Every woman yearns for those perfect bridal photoshoot pictures from her wedding day. Recently, the bridal photoshoot of Vashnavi Poovanedran went viral on social media for all the right reasons. She is undoubtedly one woman whose strength should be celebrated. This joyful girl has fought with cancer not once but twice and emerged as a warrior both the times. Navi Indran Pillai, as her Instagram reads recently celebrated this fight against cancer with a bold and inspiring bridal photoshoot. Vaishnavi has been posting about her cancer journey on her Instagram handle but her bridal shoot came out as a surprise for everyone. Her motto is simple- to boost confidence in all the cancer survivors who believe that they are not pretty enough without their hair.

She named this photoshoot the ‘Bold Indian Bride’ in order to make the cancer survivors realize that they are no less than anyone and are equally strong and powerful. She made it all clear through her photoshoot that cancer already takes a lot from you but you don’t have to waste any more of your time to soothe its scars. You don’t have to postpone your wedding or waste any second of your precious time because of cancer. Vaishnavi defeated breast cancer and five years after that, she went through extensive chemo to eliminate cancer that spread to her liver and backbone. Her inspiring bridal photoshoot will surely inspire brides to feel empowered and beautiful no matter what.

So, here are some of the extraordinary photos from her bold bridal photoshoot:

1. We loved Vaishnavi’s bold makeup look that endorsed soft smokey eyes and a dark lip shade. Her sculpted cheeks and that smile stole the show!

bridal photoshoot

bridal photoshoot

bridal photoshoot2. We are not getting over Vaishnavi’s gorgeous Kanjeevaram saree and the way she carried a bridal veil. Doesn’t she have one of the prettiest smiles that any bride can carry?!

bridal photoshoot

bridal photoshoot

bridal photoshoot3. Drooling over her choice of traditional South Indian bridal jewellery which is perfectly complementing her strong personality!

bridal photoshoot

bridal photoshoot4. Vaishnavi didn’t forget to put henna on her hands which is every bride’s essential. And, we have to say that we loved the minimal design technique she opted for her mehendi!

bridal photoshoot

bridal photoshoot

bridal photoshoot

Hair is every woman’s crowning glory and having lost all of them due to cancer must have been devastating. But we need to accept what we have, appreciate what we are and welcome what is coming- Vashnavi Poovanedran

bridal photoshoot

bridal photoshoot

Vaishnavi’s phenomenal act will change our perception of a perfect Indian bride completely. She looks every bit gorgeous and complete as a bride. Not many women have the strength to do what she has done but we are sure that after watching this bridal shoot, many will find their hidden strength and not let cancer run their lives.

Women’s day is celebrated on 8th March every year and this year we have already seen quite a few examples of women who have emerged out be more powerful and confident post the painful cancer recovery including Sonali Bendre and Vashnavi Poovanedran. These women have proved that “Blad is the new beautiful” and we totally agree with them!

Makeup: Blushbeautybeyond

Bridal wear: Pattushastra

Jewellery: Desire Collection

Photography: Celes Gerard

Mehendi: B’Dazzaled Beauty

Shivangi Goel

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