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India being a country with such varied demographic structure having their own set of customs and rituals makes the country very rich in culture. South Indian weddings are one of the examples depicting this diverse culture. Within South India there are many types of wedding like- Kannada, Telugu, Malayalee, each differing from each other.
Kannada weddings can be 1 week long covering all the major wedding customs and rituals. The wedding week commences with Nishchay Tamulam ceremony, followed by other ceremonies like Haldi, Kashi Yatra, Dev Karya. Kannadiga bridal attire is very similar to that of a Marathi bride. They too wear a nine-yard long Naavari saree. Their bridal attire is heavily ornamental. In Balija community, the brides wear a white saree with bright red borders. Whereas the brides from Coorg, go for bright brocade saree which are draped in typical coorgi style along with a veil.
Tamil weddings are very simple, classy and ritual heavy. The entire tamil wedding celebration starts from Kaal Muhurtham followed by other pious ceremonies like Sumangali Prarthanai. Tamil Brahmin brides opt for a silk kanjeevaram which is nine-yard long with gold border and bright colors whereas the non-brahmin brides go for the standard six-yard ling saree. Odiyanan (hip belt), Vanki- armlet, Manga Malai- a mango shaped necklace completes the entire tamil bride look. Along with this, traditional tamil brides also wear hair jewellery and thalaisamaan on their foreheads as well.
Unlike other south indian weddings, telugu weddings are short, simple and yet beautiful. The celebration starts just a day before the wedding.
South Indian brides’ attire is incomplete without the jewellery. They are known to have the best gold jewellery collection. Temple Jewellery being one of the most famous. Following are the key Jewellery elements that a typical South Indian bride adorns:
On the day of their wedding, a south indian bride usually style their hair in a neat plait or a bum. The former is prefered because of the head and hair jewellery worn by the brides. Fresh flowers such as jasmine are beautifully and neatly arranged at the top tip of the plait that completes the entire bridal look of the hairstyle. Netti Chutti is worn which is the alternative of the matha patti and Kunjalam at the end tip of the plait.
Hairstyle for a south indian reception or engagement, a bride can go for a modern look unlike the wedding day. A half up and down updo works the best for all types of hair and is versatile as well. A messy bun looks great if the bride is planning to wear a gown on either of the occasion.
For round face, a puffy hairstyle or a wavy look goes well. Nude makeup with subtle contouring can work wonder as well. Loose braids or an uptight buns looks elegant on any traditional attire. For more browse through the photos to get ideas and inspiration.
Saree is the most essential element in a south indian wedding. A bride’s outfit will define her look for her D-Day. The length of the saree may vary from nine yards to six yards depending on the type of south indian wedding. In certain cultures, brides prefer to wear a moonlight white saree with bright red and golden borders, Whereas some wear bright and vibrant colors like- Pink, red, green, purple with heavy golden work. One thing remains constant is the material of the saree which is silk. Silk sarees are very auspicious to the south Indian weddings. While choosing the saree for your wedding day, make sure that you go to various place, explore and browse through different stores and saree to get that perfect attire for your wedding day. For more browse through the photos to get the best ideas and inspiration for a south indian wedding.
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