It goes without saying that Punjabi wedding is a magnificent blend of extravagant customs, traditions, and decorations. They’re even better when they’re in winters. Winter marriages are absolute ‘The Big Fat Weddings’ and the most romantic ones. The day is filled with celebrations and rituals for the bride and the groom. The conventional Punjabi bridal wear is Salwar and Kameez along with a heavily embroidered Dupatta which is used to cover the head of the bride. The bridal wear is usually of Patiala style. The idea or ritual has been adapted originally from the royal families of Punjab. The Patiala Salwar has many pleats that accumulate towards the waistline and are draped below elegantly. Kameez in a bridal outfit is a knee-length fitted Kurta. Usually, the outfit is in hues of Maroon color with a lot of embellishments intricately embroidered with distinctive motifs and sequence.
Punjabi bride in maroon Salwar kameez
Weddings in India, predominantly, derive their expressions of extravaganza and celebration from Punjabi Wedding inspiration.
Punjab has been a land of immense fertility and prosperity. It derives its liveliness from its vibrant and vivacious tradition. The crux of their life hovers around a saying, ‘Dub Ke Wa, Te Raj Ke Kha’, meaning thereby that one must work hard and eat to one’s fulfillment. It can be derived from this phrase that sheer hard work and passion lead to prosperity in one’s life.
So, Punjabis are famous for working hard and partying harder. When it comes to expressing their feeling of celebration it is overwhelming, robust, outwardly, loud and collective participation.
Apart from festivals, the foremost occasion for Punjabis to express themselves is vibrant and colorful wedding celebrations. The basic wedding attire, which includes jewelry and accessories both for men and women, is based on a traditional backdrop because a wedding is a sacred ritual. Whereas during reception parties, it can be mix and match ranging from traditional, Indo-western or a fusion of both. For the groom, it is Pagdi, Kalgi, Sherwani/ Bandhgala, Chunni, Chudidar, Jutti, Talwar, etc. For the bride, it is Bridal Lehenga, Salwar Suit, Salwar Kameez which is best paired with traditional jewelry.
Bride with groom
If you have found your ‘better half’ and are done with the wedding dates, here’s Jalebe’s ultimate guide to exploring what’s in trend, what’s in style, and what to take into consideration this winter wedding season.
Winters Color Palette for ‘The big fat weddings’
Want to go beyond the all-time favorite “Red and Maroon” bridal outfit? There are so many other classy color ranges to consider for a lavish winter wedding! Think about Pink, Orange, pastel tones, or dazzling gold Lehengas for your D-day. We swear you can’t go wrong with these hues of classics. Pair them well with statement jewelry and comfy footwear.
Indo westerns for Reception
A typical Sikh marriage usually takes place in the Gurudwaras. This ceremony is called Anand Karaj, which means ‘Blissful Union’ in literal terms. Anand Karaj generally involves fewer relatives or only the ‘main’ ones and this is why Punjabis throw a reception party after the wedding. Reception parties or celebrations are considered important for Punjabis as a major number of relatives and close friends are invited to this ceremony. Both the bride and the groom are given equal attention in the reception function like a typical Hindu marriage. For this special occasion or ceremony, Punjabi brides can slay well in style in the Indo-western gowns and Punjabi outfit. Indo westerns are a perfect fusion of western and traditional outfits.
Wintery Signature Traditional Jewelry
A bridal look is just incomplete without a stunning piece of jewelry. Jewelry completes a woman. The stunning chokers set, designer bracelets & bangles and ‘Kadas’ or the most prominent ‘Choodas’ among Punjabi brides can be teamed with their bridal outfits. Pay homage to winter weddings with traditional jewelry.
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