May 4, 2011 Celebrity Wedding Pictures
Actress Kalki and Director Anurag Kashyap got married in a traditional South Indian style wedding under a mango tree. The wedding took place in Kalhatty on the outskirts of Ooty, where Kalki’s French parents have been living since 30 years. Kalki wore a white and red kanjeevaram silk saree, and Anurag wore a white dhoti. The guest list was a modest 40 and included Anurag’s daughter and his brother Abhinav (director of blockbuster Dabbang), Kalki’s brother and sister-in-law, and Anurag’s close friends, Vikramaditya Motwane and his wife Ishita, Rahul Bhat, Piyush Mishra and Shahnaab Alam. It was a fun, DIY wedding, with simple, elegant set-ups. The traditional vegetarian meal was prepared at home, under the supervision of Kalki’s mother and was served on banana leaves. The groom and his friends helped with the set-ups for the mandaps and the décor. And Kalki did her own make-up.
In the evening, there was a party, where the groom and all his guests enjoyed the non-vegetarian fare since they had eaten pure vegetarian food for two days. Kalki wore a colorful mango, fuchsia and orange lehenga pink with lots of gota work, designed by Mumbai designer Laila Motwane accessorized with simple yellow gold jewellery.
Kalki and Kashyap are back in Mumbai and they’ve put their honeymoon plans on hold to accommodate Anurag’s next film ‘Shaitan’, which also stars Kalki, due to release on June 10.
Apr 25, 2011 Celeb Weddings to Watch out for
Kalki Koechlin who debuted in Anurag Kashyap’s critically acclaimed 2009 Hindi film Dev D, is marrying him on April 30. The wedding is in Ooty, at Kalki’s parent’s farmhouse. Forty of the couple’s family and close friends will be there and the wedding functions include a morning South Indian wedding and an evening reception. So why are the couple (he’s from UP and she is of French descent) having a South Indian wedding? Says a friend of the star: “Kalki likes the beauty and simplicity of South Indian marriages and since this is Anurag’s second wedding, he pretty much left everything to her to decide.” Those attending the wedding include Anurag’s parents who live in Benaras, his brother Abhinav Kashyap (director of blockbuster Dabanng) and the couple’s industry friends Vikramaditya Motwane and Imtiaz Ali.
Kalki’s wedding lehenga is designed by Laila Motwane who specialises in custom-made trousseaus. Motwane retails at Aza, Designer Studio and Oak Tree, her work is subtle and elegant and she’s hugely popular among WeddingSutra readers. She says: “For the morning wedding, Kalki is wearing a green and gold kanjivaram with temple jewellery. For the evening reception, I’ve designed a mango, fuchsia and orange lehenga (see sketch). Kalki wanted something whimsical, bubbly so its a flowy georgette creation with lots of gota work.” Anurag Kashyap is wearing a self-designed outfit, a cream colour kurta pyjama.
Kalki’s French parents, both devotees of Sri Aurobindo came to Puducherry 38 years ago and they fell in love with India and decided to settle here. Kalki did most of her schooling in Ooty and then went to study drama and theatre at Goldsmiths, University of London.
Devina Vadera, daughter of Bindu Vadera, Delhi’s prominent socialite/businesswoman, got married to Finance professional Anmol Bhandari. Devina works with her mother at Varya Design Studio, an exclusive home furnishing and accessories store in Delhi.
The celebrations commenced with a Sangeet on 12th Jan at their Farmhouse in Sultanpur, Delhi. For the Sangeet, Devina wore a flowy Tarun Tahiliani lehenga.
The wedding party then moved to Goa. A welcome celebration was held at Devina’s friend home in Dona Paula and the Mehendi the next morning.
The theme for the Mehendi was ‘brighter the better’. Devina wore a blush pink lycra saree, which looked oh-so-perfect for a shaadi by the beach. It was made by Delhi-based duo Shivan and Narresh.
The Sikh wedding ceremony was held in the morning of 16th Jan. Tarun Tahiliani, designed for Devina a net Anarkali with lotus embellishments all around, and a bit of pearl and Swarovski embroidery. Anmol wore a sherwani by Rohit Bal. For the reception on 16th Jan, Devina wore a Marchesa gown.
Sumant Jayakrishnan did the set/ design & decor for all the events in Delhi and Goa
More Wedding Details
Makeup artist: Ashima Kapoor
Photographer: Ronicka Kandhari and Vickrant Mahajan
Food in Delhi: Puneet Sikand
Food in Goa: Taj
Wedding logistics/ co-ordination: Shaadi Online
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Feb 6, 2011 Celebrity Wedding Pictures
It was a much-awaited event in Mumbai’s social calendar, after all the host was Mr Perfectionist, Aamir Khan. The star-studded affair to celebrate the marriage of Imran Khan and Avantika Malik was held at Bollywood’s favourite wedding venue-Taj Lands End. Bollywood stars from different generations, top politicians and bureaucrats, industrialists, sportstars and socialites were there to bless the newly-weds. The Thakerays, Sachin Tendulkar and Ambani brothers were also there.
Avantika in a gold-and-pink lehenga, Imran in a black bandhgala by Manish Malhotra
Priyanka Chopra in a Manish Malhotra churidar kurta. Kareena’s black and silver sari is oh-so-bollywood
Katrina in a beige Tarun Tahiliani lehenga that we have seen her wear before, Sonakshi in a flowy white Anarkali and pulled back hair
Madhuri Dixit and Deepika Padukone are pink, shimmer and sparkle
Gauri looked chic and elegant in green, accessorized with her arm-candy husband
Sussanne Khan Roshan in a Ritu Kumar tunic. Twinkle Khanna in a deep pink ensemble, accessorised with a gold neck-piece
Haven’t seen Gul Panag look this good in a saree, this shade of green totally works for her. Sushama Reddy is pretty in pink
Kiran Rao is wearing an Anamika Khanna net saree with a purple rosette Kurti- the silhouette just doesn’t sit right on her petite frame. Preity Zinta in a churidar kurta by her favorite designer, Manish Malhotra
Rani Mukerji and Vidya Balan wore their favourite designer- Sabyasachi. Koel Puri in a funky Manish Arora lehenga
The newly-weds with their family members and actress Sarika
Yesteryear superstars Dilip Kumar and Saira Banu made a rare appearance
Anjali and Sachin Tendulkar
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Jan 24, 2011 Celebrity Wedding Pictures
Neelam Kothari and Samir Soni had a quiet wedding ceremony after which they hosted a post-wedding party for their industry friends. Neelam looked sweet in a beige saree with a red border and Samir wore a classic formal suit.
Aarti and Kailash Surendranath, Raveena and Anil Thadani
Anu and Sunny Dewan, Sonali Bendre and Goldie Behl
Seema and Sohail Khan, Maheep and Sanjay Kapoor
Karisma Kapoor, Farah Khan Ali, Sophie Choudry
Amrita Arora Ladak, Laila Khan
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Is it just us or are you as disappointed with the way these leading ladies wore their sarees at the 2010 Filmfare Awards? Whoever said you can’t go wrong with a saree couldn’t be more wrong. From bad blouses to bad draping, who in your opinion was a bigger disaster with her saree?
(Left to Right) Mugdha, Udita, Sophie, Kalki
Nov 7, 2009 Fashion & Bridal Wear
Vogue’s November Bridal issue has featured Real Women in their favourite sarees and they talk about their love affair with the six year wonder. It is interesting to note that most women featured in Vogue don’t pick their sarees from designers or multi-designer stores, but from old-as-gold stores that stock traditional sarees and whose wide collection suits every budget.
In the article, craft revivalist Madhu Jain states: “I would love to own Indira Gandhi’s saree collection”. Her statement has a lot of meaning. Urban India is fascinated by the saree because its most powerful women have worn and continue to wear traditional sarees. Designer, very contemporary style sarees are usually picked by women who are powerful in the style circuit only. And while the designer creations may be much talked about, it’s the traditional and classic sarees that are treasured much more, and which women look forward to handing over to their children and grandchildren one day.
Mumbai’s Payal Asnani talks about her most treasured wedding gift- two exquisite French chiffon sarees with chantilly lace from the famed B. Chorosch, an erstwhile designer whose sarees were worn by Gayatri Devi and yesteryear’s most photographed women. Ahmedabad’s Paulomi Lalbhai talks about what she’d consider heirloom gifts for her daughter- a Patola, an exquisite Bandhani, Paithani, Kanjeevaram, Benarasi, Parsi embroidered and block-printed sari. Business magnate Kiran Rao mentions Chennai’s Sundari Silk and Nallis as her favourite saree shopping destinations while Pinky Reddy’s picks are from Hyderabad’s Meena Bazaar, Rajini Sarees and Indian Emporium and Matching Centre. Kolkata’s Shamlu Dudeja talks about her wedding saree- a Benarasi brocade sari in pure zari which she says shines just as brightly as it did 47 years ago!
Photos Courtsey: Vogue India