If Katy Perry’s wedding jewelry is anything like her unique diamond engagement ring, the 50-75 guests she and fiance Russell Brand are flying to India for their wedding on Saturday will have to bring some serious shades.
Why? Because rumor has it, the popstar bride will combine western tradition (diamonds) with Indian wedding custom – which for the uninitiated means golden jewelry shines on every possible appendage.
I have never been to an Indian (Desi) wedding, but by all accounts, it’s an elephant-filled, marigold explosion of cheer that puts our country-clubbing, electric-sliding, rubber chicken-eating antics to shame. And jewelry forms a very important part of the overall attire of an Indian bride, according to iloveindia.com.
Here are just a few of the many blingy options women are expected to wear:
Shringar Patti is kind of tiara, usually in gold, which adorns the forehead of the bride – placed along her hairline with a circular plaque in the middle.
Maang Tikka is a shortened version of the Shringaar Patti. It’s basically a golden string worn by the bride in center parting of the hair.
Bridal Set: (Necklace & Earrings)
The outfit of a bride is incomplete without the bridal set, which includes a heavy neck piece and matching earrings to match the overall style of the bridal dress.
Throw in nose rings, finger rings, toe rings, bangles, anklets and arm bands – and there’s nary a body part that escapes the golden touch.
So will Ms. Perry throw in a splash of diamond bling for good measure? Will Neil Lane stow away in the underbelly of the jet like an escaped convict in a Tom Ford suit to get a shot at bedazzling yet another celebrity bride? Stay tuned.
In the meantime? Back to our regularly scheduled, marigold-barren lives.