Fairy-tale weddings do exist if you happen to be actor Anushka Sharma and cricketer Virat Kohli. The long-time lovers got married at a private ceremony in Tuscany, Italy, on Monday, and it was the wedding of the year.
When you’re getting married in Italy -- at a beautiful Florence resort, no less -- it’s safe to say that the bride and groom’s wedding fashion is going to be one to remember. While the scenic landscape served as the perfect backdrop, we couldn’t keep our eyes off of the bride and groom’s fun, dramatic looks.
We saw glimpses of the wedding trousseau on designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee’s Instagram account on Monday, with descriptions detailing each of the looks. The designer also released a statement, confirming that he had in fact designed all of Sharma and Kohli’s looks for the wedding ceremonies. “We designed the clothes for both bride and groom for all the functions—from the engagement to the mehendi, the sangeet and for the wedding and post wedding dinner and heritage jewellery from recently launched Sabyasachi label,” he said, “It was wonderful to work with the couple. From the House of Sabyasachi we wish Anushka and Virat a very happy married life.”
Read on to have a look at the gorgeous couple’s stylish wedding looks:
For their engagement, Anushka wore a burgundy hand-embroidered velvet sari that featured miniature pearls, zardosi and marori.
“For her engagement, Anushka wanted to wear a Sabyasachi velvet saree. And we made it in our signature Gulkand Burgundy. It was hand-embroidered using miniature pearls and the finest quality zardosi and marori. She wore a stunning uncut diamond and pearl choker with matching studs. The entire look was complemented with kohl-rimmed eyes, red roses and our now iconic micro dot bindi,” Sabyaschi posted on Instagram.
For the mehendi, Anushka switched into a graphic hand-embroidered lehenga in fuchsia pink and orange that featured gota and marori, while Virat opted for a khadi kurta churidaar with fuchsia pink textured silk Nehru jacket.
“For her mehendi, Anushka wanted a boho look full of bright colours. Hot pink was her favourite. 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, hand woven Indian silk. Anushka accessorised herself with earrings from the Sabyasachi Heritage Jewelry collection, a stunning pair of jhumkas crafted in 22k gold with Iranian turquoise, tourmalines, uncut diamonds and Japanese cultured pearls. Custom juttis in hand woven brocade and zardosi completed the look. Virat opted for a signature khadi kurta churidaar with our classic fuchsia pink textured silk Nehru jacket detailed with the Sabyasachi House blazer buttons. A custom tan leather jutti with a zardosi crest was created for the ensemble,” Sabyaschi posted on Instagram.
Then, for her fairy-tale moment, the bride wore a pale pink Sabyasachi lehenga with silver-gold metal thread, pearls and beads detail, while the groom wore a hand-embroidered ivory raw silk sherwani. The wedding ensembles gave us a glimpse of something a modern princess and prince would wear.
“Meet Anushka Sharma and Virat Kolhi, Sabyasachi bride and groom. On Anushka: A pale pink lehenga with Renaissance embroidery in vintage English colours embellished with silver-gold metal thread, pearls and beads. Bridal jewellery handcrafted with syndicate uncut diamonds, pale pink spinel and baroque Japanese cultured pearls by the Sabyasachi Heritage Jewelry collection. On Virat: Ivory raw silk sherwani hand-embroidered in a vintage Benarasi pattern and signature House buttons with an old Rose silk Kota safa. Accessories by Sabyasachi,” Sabyaschi posted on Instagram.