I steer clear of celebrities’ family drama and cute children, but this one is different – it’s Sonam Kapoor, the queen of well-dressed Bollywood fraternity, who has pushed the fashion envelope more times than I have started keto. Without dropping the ball. So it is only fair that we talk about the fashion quotient of her big, fat Indian wedding, and the designers who made it happen.
For her very first wedding function, Kapoor opted for an Indian ethnic ensemble in shades of blush pink, ivory, gold and lilac by Anuradha Vakil. The bride kept her beauty look simple for the occasion with minimal makeup and sleek, straight locks. She styled her outfit with a pair of statement earrings.
Following the intimate Mehndi event, Kapoor and Ahuja hosted their first big(ger) event to kick off the three-day celebrations. Kapoor picked an ivory and gold lehenga by Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla. The lehnga was covered in intricate chikankari detail, embellished with accents of light gold, with a bold gold choli.. The lehenga in question took over 18 months to come to life. According to the designers, each panel of the lehenga skirt features a unique set of motifs done in intricate chikankari. Forty different stitch techniques were used in the entire look. Each panel is highlighted in gold and silver zardozi, zari, pearls, Swarovski crystals and tiny sequins.
“This ensemble is a labour of love and joy. Sonam is our absolute favourite and for her wedding it had to be a fantasy piece that set new creative standards for us in order to do full justice to her and this sacred occasion. She ordered it two years ago and it’s taken multiple teams of artisans eighteen months to create,” said designer duo Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla to Vogue India.
The star accessorised her look with a stunning choker, jhumkas and a maang tikka from her mother’s personal collection. She wore her hair in a long braid covered in mogra gajras.
For her big day, she opted for a traditional red and gold lehenga by Anuradha Vakil. It accessorised with stunning vintage style jewellery—a choker layered with a guttapusalu necklace and multi-stranded matha patti completed her look.
Not one for convention, the star forsake sequins, beadwork and pastels and in turn favoured a pared-down graphic by Anamika Khanna.. In place of a dupatta was a cape jacket. Upon closer inspection, you could tell that the chevron pattern of the lehenga bottom was in fact embroidered with metallic threadwork. The star wore layers of polki necklaces that stood out against the minimal aesthetic of the lehenga.