The Everyday Phenomenal Punjabi Wedding

Sonam & Anand

Snapshot

After a lot of speculations and guessing, our style fashionista Sonam Kapoor (now Ahuja) got married to her longtime beau, Anand Ahuja in May’ 2018. The two got married in a series of events in front of their close friends and family and then threw a lavish reception for their industry friends at The Leela, Mumbai. After teasing us with the cutest pictures of Sonam and Anand – hugging, dancing, and traveling with each other, it’s hard to ignore how dreamy they look together at their wedding functions and set major relationship (and outfit) goals for all of us.

(Remember their hashtag #EverydayPhenomenal or #Sonamkishaadi breaking the internet?)

About The Couple

The First Date...

 

Recalling her first date with Anand, Sonam shared with Vogue, “I was apparently wearing the worst sneakers he had ever seen. I keep telling him that he fell in love with me despite my bad sneaker game… That day, walking and talking in London, I knew he was the love of my life. He apparently knew the first time we spoke on the phone… It was just so easy.”

 

The Proposal Story...

 

While we still can't help but relive beautiful moments from the  stylish and swoon-worthy wedding celebration of Sonam and Anand, but not much is spoken about ' how Anand proposed to Sonam?'

Well, it wasn't the traditional kind of proposal that every girl dreams of, but surely a super-romantic one. 

Recalling the proposal story, Sonam told media - “It was supposed to happen sometime in October but a few months before that we were in New York and this one day I was being a brat having a crappy day. I was complaining about how there was no good person in New York when he was biking and I was walking alongside. He just got off and got on one knee and asked If I wanted to marry him” Awwwww #couplegoals #everydayphenomenal 

The Details

Mehendi Ceremony

The Dolly Ki Doli actor, Sonam Kapoor had her ceremony at her bungalow in Mumbai and the pictures from her mehendi ceremony are just loved.

She wore a gorgeous lavender and dusty pink sharara by Anuradha Vakil and a pair of Chandbali earrings by her mother, Sunita Kapoor, whereas Anand looked classic in a pastel pink bandhgala kurta, designed by Raghavendra Rathore matching with her lady love.

Credits

Sonam's Outfit: Anuradha Vakil 

Jewellery: Sunita Kapoor 

Anand's Outfit:  Raghavendra Rathore

Mehendi: Veena Nagda 

Makeup: Namrata Soni

Photography: Reels & Frames 

Sundowner Party

Sonam wore a mesmerizing beige and gold hand embroidered chikankari lehenga by ‘Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla’ and stunning jewellery by ‘Sunita Kapoor for this event.

The lehenga was embellished with pearls, Swarovski crystals, zardosi, zari and took around 18 months to complete it.

Hairstyle

Sonam Kapoor's criss-cross braid decorated with gajra was the highlight of her Sundowner look and made us swoon. 

The Girl-Gang

The sundowner was a close friend & family affair, followed by dance performances by the Kapoor khandaan, and Sonam’s close friends from the industry. 

Off-White & Mirror Theme Decor 

Sonam and Anand's Mehendi Sundowner theme was very unconventional - off white and mirror.  

Malmal drapes, mirror buntings, large champa trees, and the mirror picket fence running along the entire pathway only made the whole place look spectacular and dreamy. 

 

Credits

Sonam's Outfit: Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla

Jewellery: Sunita Kapoor 

Makeup: Namrata Soni

Photography: Reels & Frames 

Decor: Rani Pink

Wedding Ceremony

 

The Bride

Sonam Kapoor got married to Anand Ahuja in a traditional Anand Karaj ceremony and the most fashionable woman in India looked nothing less than an absolute dream wearing a timeless red lehenga paired with a heavy choker necklace, haathphool, and antique headgear.

The Groom

Anand Ahuja complemented her with a beige and gold bandhgala designed by Raghavendra Rathore, paired with pink and red neckpiece.

Makeup

Her makeup artist, Namrata Soni kept her entire look natural and minimalistic.

Kaleeras

Sonam completed her look with ‘dancing peacock’ kaleeras customized by Mrinalini Chandra - that looked simple and trendy!

Credits

 

Sonam's Outfit: Anuradha Vakil 

Jewellery: Amrapali

Anand's Outfit:  Raghavendra Rathore

Mehendi: Veena Nagda 

Kaleere: Mrinalini Chandra

Makeup: Namrata Soni

Decor: Rani Pink

Photography: Reels & Frames 

The Decor

The wedding decor by Rani Pink was quite unique with Bar Palladio Jaipur theme, mixed with mogra that looked so gorgeous.

She also had a watercolor backdrop for the mandap that doubled up as a photo booth too and was quite a new idea for the couples getting married in 2019.

Cake Cutting Ceremony

Sonam Kapoor Ahuja wore a summer-yy baby pink outfit by Anamika Khanna for the cake cutting ceremony!

Cake

Le15 Patisserie

Wedding Reception

After the intimate wedding, Sonam and Anand made their first public appearance as husband and wife at their star-studded reception in Mumbai.

The fashion diva, Sonam opted for a chevron pattern lehenga paired with a grey choli and metallic dupatta designed by Anamika Khanna. While Anand looked dapper in a black and white sherwani.

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