The rumours ended on 11th December 2017 as it marked the wedlock of the most desired bachelors in the continent. Yes, Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma and Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli tied their knot yesterday in Borgo Finocchieto, Tuscan, Italy. Apart from the luxury venue and fanciful arrangements, what pulled me the most was the marvellous attires enrobed by Anushka on her big day.
From the throbbing boho appearance at the Mehndi to the pastel lehenga she wore for the wedding, Anushka made a striking bride. The Sabyasachi label has been Anushka Sharma’s pick for weddings for a very long time now- we have seen her wearing Sabyasachi at the reception of Ali Morani’s daughter, Shirin, in 2014, at the wedding reception of Zaheer Khan and Sagarika Ghatge last month and at the wedding of Yuvraj Singh and Hazel Keech last December, so there is no surprise that she fancied Sabyasachi for her wedding outfits as well.
Beginning with her engagement attire, Anushka wanted to wear a Sabyasachi velvet saree. Sabyasachi said,
We made it in our signature Gulkand Burgundy.
It was hand-embroidered using miniature pearls and the finest quality zardosi and marori. She also wore a stunning uncut diamond and pearl choker with matching studs .The entire look was complemented with kohl-rimmed eyes, red roses and the iconic micro dot bindi by Sabyasachi too.
For the mehendi, Anushka went boho-chic, a style full of radiant colours. According to Sabyasachi, hot pink was her favourite. He said,
We created a graphic lehenga in fuchsia pink and Indian orange.
It was hand-printed by the famed Calcutta block printers and hand-embroidered with gota and marori. Artists from The Sabyasachi Art Foundation rendered a beautiful sixties pop print and it was silk screen printed onto hand-woven Indian silk. Anushka accessorised herself with Sabyasachi Heritage Jewelry jhumkas, crafted in 22k gold with Iranian turquoise, tourmaline, uncut diamonds and Japanese cultured pearls. Cultural juttis in handwoven brocade and zardosi finished the look. She opted for sleek center-parted hair and minimum makeup.
While the Pak-Indian brides wish for a regular red color for their wedding, Anushka stunned in beautiful pale-pink lehanga with the renaissance embroidery. Sabyasachi said,
Anushka was to get married in Florence! And her lehenga just had to fit in. So, we chose a colour that would blend in the whimsical Tuscan surrounding rather than stand out.
It was blush pink with tropical flora and fauna hand embroidered in silk floss. Exotic birds and butterflies were rendered with the finest quality needlecraft. The Renaissance embroidery in vintage English colours was embellished with silver-gold metal thread, pearls and beads. It took 67 karigars and 32 days to complete the outfit. To compliment her lehenga, jadau jewellery was handcrafted with syndicate uncut diamonds, pale pink spinel and baroque Japanese cultured pearls.
Sabyasachi also enrobed Kohli for the event. He donned a well-tailored blue suit for engagement. He opted for a signature khadi kurta churidaar with the Sabyasachi classic fuchsia pink textured silk Nehru jacket detailed with the Sabyasachi House blazer button. Sabyasachi picked an ivory raw silk sherwani hand-embroidered in a vintage Benarasi pattern and signature House buttons with an ivory tussar stole and old Rose silk safa for Kohli on the wedding day. He too wore Sabyasachi accessories.
Yeah, so that is all about the wedding couture of Anushka and Virat, or Virushka as the media is calling them. I hope you liked it. I wish them togetherness for all the years to come. Don’t forget to show some love and like, share and follow. Thank you so much for your time. I really appreciate that.