Yami Gautam’s Pahadi bride memo is a lesson in styling classic gold


Yami Gautam is the epitome of easy bridal styling  as she went for some trusty gold jewellery for her intimate hill side wedding.

The actor who got married to director Aditya Dhar relied on a heritage-influenced look but didn’t pick pieces that are too heavy or elaborate. In fact, Yami stuck to some crafty, solid gold jewellery which was completely in sync with her Himachali wedding, as her bridal trousseau was spirited and colorful. Here’s a breakdown of her Pahadi bride look:

Single-statement for mehendi

For her mehendi, Yami balanced an elegant and earthy look as she ditched makeup and only chose a pair of nakshi gold jhumkas to go with her sunny egg yolk-hued ensemble. The earrings aren’t heavy or aligned specifically for the bridal memo, which makes them such intelligent picks; it’s breezy, versatile and yet very elegant and not to mention perfect for daywear.

The old school pahadi ‘nathni’ won big

Yami received a lot of praise for her superbly eclectic pahadi nathni or nose ring; it’s designed along traditional garhwali nathni lines but the format has been updated to contemporise it. The oversized ring made of gold, mini polkis and pearl accents is very well-finished and also light. Her tiered gold kaliras are also quite noteworthy

The classic D-day gold 

For the D-day Yami went for a classic approach with traditional gold jewellery with matching tonalities. Her gold, high-walled choker has quite a lot of work going on with interesting panels, it’s an exuberant design which is quite exceptional in detailing. She also styles it with a long raani haar in gold, and elaborate jaali worked chandbalis. Note that she recycles the garhwali nathni from her kalira ceremony. But the best part of her look would probably be the oversized, sheet-style maangtika with pearl accents.

Now, most daytime brands don’t go for something flashy like this maangtika, but in Yami’s case it totally works out because the tone-on-tone nakshi works incredibly well with her other gold picks. For brides who are planning to use a big, solid gold maangtika instead of petite polki ones, make sure you get the length right and ditch the matha patti


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