Pakistani weddings are synonymous with women wearing vividly coloured, heavily ornamented bridal dresses that come in many colours. But these are mostly dominated by the red colour and its closely related sub colours. The dresses, the ornaments, mostly gold heavy and the makeup add to the radiant glow of the bride. The brides look like life sized dolls clad so beautifully and aesthetically that one cannot but continue to gaze and appreciate her attire for the day.
While the choices for the groom are limited, the bridal dresses for the brides and her friends have a wide range. These dresses are known as sharara, gharara, lehnga choli, mermaid cut lehnga, choridar pajama with angrakha. Besides these dresses are heavily embroidered. Some of these embroidery works are gotta, dabka, kora, beads, thread work, discs, resham embroidery (resham ka kaam) hat add to the elegance to traditional wedding dresses.
If you happen to be visiting Pakistan, insist your hosts to take you to a wedding – you will cherish the memories for a long time. Remember the weddings are followed by a very heavy and lavish dinner.
View some of the wedding dresses compositions herein under….
Double Shaadi by 1982omar
shyness by Aymen Jaffry
It's me by ☀ AAFTAB Sheikh ☀
Rasam by Anna Pirzada
Together by 1982omar
iraj manzoor by be_u_ti_ful_pari
Finally... by Asadfk
bride has a face :) by Aymen Jaffry
by Dr. Shahid-Burewala Trekkerz
Dulha's sherwani by Ehsaan Aly
All photographs above have been shared at Flickr
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