Bridal fashion makes one of the most fundamental aspects of desi fashion. Coming from a culture where the wedding is not just a day where two people in love decide to spend the rest of their lives together, desi weddings are more about the families coming together to celebrate the event with great enthusiasm. To be honest, in most of the cases the bridal fashion is also a major part of the couture fashion. It is an industry that has never lacked backing or patronage due to the wedding mania that never goes out of fashion. Considering the importance of the bridal fashion and its impact on the people, many Pakistani celebrities have not only modeled for bridal fashion and makeup artists but have also played the role of the bride in their acting projects. Realizing the importance of the desi glam, the drama and filmmakers go the extra mile to get the look just perfect.
Here are some bridal looks carried by top Pakistani actresses.
The ultimate queen of Pakistani drama and film industry Mahira Khan has the ability to carry every look with great panache and elan. She molds into traditional looks as easily as the non-traditional and glamorous looks. Here Mahira Khan can be seen exuding her natural beauty in a simple yellow Mehendi outfit with floral jewelry.
In her film Ho Mann Jahan, Mahira Khan looked ethereal in a pale pink contemporary lehenga.
Little girls also love to play the bride in their dress up games. Mahira Khan was also no different in her childhood. ‘Laal aur mera purana rishta hai. P.S I think I’m 12 -13 yrs old in this photo. Wearing my Ama’s maatha patti ( which I have worn to death) and my favorite red dupatta.’
The Pride of Performance recipient Mehwish Hayat has many successful acting projects in her portfolio. Her perfect face cut and confident personality make her look very much like a modern bride whenever she chooses to play the role. She looks very much the combination of tradition and glamour in this look from her famous film ‘Punjab Nahee Jaungi.'
Mehwish Hayat posted a look from her film Chhalawa in a red bridal dress with a witty caption. ‘Waiting for iftaar like.. The moment you can smell your mother start frying the Pakoras.’
The classic beauty with eyes that speak volumes, Sajal Ali is the perfect fit when it comes to bridal campaigns and bridal looks. No wonder why she has been seen in the bridal look many times both on screen and advertisement campaigns.
Who can forget the classic beauty from drama serial Aangan?
Sajal Ali has graced many bridal fashion campaigns.
Not to forget, Sajal Ali’s friends cannot wait for her to get married. On her engagement with Ahad Raza Mir, she kept it simple with a traditional look in a pink dress. Sajal Ali and Ahad Raza Mir are one of the most loved couples in the industry.
The mother of two, Ayeza Khan is one of the most beautiful actresses in the industry. Not only are her acting skills strong and solid, but Ayeza Khan also has the classic Eastern features which make her fit for most of the bridal fashion campaigns.
In her play ‘Zubi Ki Shadi’, Ayeza Khan played the bride with a traditional look evoking the old school charm.
The Suno Chanda actress who recently got engaged has played the bride in her famous drama Suno Chanda with Farhan Saeed.
Iqra Aziz’s sharp features also make her a favorite choice for the bridal photoshoots.
Who does not remember the bubbly Hania Aamir walking the ramp in an all red bridal dress with her alleged beau Asim Azhar? The two made everyone’s heart melt straight away.
In her drama Anaa, she played a bride ina beautiful red dupatta and golden lehenga with a cropped golden blouse.
Known for her strong yet subtle acting skills, Urwa Hocane carries traditional Punjabi look flawlessly. She played the bride in some of her projects donning the complete traditional Punjabi bride look.
Urwa Hocane has also been a part of some bridal fashion campaigns.
On her own wedding, Urwa Hocane started a new trend. She kept her makeup simple and fuss-free which was quite a groundbreaker in those days. On her nikkah, Urwa Hocane wore a traditional gharara.
Urwa Hocane’s reception look was contemporary and glamorous with an off-shoulder gown.
Urwa’s younger sister Mawra Hocane has not done many bridal campaigns. But whenever she does she makes sure that she nails the look.
Her recent look for a friend's wedding can also be carried by brides with the addition of jewelry.
Hira Mani, a strong actress with innocent looks is a perfect choice when it comes to bridal fashion campaigns. She has worked in numerous campaigns where she looked very much the most beautiful bride.
Her husband, the famous actor and host Salman Saqib, also joined her in a shoot.
Although Aiman Khan and husband Muneeb Butt are now blessed with a daughter, people can still not forget their wedding that sprawled over days and provided the most exquisite wedding looks ever. Starting from Nikkah and reaching the valima via Mayun, Mehendi, Barat, this wedding was one of the most elaborate celebrity weddings.
Aiman Khan has been a part of many bridal campaigns that have always complimented her innocent looks.
She also posed with sister Minal Khan for a traditional bridal fashion shoot.
Minal Khan, the identical twin sister of Aiman khan, is the next in the wedding queue. Minal Khan has been a part of many bridal fashion campaigns that have already given the viewers a glimpse of how she would look like as a real bride.
While many traditional industries have taken a backseat with time, the bridal artists have only progressed more with time. Weddings of today are more detailed and exquisite than they have ever been. While traditionally Pakistani weddings were strictly a three-day affair, now it is a way more elaborate event. Some weddings sprawl over days and weeks. Hence, no matter what the business trends are, the bridal fashion industry is here to stay.