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This Bridal Photo Shoot Of Ileana D’Cruz Is A Funky Representation Of The Modern Day Bride!

For centuries, Indian society, patriarchal in nature, has suppressed the bride into a box of ‘shoulds’ and taped with rules. The daughter, bride, and soon-to-be wife had responsibilities and she had no choice but to follow the societal norms. When it came to bidaai, shedding of tears was not just an emotional response; it was a necessity. And when it came to the period before the wedding, the to-be bride was always expected to be shy and embarrassed with the mention of marriage – her job was to flutter eyelids, escape from the room when marriage was being discussed, giggle softly, and sigh and swoon.

But, here we are in the 21st century, and girls, we feel it’s high time to break these stereotypes!

In her photo shoot for the Pernia’s Pop-Up Shop’s magazine, Ileana D’Cruz has deviated from everything that makes up the society-pleasing sanskaari bride. With 8 wedding commandments of her own, here comes the woman who is in control of her wedding, and ready to party it up on her own terms. She has swag, her desi thumkas burn the dance floor, and she can chug faster than you. Ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce you to the new badass modern Indian bride!

Photo Source: Arjun Mark

Blouse: Pernia Qureshi Label, Lehenga: Rana’s By Kshitija, Earrings & Nose Ring: Raabta by Rahul, Handcuff & Ring: Amrapali

“When you’re wearing 10 kilos on the most important day of your life, comfort comes first!”

Photo Source: Arjun Mark

Lehenga set: Sonali Gupta, Handcuff: Soranam, Matha Patti and Handcuff: Raabta By Rahul

“Don’t be an over-planner and stress yourself. Let the wedding fun take its course, be a little spontaneous.”

Photo Source: Arjun Mark

“Not every bride wants to get subdued in kilos of traditional jewelry. Some heirlooms with a hint of your style will make you shine brighter than diamonds.”

Photo Source: Arjun Mark

Lehenga Set: Samant Chauhan, Mathapatti: Soranam, Ring: Amrapali

“Laugh, dance and have a lot of fun. This is YOUR wedding. Coy brides are so ’90s.”

Photo Source: Arjun Mark

Blouse: Samatvam, Lehenga Skirt: Sonali Gupta, Headband: Vian, Earrings: Raabta By Rahul, Ring: Amrapali, Anklet: Amrapali, Shoes: PQxScentra

“Get married when you want to and not when the society wants. It’s about what you and him want, and nobody else.”

Photo Source: Arjun Mark

“Eat your heart out! Amongst the million things to stress about, don’t let food become one. It’s your wedding, you’ll be radiating the most when you are truly happy (well in this case, your tummy).”

Photo Source: Arjun Mark

Blouse and Skirt: Ridhi Bansal, Suitcase: Nappa Dori, Earrings: Amrapali, Bangle: Raabta By Rahul

“Brides do love to make an entrance. Don’t let traditions define your move. Pick your man from the altar instead of waiting for him.”

Photo Source: Arjun Mark

“Not everything has to be perfect. Memories are not memories without some screw-ups. Zero fucks.”

Submitted by: Tanvi Chadha

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