Which two things are Indian and are always preferred grand and larger than life? Yes, they are Bollywood and Indian Weddings. And, if the two come together it is nothing short of an explosion of grandeur.
A Bollywood wedding is the perfect destination where these two factors come beautifully together.
The A-list guests gracing the Bollywood weddings with their presence always create a stir and enhance public interest in the lavish weddings. These Bollywood weddings are also a fashion haven with the best of the in season Indian ethnic outfits on display. Here’s a look at the Bollywood wedding guest outfits, at some of the select high profile weddings, that took place over the last year.
This was the latest wedding in the Bollywood circuit, held on January 19, 2016. Asin Thottumkal and Rahul Sharma had a Christian wedding ceremony followed by Hindu wedding rituals in New Delhi. Akshay Kumar, who is a common friend of the couple and who was also instrumental in playing cupid, was the Best Man at this Bollywood wedding. The couple threw a lavish reception party in Mumbai on January 23rd to accommodate all their B-town guests.
The Bollywood wedding guests at the reception included Sushmita Sen, Preity Zinta, Shilpa Shetty, Jacqueline Fernandez, Divya Khosla Kumar, Rishi Kapoor and Genelia Deshmukh. The wedding reception also saw presence from lot of Southern movie stars. Asin dazzled in an Abu Jani- Sandeep Khosla hand embroidered lehenga-choli and the groom was a handsome sight in black and white sherwani.
Sushmita Sen posed with the couple looking gorgeous in a cream Manish Malhotra lehenga. Tabu was also seen taking a selfie with the couple in an off-white lehenga outfit.
Genelia Deshmukh and Juhi Chawla opted for Anita Dongre ensembles and they looked lovely in the blue anarkali and pink gota embellished lehenga respectively.
Shilpa Shetty was a vision in pale peach Tarun Tahiliani anarkali. She matched her dress with fuchsia earrings for a striking effect. Jacqueline Fernandez displayed a traditional look in a Malayali mundu saree coordinated with traditional jasmine flowers and gold jewellery.
The couple got married on October 29, 2015 at Jalandhar. Owing to Geeta Basra’s Bollywood connection and Harbhajan's popularity in cricket, their wedding witnessed presence from eminent politicians including the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, who took time off from his busy schedule to attend the event. Prominent sportsmen like Sachin Tendular and famous actors like Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan were among the esteemed wedding guests. The Ambanis, who own Harbhajan’s cricket team, Mumbai Indians, also flew in a chartered plane to the venue on the day of the actual wedding.
Post wedding, the Ambani’s threw a grand bash at their residence, Antilla in the honour of the newly married couple. This party that took place on Dec 11, 2015, saw lot of famous names from Bollywood making a grand entrance and posing for the shutterbugs at the venue gate.
The Bollywood wedding party dazzled with the presence of Aishwarya Rai looking glamorous in her Manish Malhotra full length, embellished anarkali. Sushmita Sen was spotted in a black gown and Alia Bhatt went the same route in a Rohit Bal outfit. Ameesha Patel also rocked the black gown look at the wedding bash.
Sophie Choudhary was seen displaying a gorgeous Manish Malhotra creation in peach-pink. Sridevi also looked radiant in the designer’s gown outfit in the same hue. Manish Malhotra outfits made a strong presence at the party as it hosted a highlight fashion show where actresses like Parineeti Chopra and Sonakahi Sinha walked in the famed designer’s creations.
Athiya Shetty presented a pristine look in a white Monisha Jaising lehenga-choli. Twinkle Khanna was a vision in bright pink Abu Jani - Sandeep Khosla anarkali. Vidya Balan also aced the Bollywood wedding party look in a Kerala inspired saree from Raw Mango by Sanjay Garg.
Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput tied the knot on July 7, 2015. The bride looked resplendent in a blush coloured Anamika Khanna lehenga at the Gurgaon’s reception party. The couple later hosted a grand reception in Mumbai and the crème de la crème of Bollywood made a presence at this party. Mira again nailed the look with a Manish Malhotra’s contemporary lehenga outfit from the Blue Runway collection.
The luxurious Mumbai reception witnessed Big-B’s grand entrance. Most of Shahid Kapoor’s female co-stars from Bollywood attended the wedding in their glorious outfits. Shraddha Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor chose anarkalis to make a statement at the Bollywood wedding. Shraddha’s Ankita Choksey outfit in powder blue-gray hue with embroidery was a stunning contrast to Sonam Kapoor’s vibrant purple and green Anuradha Vakil outfit. Alia Bhat too looked chic in a Manish Malhotra creation.
Kriti Sanon shimmered at the reception in a golden outfit by Sonaakshi Raaj. Ranveer Singh stood out among the men of Bollywood in his Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna shiny greenish blue tuxedo. We love Genelia D’souza’s chic Shyamal and Bhumika outfit choice. Kangana Ranaut was a stunner in a pink chiffon saree highlighted with a statement necklace. Preity Zinta looked radiant in a fuchsia Manish Malhotra saree and Dia Mirza’s Anita Dongre anarkali was a show stealer all the way.
When Salman Khan’s little sister got married, it was never going to be an unnoticed affair. The Bollywood wedding was the talk of the town before the beginning of 2015. There was an extravagant Mehendi and Sangeet ceremony in Mumbai and later the wedding party shifted to Hyderabad’s Taj Falaknuma Palace for the final ceremony on November 18, 2014. The bride in limelight wore an Abu Jani - Sandeep Khosla for the wedding and at the reception she glowed in a Shane and Peacock wedding dress. Around 300 guests attended the Bollywood wedding and the guest list included renowned politicians, movie stars, sportsmen and influential corporate leaders.
Sonakshi Sinha showed up in a total wedding mood in a red heavily embellished Manish Malhotra anarkali. Shraddha Kapoor opted for a chic downplayed look in peach and red colour blocked saree by Shivan and Narresh, paired with nude peep toe pumps. Jacqueline Fernandez wore Anamika Khanna attire and Mini Mathur looked great in a Sanjay Garg lehenga choli.
Maliaka Arora Khan made a statement at her sister-in law’s wedding in Sonaakshi Raaj’s dhoti saree. Huma Qureshi’s powder blue Prathyusha Garimella lehenga and Ameesha Patel’s Manish Malhotra anarkali added charm to the Bollywood wedding party. Dia Mirza looked breathtaking in a Manish Malhotra pale yellow and ivory palazzo suit set. Katrina Kaif also made a great presence at the wedding in Anamika Khanna outfit.
All the pictures above just go to show that the celebrity weddings become more awe-inspiring with the presence of Bollywood and the high fashion that they bring to the event. Hope you enjoyed the collection of Bollywood wedding guest outfits from the latest buzz creating celebrity wedding.
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