One of the most anticipated and talked about events at the wedding is the first glimpse of the bride – entering in all her finery. Naturally, the bridal entry has become the focus of creativity and innovation – whether it’s glamor, romance or fun – a way to add a special element to the wedding.
Like with all bridal traditions, the bridal chadaar too has evolved into a thing of modern beauty – crystal adorments, exotic flowers and everything in between.
WeddingSutra brings you 14 innovative bridal chaadar inspirations that are sure to add oomph to the bride’s entry.
1. The traditional one
The traditional phoolon ki chaadar, lush with tuberoses and some roses not only looks splendid but its perfume is unmatched. This is a classic entry for brides who want to keep it simple and elegant.
Photo Courtesy: CoolBluez Photography
2. A trellis for a princess
The floral jaali is light and breezy and can be festooned with flowers and other ornamentation. There’s a subtle, delicate air to it and it will take your would-be’s breath away.
Photo Courtesy: Happy Flashbacks by Noopur and Anish
3. Light up his world!
Walk in like the light of his life under a chadaar embedded with fairy lights. It will be like walking under the stars and it will look like magic.
Photo Courtesy: Faizan Patel Photography / Anupa Shah Photography
4. Wedding bells chime!
This is whimsical and delightful – suspend a host of tiny bells from the jaali chaadar and there will be music wherever you go. A gorgeous sound to announce your arrival.
Photo Courtesy: The Wedding Story
5. Exotic blooms
Find the tuberose a little overdone? You can still have a floral chadaar but use exotic flowers instead – think orchids, jasmine and marigolds just to start with. Have a word with your florist and let your imagination run riot.
Photo Courtesy: Shades
6. A twist to the traditional
Give a new twist to kalaaris – hang them from your floral bridal chaadar or incorporate them in the phulkaris. Not only is this very inventive, you’ll look elegant on your way to your wedding.
Photo Courtesy: House On The Clouds
7. Minimalist magic
Don’t want a whole lot of fuss? Try single string garlands with your favorite flowers and tie them from end to end or just let them dangle from the chadaar rib. It will look stunning.
Photo Courtesy: Phuket Best Photography / Rakesh Prakash Photography
8. The way it was…
Maybe you’re not up to too much experimentation on your big day. In which case, stick with what you know and love and optimize the phulkari chaadar with some intricate work!
Photo Courtesy: Preach Art
9. The grace of lace
It’s gorgeous, feminine and you can make it totally unique. The lace chaadar is inspirational and will go beautifully at an outdoor wedding. Best thing is you can make it match or contrast with your lehenga.
Photo Courtesy: The Wedding Salad
10. In love with the shape of this…
It’s clever, it’s quirky and it is very artistic! Try an origami chaadar like this bride did and say konnichiwa to us later.
Photo Courtesy: Whatknot
11. Shelter from the storm…
Still can’t decide? Why not a gorgeous, old fashioned parasol. You can decorate it with garlands, cover it in flowers or anything your heart desires…
Photo Courtesy: The Cheesecake Project
12. Lotus love
It’s traditional and meaningful – this jaali chaadar is rich with lotuses which have religious significance and are also simply gorgeous to look at.
Photo Courtesy: Best Day Ever
13. A bed of roses….
Simple, elegant and yet it’s exactly what you want – roses gently swaying in the breeze as you walk beneath to a new life.
Photo Courtesy: WeddingNama
14. Palkhi chaadar
This floral palkhi chaadar is just surreal! It’s fun and pretty and makes a wonderful personality statement.
Photo Courtesy: Shutter Down
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