The year 2021 has been an eventful year for new couples despite the Covid-19 pandemic. We have chosen a total of 11 beautiful brides from Pakistan and India belonging to different walks of life, who made the news.
The glamorous Pakistani brides that made the list are:
Bakhtawar Bhutto-Zardari, daughter of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto and Asif Ali Zardari, tied a knot with lawyer Mahmood Choudhry on January 29. She chose to wear a lehenga with a combination of white and gold that resembled her mother’s wedding dress, along with the reflection of her own personality. The dress highlighted traditional and modern aesthetics. It was uniquely designed with handwoven embroidery by designer Wardha Saleem.
Actor Mansha Pasha got married to famous human rights activist and lawyer Jibran Nasir on April 10 in Karachi in an intimate wedding ceremony. The nikkah was solemnized by Islamic scholar, Javed Ghamidi on the internet. She opted for a white and silver elegant lehenga designed by Zuria Dor with matching jewellery. She wore a necklace and earrings with white pearls along with a teeka. She had a separate dupatta with gotta which enhanced the lehenga’s design. Fans flooded their Instagram with best wishes and prayers for the lovely couple when they announced their nikkah.
Pakistani Actor, Minal Khan got married to Actor Ahsan Mohsin Ikram in a star-studded event on September 10. Minaal wore a red royal traditional dress with classic gold and pearl jewellery including a teeka, jhoomar, rings, earrings and necklace. Her dress was designed by fashion house Anas Abrar. According to the designer, 55 artisans put their hard work into the outfit. She wore jewellery by Ali Javeri Jewelers.
Pakistani Nobel laureate, Malala Yousafzai tied a knot with Asser Malik on November 9 in an intimate nikkah ceremony at home in Birmingham. This is the most surprising event as no one was expecting it. She announced her nikkah on Twitter. Her husband is the General Manager High Performance of the Pakistan Cricket Team. She wore a simple pink dress with light embroidery and a dupatta with gotta. In jewellery, she wore only a teeka and a wedding ring. Her simplicity enhanced her natural beauty.
AYESHA SAIF KHAN
Ayesha Saif, daughter of Saif-ur-Rahman Khan (former head of Ehtsaab Bureau and a close confidante of Nawaz Sharif) married Junaid Safdar, son of Maryam Nawaz, on December 15 in Islamabad. She was wearing a full embroidery golden lehenga designed by Bunto Kazmi. It was complemented by green emerald and diamond jewellery. Their supporters were stunned over her beauty at the wedding and gave lots of blessings to her.
Pakistani actor, Mariam Ansari tied the knot with Former Cricketer, Moin Khan’s son, Owais Khan in February and their Valima was held on December 25 in Karachi. She chose to wear an elegant ethereal beige lehenga designed by Elan. In jewellery, she opted for a pearl and stone studded choker and small teeka.
STUNNING INDIAN BRIDES OF 2021
Bollywood star, Dia Mirza exchanged wedding vows with an Indian businessman, Vaibhev Rekhi on February 15 in Mumbai. She wore a red banarasi silk saree with a golden border. She wore green and gold bangles with a teeka and drop chandelier earrings. Her fans congratulated her for breaking the stereotypes of getting married for the second time.
Bollywood and South Indian actor, Yami Gautam married Uri: The Surgical Strike’s Director, Aditya Dhar on 4th June in the ceremony with limited guests. The intimate ceremony was held at Yami’s farmhouse in Mandi, Himachal Pradesh. At her wedding event, she wore a traditional red saree that belonged to her mother. Her saree was covered with gold embroidery. Her maternal grandmother gifted the dupatta and the traditional Pahaadi Himachali Nath to the actor. Her heirloom jewellery includes a regal gold choker, teeka, and kalire decorated with cowries and coconut. She wore red and gold bangles.
Indian television actress, Disha Parmar exchanged her wedding vows with Indian singer Rahul Vaidya on July 16 in Mumbai. Their event was considered a big fat Indian wedding. She opted for an unusual dress, a red lehenga with broad motifs of peacocks at the bottom. The mirror work (ablas) was done creatively on her blouse. She opted for heavy accessories, including a choker with green pearls and earrings. She also wore a traditional nath and teeka with red bangles.
Bollywood actor, Rajkummar Rao and Patralekha Paul got married on 15th November in Chandigarh after dating for 11 years. Patralekha chose to wear a red embroidered saree and dupatta as a veil designed by Sabyasachi. A sweet message was written around the border of dupatta in the Bengali language, “Amar poran bhora bhalobasha aami tomaye somorpan korilam (I surrender my heartfelt love to you).” Her elegant jewellery turned her into a graceful bride on her memorable day. She wore a matha matti with embedded stone and a heavy choker, nath and earrings. She also wore some gold kadhas and kundan bangles.
The most anticipated marriage of the year so far. Bollywood actors, Katrina Kaif and Vicky Kaushal tied the knot on December 9 at the Six Senses Fort in Rajasthan. She opted to wear a bright pink lehenga with a gold embroidered blouse. The outfit was designed by Sabyasachi. She wore heavy jewellery which included a gold choker, jhumka earrings, a double matha patti, a traditional nath and custom made kaliras.