15 Unconventionally Royal Bridal Looks That We’re Swooning Over

By The Crimson Bride .

Is the idea of looking royal as a queen on your big day keeping you up at night? And is planning that bridal look making you skim through tons of lehengas, jewellery styles, and hair & makeup ideas throughout the day? Because if that resonates with you, this bridal inspiration has your name written all over it. It is for you!

Aishwarya Rai’s look in Jodhaa Akbar and Deepika Padukone’s look in Padmavat have been the holy grail for brides planning a traditional maharani look for years now! But, if hints of your true modern self is what you want your look to be wrapped in, then we’ve got the biggest source of inspiration for you! Rummaging through our idea kitties, we picked out some of the most unconventionally royal bridal looks we spotted off late and believe would befit your wish list.

Be it slipping into an offbeat lehenga or accessorizing and styling it distinctively, these stunners took that royal bridal quotient, set it in a contemporary mould, and wore it like a goddamn crown on their big day. And if you too wish to look like a modern-day maharani at your wedding, scroll through this inspiration right away!

A pastel-hued extravagance

And beginning with a classic contemporary look put together with an embellished nude-toned lehenga, a matching belted bag, polki & pearl jewels, nude makeup, and a messy-wispy bun! This look speaks of every modern bride’s wedding desires.

Outfit: Payal Keyal

Hues that take it all a notch above!

Give your bridal look an edgy spin by opting for a super vivid and offbeat color like lime green. Laden with foil print, mirror work, and sequin embroideries, this lehenga is styled with OTT jewels and rather subtle makeup so that each element stands out. The inspiration is a clear win.

Gold craft melting into bold hues

Speaking of offbeat hues, this magenta and teal-hued vivaciousness, in fact this entire look had to be on this list. Right from the lehenga and the jewels to her open hair and popping pink eyelids, everything about this bride’s styling makes up for one of the most unconventionally royal bridal looks that we’ve come across.

An Indo-western effervescence

And topping this list of unconventionally royal bridal looks is this bridey who went all chic and unique with her wedding look. A white off-shoulder top and skirt paired with a veil, traditional bridal jewels, contrasting makeup hues, a floral bun, and classic red chooda, this look screams unique like no other!

Traditional splendor with a twist

And what makes this stunner’s look voguishly regal is her open hairstyle accessorized with a classy sishpatti. While her olive and red lehenga teamed up with layered jewels exude all the regal vibes, her rather simplistic and flushed makeup with wavy tresses add just the right modish hints to it all.

Suit it up like a bossbabe!

Staying true to her style and personality, this bride literally slayed in her look on her big day and perfectly epitomizes a modern-day royalty. Mixing in power dressing with bridal aesthetics worked like a charm for her. No wonder the wedding world still hasn’t gotten over her look!

Bride / Source: Sanjana Rishi

The golden hour glow

One of our favorite looks on this list, this bride’s wedding look has left us awestruck. Be it the outfit, her understated jewels, or her graceful makeup, everything is entwined so stunningly!

For new-age brides

And if this doesn’t make for a royally contemporary bridal look, we don’t know what will. A hearty and romantic concoction of a cupcake-y hued floral lehenga, pink enameled kaleeras, minimal yet striking polki jewels, and a sophisticated glam, this bridal look resonates with ‘new-age queen’ the most.

Contemporary red beauty

We love it when brides make the most distinctive of choices and this one, right here, totally took our breaths away. Clad in a voguish red lehenga paired with diamond and emerald jewels, nude makeup, and an accessorized bridal bun, this bride’s look is royal in every way.

Outfit: Gaurav Gupta

Royal like a princess

Epitomizing an unconventionally royal bridal look the most was blogger bride Hanna who slipped into custom couture lavender outfit that’s laden with Swarovski crystals and silver zardozi craft. While the outfit is a sure shot showstopper, the styling game as well is so on point!

Floral gorgeousness

A unique floral lehenga paired with diamond jewels, classy hair and makeup, and a dainty nath, this bridal look defines understated opulence like no other. Looking like a summer dream on her big day, this bride sure took the day wedding look bar high.

We're dreaming of fairies!

And we just can’t stop crushing over this bride and her spirited wedding look. Donning a mirror work lehenga crafted in sorbet hues of pink, ice blue, and mint along with intricate jewels, flushed makeup and flowers in her hair, this bride looked like an absolute dream!

The royal finesse of a printed outfit

Royal doesn’t always have to be about heavy lehengas, OTT layered jewellery, and bold makeup. Sometimes, it’s a surreal blend of a printed lehenga, minimal yet fine jewels, classic bridal makeup, and open wavy hair. Got a neo-traditional royal bridal look on your mind? This inspiration is what you need.

The glory of minimalism

A nude-hued lehenga..open hair..minimal jewels..nude makeup..nothing screams true modern-day royalty like an absolute minimal look just like this bride’s. If ‘less is more’ is your mantra, then we bet this look is going to make it to your mood boards.

Outfit: Manish Malhotra

Image: Dotdusk

A happy mix of colors

A bold and bright blend of the most vivid hues, gold craft, and embroideries, this bride’s outfit is super fiery and so is her ‘all out there’ look. Complete with oversized jewels, glam eyes, and cowrie shell kaleeras, this bride’s look defines ‘traditional weds contemporary’ to a tee.

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