Sonam Kapoor finally became Mrs. Ahuja yesterday (May 8). Her beautiful wedding ceremony was held according to Sikh wedding rituals in Mumbai and was followed by a star-studded reception. The wedding was preceded by a ghar ka mehendi function and then a formal mehendi function which saw a lot of her industry friends in attendance. Well, we are completely smitten by Sonam ki shaadi and here are some things we want all 2018 brides to take cue from.
Brides these days are aiming for unique lehenga colours like pastels, midnight blue, emerald green and what not! But Sonam in her beautiful red lehenga just proved why red will always be the perfect colour for a bridal outfit.
Yes, before the star-studded mehendi function that saw quite a few celebrities in attendance, Sonam decided to have a mehendi function for only her closest friends and family members. It was a typical Punjabi function, held at their Juhu residence, complete with fairy lights and genda phool decorations and a lot of happy, excited faces.
It was not just any bungalow, it is a heritage property that goes by the name Rockdale located in one of the poshest areas of Mumbai, Bandra Bandstand. By picking this place for her Anand Karaj, Sona proved that it's all about celebrating your special day with your loved ones, and not about where you celebrate it.
Sonam got customised kaliras made by celebrity jewellery designer, Mrinalini Chandra. They were truly exquisite, carved with peacock motifs and we just loved them!
One amazing thing about Sonam's wedding was that she knew what mattered and so she spent a lot of energy on getting those things right. Apart from her kaliras, she also got her bridal footwear customised by Jimmy Choo. It said A ♡ S in golden letters on the sole and it was the cutest thing we've ever seen!
Anuradha Vakil was the woman who made Sonam look like a royal princess on her wedding day. The red lehenga was exquisitely done. In fact, even the beautiful pastel suit that Sonam wore on her mehendi function was an Anuradha Vakil creation. Sonam shows us that it's all about the designer's skill and finesse, it doesn't really matter how famous they are.
Not once did she go OTT with her makeup. The credit here also goes to her makeup artist, Namrata Soni for making Sona look ethereal on all the functions.
Well, coz comfort comes first, especially when you're the bride. We loved how she wore Nike slippers with her suit at her mehendi function. Some bride goals this one has set!
We cannot stress the fact enough, but when a girl wears her mom's jewellery or outfits at her wedding, it makes her mother feel really special. And Sonam, just like every amazing daughter, picked her mom's maangtika as an heirloom for her mehendi look. So adorable!
Yep, the gorgeous braid with an entwined gajra looked so unique and refreshing!
So, so damn cool! Mehendi favours are a fairly new concept that is quickly gathering pace with desi shaadis. So keeping up with the new trend, Sonam gave away some beautiful Fizzy Goblet juttis that were specially designed for her mehendi ceremony. That is a great idea, and your guests will love it!
She had had her share of bling and heavy, overbearing outfits. So, she decided to give that a miss and just enjoy her reception night in a simple chevron print Anamika Khanna lehenga. Giving his new bride company, Anand paired Nike sneakers with his sherwani which was so cool!
These videos are enough proof of that! Sonam enjoyed her wedding just as much as her guests did, maybe even more! And isn't that what matters?!
We hope all you soon-to-be brides have taken all the cues you need from this gorgeous wedding and will put them to good use on your big day.
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