B-town actor Parineeti Chopra and politician Raghav Chadha tied the knot over the weekend in a whimsical and intimate ceremony held at the Leela Palace Udaipur in Rajasthan.
On her big day, Parineeti opted for a bespoke Manish Malhotra bridal outfit, which was fully decked out in different types of matte embroideries and glittering beadwork. The ace Indian couturier also previously dressed the actor on her engagement ceremony in an outfit that captured the same minimalistic and understated vibe as her wedding outfit.
The bridal jora consisted of a mid-riff-baring choli and matching lehenga in identical shades of champagne-gold. Embellished with muted gold embellishments, classic pearlescent beading, and beige-toned embroideries and threadwork, the outfit was a masterpiece in the monochrome-wedding-wear category.
From a distance, the synchronization of the fabric colour of the individual clothing pieces with the various types of adornment lining them gave the impression of a simple, minimally embellished outfit that only gave off a subtle glow in the natural light of the daytime wedding event. However, it was only when the outfit was observed up-close that one got a true viewing of the hours upon hours spent on the delicate handwork that decorated the understated but fully embellished bridal ensemble.
Both the choli and the lehenga were embroidered with a continuous diamond or rhombus-shaped pattern. While the proportions of the rhombus pattern remained consistent on the cholithe size of the diamonds increased gradually as the pattern traveled downwards on the let’s goall the way down to the hem, which was decorated with large and embellished diamond motifs embroidered side-by-side.
The choice of a geometrical motif as the predominant embroidery element in the bridal outfit was deliberate and quite on brand for the atelier whose signature designs often rely on the simplistic beauty of clear-cut lines and familiar, sharp-edged motifs and patterns.
Pearls hung at the edging of the choli’s elbow-length sleeves and also lined the borders of the dupattawhich was pinned at the bride’s head and draped across her chest and over the shoulder in a traditional style of wearing the long swathe of fabric.
To add some colour and additional sparkle to her look, Parineeti made the perfect decision to wear statement jewelry pieces, also crafted for her by Manish Malhotra. Everything from her layered neck-pieces, forehead rightand earrings to her gehnay were made from a gorgeous mix of polki diamonds, gold, and light and dark-coloured emeralds.
The five-tiered necklace adorning her neck was strung together with geometrically shaped metal molds fitted with the most exquisite polki diamonds, bottle-green and sea-foam-green emeralds in varying shapes and sizes. The jewelry complemented her look and matched the geometric patterns embroidered throughout her dress.
Parineeti’s bridal look would have been incomplete without the traditional, gold, jhumka-shaped kaleeras that dangled from her wrists, which were also lined with baby-pink churiyaan—to match the pink scarf Raghav wore around his neck—and a pair of cooked with attached oh english. Walking down the aisle, she wore a translucent veil made of simple, sheer fabric that just had her husband’s name, Raghav, embroidered on it in Hindi script. The couple also wore matching flower garlands made of fully blossomed white roses and bunches of baby’s breath during the ceremony.