Shweta Tripathi and Chaitanya Sharma had the coolest and the quirkiest Monsoon Wedding in Goa!

Shweta Tripathi and Chaitanya Sharma’s wedding has been all over the internet for quite some time now. After going through her much-talked about mehendi & engagement pictures that literally melted our hearts, I could not wait to see their wedding pictures and they are finally here!
 

 

Here’s looking at Shweta Tripathi and Chaitanya Sharma’s monsoon wedding that took place in Goa which is literally too-cute-to-handle:

 

Shweta looked her radiant self in a fuschia pink pink lehenga skirt paired with a floral choli and a sheer mint green dupatta by Papa Don’t Preach!

 

 

In love with her makeup by FATMU. So minimal and elegant.

 

 

Look at that radiant smile:

 

 

This wedding is more special because it was a monsoon wedding and Devika Narain’s Insta stories were giving some major #WeddingInspo to all the monsoon lovers country-wide. That and the fact that the wedding’s theme was done keeping in mind their love story and all elements of which were adapted into their big day. A few BTS pics of their wedding decor:

 

 

 

 

How cool is their uber cool wedding hashtag? It’s #GoCheetahGetBattata (which is also their respective Instagram handle names)!

 

 

And here’s looking at their uber cool seating decor!

 

 

Image Source – Devika Narain
 

Also, if you dunno about their love story, here it is, from the horse’s mouth itself –

 

“We performed in a play together – that’s how we met. But, I didn’t think of him as anything more than just my co-actor at the time. After it was over, we caught a flight to Bombay together, spending those two hours talking non-stop — realizing that we were were both certified and ‘certifiably’ crazy divers! And I landed in Bombay knowing that I had found my new best friend.

We went from messenger, to whatsapp to finally hanging out, before we decided to date.

But even before that, I told him I needed to be asked out on a roller coaster. He didn’t question my weirdness – he just took me to an amusement park, made me sit on one and waited for it to go down before he asked me out! My response wasn’t a ‘yes’ or ‘no’- it was a screaming ‘aaaaahhh!’ It’s been five years of adventures since. He’s the kind of person who accepts and enhances my craziness. I don’t think I’ve done so much ‘keeda’ in front of anyone, as much as I do with him.

I remember once, when I had missed out on my dream project — I secretly cried in the bathroom.. not wanting to look like a mess. And, when he saw me, he asked ‘were you crying?’ to which I simply nodded. Then he asked ‘Do you wanna cry some more?’ I just nodded again – so, he just squeezed me in his arms while I did.

He gets me. And that’s the best part about our relationship…I’m more ‘me’ with him, than I even am with myself.

Recently, he told me that he had a play going on at a club, so I went to support him. Turns out, he’d called all our friends and family to surprise me! The stage was where our story began, and it was where we would begin our next chapter. So he called me up and rapped his proposal to me! He said ‘In gujju – she’s my Happy-nays!’

He makes me so happy, which was all I wanted to be since I was l was little – not a doctor, not a lawyer, not a wife or an actor.. just happy. And this is it – Absolute ‘happy-nays.’”

 

Here’s looking at this much in love couple:

 

 

The saat pheras:

 

 

 

 

Speaking of it, the couple jointly said, “We walked 7 circles around a fire with our closest people around to make sure heaven keeps us together for the rest of our lives. It doesn’t get better than this!”

 

Some more pictures of this cute couple:

 

 

 

 

Sigh! Pictures of these two absolutely must get used to define the word “Happy-nays” in dictionaries today ———— PS: must read their story 😍👇🏻 Repost @battatawada “We performed in a play together – that’s how we met. But, I didn’t think of him as anything more than just my co-actor at the time. After it was over, we caught a flight to Bombay together, spending those two hours talking non-stop — realizing that we were were both certified and ‘certifiably’ crazy divers! And I landed in Bombay knowing that I had found my new best friend. We went from messenger, to whatsapp to finally hanging out, before we decided to date. But even before that, I told him I needed to be asked out on a roller coaster. He didn’t question my weirdness – he just took me to an amusement park, made me sit on one and waited for it to go down before he asked me out! My response wasn’t a ‘yes’ or ‘no’- it was a screaming ‘aaaaahhh!’ It’s been five years of adventures since. He’s the kind of person who accepts and enhances my craziness. I don’t think I’ve done so much ‘keeda’ in front of anyone, as much as I do with him. I remember once, when I had missed out on my dream project — I secretly cried in the bathroom.. not wanting to look like a mess. And, when he saw me, he asked ‘were you crying?’ to which I simply nodded. Then he asked ‘Do you wanna cry some more?’ I just nodded again – so, he just squeezed me in his arms while I did. He gets me. And that’s the best part about our relationship…I’m more ‘me’ with him, than I even am with myself. Recently, he told me that he had a play going on at a club, so I went to support him. Turns out, he’d called all our friends and family to surprise me! The stage was where our story began, and it was where we would begin our next chapter. So he called me up and rapped his proposal to me! He said ‘In gujju – she’s my Happy-nays!’ He makes me so happy, which was all I wanted to be since I was l was little – not a doctor, not a lawyer, not a wife or an actor.. just happy. And this is it – Absolute ‘happy-nays.’ 📸 @storiesbyjosephradhik

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Sigh! Pictures of these two absolutely must get used to define the word “Happy-nays” in dictionaries today ———— PS: must read their story 😍👇🏻 Repost @battatawada “We performed in a play together – that’s how we met. But, I didn’t think of him as anything more than just my co-actor at the time. After it was over, we caught a flight to Bombay together, spending those two hours talking non-stop — realizing that we were were both certified and ‘certifiably’ crazy divers! And I landed in Bombay knowing that I had found my new best friend. We went from messenger, to whatsapp to finally hanging out, before we decided to date. But even before that, I told him I needed to be asked out on a roller coaster. He didn’t question my weirdness – he just took me to an amusement park, made me sit on one and waited for it to go down before he asked me out! My response wasn’t a ‘yes’ or ‘no’- it was a screaming ‘aaaaahhh!’ It’s been five years of adventures since. He’s the kind of person who accepts and enhances my craziness. I don’t think I’ve done so much ‘keeda’ in front of anyone, as much as I do with him. I remember once, when I had missed out on my dream project — I secretly cried in the bathroom.. not wanting to look like a mess. And, when he saw me, he asked ‘were you crying?’ to which I simply nodded. Then he asked ‘Do you wanna cry some more?’ I just nodded again – so, he just squeezed me in his arms while I did. He gets me. And that’s the best part about our relationship…I’m more ‘me’ with him, than I even am with myself. Recently, he told me that he had a play going on at a club, so I went to support him. Turns out, he’d called all our friends and family to surprise me! The stage was where our story began, and it was where we would begin our next chapter. So he called me up and rapped his proposal to me! He said ‘In gujju – she’s my Happy-nays!’ He makes me so happy, which was all I wanted to be since I was l was little – not a doctor, not a lawyer, not a wife or an actor.. just happy. And this is it – Absolute ‘happy-nays.’ 📸 @storiesbyjosephradhik

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Here’s wishing this adorable couple a lifetime of happy-ness!

 

Vendor:

 

Photography – Stories by Joseph Radhik

 

Decor – Devika Narain

 

Lehenga – Papa Don’t Preach

 

Makeup – Fat Mu

 

Sonam Kapoor opens up about her love story that broke the internet! #Sonamkishaadi

A love story that began on Snapchat to a wedding that literally broke the Internet, Sonam Kapoor Ahuja and Anand S Ahuja have been giving us #CoupleGoals since it’s inception.

 

The love story:

 

Image Source – Anand Ahuja

 

It was 2 years ago, when the couple had been having conversations on Facebook and Snapchat, which later progressed to late-night phone calls. The charade went on for 2 months, until the couple decided it was time they finally met.

 

The whole point of meeting was to see if their budding romance which began online over two continents could survive the daylight glare of an actual meeting. Sonam chose the location to be London, since Anand lived there and she had a fitting with designers Tamara Ralph and Michael Russo in the city prior to her Cannes appearance.

 

First Date:

 

The duo decided to catch up in the afternoon, but excitement and apprehension meant patience was in short supply. So, they met immediately – he in his gym clothes, she in “gross” track-pants and a tee. They spent the entire day walking around London, talking. And exactly two years from that day, they wed in Mumbai.

 

This is how Sonam Kapoor-now-Ahuja too, recalls her first date in an interview with Vogue India, “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.”

 

If you wanna know how the sneaker king describes his first date, here it is, in his own words, “The first time we met, we talked about our respective work. I was just struck by the fact that I could speak to her so openly about everything. We were chatting on Snapchat one night and she said, ‘Stop texting, just call me.’ And we spoke for two hours that night… Our friendship started over superficial things like vegan chocolates and sneakers but soon we were having deeper conversations.”

 

….and they fell in love:

 

 

They are a couple who likes each-other’s oddities. She likes fiction, film and dancing, while he likes basketball, sneakers and philosophy. They’re both vegetarians, die-hard homebodies, outdoor-lovers and morning people.

 

She’s now Sonam K Ahuja, he’s now Anand S Ahuja. “He makes clothes—and I wear them! He comes from a business background, so that’s alien to me. I’m the third generation in a film family. So there’s a lot to talk about, a lot to discover about each other, but we have a lot of similarities,” says Sonam.

 

On her wedding lehenga:

 

 

Everyone guessed the Sonam Kapoor’s wedding lehenga would be an Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla or a Sabyasachi design, but as a true fashionista Sonam Kapoor surprised everyone! The bride choose to wear an Anuradha Vakil classic red lehenga, and here’s why – “I’ve known Anuradha for many years. She’s a good friend of my mom. I fell in love with her clothes, so I’d asked her to design for Saawariya—probably the only film she’s ever done or will do. I don’t know anyone who understands Indian garments, textiles and embroidery as she does. I’d always tell her, ‘You are going to make my wedding lehenga. When—and if—I get married, you will.’ And I didn’t forget that,”! Sonam told Vakil she loved lotuses, so the designer translated them into motifs, embroidered in gold and silver thread.

 

The groom does not wear a ring, and here’s why:

 

 

Since Anand, who plays basketball, can’t wear rings, New York-based tattoo artist Keith ‘Bang Bang’ McCurdy got him a version of the wedding ring—a tattoo on his ring finger. Anand’s ring finger sports a lotus tattoo by Bang Bang.

 

They planned every aspect of their wedding together:

 

 

Every detail of the wedding, she points out, was planned together by the couple. The Jo Malone-scented spaces, the jewellery (collected over the years, inherited, or designed by childhood friend Tarang Arora of Amrapali), the couple’s initials on her Jimmy Choo accessories, their sun signs on the mangalsutra, the foliage-print wallpaper that matched the wedding invite, her Gaia Repossi promise ring where no diamond resembles the other.

 

About her much talked about engagement ring:

 

Tarang Arora designed a mellow Golconda diamond in a gold setting, more liquid and citrine-esque than blinding. “I didn’t want a big fancy diamond. I wanted something that I wouldn’t feel embarrassed to wear all the time, I didn’t want something loud or showy. Anand sourced the stone—he loves saying it. He says it’s a meetha colour. It’s a little yellow, so it looks old and pretty.”

 

Image Source – Vogue India unless specified.

Rubina Dilaik and Abhinav Shukla held a grand reception in Mumbai and the pictures look right out of a fairytale!

Rubina Dilaik and Abhinav Shukla recently got married in Shimla, Woodville Palace and their wedding was exactly everything they had imagined and planned for.  They held a small reception at Abhinav’s hometown, Ludhiana and their official pictures are out & they are beautiful.

And just when we thought we were getting over the #RubinaKiShaadi hangover, the couple held a grand reception and took the entire social media by storm. It was a star studded affair with who’s who of the television industry attending it, but before we get to that, have a look at the newly weds –

 

 

Rubina dazzled everyone in a beige and grey Karleo shimmery gown and we literally were not able to take our eyes off her. The gown literally looks right out of a disney movie and she sure looks like a princess! *dreamy eyes*

 

 

 

She completed her look with a fishtail braid filled with baby’s wreath, minimalistic makeup and stunning stilettos.

 

 

On the other hand, Abhinav complemented her, looking dapper in a perfectly tailored white blazer, black sharp pants and a bow tie!  

 

 

 

Elegance personified!

 

 

 

 

 

Cutting the cupcake 😛

 

 

Seems her guests were really fond of her gown :

 

 

And then the bride changed her outfit:

 

 

And here’s the couple not being able to keep their hands off eachother:

 

 

 If you missed out on their stunning pictures from their Ludhiana reception, here have a look:

 

 

Love her earrings!

 

 

 Don’t they look right out of a fairytale? Well, we wish the heartiest congratulations to this super cute couple!

 

Vendors:

Photography – Knotting Bells

Mumbai Reception gownKarleo

Ludhiana reception gownNeeta Lulla

Sandeep & Manjot Chandigarh : Manjot and Sadeep got hitched at JW Marriott, Chandigarh and you won’t believe her bridal pictures!

Manjot and Sandeep, just got hitched in the most colorful and truly punjabi wedding at JW Marriott, Chandigarh! From a mehndi ceremony that was a riot of colors to the most gorgeous reception outfit, this wedding has probably been the most beautiful and quirky wedding! Choosing their home destination of Chandigarh, the couple picked JW Marriott for it’s perfect blend of classic nostalgia and outdoor luxury. From a quirky and quite Bollywood-esq mehendi, and elegant Sangeet function at JW Marriott, Chandigarh the venue provided them with the atmosphere and look that suited the couple.

The Mehndi Ceremony

The mehendi function was held in the venue’s courtyard, and the decor a vibrant mix of bright colored fabrics and natural floral bouquets of genda phool. There were photo booths, sumptous food, game centres and pretty litle corners which made the entire environment traditional and lively. Although JW Marriott was alive with the sounds of laughter and color and dance, what we couldn’t get our eyes off of, was the bride’s beautiful photos! This has to have been one of the happiest mehndi functios at JW Marriott, Chandigarh.

The Wedding Ceremony

It was a wedding fit for royalty! Manjot and Sandeep both wanted a regal wedding and had a number of palaces in mind. They wanted an elegant and beautiful wedding in their home town, which is how they came to choose JW Marriott, Chandigarh.

With a guest list of 200 of their closest friends and family, it was the perfect destination wedding where the bride wore a wine red lehenga for the gurudwara wedding. 

Clicked perfectly by Dipak Studios, the photos clearly showcase the simplest way to have a grand wedding with the closest people in your life!

Dipak Studios

Manjot, the bride says “I chose Dipak Studios through a family referal. I fell in love with their work on Instagram and when my friend who had hired them previously told me about them, i was convinced! They made me feel calm and comfortable, capturing the moments perfectly”

Photography by: Dipak Studios

MUA for Reception: Face Stories by Leena Bhushan

Shweta Tripathi a.k.a Battatawada’s engagement pictures are the CUTEST thing you will see today! #GoCheetahGetBattata

Shweta Tripathi (aka Battatawada) and Chaitanya Sharma (aka SlowCheeta) are definitely the talk of the town owing to their ‘too-cute-to-handle’ instagram pictures. The lovey-dovey duo is all set to take their wedding vows in Goa tonight and I for one am too excited about it!

 

Before the couple headed out for their wedding nuptials, they held an intimate ring ceremony in Mumbai and their pictures will literally melt your heart! Have a look for yourself –  

 

Here’s the radiant bride-to-be flaunting her beautiful intricate mehendi design.

 

 

Love the floral jewelry by Adirag.

 

And here’s the much-in-love couple smiling as they exchange rings with each other shot by Epic Stories  

 

 

Some more pictures of the happy couple, who literally can’t contain their excitement.

 

 

 

 

 

They sure are a match made in theatre heaven!

 

 

Did you know that this super cute couple has an uber cool wedding hashtag? It’s #GoCheetahGetBattata (which is also their respective Instagram handle names). What’s more interesting is Devika Narayan’s team has come up with this quirky illustration for it and it’s literally the coolest thing you’ll see today –

 

 

Awesome right?
 

And just in case you missed it, here are some pictures of the couple from their wedding bash in Mumbai.  The lovebirds couldn’t help smiling at each other and seemed to have the time of their life.

 

 

With the pre-wedding festivities like this, we are eagerly awaiting their wedding pictures from tonight!

 

Vendors:

 

Photography – Epic Stories

Floral jewelry by Adirag.

Illustration – Devika Narain

Wedding Venues in Delhi – The Most Desirable Ones

Delhi is home to grand weddings. The city glitters like a bride on key mahurat dates. Thus, it is a bit difficult to find a desirable venue for your wedding. The venue is one critical aspect for a wedding to be successful as it sets the tone for your celebrations. So, we are here with our best picks of wedding venues in Delhi.

 

The Claremont Hotel And Convention Centre, Aya Nagar, Delhi

The Claremont Hotel And Convention Centre, Aya Nagar, Delhi

The Claremont Hotel and Convention Centre, Aya Nagar, Delhi is a great venue to host your wedding and reception ceremony. It is located near Arjangarh Metro Station and on Mehrauli Gurgaon Road which makes it convenient for all to reach there. Claremont Hotel Delhi serves mouth-watering multi-cuisine delicacies to choose from in both vegetarian and non-vegetarian food to their guests. You need not worry about your guests who come a long way to attend your functions as the venue offers them a comfortable stay. Hotel Claremont MG Road has a lush green lawn that is ideal for an open-air function. This lawn can fit in a large crowd for your functions. Hotel Claremont Delhi also has a banquet hall that is best for having indoor events. The venue stands tall as a perfect blend of luxury and modernity. It is one of the best wedding venues in Delhi.

The Claremont Hotel And Convention Centre, Aya Nagar, Delhi

Address: Address: Mehrauli Gurgaon Road, near Arjan Garh Metro Station, Aya Nagar Phase 2, Aya Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi 110047.

Complimentary changing rooms available? Yes

 

Radiance Motel, Chattarpur, Delhi

Radiance Motel, Chattarpur, Delhi

Weddings in Delhi have always been the talk of the town. Radiance Motel, Chattarpur, located in South Delhi, is a spacious venue with beautiful interiors and amazing aesthetics. The exquisitely lit banquet halls and vast lawn making it a perfect location for hosting different kinds of wedding ceremonies. Radiance Banquet Chattarpur has party areas named Ballroom and Crystal Room that are ideal for an intimate wedding with a medium scale crowd. It has a lush green lawn, Meadow that can accommodate a huge crowd, making it ideal for hosting a lavish reception and wedding ceremony. Radiance Chattarpur Delhi serves a wide range of delicacies in both vegetarian and non-vegetarian. The catering consultants provided will work closely with you to ensure that your culinary experience is profound and suitable for you. The decor team takes care of the decoration for your big day allowing you to sit back to enjoy your function.

Radiance Motel, Chattarpur, Delhi

Address: 23, Tania Farm Complex, Satbari, Chattarpur Mandir Road, Asola, Chattarpur, New Delhi, Delhi 110074.

Complimentary changing rooms available? Yes

 

Lemon Tree Hotel Sector 60, Gurgaon, Delhi

Lemon Tree Hotel Sector 60, Gurgaon, Delhi

Lemon Tree Hotel Sector 60, Gurgaon, Delhi, is equipped with modern state-of-the-art facilities and is specially designed to give your wedding party a fresh makeover. Lemon Tree Sector 60 in Gurugram offers a refreshing setting with stylish interiors and hospitable services that make it an ideal location for weddings, parties and corporate functions. Hotel Lemon Tree Gurgaon Banquet Hall has arrangements for catering and decoration to help you make hassle-free arrangements in no time. The banquet hall, Tangerine Grand at Sector 60 Lemon Tree is huge and can hold a large gathering. It is an elegantly designed banquet hall, which is Air-Conditioned to keep your guests comfortable irrespective of the weather conditions outside. The other hall, Tangerine is apt for functions that have a mid-sized gathering. The staff here at Lemon Tree Hotel, Gurgaon makes sure that all your functions are well-organized and smooth. So if you’re looking out for banquet halls in Delhi, you surely know where you should be heading.

Lemon Tree Hotel Sector 60, Gurgaon, Delhi

Address: Urban Complex, Ch.Nandaram Marg, Ullahwas Village, Sector 60, Gurugram, Haryana 122011

Complimentary changing rooms available? Yes

 

Golden Tulip Suites, Gwal Pahari, Delhi

Golden Tulip Suites, Gwal Pahari, Delhi

Golden Tulip Suites, Gwal Pahari, Delhi is an ideal venue to host your pre-wedding functions, wedding and reception ceremony. It is located on Gurgaon-Faridabad Road which makes it easily accessible for all to reach there. Golden Tulip Suites Gurgaon Gurugram, Haryana serves flavorsome delicacies to choose from in both vegetarian and non-vegetarian food to their guests. You need not worry about your guests who come a long way to attend your functions as the venue offers them a comfortable stay. Golden Tulip Gurgaon Gwal Pahari has multiple party areas that make it easy to have different functions at the same venue. It has a spacious banquet hall that can accommodate a huge crowd for your function. Golden Tulip Suites Delhi has one of the best wedding lawns in Delhi and a poolside lawn that is great for an open-air function under the starlit sky. The venue has an inviting ambiance which makes your guests feel welcomed. The elegant décor of the Golden Tulip Gwal Pahari Gurgaon makes it an ideal option for grand weddings.

Golden Tulip Suites, Gwal Pahari, Delhi

Address: Gurgaon-Faridabad Road, Gwal Pahadi, Sector 2, Gurugram, Haryana 122003

Complimentary changing rooms available? Yes

 

SL House, Malviya Nagar, Delhi

SL House, Malviya Nagar, Delhi

One of the top wedding venues in Delhi. S L House Malviya Nagar, Delhi, located near Hauz Khas Metro Station and Malviya Nagar Metro Station, is great for hosting a grand wedding ceremony. The venue serves mouthwatering multi-cuisine delicacies to choose from in both vegetarian and non-vegetarian food to their guests. SL House Malviya Nagar Delhi is a self-decorated venue and only a little addition of decor will create a vibrant atmosphere. The in-house decor team at Essel House Malviya Nagar can take care of the decoration for your big day. S L House Banquet serves alcohol and also allows you to get it from outside to please your guests. It offers ample car parking space and valet parking service to their guests for their convenience

SL House, Malviya Nagar, Delhi

Address: Panchasheela Park, Malviya Nagar, Opposite S Block, New Delhi, Delhi 110017

Complimentary changing rooms available? Yes

 

By now, we hope that you’ll have an idea about the wedding venues in Delhi to host your next grand event.

All the insider pics & deets from Akash Ambani and Shloka Mehta’s star-studded pre-engagement sangeet party!

Celebrations have begun at the Ambani residence in full swing. After all, it’s Mukesh Ambani and Nita Ambani’s son, Akash Ambani’s ‘pre-engagement sangeet’ (wonder how many pre & post parties will they have for each function though :p) with his fiancée Shloka Mehta tonight! Believe me, Ambani’s left no expense spared.

 

The guests started pouring in from early evening and it sure was a star-studded affair. The who’s who of the country marked their presence and obv took the internet by storm.

 

Have a look at the pictures below:



 

Here’s the stunning bride-to be in all bridal finery posing with her sister Diya Mehta and to-be sister-in-law Isha Ambani.

 

 

 

While Isha opted for a baby pink lehenga embroidered with intricate blooms, the bride chose an all-gold lehenga.

 

A close-up of Isha looking her prettiest self:

 

 

Both Isha Ambani and Shloka Mehta’s pick for the evening was designer duo Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla, and both paired their ensembles with diamond chokers, matching maang tikkas and chandelier earrings.

 

 

Akash Ambani too matched sister Isha in a soft pink kurta. *so cute*

 

 

Also, here’s Nita Ambani slaying the sangeet look:

 

And here’s something that’ll totally melt your heart away:

 

 

 

 

Let’s talk decor:

 

All the celebrations at Antilla are marked with a fresh theme each time they host a get-together. For Shloka Mehta and Akash Ambani’s pre-engagement sangeet, Antilia was converted into a romantic garden bursting with magenta, pink and white flowers. Have a look at the bespoke pictures:

 

 

And then the bride and groom changed outfits :

 

 

 

 

Starting with the Bollywood guest-list now-

 

The first one had to be the most anticipated guest – Priyanka Chopra with her beau Nick Jonas *Drum Rolls please*:

 

PeeCee sure looks the glowing bride-to-be herself in a all-red Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla creation.

Ranbir Kapoor looking ‘hot-as-hell’ in a Rohit Bal kurta and Dolce Gabbana glasses:

Alia Bhatt looked her radiant self in a Manish Malhotra saree:

 

 

 

 

Shahrukh and Gauri Khan in Falguni and Shane peacock looking their dashing self:

Karan Johar looking in a festive mood in a customised Manish Malhotra ensemble:

 

 

How cute of a couple do Sachin and Anjali Tendulkar make, complimenting each other’s outfits?

 

Vidhu Vinod Chopra:

 

 

Just in case you missed it, Ambani’s hosted a mehendi function at Antalia yesterday and here are some glimpses from it:

 

The glowing Bride-to-be in a navy blue Anamika Khanna lehenga:

 

 

The one where PC was seen with the couple –

 

Oh yes, PeeCee attended their mehendi function and made a stunning guest in a Tarun Tahiliani saree:

 

 

Have a look at the sexy back design on Priyanka Chopra’s saree:

 

 

Sister in law, Isha Ambani looking all pretty! Her makeup was done by Vardan Nayak.

 

 

With the pre-wedding festivities like this, I cannot imagine what the wedding is gonna be like.

 

Trending Sangeet Songs this Month

The trendiest sangeet songs that are topping the charts right now are surely gonna make you groove. The latest heartthrobs, Guru Randhawa of ban ja tu meri raani fame and Badshah of Tareefan fame have given Bollywood songs a rest. Arjun Kanungo and Diljit Dosanjh are a few semi-new additions that have come up some catchy numbers for you.

Do not shy away and dance as if nobody’s watching!

Tareefan

Heeriye

Thug Ranjha

Chavanprash

Dilbaro

Daru Badnaam

Bhangra ta Sajda

Veere

Buzz

Ek do Teen

O Saathi

Sanu Ek Pal Chain

Mundiya

Bom Diggy Diggy

Patola

Aaj se Teri

Dhadak

Zingat

20 Banarasi Lehengas we have fallen in Love with!

Banarasi is a not only a fabric, it’s a legacy”, don’t you think? There’s something totally regal about a bride decked in a banarasi lehenga. We’ve been eyeing more and more brides opting for a banarasi lehenga off-late and they look breathtakingly ethereal.

 

I understand the fascination too, as the lehengas are rich, classy, timeless and have an understated glamour of its own. Also, Banarasi silk is very light and flowy, which makes it suitable for all seasons. Unlike net, velvet and silks which can be irritating in hot climate, Banarasi silk is easy to wear and looks comfortable yet stylish.

 

Have a look at some brides and bridesmaids who totally rocked a Banarasi lehenga:

 

 

1. Banarasi Gown :

 

 

 

 

Before we start with Banarasi lehengas, let’s talk about Banarasi ‘gowns’ first! These sister-duo spotted these oh-so-stunning Banarasi gowns and we can’t get enough of these! The best part, they paired them with a pair of cool white sneakers  and slayed the look like it’s nobody’s business! Perfect for a bride’s mehndi, and apt for all bridesmaids!

 

 

2. The all-red banarasi lehenga:

 

 

 

 

 

Image Source – Karan Sidhu Photography

 

 

Love how she has paired her all red banarasi lehenga with jewelry with green gemstones. Also, the way she has draped the dupatta across one shoulder is totally stunning and refreshing at the same time.

 

 

 

3. The Banarasi lehenga with lotus motifs:
 

 

 

 

Image credits: Mahesh Shantaram

 

 

What’s unique about this lehenga is the fabric from Ekaya, the blouse from Rohit Bal and the dupatta from Janavi all brought together to create that perfect look!

 

 

4. The ombre pink Banarasi lehenga:

 

 

Image Source – Gautam Khullar Photography

 

 

This bride wore an ombre pink red banarasi lehenga for her pre-wedding ceremony. Yep, we totally approve!

 

 

5. The burnt orange Banarasi lehenga:

 

 

Image Source –  Cine Weddings

 

 

Love the vintage vibes in this one!

 

 

6. The Banarasi lehenga in varying shades of pink:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Image Source – Photo Diary

 

 

Pink Banarasi lehenga with a dark sheer pink dupatta is a stunner. Although, the way this bride has styled it makes all the difference. The layered necklaces, the kamarbandh and the oversized nath.

 

 

7. The Gold and beige Banarasi lehenga:

 

 

Designer – Sabyasachi Mukherjee

 

This one does not have that all – banarasi feel to it, given the golden work on the lehenga, but Sagarika Ghatge sure knew how to slay this Sabyasachi creation.

 

 

8. The pink and yellow Banarasi lehenga:

 

 

 

Image Credits: Bhumi & Simran

 

That twirl though!

 

 

9. The multicoloured Banarasi lehenga paired with a double dupatta:

 

 

Image Credits: Rajesh Digital Studio

 

 

This bride chose to wear a super pretty pink and purple lehenga for her wedding. Look at that radiant smile!

 

 

10. The Blue and pink Banarasi lehenga:

 

 

 

We love how simple yet royal this bride looks!

 

 

11. Red Banarasi lehenga with muted tones of green and yellow:

 

 

Image Source – Gautam Khullar Photography

 

 

This bride chose to wear a red lehenga with a hint of green and yellow and looked ah-mazing. I love the perfect amalgamation of the colours!

 

 

12. Multi coloured Banarasi lehenga skirt paired with a white dupatta:

 

 

Image Source – Gautam Khullar Photography

 

 

Love how this bride chose to keep it subtle with a hint of colours!

 

 

13. Blue and gold Banarasi lehenga paired with an off-shoulder blouse with puffed sleeves:

 

 

Image Source – Slice of Life

 

 

This bride wore an indigo and golden coloured lehenga topped with an off shoulder, puff sleeved matching blouse for her mehendi.

 

 

14. The Parrot green Banarasi lehenga :

 

 

Designer – Raw Mango

 

 

Alia Bhatt looked stunning in this parrot green Raw Mango Banarasi lehenga which she wore to Sonam Kapoor’s diwali bash!

 

 

15. The pink Banarasi lehenga:

 

 

 

 

Can’t get my eyes off, how Karishma Kapoor styled her pop pink Banarasi lehenga with huge motifs on it paired with a simple dupatta.

 

 

16. The Off-white and pop pink Banarasi lehenga:

 

 

Designer – Manish Malhotra

 

 

That off-shoulder blouse of Kiara Advani’s off-white and pink Banarasi lehenga which she wore to the #AntuMoh wedding, is a stunner.  

 

 

 

17. The pink and orange Banarasi lehenga:

 

 

 

 

This Delhi bride got everything she wished for- her prince charming, the perfect Delhi weather and a pink banarasi lehenga for her wedding!

 

 

 

18. The all – green Banarasi lehenga:

 

 

 

Brownie points to Aditi Rao Hydari, for that dupatta drape!

 

 

19. The pink Banarasi lehenga paired with a beige plain blouse:

 

 

Love how Soha Ali Khan has added the pink-beaded necklace on the beige blouse to bring the pop of colour to it.

 

 

20. The teal coloured Banarasi lehenga with a pink dupatta:

 

 

Designer – Bageecha Banaras

 

This bride paired her teal banarasi lehenga with a fuschia pink banarasi dupatta. So eye catching!

 

So with this, I’m hoping you would have decided on a Banarasi lehenga for one of your wedding functions as well!

Shweta Tripathi, the bubbly actress from ‘Masaan’ is engaged & her mehndi design is ruling the internet!

What started out as a mid-air conversation five years ago is now culminating into a wedding for ‘Masaan’ and ‘Haraamkhor’ actress Shweta Tripathi and actor-rapper, Chaitanya Sharma aka SlowCheeta!

The wedding celebrations that’ve begun in Goa at the rapper’s house have already taken the internet by the storm. It all started with a fun filled and chilled out mehendi, with the bride-to-be looking adorable in a yellow outfit. Have a look at her mehendi pictures:

 

 

How cute is her peter-pan dress from Silayi?

 

Look at the intricate mehendi design:

 

 

Here’s the bride-to-be explaining her mehendi design by Jyoti Chheda, “There are elements from our wedding invite too. There’s a crab, as I am Cancerian, there’s a football as it’s his first love, apparently. Then there’s an umbrella, champagne glasses, sunglasses a starfish and bride and groom figurines. I love lotuses, birds and fish, so they are also in my mehendi in abundance, all over!”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

She wore this really offbeat & quirky red & yellow custom made mid length lehenga for her mehndi from Colors and Mirrors and looked her charming self ! –

 

 

 

Check out this really colourful & quirky jacket that the groom chose to wear for the mehendi function –

 

 

 

Brothers in arms! Mera bhai mera bhai! #yehbandhantoh #throwback #veerediwedding

A post shared by Chaitnya Sharma (@_slowcheeta_) on

 

The love birds posing for the camera –

 

 

I have what I need and I’ll get what I want! @battatawada

A post shared by Chaitnya Sharma (@_slowcheeta_) on

 

Over the weekend, a bachelorette party was hosted for Shweta by her friends, which was gatecrashed by Chaitanya. He shared a picture from the party and wrote: “This cutie is proof that someone up there loves me a lot. Can’t believe I’m getting to marry this ball of happiness! Mr and Mrs Sharma- Coming soon.”

 

Here’s the post:

 

 

 

Also, here’s how the groom-to-be proposed to his beloved. In the words from his now fiance, as she said in a recent interview, “He proposed at a place called Cuckoo Club, which is a performing place in Mumbai. He wanted to do it on stage because that’s how we met — for a play. He had told me he has a new play, so I went to see that… But it was the proposal,”.

 

 

Shweta Tripathi and Chaitanya met in Delhi while they were filming in for two actors in a play. They later met on the flight back to Mumbai and fell in love. Shweta and Chaitanya dated for almost five years after which the rapper proposed to her, again on a stage.

Shweta Tripathi will be soon seen in a web-series, titled Mirzapur, and in a film (Cargo) in 2018 while Chaitanya Sharma will be seen in Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy, co-starring Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt. Well well, can’t really wait for their wedding pictures!

 

Vendors:

 

Photography – Knotting Bells

 

Venue – ITC Rajputana

 

Dress – Silayi

 

Lehenga – Colors and Mirrors

Jewellry – ANAQA by Nishant Tulsiani

Mehendi Artist – Jyoti Chheda

Groom’s Jacket – Little Miss Miu