Celebrity weddings are all the craze, what with the glitterati, the pomp and show, the paparazzi and the larger than life decor. Though it’s also true that more and more celebrities are now opting for quieter, more family oriented celebrations. Does that make them want to look any lesser than living gods and goddesses? Guess not! Chandni Dev at Bollywood Hungama gives you the secret behind the gorgeous Shilpa Shetty‘s stunning bridal look.
It was a fairytale wedding, one that spoke volumes about the couple… how they wanted to make it nothing less than perfect and yet at the same time not be pompous. The date was set, the venue was set, the wedding invites were out and all that was left to be seen was the bride in all her loveliness.
We all have seen Shilpa dressed as a bride umpteen times in films but one still wonders what the actors would look like when they get married for real. It was anybody’s guess – would Shilpa go in for the larger than life ghagra choli affair, embroidered to the hilt, in gold and loud mesh of colours? Or would she keep it low key and revel in the natural glow of a bride-to-be?
23rd of November gave away the mystery as Shilpa was received by her spouse Raj Kundra, not on a ghodi, but a chariot, in a royal sherwani, a Nikhil and Shantanu creation in maroon and gold. He arrived looking like a prince holding a kirpaan and sporting a kalgi on his turban, at the Khandala farmhouse of Shilpa’s close friend Kiran Bawa. She looked every bit the bride, and not a showbiz biggie, in a Tarun Tahiliani creation.
Shilpa belongs to the Bunt community of Mangaloreans. Carrying the tradition forward she sported a brocade sari in burgundy and red with a gold zari border. In his truly signature style Tarun gave the sari a truly heavy bridal look but kept it from looking too bling. The sari was well draped, studded with swarovski pearls and studs and the beautiful pallu was neatly pleated on the shoulder with jewelled brooch, again typical Tarun.
The sari was accompanied with an almost backless choli with a plunging neckline which Shilpa accentuated with a heavy jadau necklace with a drop pendant. An equally bewitching kundan kamarband and kalgi shaped bajuband gave Shilpa a very traditional bejewelled bride look that she carried with style and smile and looked nothing less than an Indian princess, a look that is the prerogative of every bride. It’s yet to be seen what Shilpa pulls on her reception that is scheduled to take place at the Grand Hyatt, Mumbai, an event that would be buzzing with the Who’s who of Bollywood and the corporate world. Here’s wishing the newly wed a happily married life!