There was a time when it was itself a challenge for same-sex couples to stay together, let alone getting married. But ever since the legalization of same-sex marriage in the US and many other parts of the world, we have seen some of the happiest LGBT weddings around the world.
And the best part is that many lesbian and gay couples are setting amazing wedding fashion goals for all of us to look at, say wow, and get inspired.
The thing about having an Indian lesbian wedding is that you can be really creative with your bridal wear - coordinate your outfits or wear a completely opposite attire. It just needs to look good.
The best part is that its not just the lesbian marriage couples who can try out these styles but its equally useful for anyone who wants to get inspired with a range of traditional and contemporary outfit and styling tips.
So let’s dive right in and get ready to set some serious Indian wedding outfit goals for the world to see this pride month!
Coordinating Indian Bridal Wear for your Lesbian Wedding
There are several ways you can coordinate your Indian bridal wear with your bride for the special day. These can be through the color combinations, outfit type, embroidery, draping style, accessories, and even makeover.
B Anu Designs has created several outfits that are meant to complement each other when worn by a duo providing you with the perfect customized and even ready-to-wear bridal outfits for your special day.
Color Coordinating your Bridal Outfits
If you want to wear a sharara for the big day or for any of the smaller wedding functions, you both can look great in identical sharara sets which have a difference of color.
Take care that you choose similar color textures even if you are choosing different colors. Here, we have two shararas from the B Anu Designs bridal collection that have identical styles and embroidery.
The colors chosen are different yet compatible due to their similar texture i.e. the bright and lustrous shades of green and purple.
These corset lehengas from the B Anu Designs lehenga collection feature very stylish lehengas in corset style blouses with a slight difference in the style of the lehenga skirt and the colors. Lustrous shades of lilac and rust have been chosen giving elegance to the outfits.
Perfect for your modern yet traditional lesbian engagement party!
This coordination pattern can be reversed and instead of choosing different colors in identically styled outfits, you can go for completely different apparel in identical colors.
Here we have our serene ivory and gold Chandini sharara with an Anarkali lehenga of the same colors. The golden embroidery on both the bridal outfits is different but coordinates well due to the identical shade of gold.
You can also choose to play with colors and styles to complement each other’s bridal dresses.
These two lehengas from B Anu Designs bridal collection are completely different and yet look similar due to the shades of pink and green used in both.
We are not the only ones who designed outfits inspired by this style.
The famous Indo-Pak lesbian couple Anjali Chakra and Sundas Malik have already shown us how to coordinate outfits on your D-day without going for identical clothing.
There’s no better example than the lehengas they wore in their wedding pictures which got viral over the internet. The yellow in the crop top Malik wore with her maroon bridal lehenga skirt perfectly complemented with her bride’s rusty yellow embroidered lehenga. They made the perfect minimalist classy brides with a very upgraded fashion game.
Another style we drooled over was this stunning combination of red and gold. Malik stuns in her red dhoti pants with gold crop top while Anjali complements her wife’s outfit looking equally gorgeous in her all-red sharara suit.
The Magic of Pastels
The harmony in your lesbian wedding apparel can also be brought through the use of pastel colors in silk and net fabric.
With sequin embroidery over the net fabric layering the pastel-colored silk in the lehengas, the two lehengas perfectly complement each other and are perfect for any lesbian couple to wear on their special day.
With cold-shoulder and feather accented blouses as statement, the lehengas have differently embroidered skirts but a similar flare. The pastel colors chosen for them bring the effect that makes them complement each other so perfectly. A perfect choice for the marriage of two fashion divas in love!
Different yet Together!
You can complement each other’s bridal looks even in really different styled clothing.
Doing the drapes of your completely different styled lehengas in an identical manner, styling your hair the same way, and wearing jewelry of the identical kind can help you complement each other in a really stunning fashion.
These brides have completely different color lehengas with discrete embroidery. What they have similar is the way they have styled their drapes. And we really don’t need to specify here how charming they look!
Matching jewelry is also a point here.
These two lehengas from B Anu Designs bridal collection are completely different in their colors and style but the coordination has been set up by providing the girls with similar hairstyles and jewelry and the drape done in the same fashion.
In same-sex weddings, especially the interfaith ones, you can both go for very distinct and unique bridal outfits and coordinate them through your jewelry even if the draping style and hairstyle do not match.
This golden Achkan lehenga from the B Anu Designs bridal collection has been color-coordinated with the red bridal lehenga through the use of the golden shade in the red lehnga. But most importantly it was made possible through the similar pieces of jewelry the brides chose like the passa, tikka set, and the nose ring.
These brides chose to wear slightly different shades of red bridal lehengas with distinct style and embroidery but set the coordination by wearing jewelry in a similar manner. A Kundan choker, a necklace, earrings, and very similar hairstyles - two pretty brides ready for their D-day!
Outfits can also be coordinated by wearing blouses with the same kind of necklines. These V-shaped blouse necklines give the perfect look when worn by the brides.
Gender-neutral, Genderqueer & Non-binary wedding fashion
Some gender non-conformist people have had weddings that went viral on the internet setting style statements for even straight couples and have set amazing lesbian wedding wear inspiration.
If you’re a gender-fluid person or just prefer to dress up in a non-feminine way, you can simply be yourself and wear a classic sherwani coordinating the outfit with your partner’s.
Have a look at these real LGBT weddings that have unique lesbian wedding attire ideas with a genderqueer touch.
On the wedding day, Reema wore a pink bridal lehenga with blue jewelry while Priya clad in a blue sherwani with pink dhoti to match Reema’s wedding outfit.
On their reception, the couple went for the exquisite shade of royal blue in a gown and tuxedo.
They really set some Indian wedding outfit goals for all of us to get inspired from!
Traditional is beautiful especially when it becomes the sole spiting of LGBT wedding attire. This interracial couple went for a very elaborate Indian wedding ceremony.
The bride Albertine clad in a traditional red bridal lengha and her wife Monica wore a golden shervani with a red scarf and color to match the bridal lehenga.
The Indian bridal outfit was very new for Albertine and she didn’t prefer to wear much jewelry so even with the traditional bridal lehenga, she went for a minimalist look without a nose ring and bindi.
In their pre-wedding party, Monica went for a beautiful floral shervani while Albertine rocked a stunning red embroidered anarkali lengha.
This interracial lesbian couple also chose to have a traditional wedding look very similar to Albertine and Monica’s bridal looks.
This lesbian couple set a very amazing statement in royal blue where the bride is wearing a saree of the color and the other bride is complementing her with a blue shervani. She’s also wearing a blue mang tikka with the shervani which adds to her look.
In their same-sex wedding in New York City, Yashreeka and Elika also did it the traditional style. Yashreeka wore a stunning deep red embroidered bridal saree all decked up in gold jewelry while Elika clad in a golden shervani with shades of red embroidery and red pants.
These are some real genderqueer fashion goals!
You always need not match the outfit colors to coordinate for your wedding day. The lavish LGBT wedding of Ayesha Nageshwaran and Katja Hahnloser is an example.
Katja wore a stunning ivory and gold lehenga while Nageshwaran complemented her bridal outfit well through a white achkan, the perfect genderqueer wedding attire with the same embroidery on the collars as on Katja’s lehenga.
The Interracial Lesbian Wedding Attire Inspiration
If you know of same-sex Indian weddings, you will realize a lot of them are interracial. And the best part about it is that they become multicultural events where we see the best combination of western and Indian culture coming together complementing each other. Interracial brides have given out some great style statements for us to fall in love with and become some best lesbian wedding apparel inspirations.
This beautiful interracial lesbian couple has set a great style inspiration for us. The Indian bride Pam wanted an Indian touch to her wedding attire while Sarah imagined herself int the traditional western wedding gown.
Pam thus chose a white Anarkali lehenga for her wedding with floral embroidery on the hem. This perfectly complemented her wife’s wedding gown and the nature of the ceremony.
How can one forget about the first Indian-American lesbian couple to get married? Especially when they set such a great wedding outfit inspiration for us!
Shannon took to a white bridal gown and gave it an Indian touch through a matching silver tikka and bangles. She also got henna done on her hands and legs.
Similarly, Seema gave a western touch to her Indian bridal outfit by choosing a white saree and adding shades of red to it through the red embroidery on the white saree. She accented it with the essential red drape and a blouse of the same color.
Another wedding which shows the flawless incorporation of 2 cultures in wedding outfits is the same-sex marriage of Swati and Katherine who tied the knot in California.
Swati was a Sabyasachi bride while Katherine wore the traditional white bridal gown in a very creative manner. She accented it with a white net dupatta which had a golden border. She wore golden bangles and anklets to match it. Her golden bindi further accented her indo-western bridal look.
Yana and Archita had a very captivating multicultural wedding where Archita wore a red embroidered bridal saree while Yana chose to don a white bridal gown but she very elegantly coordinated it with her wife’s outfit by wearing a sash on her gown which was made of the same cloth as Archita’s saree. A subtle accessory giving us the perfect inspiration we need for an Indian interracial LGBT wedding.
Now it’s not essential to coordinate with your bride’s outfit or the nature of the ceremony completely through your bridal attire. You can both be completely yourself and still look stunning together.
This couple chose to dress their own way for their same-sex wedding ceremony. One ended up wearing a white bridal gown while the other clad in a purple embroidered Punjabi suit. The wedding ceremony was a mix of Indian and western weddings.
Alissa and Aveena also chose to wear bridal dresses of their own culture. Aveena went for a golden embroidered lehenga while Aveena chose a dreamy bridal gown and you can see how pretty they look together in the perfect LGBT wedding outfits wearing their culture.
Rashmee and Stephanie had their LGBT wedding in New York where Stephanie wore a stunning bridal gown and Rashmee donned a very pretty colorful bridal lehenga with floral embroidery.
So this was our list of the most stunning Indian LGBT wedding attire ideas.
You can get any of these customized by us or choose from our bridal collection. If you are creative enough to know what you want for the special day and have a better idea than the ones we have here, get it customized from us and we'd love to add you to the list.
In respect to the pride month, we just want to tell our brides and anyone reading this that
"There's nothing more treasured than the love of a woman for a woman as they have actually fought for it. Anyone that you have struggled to stay with is worth holding on!"
Do tell us in the comments below what lesbian wedding outfit you liked the most!
*Picture Courtesy: Sarowarrr Instagram, Stephgrant Photography, Shermanchu, Shaadiwish, Catalystwedco, Vogue, Bian Camaieli Instagram, Cooper Studio, Erica Camille productions, m2 photography, Maharani weddings, Shaadi Saga, Pinterest.