Do you remember Deepika Padukone’s sindoori red Sabyasachi wedding-day lehenga? What about Shibani Dandekar’s French Chantilly lace ensemble and Nayanthara’s embroidered sari

All these celebrity bridal wardrobes were styled by Shaleena Nathani who is also on the speed dial of other Bollywood bigwigs like Shah Rukh Khan, Ranveer Singh and Tamannaah Bhatia

Having worked with some of the most trend-setting brides of recent times, we asked Nathani about the micro trends that can add that extra je ne sais quoi to a bridal wardrobe.

“Personally, I love the sari over the lehenga for the wedding, there’s an unparalleled beauty about it.

The bridal sari

Nayanthara felt her audience was so used to seeing her in certain kinds of saris, that she wanted her bridal one to be different — we did a pallu with a kalidar long veil for her.”

For the mehendi, I’ve never been a fan of mixing in too many colours in one look. I’d recommend orange, yellow or pastels with hints of gold instead.”

“When it comes to jewellery, don’t overdo it. It’s your wedding, and you don’t need to scream to show you’re the bride.

The mangalsutra

So, take away as opposed to piling on more. A lot more brides are personally involved in designing their mangalsutra now.

Sabyasachi’s solitaire and pendant-style mangalsutra is great for this. Nayanthara added talismans, motifs and charms that were of special significance in her life.”