‘Anand Karaj,’ is considered as a spiritual act leading the way towards God through this blissful union, the efforts are passionately devoted no matter how exhausting they may be. Mentioned the cultural importance of this ceremony, the bride and groom try to look their best in exclusive traditional attires for each ritual and love to do everything to perfection. Here are some picks to inspire your wardrobe:
• Roka Ceremony:
The first pre-wedding ritual is Roka, which means ‘to stop’, in literal terms. The ceremony marks the ban on searching a life-partner since the perfect match has already been found. For this, the brides usually wear some light-hearted, easy-to-go dresses of pretty colors. You may pick a blue floor-length silky gown paired with a bright pink dupatta. Or if you’re a traditional bride, two colored Anarkali with gold pastures all over would look perfect.
Grooms choose something carefree as well; it is because this ceremony and its rituals last for a while, a little too long to wear heavy outfits. But being outstanding yet straightforward is the aim here. Most grooms go for Narrow-Bottom pants with a decent Prince Coat. Moreover, you can also opt for a traditional Kurta Pajama of a strikingly different color. If you’ve chosen to sport heavy attire, it is always best to compensate with light accessories.
All about colors and mehndi! For your Sangeet, a yellow pastel printed blouse and the knee-length skirt are perfect. Fuse your color creativity with the western trends for a quirky and stylish look that is also comfortable to carry with the Mehendi decorated hands and feet. Pick floral jewelry, tie your hair into a beautifully ornamented braid, and show your dance moves on the floor. Additionally, you can also add a jacket to the outfit for a playful look.
Grooms may try on stylish and comfortable Green colored Pajama Kurta paired with some vibrant colored Nehru Jacket. The dress code that will allow you to keep your fashion foot forward and dance your heart out. You are the center of attention, and you must look worthy, so be experimental (and confident) for the night.
• Anand Karaj:
The main event and time to get sophisticated and royal-like. Brides pour out their total fashion sense on this day, yet keeping it subtle and traditional. A typical Sikh bride would pick a deep, bold red Lehenga or Salwar Qameez without a shadow of a doubt. A red base constructed signature Lehanga Blouse having a completely embellished Daman and Sleeves paired with unmatchable grace of luscious zari accents organza chunni is the perfect pick. The look can be complemented with dense, lush gold neckline jewelry and light-weighted Kalire. Do not forget your Nath and Anklets, the must-haves of a traditional Sikh bride.
Since the bride looks like Queen, be the Royal Groom. A suit will make you look gallant, but a sherwani gives the high-vibe like no other. Pick a rather dull gold Sherwani paired with deep red velvet shawl to enhance the look. Maroon velvety Turban is the one that’ll reflect the pride. Also, you can customize your accessories according to your personality.
The world, today, has become a global village. Dress codes are evolving and becoming more exclusive. Couples like to fuse their traditional dressings with the westerns styles and create a vogue that is unique to them. Match your attire with your taste, and you’ll charm the eyes of everyone!
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