The big, fat wedding of Harbhajan Singh

  • Shreya Mukherjee, Hindustan Times
  • Updated: Oct 28, 2015 09:11 IST
Archana Kochhar and Geeta Basra at a trial session at the designer’s store.

Cricketer Harbhajan Singh is all set to tie the knot with his long-time girlfriend Geeta Basra in a grand ceremony on Thursday, October 29 in Phagwara (Punjab). And to add to the grandeur of the occasion, Harbhajan and Geeta have roped in celebrity fashion designer Archana Kochhar for their wedding dresses.

“Geeta wanted a traditional look for all the important occasions, so we decided to go with lehengas, attached dupatta and a crop-top blouse with Indian work on it,” says Archana Kochhar, talking about the outfits she is working on for the couple. Harbhajan’s brief was classic and simple, she adds .

Harbhajan Singh and Geeta Basra at their sangeet ceremony on Tuesday. (TWITTER/HARBHAJANSINGH)

For the Mehendi ceremony, Archana designed a lime yellow lehenga and pink kurti with antique silver work. For the Chuda ceremony, it will be an orange lehenga made of ‘ahimsa silk’. The dress is said to be a blend of a fish tail skirt with a sheer embroidered crop top.


“The wedding lehenga will be in traditional red-and-gold combination accessorised by a nath, a matha patti and a tikka with a beautiful head dupatta to complete the ensemble. The reception lehenga will be in electric blue colour with mirror work and sequins,” shares Kochhar.

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A sketch of the lehenga Geeta will wear at her reception.

Bhajji, on the other hand, is keeping it simple and elegant with minimal embroidery on the wedding outfit. “I have worked on off-white, embroidered sherwani with an ornate red sword for Harbhajan Singh, who very keenly took part in the selection of his outfits. He was very specific about his look. For the Gurudwara, he will sport an achkan with breeches or churidaar, and a turban. He, too, has opted to wear an outfit made of Ahimsa Silk for one function,” adds Kochhar.

A sketch of Harbhajan’s wedding dress.

The wedding celebrations will be a five-day affair, including mehendi (which took place on Tuesday), sangeet , pheras, cocktail and reception, which will take place in Delhi on November 1.

A sketch of Harbhajan’s dress that he will wear at his reception.

The reception is likely to be attended by Harbhajan’s cricketing friends Yuvraj Singh, Virat Kohli, among others along with Bollywood bigwigs such as Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan and Priyanka Chopra. As per reports Prime Minister Narendra Modi is also expected to attend the reception.

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