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Whoever said that the wedding is bride oriented and has to be centered around her? The grooms of 2019 are making a statement with their dapper outfit and stunning groom accessories. The groom accessories can do wonders when it comes to enhancing their look. Of all groom accessories one of them that steal the limelight is the Kalgi or Sarpech that is attached to the Safa of the groom. The Kalgi is a traditional jewellery piece enhances the beauty of the Safa or Pagdi that adorns the head of groom.
The sarpech known as kalgi or kalangi is a turban ornament that is common worn by grooms of north Indian weddings. The precious ornament bedecked with jewels was common in the vintage era and has seen making a comeback this wedding season. The origin of the Kalgi can be traced back to the times of the regals when it was considered as a symbol of status adorned on the crown of the erstwhile kings. Available in multiple patterns and designs, adorned with precious and semi precious stones the Kalgi has nowadays become more of a fashion statement giving the groom a royal look. Right from Abhishek Bachchan to Kunal Khemu the dashing grooms from the tinsel town of Bollywood have embraced the trend of wearing the Kalgi on their D-day.
So all the dashing grooms out there are you in quest of kalgi designs to flaunt on your special day of love. To help you out we present unique designs that you can draw inspiration from.
Somebody rightly quoted that “The pearl is the queen of gems and the gem of queens”. But the pearls are not just meant for girls. A pearl kalgi embellished with precious stones looks gorgeous. The pearl kalgi with strands of pearls attached to it works best for pastel or blue colored pagdis. The pearl kalgi looks nice and classy, adding on a touch of royalty.
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A subtle kalgi matching with necklace of the groom enables the groom to show off their #groomgoals. The kalgi designs is embedded gemstones that match with the colors of the necklace of the groom.The color coordinated jewels is what enhances the overall look of the groom.
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A kalgi with a feather atop it is what makes it interesting. The bejeweled Kalgi with a feather pinned to an embellished safa or pagdi adds on to its beauty.
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Kunal Khemu was spotted wearing a star shaped kalgi at his wedding. He had pinned the unique kalgi to his silk safa which was in subtle hues of coral pink along with golden border. The kalgi had a small red stone at its centre along with feathers on top and a red drop stone at the bottom. Kunal Khemu’s wedding look was classic and royal.
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Are you looking for an offbeat kalgi design? Then give the traditional kalgi a try. The traditional kalgi looks nice and majestic. For those who prefer keeping it simple can give the traditional kalgi a try. The traditional kalgi looks beautiful and is not way too overpowering.
Vivek Oberoi looked extravagant and royal on his wedding. Ditching away the traditional plain safa opted by the celebrities he choose a red velvet safa with gold work on it. Accentuating the look he opted for a golden kalgi with kundan work which was embedded with red and green stones.The feather atop the kalgi gave it a royal look.Vivek Oberoi coordinated his kalgi along with his bride Priyanka’s maang tikka.
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When junior bachchan got hitched to beauty queen Aishwarya Rai then all eyes turned towards the dapper groom. The highlight of Abhishek’s wedding was the ornate white and gold brocade safa on which was pinned an elaborate kundan work kalgi. The kalgi had a big green stone hanging from the centerpiece that matched with his necklace. There is no second opinion that the kalgi of Abhishek stole the show.
So these are a few kalgi design that you can consider opting for at your wedding. Which one are you bookmarking? Tell us about your choice in the comments below.
By Payal Shivdasani | 19 Dec, 2019
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