One of the most dreamy wedding ceremonies that we have ever seen is of this blogger bride – Hanna Khan (@hannaskhan ) that we are featuring today. This isn’t just a wedding story, it indeed is a beautiful tale. It is so magical that we are completely mesmerized by it. Also, their Muslim wedding ceremony was so gorgeous that it is nothing but perfect. To sum it up, this wedding comes with 6 glamorous outfits, pin-worthy decor, notable guests like Tamannaah Bhatia, Sohail Khan and Salman Khan, and all this made it surreal. Without further ado, let’s get onto their perfect love story.
It was a cold winter evening when a mutual friend wanted to play the role of cupid. While having a random conversation with that friend he told her to go on a date with Shahrukh, Hanna recalled a Facebook conversation that she had with Shahrukh Merchant three years back. She also remembered that he had asked her to go on a date with him but then she completely stopped talking or replying to him. On the mention of his name by her friend, she thought of giving him a fair chance this time. They again started talking. Maybe this time the love was in the air and they sniffed it in. She also said that meanwhile, he has talked to the same mutual friend about their future, their hypothetical wedding, and their magical love story, and with this, she got the assurance that he isn’t afraid of commitment. It seems like the universe wanted them to meet and fall in love
After a month of chasing and chatting, she finally agreed to meet Shahrukh. They met in their favorite seafood restaurant. He discussed everything they could have talked about in this world. Their date went on for hours until the whole staff gathered around them to clear the premises so they could go home, somehow they still didn’t want to leave. She loved how he always addressed them as us and this made her feel the togetherness and love that she wanted. And this is how the love story started. They dated for 6 months and then he finally popped the question. If you are in awe of the story, then hold on this is just the beginning. It gets even more exciting.
Their proposal was the most beautiful and grand proposals of all time. This time they took it international. Their proposal happened on a private beach in Bahrain. The story of this magical proposal was revealed by her longtime beau Sharukh himself. He said, “This is the beginning of everything, so I knew it had to be special, I wanted it to be nothing short of a fairy tale. I got a lot of suggestions from close friends, both mine and hers. After hearing them all out, there was nothing that clicked, I felt that for the first time when I saw the beach that it had to be done there. This herculean task was one that I knew couldn’t be all managed by myself so I have to give credit where it’s due, to Vikram from Mpirevents without whom none of this would be possible. From discussing live artists to decor setup to the food menu, there was endless effort and contribution from his end. Hanna being the proactive person that she is had regularly shared dream proposal ideas to drop hints during our dating phase which helped me create a base to work upon and so I did. Everything else was just a culmination of those thoughts.”
OMG! It is soooo romantic, isn’t it?
On asking about this to Hannah, she had her side of the story ready too. She said all this while when they were in Bahrain, she had no clue about the intentions of Shahrukh. He had told her that they are going for a date and thus, she was all ready and dolled up for him. He took her to the beach and on seeing the setup she was so overwhelmed because it was exactly what she has envisioned for all her life. Every detail that she has ever talked about was there and she knew that this is it. She said yes. We can only imagine the beauty of this and the intensity of love of Shahrukh for Hanna.
Of course, by reading about their love tale and their proposal story, you would have a fair idea that their wedding was not a simple affair. It was a grand Muslim wedding with the main ceremony of Nikah held in the Ram Bagh Palace. It had to be just like the Kings and Queens. Don’t worry we are going to tell you all about their festivities, be it Haldi, Sangeet or their Nikah and reception. We have the details for all and we will be sharing it with you all.
Starting with her Bridal Shower, she had a theme for it. It was a Chanel themed Bridal Shower. It was black and white with hints of colours like pink blooms. It also had a Chanel customized menu. She celebrated her Chanel themed bridal shower with her fiance and her close friends. It indeed was as exquisite as it seems.
Moving to her intimate Mehndi Ceremony, it was a small affair planned at her home on 28th February 2021. This fashion and luxury blogger kept it simple yet elegant in this function. Hanna Khan wore a bright green lehenga with a floral cape by Neha Chopra Tandon, which was nothing but classy and elegant. She had paired it with Amaris’ signature palette of rubies, emeralds with uncut diamonds and also braided her hair and tucked in a bunch of baby’s breath flowers. That is the perfect touch of sophistication. The Decor Company made it look surreal with fresh flowers and cute floral hanging cane baskets that added as a perfect backdrop for the at-home intimate mehndi ceremony.
They also had a common Mehndi Ceremony or as they call it a combined Mehndi Ceremony. She adorned a completely different outfit this time. She wore an offbeat red and white colour cape lehenga for the mehndi ceremony that was designed by a renowned designer and sister of the bride, Ohaila Khan. On talking about her dresses, her sister said that all the dresses that she has worn in her wedding ceremonies and functions are custom made and fits her style, personality, taste, and themes. While Hanna looked beautiful in her sister’s ensemble, Shahrukh Merchant made sure to look dapper in crisp white sherwani by Avinash Punjabi.
Let’s have a look at their Haldi Ceremony. This is supposedly the most fun pre-wedding festivity. Hanna Khan wore a Marori embroidered ombré Badhani sharara by Ohaila Khan. She paired it with a dainty white and yellow floral haathphool and earrings by Floral Art by Srishti. Ohaila Khan, her sister said that “Her wedding wardrobe has been gaining immense appreciation due to the exclusive craft and talent seen in every look however the secret ingredient is the threads of love that have been used in the process.” We totally agree with her. Hanna just looked surreal in every outfit she picked for her celebrations.
Another fun festivity is a Sangeet Ceremony. This celebration took place in Rambaugh Palace, and all we can say is that it was full of energy. Hanna Khan wore a dazzling pink embellished cape sangeet lehenga by Ohaila Khan which she paired with a two-layered diamond and emerald necklace. With glowing makeup by Meera Sakhrani and a voguish ponytail hairstyle by Ritika hairstylist, Hanna looked straight out of a fairy tale. It looked the best on the dancing bride. While Shahrukh Merchant picked a navy blue sherwani set of Falguni Shane Peacock, which matched perfectly with his bride-to-be. Their Sangeet was also a successful event full of joy and vigour.
Now, coming to the most awaited celebration of a Muslim Wedding Ceremony, the Nikah ceremony, everything was just perfect and beautiful. The decor was pastel themed where fresh blooms in the entry arch, aisle, and mandap screamed heaven that was beautifully done by Atisuto Events. The entire set up was drop-dead gorgeous. The decor surely has left a lot of people to wonder how beautiful a wedding can be. For her big day, she adorned an ivory ensemble by Ohaila Khan that was heavily embroidered with a veil to follow a traditional essence. She also wore cute mini kaleeras by Raabta By Rahul, minimal diamond jewellery and fresh lavender flowers as hair accessories to complete her look. This complemented her outfit to the T. She looked breathtaking mesmerizing. You can not take your eyes off her, we bet on this. Even her bridal entry was grand and dramatic with phoolon ki chaadar, and a gorgeous glass aisle. Coordinating with his bride, longtime beau Shahrukh Merchant on the other hand wore an embroidered beige sherwani by Shantanu and Nikhil. The couple looked heavenly and we were glad that they had a cupid to make this love story happen and we got to witness something so extravagant and beautiful.
Lastly, coming to the Reception ceremony, you all are going to go gaga over her looks. She is the first Indian Bride to wear an Elie Saab curated outfit, and that outfit is just dreamy and surreal. We haven’t seen something so ahhh-mazing ever. The process of making her reception outfit even a thing was extremely personalized and took thousands of hours of embroidery work which led to a stunning outfit weighing approximately 30kgs making Hanna the first Indian bride outfitted by the famed designer. Hanna met Mr Saab back in 2019 when she attended the wedding of Elie Saab Jr. She was given private access to the floor at Elie Saab headquarters in Beirut where she was shown private bridal samples and collections that haven’t been shown or revealed to anybody else until date. The sketch was created after a lot of back n forth and zoom meetings due to the pandemic but at last, the one-of-a-kind Elie Saab Haute Couture gown was created and it’s simply magnificent and gratifying. The larger-than-life gown bedecked with Swarovski crystals was topped with a veil that was 8 meters long.
On the other hand, Shahrukh wore a classic tuxedo by Gaurav Gupta which went perfectly with the reception party.
Wedding Hashtag: #HansUpForSRK
Blogger bride: @hannaskhan
Venue: Mehndi and Haldi at @jaimahalpalace
Sangeet, Nikaah and Reception @rambaghpalace
Outfit: @theohailakhanofficial – ( all functions )
@eliesaabworld- ( reception )
Brides Mom and Sister’s makeup: @gurumakeupart
What else we could say about this Muslim Wedding Ceremony of Hanna Khan and Sharukh Merchant. It has left us spellbound. It was full of magic and we are mesmerized to the core.