While visiting Pushkar, I chanced upon a Bridal Competition where young foreign girls dressed in beautiful Indian bridal dresses, contemporary and traditional. Till very recent past, it was a norm to use maroon (a deep red) fabric for a bridal dress in north India. However, recently, designers and brides have started experimenting with new colors, such as Golden, Green, Orange etc.
A Stunning Bride in a Brown Lehenga with Golden Lace Work. The young man next to her cannot take his eyes off her face.
This bride is wearing a plain lehenga with patchwork at the borders and some heavy silver jewellery. The entire look is simple and elegant.
Lovely Smile. This young bride wears her orange lehenga with matching kundan jewelery.
This bride is amused by her getup. Apart from being dressed up in a red embroidered lehenga, and chunky golden jewellery, she's also holding a 'Varmala' which is a garland made of roses and rajnigandha and other fragrant flowers.
A bride in the traditional Rajasthani Bridal Dressup. You do not need to look too closely to figure out the difference. The patchwork lehenga in bold colors along with white painted jewellery is a trademark of Rajasthan. The white jewellery was traditionally made of ivory. But Ivory from the Endangered Indian Elephants is now banned.
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