Not just the high-end red carpet galas and fashion weeks, the pandemic of COVID-19 disrupted the wedding calendar as well and put all the wedding plans to hold. While Varun Dhawan and Natasha Dalal put a pin on their nuptial plans, there were some who took the decision of getting hitched and lead the way to the COVID-bride tribe!
And truly, even the pandemic of the novel Coronavirus couldn’t dampen the vibe of some dreamy weddings that took place this year. Gearing up in their stunning lehengas and matching masks, these millennial dulhaniyas surely paved the way to the ‘new normal’ wedding era.
With that being said, PeepingMoon.com brings you a curated list of stunning brides that left us jaw-dropped.
South Indian actor Rana Dauggubati tied the knot with fiancée Miheeka Bajaj on August 8, 2020, and left us all dreamy-eyed! Right from her Roka outfit to the grand wedding trousseau, hands down, Miheeka made for the most unconventional bride this wedding season. Be it ditching florals for Arpita Mehta cowrie shells for haldi or going all OTT for the wedding in an Anamika Khanna trousseau, she kept it subtle and elegant, highlighting that one hero-element that stood out and made a difference to her look. Custom masks, statement jadau jewels and a soft dewy glam, Bajaj continued the streak of ‘Less is More’ in her entire wedding lookbook. So non-quintessential!
South Indian actress Kajal Aggarwal took the internet by the storm when she announced her wedding with beau Gautam Kitchlu on October 30, 2020. Though the novel coronavirus might have played a spoilsport in the wedding guest list or the destination, it couldn’t pull down the sartorial zest of the bride.
From her hush-hush lockdown engagement in Manish Malhotra look back in May to her magnum opus wedding AK-OK lehenga that took 20 people and over a month to curate, Kajal stood out from the rest of the lot.
Nehu Da Vyaah with beau Rohanpreet Singh on October 24, 2020, took us all by surprise. From Roka to Haldi to Wedding and reception, Neha stunned in every outfit of every event giving us the much-needed sartorial inspiration for the upcoming pandemic weddings.
Opting for dreamy Sabyasachi pastels to popping Falguni Shane Peacock trousseau, the stunner surely hit all the right notes with bridal fashion.
Diya Aur Baati Hum actress Prachi Tehlan tied the knot with beau Rohit Saroha on August 7, 2020, in an intimate wedding ceremony. Although being a lockdown wedding, it was no less than a fairytale, thanks to Tehlan’s dreamy bridal looks. From quirky pre-wedding attires to subtle pastels and a quintessential red lehenga, Prachi made for a beautiful bride.
Ishqbaaz fame Niti Taylor got married to her long-time boyfriend Parikshit Bawa on August 13, 2020, in an intimate wedding ceremony. Keeping it subtle and elegant for both her engagement and wedding ceremony, the actress looked no less than a royal princess
After quitting showbiz citing religious reasons, Sana then left everyone stunned with her hush-hush marriage to Surat-based Mufti Anas on November 21, 2020. Keeping it traditional with a flowy white wedding gown, peplum anarkali and quintessential red wedding lehenga, she made for a beautiful bride
Actor-Singer Aditya Narayan married his first co-star and girlfriend of 11 years Shweta Aggarwal in a close-knit ceremony on December 1, 2020. Keeping up with the theme of weddings this year, Shweta opted for an intricately detailed pastel trousseau and changed into a ravishing red cocktail-themed lehenga for her reception. For some other wedding looks the actress kept it simple and elegant with her ethnic looks.
Singer-composer duo Sachet Tandon and Parampara Thakur had a dreamy wedding this year on November 27 and indeed, Parampara made for a beautiful bride. Opting for jewel tones, regal jewels, matching outfits, she surely set some bridal goals for intimate weddings.
Adding to the list of COVID bride brigade, actor-producer Niharika Konidela tied the knot with her longtime boyfriend Chaitanya JV in a dreamy destination wedding at the lavish venue of Umaid Bhavan Palace on December 9, 2020. From Shantanu & Nikhil's cocktail gown for Sangeet shenanigans to her molten gold Kanjeevaram for jeelakarra bellam ceremony, Konidela's exquisite sartorial pieces reflected on the grandeur of the ceremony. Giving traditional outfits a modern touch, she made for a millennial bride indeed.
Bride Gauahar bid goodbye to 2020 on a gauahargeous note and our inner fashionista couldn't get any happier. Right from her Bandhnai fusion Rajdeep Ranawat lehenga for pre-wedding festivities to a highly embellished Mehendi outfit and a dreamy Nikaah sharara, the stunner mesmerized us with her wedding trousseau.
What stood out for us were the details that this gauahregous bride but in her look. The stunning hairdo, the floral accessories, the regal polki and kundan jewellery...we could go on you see!
So, which bride was your favourite from the lot?