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Radiant Radhika Merchant shines in Manish Malhotra and Tarun Tahiliani creations during her pre-wedding celebrations in Jamnagar

en Bollywood News Radiant Radhika Merchant shines in Manish Malhotra and Tarun Tahiliani creations during her pre-wedding celebrations in Jamnagar

Radhika Merchant, who is soon tying the knot with Anant Ambani, recently hosted three days of pre-wedding festivities in the beautiful city of Jamnagar. The celebrations were filled with joy, laughter, and lots of love as family and friends gathered to mark this special occasion. Throughout the festivities, Radhika dazzled everyone with her stunning outfits, each one more beautiful than the last. From Cocktail ceremony to Hastakshar ceremony, the atmosphere was brimming with happiness and excitement.

Radiant Radhika Merchant shines in Manish Malhotra and Tarun Tahiliani creations during her pre-wedding celebrations in Jamnagar

Radiant Radhika Merchant shines in Manish Malhotra and Tarun Tahiliani creations during her pre-wedding celebrations in Jamnagar

Radhika Merchant, the soon-to-be daughter-in-law of Mukesh and Nita Ambani, has a sense of style that is on par with most fashionistas. Radhika always looks amazing on the red carpet, whether she's attending a luxury party in Antilia or a B-Town Diwali extravaganza. For her own wedding ceremonies in Jamnagar, it makes sense that she dressed as though she were stepping out of a fairytale. For her first day, Radhika Merchant wore a custom Versace gown in a pink shade, made exclusively for Blake Lively, when she co-chaired the Met Gala in 2022. Originally designed in shades of copper and turquoise, the dress was inspired by the architectural marvels of New York City. The combination of soft pink and metallic tones in Merchant's custom piece, designed by Rhea Kapoor, gave it a more whimsical appearance.

For her second outfit of the evening, Merchant decided on a more vibrant multi-coloured hue. Her outfit featured a strapless beaded and fringe dress by London-based Indian designer Ashish Gupta. This ensemble was a mirrored look from Gupta's Spring/Summer ‘24 collection which was inspired by disco culture, Studio 54, and Asha Puthli, a former Indian singer turned disco queen in New York City, which debuted at London Fashion Week last year. To complete her outfit, Merchant wore a pair of vivid green embellished mules by Manolo Blahnik and a set of tinted heart-shaped glasses from Cartier.

 

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During the first day of the three-day event, Merchant wore a lehenga ensemble designed by Manish Malhotra, following a more conventional course. She donned a corset-inspired choli with a corded cloak that doubled as a dupatta, adding a more modern touch. Celebrities are increasingly wearing capes instead of traditional dupattas, and it appears that Merchant is in favour of this trend. The embroidery included sequin and mirror work, drawing the ensemble's colour scheme closer to champagne. She accessorised with similar earrings featuring three layers, a two-tiered necklace made of polki diamonds, and rings and bracelets stacked one on top of the other.


The bride and groom exchange letters written to each other before to their wedding day as part of the customary Hastakshar rite in Indian weddings. As the beginning of a new adventure for the couple, it is seen as a profoundly emotional and promising event.

Images of Radhika Merchant's bespoke couture lehenga saree from the Hastakshar ceremony were designed by Tarun Tahiliani, who said that the bride was a pleasure to work with. In his Instagram post's description, he also revealed the processes involved in creating the bride-to-be's pre-draped appearance. Upon meeting Radhika, the designer claimed to have been enthralled with her 'impeccable taste' right away. With its sartorial temple complex resemblance, the lehenga saree complemented Radhika's grace and the idea of the 'valley of the gods'. The attire was further embellished with 'finely embroidered domes and structures in the gentle tones of peaches, corals, and sunset colours'. The designer also added a “poetic ode to Indian heritage, as the pre-draped lehenga saree unfolds a tapestry of hand-painted miniature artistry, intricately woven with the delicate finesse of kasheedakari craftsmanship in opulent shades of silver and rose gold.”
Finally, Radhika accessorised her Hastakshar ceremony ensemble with a diamond choker necklace, jhumkis, mang tika, haath phool, rings, minimal glitz, and centre-parted half-up, half-down tresses.

The designer added, "The ethereal ensemble is further elevated by a blouse adorned with an exquisite dance of jaali and resham work, embodying timeless elegance. A hand-painted dupatta delicately drapes around her, narrating a story of tradition and modernity seamlessly intertwining. Completing the regal look is a panelled, scalloped rose gold tissue veil that gracefully envelopes her, casting an aura of sophistication and allure."

 

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Also Read: Kartik Aaryan, Priyanka Chopra, Hrithik Roshan and 10 other celebs missing from Anant Ambani-Radhika Merchant pre-wedding bash; here’s what we know


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