Indians are crazy about shaadis, and when it comes to celebrity weddings the hype gets a notch high. This December, we saw some of the prettiest and richest brides from the Indian film industry as the much-hyped #DeepVeer (Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh) and #NickYanka (Priyanka Chopra and Nick Joans) wedding weekends broke the Internet with picture-perfect couple shots. Just after these two grand Bollywood weddings, another magnificent wedding celebration from the house of Ambanis gave us major shaadi goals as Isha Ambani and Anand Piramal tied the knot this year.
Although these A-list stunning brides wore something close to their heart and style sensibilities during their wedding celebrations, a common sartorial factor among them was stunning bridal outfits from the ateliers of India’s top couturiers. Right from customised outfits to recreated heirlooms –these three brides posed in picture-perfect ensembles that broke the Internet and trended for days. Not only the bridal party, but even the starry list saw Bollywood’s top celebrities flaunting outfits made by designer duo Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla. The designers share their experience about creating bespoke outfits for these three affluent brides, who picked some of the rarest and finest Indian arts and crafts to complete their bridal trousseau.
Isha Ambani and Anand Piramal
Designer duo AJSK bagged a long-list of bridal ensembles for the Isha Ambani and Anand Piramal wedding at Antilla (Mumbai) and created stunning outfits for the bride and her mother. The 16 paneled bridal lehenga for Isha Ambani was recreated by the duo, and it was inspired by the architectural heritage of Mughal jaalis. The outfit was accentuated with beautiful floral designs like roses, lilies and the lotus to create a couture masterpiece. Inher wedding trousseau, Isha incorporated her mother Nita Ambani’s wedding sari,which was reinvented by the duo using zardozi borders.
While Isha was a perfect bride in ivory and red ensemble, her mother Nita Ambani wore a beige coloured georgette ghagra, with hand embroidered chikankar, mukaish and marodi work highlighted in crystals, tamba sequins and edged with pink borders. The ghagra was paired with a gold blouse and a bright pink tulle head dupatta to complete the ensemble.
Priyanka Chopra and Nick Joans
Speaking of big fat Indian weddings, our very own desi girl Priyanka Chopra was a vision in white in her customised Ralph Lauren bridal outfit on her big day, but she didn’t forget to pick something from her fav Indian designers. PCee’s multi-coloured leheriya inspired Mehendi outfit for Priyanka’s Mehendi ceremony was undoubtedly the most colourful dress we have ever seen, and the world just couldn’t get enough ofher million dollars smile as she twirled in this beautiful creation by AJSK. Speaking about Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas wedding outfits, the designers mention, “We see Priyanka and Nick as the ultimate love story – a love that brings together different worlds and cultures and creates a new universe.Designing their wedding has been a privilege. It’s been about melding tradition and modernity to create a unique celebration. One that rejoices in beauty and romance.”
For recently held Mumbai reception, Priyanka wore a custom tulle Spring blossom skirt, hand embroidered with tiny, organza and chiffon flowers encrusted with crystals and bugle beads as accents. A full sleeved lace blouse embellished with small sequins flowers, crystals and sequins and an embroidered stole complete the ensemble. “In the deepest of winters, love makes everything bloom like spring. With this as inspiration, we designed the reception ensemble for Priyanka. It’s romance at its delicate best. The tiniest flowers, like snowdrops, are fashioned from organza and accompanied by embroidered bursts of Hyacinth, Azalea, Peonies, and Bluebells. We wanted the ensemble to be a fairytale one. For a fairytale bride,” share Abu Jani & Sandeep Khosla about the beautiful ensemble.
Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh
While #NickYanka wedding was all about the fusion of colours and East meets West sensibilities, Bollywood’s power couple Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh’s elaborate and extended wedding celebrations fashioned a series of couture outfit goals for fashion lovers across the world. AJSK styled her in a top-to-toe ivory and gold couture sari for her wedding reception, and while speaking about her style they mention, “She’s worn our clothes with a passion for years. Deepika’s beauty and grace are ethereal, and she chose Chikan. It is our ultimate love and her appreciation for finesse and elegance made it her choice too. Ivory and gold do her and the occasion full justice. She is an absolute dream in it.”