A FAMILY-AFFAIR TRADITIONAL WEDDING RECEPTION AT DELHI FOR VIRUSHKA, PRIME MINISTER MODI MINGLES AS FAMILY MEMBER

The Hush Post: The wedding reception of Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli and actor Anushka Sharma at Delhi was resplendent with a flavour of Indian traditional wear and settings. Prime Minister Narendra Modi too walked in his traditional attire at the reception held in the Durbar Hall, Taj Diplomatic Enclave in New Delhi. The Prime Minister handed out a rose each to both Virat and Anushka and the celebrity couple seemed touched by PM’s this simple yet sweet gesture. The couple appeared for a photo-op at Hotel Taj Palace’s Raja Baugh, the bridegroom in a black achkan and white churidaar and heavily embroidered shawl with golden border in black mojris and the bride in a traditional red and gold saree, jadau jewellery, customary chuda and sindoor in place and a neatly-tied bun encircled in a mogra gajra. The stage glimmered with the decoration likened to a glass-studded palace in place and the burning white candles atop crystal fixtures added an old-wordly charm to the whole setup in the crescent moon night.

The couple were expected to appear for the event at 8 pm but turned up at a little late.
Ace designer Sabyasachi who designed Indai’s most adorable couple wrote on his insta timeline :  I don’t think Indian brides feel complete without wearing the colour red in one of their functions. Anushka decided to wear red on her reception. And much to my absolute delight, it would be a red Benarasi saree. From the by-lanes of Peeli Kothi in Benaras. The red bindi, the sindoor and the mogras in her hair just made the look more potent and powerful. She chose to wear heritage uncut diamond choker and jhumkas. I know copies of this saree will flood the entire country in the next few months to come, which also means that a million weaver’s children will be back at school. All I can say is thank you Anushka! Virat chose to complement his new bride in a very subtle and elegant manner. He wore a black textured silk signature bandhgala with the house buttons in 18k gold and a white silk kurta with hand-woven brocade churidaar. He teamed it with mojris and a hand-embroidered antique Pashmina shawl from our ‘Kashmir Revival’ project.

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