A typical Rajput Wedding in India is characterized by its grandeur, opulence, lavishness and lustrous appeal that is hard to find in any other traditional Hindu wedding, across the country. In the state of Rajasthan, one can witness grand Rajput weddings in cities like Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Chittorgarh, Bundi, Jaisalmer etc. that have a huge concentration of this warrior clan. The term ‘Rajput’, means a king’s son, and very true to its name, an individual lives and weds like a King. Weddings in Rajasthan are always a grand affair, as it consists of mouthwatering local cuisine, customs, rituals, traditions and of course rich ethnic fashion, that appeals to all fashion lovers. The authentic Rajputs (descendants of erstwhile kings and rulers), live in Havelis, Forts and Palaces that are spread across the length and breadth of the state, and marriages are mostly arranged by the families. A traditional Rajputana bride is always decked up in a gorgeous bridal lehenga and choli that has intricate, heavy, elaborate and rich embroidery pattern that is really eye-grabbing. The groom adorns a sherwani, preferably in a light shade with a safa or pagri, and holds a sword by his left side. So, everything that you see in a traditional Rajputana wedding is in a grand and lavish manner.
Bridal Fashion Clothing
Here in central Rajasthan, bridal wear is the key aspect of any Rajput Hindu wedding, along with the bridal jewelry, without which a wedding is deemed incomplete. The lehenga choli is an integral wedding outfit for all girls here in Rajasthan, that look forward to wed in a designer attire that is rich and grand in appeal. The riot of colors, all visible in the dresses is typical of a Rajasthani wedding, as Hindus mostly wear bridal attires in the shades of red, deep orange, scarlet or maroon, as these colors are considered auspicious. The designer bridal lehengas and embroidered cholis have heavy embroidery work on pristine quality fabric that brings about that royal effect to a Rajput wedding. Even the bridesmaid are to be seen in ghagra cholis that are studded with sequins, mirrors & moti, and embellished with resham thread, along with zari/zardosi work. This brings about a pristine effect to an outfit, which is custom made for a grand Rajput weddings, that are attended by high-profile dignitaries, city elites and royal guests. The elderly women in the family, prefer wearing sarees, especially Bandhani saris, which look colorful and elegant for the occasion. You got to be at one such traditional Hindu wedding in Rajasthan, and experience the rich colors and vibrant feel, that is one of a kind.