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Whether it is a sequence from the larger than life Dharma movies or a scene from the modern-day flicks that revolve around stories from small towns, Bollywood has been a major source of inspiration when it comes to creating memorable wedding moments.
From elaborate dance sequences on a fun Sangeet ceremony to over the moon gestures of love, the silver screen has us all glued! While re-creating Bollywood wedding moments in your own wedding might sound a little OTT for some, films have always been a talking point when it comes to replicating styling, decor, outfits and jewellery.
Considering the Indian cinema is such a huge and influential part of most of our lives, here are the most memorable Bollywood wedding moments that one can take inspiration from to plan an unforgettable D-day!
Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011)
Every Bollywood buff would agree that this movie fuelled so many young dreams of travel and ‘you only live once’ lifestyle. However, we also love Arjun and Laila’s intimate wedding planned with their closest people. From the stunning day wedding to the happy shots, Laila’s oh-so-beautiful wedding look in the serene white Christian wedding gown and the adorable pictures had us all smiling ear-to-ear.
Thinking of hosting an intimate wedding after the lockdown ends? One of the main benefits of hosting an intimate wedding is the uncountable number of memories that can be made with your closest friends and family members right beside you. Take cues from the lovely wedding picturisation in Zoya Akhtar’s Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara.
Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013)
Talking about décor, the movie Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani has the best inspiration! From Udaipur’s finest arches to stunning backdrops, one can totally imagine their own destination wedding in a setup similar to movie’s. We can only think of a radiant Aditi walking towards the mandap under a resplendent Phoolon ki chadar, with her BFF Naina by her side looking absolutely breathtaking in her lehenga for bridesmaids. If you found your love for a big fat destination wedding like Aditi’s, we suggest you re-watch the movie for all the right inspiration and destination wedding etiquettes.
Jodha Akbar (2008)
The stunning on-screen Mughal wedding depicting the lives of emperor Akbar and princess Jodhaa remains one of the most memorable Bollywood wedding moments. Aishwarya Rai’s outfits, jewellery, the iconic Nath, and the larger-than-life décor was replicated almost immediately after the movie was released. The confluence of Hindu and Muslim traditions in the film is even more relevant in today’s time where families are going out of their ways to celebrate bilingual and multi-cultural weddings.
2 States (2014)
This one is probably one of our favourites from the list. The movie came at a time when we, as a country were setting ourselves into the mould of inter-caste marriages. Still, a taboo for several Indian families, if you’ve had a struggle similar to Krish and Ananya’s and your relationship stood tall against the test of time, the movie will give you ample nostalgia and happy tears. The stunning South Indian décor and the cultural heritage of two different states are depicted beautifully in a day wedding.
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (2016)
Alizeh’s wedding look in the movie with her stunning Jadau Jewellery, alongside coordinated jhoomars was a head-turner. We loved the dancing, singing and the groom himself singing out to the bride while she was getting her Mehndi done. The golden lehenga with long kurta that flaunts heavy embroidery has been many a bride’s hot favourite.
Veere Di Wedding (2018)
If you take pride in your girl-gang, we assume you have watched and re-watched Veere di Wedding at every pyjama party together! Whether it is for the late-night sleepovers, or standing like a rock for your veeres no matter what, the film has our heart. From Kalindi’s surreal wedding look where she wore her mother’s lehenga and adorned the heirloom piece so perfectly, the Bohemian wedding, or the blingy Sangeet night outfit, there is so much inspiration to take from the movie. You and your bridesmaid can be the life of your wedding party, take notes from the Veere di Wedding girl gang’s dance movies and extremely chic wedding wardrobe.
If you are the kind of person who would love to go retro for their own wedding, Alia Bhatt’s red Pakistani sharara set, with a Maang Tikka and Nathi can be the inspiration. We loved the vintage aesthetics and handed-down bridal jewellery. Re-create a similar wedding moment with smokey eyes, red lips, heirloom wedding wear, and a delicate nose ring as opposed to the trending over-sized gold Nath designs.
Apart from the stunning décor, exuberant outdoor setting and the costumes, the movie had a great message too. While Alia Bhatt’s sister in the film is getting hitched in a big fat destination wedding with the entire family making at an OTT event, we loved her bachelorette the most. The surprise bachelorette planned by Shahid Kapoor and Alia was an unforgettable party. Given the circumstance, if you cannot plan a grand bachelorette for your BFF, try out some ideas to plan a virtual bachelorette party for her instead.
Humpty Sharma Ki Duhaniya (2014)
From Kavya’s wish to wear a ‘Kareena wala designer lehenga’ by Manish Malhotra on her wedding to striking a pose on a truck proposing to Humpty in a red and gold lehenga, the scene serves as a perfect inspiration for the modern-day to-be brides. There are innumerable unconventional ways for a bride to reach the mandap, arriving on a truck with a loudspeaker in hand could be one! You must check out the list of stunning movie proposal lines for girls to make it an unforgettable YES from her better half.
Aisha’s ‘Gal Mitthi Mitthi Bol’ is not just a soulful number sung beautifully by Amit Trivedi, it also serves a lot of perfect wedding moments for one to replicate. From stunning ivory sarees to the low hair bun styles and gajras, the dancing crowd and the bride and her bridesmaids in Kanjeevaram sarees are just the kind of inspiration a modern-day bride-to-be can use!
From the outfits to the décor, these were our favourite modern-day memorable wedding moments. Our wedding planners can help you incorporate these ideas in your own wedding!