When one of India’s most fashionable actresses marries an equally stylish entrepreneur, the wedding in question is bound to be iconic – and the recent marriage of Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja was exactly that! Sonam Kapoor has been hailed as one of the most stylish ladies in Bollywood, and every outfit that she wore during her wedding festivities was a testament to this fact.
Let’s start at the beginning. One of the first functions that Sonam Kapoor had as part of the celebrations was her mehendi ceremony. For this event, which took place at her home in Mumbai, she chose a gorgeous pink and gold outfit by Anuradha Vakil, accessorizing it with only a gorgeous pair of statement earrings, to let the outfit do the talking. Fun fact: for this small mehendi ceremony at home, Sonam ditched the usual bridal high heels and juttis, opting to stay chic and comfortable in a pair of Nike slippers instead! Coolest bride ever, yes?
For the sangeet, which took place later that evening, Sonam Kapoor upped the glamour quotient with a stunning white and gold lehenga by the infamous designer duo Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla, that reportedly took 18 months to make! With a heavily embroidered blouse, intricate work on the lehenga skirt and classic kundan jewellery to match, Sonam Kapoor looked every bit the princess that every woman should feel like during her wedding.
Now, let’s talk about the showstopper – the wedding outfit! First things first: in a world where everyone is trying to design and opt for bridal lehengas that are “unique” and “anything but traditional,” the fact that Sonam decided to go for a traditional red lehenga – with her own stylish spin on it, of course – emphasizes that fact that often, classic styles and traditional colours are the best way to go. For the big day, Sonam decided to once again go with an outfit by Anuradha Vakil. The stunning red and gold creation was accessorized with beautiful temple jewellery, customised kaleeras and simple, sophisticated makeup – a flawless bridal look.
For the reception, Sonam chose to walk in the opposite direction and defy tradition, opting for an edgy white and grey lehenga by Anamika Khanna. The chevron print skirt, accessorized with layered necklaces, was anything but ordinary when it comes to Indian bridal wear – and Sonam pulled it off like a true superstar. Once again, she went with minimal hair and makeup, sporting a bold red lip to bring a pop of colour to the monochromatic outfit.
Lessons that to-be brides can take away from Sonam Kapoor’s wedding style? The most important would be this: there is a time and place for tradition, and likewise, a time and place to push the boundaries of fashion – realise which occasions are best suited for which kind of style, before planning your wedding outfits. Secondly, if you want your ensemble to do the talking, keep your hair and makeup minimal and fuss-free. Finally, the wedding is about celebrating the union of two beautiful people with those who you love – nothing is more important!