Sonam Kapoor wedding reception: Newlyweds enjoy their big day with family at party. See pics
Bollywood actor Sonam Kapoor married businessman Anand Ahuja in a traditional Sikh wedding in Mumbai today. The wedding ceremony, which took place at Sonam’s aunt’s house at Bandstand in the city, was attended only by family and some close friends.
True to her image of a fashionista, Sonam looked radiant in a red and golden Anuradha Vakil lehenga choli. Anand opted for beige bandhgala by Raghavendra Rathore. The wedding ceremony began around 12:30 pm and ended at around 1:20 pm.
Father Anil Kapoor, mother Sunita Kapoor, brother Harashvardhan, Arjun Kapoor, Sanjay Kapoor, Boney Kapoor along with daughters Janhvi and Khushi, Mohit Marwah among other family members attended the ceremony. Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan arrived with son Abhishek and daughter Shweta. Other industry celebrities who attended the wedding were Karan Johar, Saif Ali Khan with wife Kareena Kapoor and son Taimur, Karisma Kapoor, Rani Mukerji, Jacqueline Fernandez, Swara Bhasker, Javed Akhtar, designer Masaba Gupta, Ranveer Singh, Aamir Khan, wife Kiran Rao and elder son Junaid.
The wedding ceremony will be followed by lunch, and later in the evening the newlyweds will host a grand reception at a five star hotel for other relatives and Sonam’s industry friends.
Here are the highlights from Sonam Kapoor’s wedding.
10.12 IST: Kangana Ranaut makes an appearance at the venue with director Rajkumar Hirani and producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra. Rishi Kapoor arrives with wife Neetu Kapoor. Kareena Kapoor Khan’s look for the night also revealed. She is wearing a Manish Malhotra saree.
10.06 IST: Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja make a grand entry at the reception venue. The couple is seen in monochromatic outfits and cracked big smiles at the photographers.
9.59 IST: Sonam’s family members have begun arriving at the venue. Anil Kapoor waved to the media in a sleek black suit and a smile on his face. Anil also approached the camerapersons to thank them and asked them to keep his name and respect intact. “I have been in this industry for 40 years. My respect is in your hands,” he said to them and the photographers also loved his gesture. Sonam’s cousin Shanaya and her mother Maheep Kapoor also arrived in stellar outfits.
9.51 IST: Designer Masaba Gupta is decked up and ready to hit the reception in her own label. She posted the following picture on Instagram to give the fans a look at her outfit for the night.
9.40 IST: Shatrughan Sinha arrives with wife Poonam and son Luv. Director and actor Satish Kaushik also reach the venue.
9.30 IST: Sonam Kapoor’s uncle Sanjay Kapoor and his son Jahaan arrive at the reception party venue. Both of them look dapper in dark outfits. Sonam’s I Hate Luv Storys co-star Imran Khan also arrived at the venue.
9.10 IST: Paparazzi is ready with their big cameras and apparatus outside The Leela to click pictures of the couple and their guests at the reception.
9:00 IST: Sanjay Kapoor, Sonam’s uncle, is all set for the reception party. He looks dapper in a black suit.
8:45 IST: The Kapoor and Ahuja families are ready to welcome the new members. In this photo, the newlyweds are seen with their respective families.
8:30 IST: Bollywood actor Malaika Arora Khan has also congratulated Sonam on her wedding. She wrote on Instagram, “Congratulations dearest @sonamkapoor @anandahuja .... have a beautiful beautiful life together forever♥️😘🤗.”
8:15 IST: Actor Neil Nitin Mukesh has sent his best wishes to newlyweds, Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja. He wrote on Instagram, “Congratulations Dearest @sonamkapoor and @anandahuja God Bless you both with all the Happiness. Truly happy for you sonam. May you always he blessed with love. Wishes to the entire family.”
Neil and Sonam have worked together in Prem Ratan Dhan Payo.
8:00 IST: Though her sister Rhea had shared it on Instagram earlier, but Sonam has changed her name to Sonam Kapoor-Ahuja on Instagram now.
7:40 IST: Sonam Kapoor will be busy with the promotion of her upcoming film, Veere Di Wedding, right after her marriage. It’s her home production, so there will be extra burden on her.
7:15 IST: The actor’s big day was also the busiest time of the year for the country’s paparazzi as they gathered outside the wedding venue in huge numbers to take the best pictures. They clicked pictures of the couple, their families and the celebrities guest who turned up for the function in their best outfits. To get them to strike the best poses, the photographers shouted directions to them, complimented them and often said quite weird things. Read full story here.
6:45 IST: The entire Bollywood and Sonam Kapoor’s fans were definitely not the only ones waiting for her wedding. The actor’s big day was also the busiest time of the year for the country’s paparazzi as they gathered outside the wedding venue in huge numbers to take the best pictures.
They clicked pictures of the couple, their families and the celebrities guest who turned up for the function in their best outfits. To get them to strike the best poses, the photographers shouted directions to them, complimented them and often said quite weird things.
6:15 IST: Bollywood actor Diana Penty has also wished Sonam Kapoor on her wedding. She wrote on Twitter, “Congratulations @sonamakapoor and @anandahuja!! You guys look ❤️ together! Wishing you all the love and happiness forever.”
5:55 IST: Fellow Bollywood actor Anushka Sharma has wished Sonam Kapoor on her wedding. Anushka tweeted, “Happiness, love & a life time of joy to you both @sonamakapoor & @anandahuja & Welcome to the club! It’s such a beautiful journey of life, love & growth.”
5.35 IST: Anshula Sharma shared a special message for Sonam and welcomed Anand to the family. She wrote, “You have the biggest & bestest heart Sonam Didi & I couldn’t be happier that you’ve found someone as awesome as you are, who will treasure you beyond infinity ❤ @anandahuja welcome to the family!! #EverydayPhenomenal.”
5.20 IST: Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja had cut a cake after their wedding and everyone had a hearty laugh. Wondering what was the joke about? We bring you a close-up at the cake.
5.05 IST: Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja wedding has emerged as the top Twitter trend in India. The hashtag #SonamAnandWedding and ‘Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja’ are both trending topics on Twitter right now. Videos and photos from the wedding are going viral within minutes.
4.40 IST: It seems the lunch after Sonam kapoor’s wedding was as much fun as the wedding itself. Here is one example starring Ranveer Singh, Arjun Kapoor and Anil Kapoor.
4.20 IST: Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja wedding celebrations seems to be just starting. Aamir Khan arrived late for the wedding but stayed back to pose for this photo with Anil Kapoor, Rani Mukerji, Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor. Ranveer and Arjun were also seen singing Masakali from Sonam’s film, Delhi 6, with a live band during the festivities.
4.00 IST: The couple and their guests are now enjoying lunch and a live performance by a band. Arjun Kapoor and Ranveer Singh took the stage to sing Ae Masakali for Sonam, a hit song from her film, Delhi 6.
3.45 IST: Harshvardhan Kapoor and other members of the family distribute sweets among the paparazzi and fans gathered outside the wedding venue.
3.15 IST: Sonam’s brother Harshvardhan Kapoor shared a sweet message for his sister on Instagram. “Mush alert - Senior @sonamkapoor... there is no one quite like you and no one with a bigger heart. You’re a lucky man @anandahuja but remember I was here first! Wishing you both a lifetime of happiness and love #EverydayPhenomenal #SonamKiShaadi,” he wrote.
3.00 IST: Sonam Kapoor does an outfit change. She is now seen in a blush pink lehenga. The newlyweds cut their wedding cake in the presence of the family and friends. Their picture was shared by pastry chef Pooja Dhingra. Here’s a better look at the cake:
2.45 IST: Here is a look inside Sonam Kapoor’s wedding. From the video of brothers Arjun, Harshvardhan welcoming the bride to a candid photo of Abhishek and Shweta Bachchan at the ceremony, the guests posted them all.
2.30 IST: Photos of Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja from the wedding are out now and they are as dreamy as we thought.
2.15 IST: Rhea Kapoor confirmed that Sonam’s wedding is over as she shared the new name of the bride: Sonam Kapoor-Ahuja. She shared a beautiful photo with Sonam Kapoor and wrote, “Forever and ever. Sister love is the truest love I know. Me and Sonam Kapoor-Ahuja.” While Sonam looked resplendent in bridal finery, Rhea wore a fuchsia suit with mirror work. The wedding was solemnised at the bungalow of Sonam’s aunt, Rockdale.
2 IST: Guests start leaving the Sonam Kapoor wedding -- Amitabh Bachchan was seen saying his goodbyes as did Kareena and Saif. Janhavi and Khushi Kapoor also left soon after.
1.40 IST: As Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja wedding is being solemnised, more guests arrived at the venue. While Aamir Khan was there with wife Kiran Rao and son Junaid, Ranveer Singh also walked in. Ranveer wore a white kurta with a waistcoat, Aamir chose a grey kurta with jeans. The actor is still sporting his Thugs of Hindostan look.
1.20 IST: Sanjay Kapoor’s daughter Shanaya was seen at the wedding venue with her younger brother. Sonam and Anand’s wedding rituals have begun and photos of celebs, with their heads covered, are emerging on social media.
1 IST: Sonam Kapoor reaches for the Anand Karaj, accompanied by her brothers including Arjun and Harshvardhan Kapoor. An inside video shows the smiling bride as she heads to the altar. Photos and moments from the wedding venue are appearing on social media. The venue has been decked up with white flowers and guests were also seen wearing turbans.
Rani Mukerji also reached the wedding venue wearing an ornate lehenga.
12.45 IST: As Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja get ready to say their vows, here’s looking at the happy groom. Dressed in a bandhgala, with the traditional turban on his head and a sword in his hand, he was seen surrounded by his friends. Sonam’s close friend Masaba Gupta also reached her wedding venue. Accompanied by husband Madhu Mantena, Masaba was seen in a neon pink and sea green sari. She had penned a note for Sonam on Monday, calling her the most compassionate woman.
12.30 IST: The other Kapoor family on Bollywood is also well represented at this wedding. Sonam Kapoor’s Veere Di Wedding co-star, Kareena Kapoor Khan, reached her shaadi venue with husband Saif Ali Khan, sister Kareena Kapoor and media’s darling, son Taimur Ali Khan. Taimur and Saif were twinning in pink kurtas while Kareena chose an elaborate pink lehenga. Don’t miss Kareena’s look for the afternoon do too. It is sunny out there in Mumbai and Taimur seems to be feeling the heat.
12.15 IST: Janhvi Kapoor and Khushi Kapoor reach the wedding venue of Sonam and Anand, accompanied by father Boney Kapoor. Late actor Sridevi’s daughters chose pastel colours for the afternoon wedding and nailed it. While Janhvi chose a pink and turquoise lehenga, Khushi was dressed in sunshine yellow. She chose a simple bun but Janhvi’s elaborate hairdo has our complete attention.
12 IST: Sonam Kapoor is the glowing bride as she reaches the venue. Dressed in traditional red with jewellery adding to the allure, she posed for the cameras. Groom Anand Ahuja is already at the venue and has chosen a light brown bandhgala for the occasion. Karan Johar was seen earlier reaching the venue as well.
11.45 IST: Amitabh Bachchan arrived at the venue with son Abhishek Bachchan and daughter Shweta Nanda. Others who were seen arriving before the bride were uncle Sanjay Kapoor with wife Maheep, Sonam’s Veere Di Wedding co-star Swara Bhasker. She was at Sonam’s side during the mehendi ceremony on Monday as well. Swara chose a colourful lehenga for the occasion.
11.30 IST: Anand Ahuja looks like a handsome groom with the traditional turban and Indian ensemble. Grandson of Harish Ahuja, a prominent businessman in Delhi, Anand is the managing director of Shahi Exports and owns wardrobe label Bhane. He also owns sneaker brand VegNonVeg. The businessman divides his time between Delhi, London and Mumbai.
11.15 IST: Sonam Kapoor left her residence for the wedding venue in a car with black cloth covering the windows. Sonam’s bridal look is being guarded and we can’t wait to see how she looks. Father Anil Kapoor is already at the venue, the bungalow of Sonam’s aunt, dressed in an ivory bandhgala and an emerald necklace.
Sonam Kapoor’s wedding, which will take place according to Sikh rituals, will be solemnized this afternoon. The wedding festivities will end with a party in the evening at a five-star hotel in Mumbai. The wedding invites, instead of an ostentatious invitation card, was a beautifully designed e-card that said, “Your presence on our special day is the only gift we desire.” The dress code for today is Indian traditional and mentions no colour, unlike the Monday mehendi ceremony. In the evening, expect guests to arrive in either Indian or Western Formal.
Sonam is then expected to focus on her Cannes appearance as she walks the red carpet at the prestigious film festival for the eighth time. She will be seen at Cannes on May 14 and 15, representing make-up major Cannes. She also has to promote her film with Kareena Kapoor, Veere Di Wedding. Sonam and Anand have postponed their honeymoon keeping her schedule in mind.
Earlier this month, Sonam and Anand confirmed their wedding, ending months of speculation. Both the Ahuja and the Kapoor families released a joint statement, saying: “The Kapoor and Ahuja families, take great joy and pride, in announcing the marriage of Sonam and Anand. The wedding will take place on the 8th of May in Mumbai. Since it is an intimate affair, we request you to respect the family’s need for privacy. Thank you for all your blessings and love, as we celebrate this special moment in our lives.”
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