Actor Parineeti Chopra from B-town and politician Raghav Chadha married over the weekend at the Leela Palace Udaipur in Rajasthan in a whimsical and private ceremony.
Parineeti chose a custom-made Manish Malhotra bridal gown for her big day, complete with sparkling Swarovski and various matte embroidery styles. The actor was previously dressed by the renowned Indian couturier for her engagement ceremony in an ensemble that echoed the basic and modest style of her wedding gown.
The bridal ensemble featured a lehnga and choli that matched in the same champagne-gold hues, exposing the midriff. Brimming with subdued gold accents, traditional iridescent beadwork, and beige-hued embroidery and threadwork, the ensemble was a masterwork of monochromatic bridal attire.
When viewed from a distance, the coordinated color of the various clothing pieces and the lining embellishments created the illusion of a straightforward, sparsely decorated ensemble that shimmered subtly in the natural light of the afternoon ceremony. But one could only truly appreciate the many hours that went into the intricate handwork that adorned the modest but lavishly ornamented bridal ensemble up close while viewing the ensemble.
The embroidery on the choli and lehnga had a continuous diamond or rhombus motif. The rhombus design on the choli had the same proportions, but as the pattern moved down the lehgna, the size of the diamonds gradually grew until it reached the hem, which was adorned with big, elaborate diamond patterns that were embroidered next to each other.
The bridal outfit’s main needlework element, a geometric motif, was a thoughtful choice that was right on par for the atelier, whose distinctive designs frequently feature the simple elegance of sharply defined lines and well-known geometric motifs and patterns.
In the customary manner of donning the long swathe of cloth, the bride wore the dupatta, which was fastened at her head and draped across her chest and over her shoulder. Pearls also dangled at the edging of the elbow-length sleeves of the choli.
Parineeti made the right decision by donning eye-catching jewelry that Manish Malhotra also created in order to add some color and extra sparkle to her appearance. Her gehnay, earrings, forehead tika, and layered neckpieces were all adorned with an exquisite combination of light and dark green emeralds, gold, and polki diamonds.
Bottle-green and sea-foam-green emeralds in a range of shapes and sizes, along with geometrically-shaped metal molds, were used to string together the five-tiered necklace that hung around her neck. Her dress’s geometric embroidery patterns matched the jewelry, which completed the ensemble.
Without the classic, gold, jhumka-shaped kaleeras hanging from her wrists—which were also lined with baby-pink churiyaan to match the pink scarf Raghav was wearing around his neck—and a pair of karray with attached aik anglas, Parineeti’s bridal ensemble would have been lacking. Wearing a transparent veil with her husband’s name, Raghav, inscribed in Hindi writing, she looked stunning as she walked down the aisle. During the ceremony, the pair also donned matching garlands comprised of bunches of baby’s breath and fully blossomed white roses.