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Sophisticated, sporty and simple, it's what modern bridal dreams are made of — well that, and sparkling diamond rings.

If you are looking to sport the modern minimal look for your day wedding without getting overshadowed by the snazzy guests, look no further. We have put together a complete guide to help you do just that. You can incorporate as many ideas as you wish, depending on how minimal you aim to look. So let’s hop right into it!

Calling all the no muss, no fuss minimalists!

The Minimalist’s lehenga

Ditch your traditional reds and opt for toned-down colours to keep your look fresh and contemporary. Choose a material that is lightweight yet elegant enough, with just the right amount of stonework and bling for the bridal flavour.

Pastels are the new red

Gorgeous lehengas with pastel and icy shades, spell day wedding.

Handloom Banarasi silk lehengas are your go-to

Not only is it lightweight but a banarasi silk lehenga can add oodles of poise and an old-school charm to your bridal look.

Fancy Floral?

Bid adieu to your mainstream wedding lehengas with a stylish & new-age floral one which has all the ingredients in place for a beautiful minimal day wedding look.

Red with a twist

Shades of red, like burgundy, tangerine, oxblood red are perfect for the brides who wish to keep it classic yet contemporary for their wedding look. Or go for a red lehenga combined with lighter shades like white or cream to add that modern touch.

The Minimalist’s Jewellery

Yet another quintessential part of the bride is the jewellery. Do it right the new way by replacing your chunky jewellery with light pieces that define your style and speak with elegance and panache.

Chokers are the way to go

Ditch that heavy statement necklace and go for a light timeless choker. It looks both pretty and minimal.

Do it right with a heavy neckpiece

If you cannot seem to let go of that stunning grand neckpiece, opt for another attention-grabbing piece of jewellery. Choose either a pair of earrings or a mathapatti or a heavy nath to team up with your necklace.

All gold

You can’t go wrong with gold jewellery cuz it's timeless. You could either go for an all gold set or the one with gemstones embedded in it for the right amount of pop.

Ditch the neckpiece completely

This is the oh-so-modern look for your wedding. Keep the neck bare. A Jadau mathapatti teamed up with a gorgeous nath for a smouldering yet minimal bridal look is giving us some major wedding goals.

The Minimalist’s Makeup

This is an absolute requisite to effortlessly rock that minimalistic day wedding look and here’s how you can achieve it

The all-Natural dewy bridal look

Taking inspiration from Anushka Sharma’s wedding day look, you can opt for a barely-there, natural makeup look.Line the eyes with simple black kohl and some mascara while keeping the lip shade nude. A hint of pink blush and highlighter renders her a fresh dewy look which is perfect for a day wedding.

The subtle eye-popping look

If you wish to grab everyone’s fancy with your makeup without looking too lavish, go for a pretty yet minimal eye-makeup. Liven things up by going for a non-fussy smoky eye. Apply a generous coat of mascara on your lashes and remember to keep the rest of your face matte.

The classic smouldering Bronze look

Be sure to brew some magic with a regal makeup like so. Highlight your cheekbones with a shimmery bronzer and slap on some bronze eyeshadow with a tinge of gold. use an eyeliner for the drama and go for a toned down shade, preferably nude, for the lips. Just the perfect amount of glow you need for a day wedding!

The Minimalist’s Hairdo

With your outfit and makeup in place, it’s time to let your hair down (or up) with:

The Halo Braid Ringlet Bun

Just the right amounts of femininity and elegance braided into one.

The Messy Low Side Bun with Minimal Accessory

Chic yet bridal, sometimes the prettiest styles are the simple ones

The Sexy Long Loose Curls

 With those soft curls or beach waves spilling over your shoulders, could you look more stunning?

The Classic Crown Braided Updo

This updo looks stunningly beautiful on every modern bride

The Gorgeous Fish Tail Side Braid with Dainty Baby Breath Flowers

Need we say more??

The Minimalist’s Nails

Now, this may seem like a puny detail to spare even a minute on but hey, with the photographers all pumped to get stunning portraits of you on your wedding day, you wanna make sure every speck of you is on fleek!

A few designs for the bride who wants to go simple yet stylish with her nails!

Which bride are you, Minimal or Magnanimous?

The Modern Bride's Guide To Ace A Minimal Bridal Look

by Aditi Bachhawat

The Modern Bride's Guide To Ace A Minimal Bridal Look