What’s the biggest anxiety for any summer bride? Her ornate jewellery sets obviously; there’s really no way to avoid heavy-set, solid gold or jadau jewellery for your wedding, unless your destination wedding or unusually themed soiree allows you to do so. But what if a bride does want to go the traditional way without feeling weighed down or feel cumbersome? Saath Nibhaana Saathiya actor Lovey Sasan recently had a second wedding ceremony in Bengaluru, and showed us how to rock elaborate ethnic bling while keeping it breezy in this heat. For her first wedding ceremony, to Koushik Krishnamurthy, which happened in April this year, Lovey kept it similarly light and chic in pastels and basic jadau. For her second ceremony, she pushed the envelope on her colour scheme and went for bolder colours and more adventurous jewellery, all the while maintaining the traditional memo.
You’ll notice how hassle-free the silhouettes are in Lovey’s bridal jewellery pieces; while she kept it fully desi, she did experiment with lengths and pairing. She wore a double-panelled gold necklace with an oversized centre-piece; we love how she ditched clingy kundan chokers and avoided heavy silhouettes altogether. She wore another neck framing traditional phoolhaar, which is light and is made of coloured gemstones, so it adds a superb colour splash to her ensemble.
Lovey decided to only indulge in heavy-set kadas and a kamarbandh. This is a great tip for summer brides as well; opt for easy-to-manage neck and ear pieces, and if you want to sport something heirloom or any heavy-set jewellery, wear it in a way which won’t get in your way, like a bejewelled belt or on your hands. You can alter them accordingly. Lovey went for a simple chunky jhumka and an impressive array of oversized desikangans, to amp up the mood on her bridal look.
Lovey was also very mindful of the detailing on her jewellery, and matched her maangtika with her jhumkas and her necklace. Since her saree was so heavy and bejewelled, keeping her bridal jewellery in sync actually gave her look a classy edge, as it didn’t include too many different elements. If you’re set to wear a superbly ornate saree or lehenga for your wedding, do not wear loud gemstone pieces, or choose different numbers from varying collections. Keep in mind that the right co-ordination can tone down even the most elaborate of bridal looks.