2018 will be remembered as the year of celeb weddings, with several big names having walked the aisle. While some couples took us by surprise with an announcement popping out of nowhere, others had us anticipating their big day with a bated breath. Apart from some biggies in Bollywood, we witnessed two royal weddings as well and each one was an extravaganza in its own right. Here’s a throwback to the most talked-about celeb weddings of 2018.
Sonam Kapoor-Anand Ahuja
The couple highlighted trends like fusion looks, with sneakers worn by the groom and a unique Indo-western style worn by the bride at the reception.
2018’s celeb wedding season started with the big fat Punjabi wedding of Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja that was held in May. After two-day revelry with a lavish mehendi and sangeet that was attended by Bollywood whos-who, Sonam and Anand tied the knot in a traditional Anand Karaj ceremony. Sonam looked eclectic in a ravishing red Anuradha Vakil lehenga with regal jewelry, Anand looked dapper in a sherwani.
Sonam Kapoor looked breathtaking in a subtle Chikankari lehenga by Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla Couture which she wore for her mehendi and sangeet ceremony.
For the reception, she picked a unique, graphic lehenga by Anamika Khanna, but it was Anand who stole the thunder by pairing sneakers with a bandhgala.
Kareena and cousin sisters Jhanvi and Khushi were the most talked about celebrity guests.
Meghan Markle-Prince Harry
Meghan brought her glamour and style into the wedding but made sure that it blended with the elegance and class that the royals are so well known for.
May witnessed the biggest wedding of Britain as well, with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle took the vows at Windsor Castle. Meghan is a former American actress and her celebrity status reflects in her sartorial choices as well. Her wedding dress was designed by the British designer Clare Waight Keller from the House of Givenchy. The diamond bandeau tiara was the statement piece that was the highlight of the entire look. For styling, she wore subtle makeup with a face-framing fringe that was tucked behind her ears.
The celebrity guests who made waves were Kate Middleton and Priyanka Chopra.
Princess Eugenie- Jack Brooksbank
The trend that was spotted at this wedding was about celebrating your imperfections as the bride chose to flaunt them rather than hide them.
Another royal wedding that made it to the headlines this year was the autumn wedding of Princess Eugenie, who said yes to her long-time boyfriend Jack Brooksbank in October. The venue was the same where Meghan and Harry were married in May. The princess settled for a stunning outfit by Peter Pilotto for her wedding dress. It was designed with a corseted silhouette that teamed perfectly with full pleated skirt. She chose to flaunt the surgery scar on her back by wearing a low neckline. Like Meghan, Eugenie wore a headpiece lent by the Queen, this time a Greville emerald Kokoshnik tiara.
As expected, it was the both royal daughter-in-laws who were the most searched celebs at this wedding.
Deepika Padukone- Ranveer Singh
The couple has been a trendsetter in their own right and once again they chose to show that brides and grooms should be comfortable in their skin.
Coming back to Bollywood, it’s time to talk about the wedding of the two most successful stars if the industry- Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh. The couple that has been setting relationship goals for years decided to put a ring on it with a private affair at Italy’s exotic Lake Como on 14 and 15 November. It was a Mangalorean wedding ceremony, followed a traditional Sindhi wedding ceremony. DeepVeer opted for Sabysachi designs for most of the ceremonies.
The couple threw three reception parties, one at Bangalore and two at Mumbai, and carried each of their looks with aplomb.
Priyanka Chopra-Nick Jonas
The couple and their families set family goals and set a new trend with an extraordinary fusion between the East and the West to create a wedding to remember.
Perhaps the most-talked-about wedding of the year is the cross-continent extravaganza which had the Desi Girl Priyanka Chopra saying “I Do” to the American-singer Nick Jonas. A grand event at the Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur, it was back-to-back Christian ceremony and a Hindu ceremony that had the guests and the public going gaga. The couple, as well as their families, chose bespoke Ralph Lauren outfits for the Christian wedding, while Priyanka picked a pure red bridal Sabyasachi lehenga for the Hindu wedding. The couple looked ravishing in Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla designs for mehendi and sangeet ceremonies.
A reception at Delhi was followed by two bashes in Mumbai. While Prime Minister Narendra Modi graced the Delhi reception, the two parties at Mumbai had all the big names in Bollywood in attendance.
Lavish was the go word for the celeb wedding trends this year, whether it was with private affairs or the one in public eye. Wishing all these celebs years of togetherness and happiness ahead!