Love! Love knows no language, love knows no borders! Love is love! Love does not care about social positions, age differences, communal or religious conflicts! Love also does not care about gender! And when two people fall in love, they want to be and stay together for the rest of their lives. The institution of marriage is the beautiful bringing together of two people in love! Marriage is a celebration of love. Today same gender marriages are accepted and celebrated in most societies.
GetEthnic, as a brand, is all about inclusivity and customization. We are focused in providing personalized experiences to our clients when it comes to ethnic wedding fashion. We believe in shedding away all types of mind blocks – be it about sizes, beauty standards or gender! So if you are a LGBTQA couple and are planning to get married, just like any other couple, one of your main focuses should be the outfits for your wedding day! You can definitely get in touch with us for customized wedding-wear! But before that, just to help you visualize the kind of attire you want to flaunt and to inspire you,
Here are 20 LGBTQA couples who looked bomb on their wedding day
1. Celebrating Family with Sougata and Mayank
Mayank and Sougata met in 2012 and soon afterwards, realizing their love for each other, started living together! They always wanted to be parents and during the pandemic, it was their friends who suggested surrogacy. Soon they welcomed twins through surrogacy. The journey was both challenging and rewarding. Finally, having a family of their own and with immense support from their own respective families, they decided to tie the knot on their babies’ birthday. Both flaunt complete sheesha work kurta-pajama sets with stoles. The outfits are sleek and light – one in ivory and another in pastel peach! The sheesha work ensures the perfect amount of bling.
2. The Traditional Way with Elika and Ashreeka
Elika and Ashreeka got married in the traditional Indian way! Ashreeka wore a gorgeous red and gold Banarasi saree with all over brocade work. The border of the saree showcased zardozi and stone embroidery. On her head, she wore a separate net and zari veil in the same color combination, much like Bengali brides do! Elika wore an embroidered off-white sherwani paired with red churidars. The sherwani has an ornate collar, maroon double buttons and all over zari thread work, embroidery with pearls and sequins etc. Together they look so adorable!
3. Historically Inspired Wedding Attires for Amit and Martin
The couple – Amit and Martin – have gone all out with the choice of their wedding attires. Clearly inspired by the ensembles of the Mughal and Persian kings and princes, these bespoke Tarun Tahiliani creations have left us awestruck. Amit’s purple hand embroidered anarkali sherwani, with heavy zardozi embroidered yoke, inner flared kurta in cream tone, belt details, safa etc, looks mesmerizing. On the other hand, Martin wears a tailcoat with zardozi embroidery on the jacket paired with a kurta and trousers in dark teal blue tone.
4. Love Birds Pothik and Daniel
Pothik, an artist and Daniel, a doctor fell head over heels in love with each other! Their love story spanned from Boston to Baltimore and they ultimately got married in April 2018. Both of them wore traditional sherwanis with ethnic woven designs. Pothik wore a sherwani in red and gold brocade work teamed with gold churidar bottoms and a gold stole with applique border. Daniel wore a white and gold brocade sherwani paired white tapered trousers and a warm pink and gold Banarasi stole!
5. Glenn and Rahi – Love and the Pandemic
Glenn and Rahi had to postpose their wedding and settlement plans because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Their conjugal plans were put to a halt because of the lockdowns. But, true love can survive everything and as soon as the lockdowns were lifted and the infections were somewhat controlled, the couple got married in the spring of 2021. Both of them wore ivory toned outfits with minimalistic embellishment. Glenn’s sherwani has ethnic motifs all over and he pairs it with a beige-gold stole and churidar bottoms. Rahi flaunts a sherwani with floral zardozi designs and pairs it with salwar bottoms and an ivory stole.
6. Doug and Sanjay – Perfectly Imperfect
Imperfections make Life beautiful! Doug and Sanjay’s fateful wedding day bears testimony to this statement. Initially, the couple had decided to go for a low-key registry marriage in London. But soon plans changed and it turned out to be a full-on Indian wedding. The weather forecast for the day had mentioned rain and storm and as the couple decided to get married in a park, they ended up hiring 40 umbrellas for the guests. But on the day of the wedding, the sun smiled down on the love birds and the proceedings were not hindered by bad weather. The wedding cake had also toppled over in the box and had to be covered by flowers. But thankfully, no one noticed! Amidst tears and laughter, wearing gorgeous cream toned zardozi sherwanis and garlands made by their mothers, the couple looked like they were having the most beautiful and fun day of their lives. Today they are proud parents to baby Arya!
7. Aman and Chirag – When Opposites Attract
Aman and Chirag call themselves polar opposites when it comes to everyday preferences, likes and dislikes etc. But the love that they share for each other is complete and mutually fulfilling and render petty differences as completely trivial. Aman comes from a Sindhi family based in Mumbai and Chirag is a Gujarati from Ahmedabad. The duo had met in Hollywood in the December of 2016 and things had clicked immediately. Since then they enjoyed a long courtship period. In June 2022, surrounded by closest family and friends, they tied the knot. They wore bespoke wedding sherwanis – both in combination of neutral and pastel tones. While one showcases all over dabka and cutdana embroidery and is paired with a dark tone silk stole, the other is an anarkali sherwani with all-over floral Mughal thread work.
8. Love at First Sight with Sanjay and Steven
Sanjay was travelling and there was limited chance that he would be able to make it to their first drinks date with Steven. But when things are destined to happen, nothing else matters! The couple instantly knew that this was meant to be. Sanjay, and innovative consultant and Steven, an orthopaedic surgery resident met each other for the first time in 2014 through social media. Eventually, they got married and have lived happily together ever since! Both partners wore zardozi work sherwanis for their wedding day. While Sanjay flaunted a dusty peach tone sherwani with kalka motifs, Steven wears a pastel blue one with a networked design. Both Blue sherwani and peach sherwani showcase dabka work along with stone, pearl and sequin embroidery.
9. Brandon and Anil in Red and Gold
Brandon and Anil prove that simple traditional attires can even look gorgeous enough for the big fat Indian wedding! Anil wears a knee-length golden sherwani jacket with all over woven design motifs in gold. The collar and the button line are in a dark red tone and sufficiently embellished. He wears dark red silk churidar bottoms. Brandon wears a cream and red toned woven design calf-length sherwani and pairs it with golden dhoti bottoms.
10. Chaitanya and Abhishek’s Aesthetic Wedding
Designer Abhishek Ray and Digital Creator Chaitanya Sharma got married with all the pomp and grandeur in Kolkata. The theme was definitely off-white! While Abhishek wore an off-white and gold traditional Bengali kurta with one-side button line and dhoti paired with the topor on his head, Chaitanya flaunted a white sherwani in the same color paired with the North Indian safa! The couple looked mesmerizing in the photographs! Can you expect less when a fashion designer gets married?
11. Sarika and Gera – Red and White Pairing
The couple – Sarika Modi and Gera Ruth – not only represent true love but also the coming together of two different cultures. Their outfits represent the same! While Sarika wears a red silk jumpsuit with an ornately embroidered neckline, Gera is seen in a simple white dress free from prominent embellishment. Sarika’s outfit is reminiscent of the brides in Hindu weddings and Gera’s reminds one of the Christian wedding gowns.
12. Unconditional Love with Tatum and Mekhala
The photo is proof how happy this couple looks on their wedding day and their bright and vibrant outfits represent the same. While one wears a bright turmeric yellow lehenga with silver zari embroidery and gota patti work, the other flaunts a Maharashtrian style silk saree in a rich orange and purple shade with gold zari woven border and pallu! The sunny day, the lively smiles and the stunning wedding outfits are testimony to the unconditional love the couple shares.
13. The Sun and the Moon
This same gender couple have dressed to perfection on their wedding day. They flaunt Sabyasachi sherwanis in very sophisticated themes! There is no bling or glitter but the richness of pure Indian craftsmanship. One wears a long sherwani in dark blue will all over Kashmiri crewel embroidery in beige threads. He pairs it with beige churidars and a red pocket square. The other partner wears a black calf length sherwani with white churidar bottoms. It is paired with an intricately embroidered Kashmiri shawl in black. The thread work is in multiple shades. The addition of signature gold buttons complete the looks.
14. Dreamy Weddings in Ivory and Black
Both partners in this dreamy same gender wedding are dressed in ivory and black combinations! One flaunts a fully traditional ivory self-design sherwani paired with white churidar bottoms and a black velvet dupatta with an ornate gold border. Gold buttons are also added. The other partner is dressed in a white Jodhpuri suit with black trousers. The suit is fully embroidered with gold and silver zardozi beads.
15. Pastels – the Color of Love
The couple flaunts outfits in complementing pastel shades. Looked closely, you can tell that the outfits have more in common! While one flaunts a pastel pink blazer and trouser with a white shirt and floral tie, the other wears a floral sherwani in the same print as that on the tie of his partner! The sherwani is paired with a pastel powder blue stole and ivory churidar bottoms. The turban is also in powder blue.
16. Hand in Hand, In Style
This stylish same gender couple is flaunting Sabyasachi outfits on their wedding day. One wears a beige and gold fully traditional sherwani paired with white churidar and a zari-work stole. The other outfit gives full on Sufi vibes. In the color of milk, the anarkali style kurta has a beautiful fully pleated flare. The hemline has a broad zari border and that is the only embellishment. It is paired with churidars and a turban.
17. Twin Souls in Love
Avinash and Varun celebrate their wedding in identical outfits – representing the similar mentalities they have, the same struggles they have been through and the same intensity of love they feel for each other! They wear ivory toned sherwanis with white inner flared kurta and churidar bottoms. Intricate self-tone thread work adorns the sherwani jackets and the stoles. They have teamed it up with ornate turbans and extra white stoles with broad golden borders!
18. Beige and Red Can Never Go Wrong
This same sex couple have gone for traditional wedding outfits! The three colors that can never go wrong in an Indian wedding are beige, red and gold! The outfits represent this color combination. The sherwanis have woven design brocade motifs and the stoles and turbans showcase sequin and stone embroidery.
19. Quintessential Red Lehengas
What is better than one bride in a quintessential red lehenga? Two brides in the same! This same gender couple decided to go fully traditional with their wedding outfits! They are wearing two exquisite fully zardozi worked bright red lehengas.
20. Love from IG for Sundeep and Sharath
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Sundeep and Sharath met through Instagram in January 2020. It was Sharath who messaged Sundeep. Their courtship was unique because before meeting in person in San Francisco and Sacramento for a 10-day long date, they engaged in virtual dating twice. They had bonded instantly – it was the coming together of soul mates. In May 2020, they decided to get married and a date was fixed in September 2020!
It was through the announcement of this wedding in the New York Times that Sundeep and Sharath came out to the world. So it was important for them to feel proud of their identity as dissenters. They decided to get married in a traditional Sikh as well as Coorgi ceremonies and invited the media to cover the events. For the wedding day, they chose to wear gorgeous anarkali-style sherwanis. Both outfits are in a combination of gold and cream and showcase all-over zari, zardozi and sequin embroidery. They wear maroon turbans, churidar bottoms and bandhej stoles.
No matter how hard it is to accept the existence of same gender love in this world, it is true that it exists and it is completely natural and organic! To celebrate true love and acceptance, GetEthnic would be proud to associate with same gender couples planning to get married. Customization is the key, for outfits as well as lives! So get in touch with us and we will design for you customized and personalized wedding outfits.