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Virat-Anushka wedding reception: See the timeless ‘Bengali bride’ in Sabyasachi sari

Actor Anushka Sharma and cricketer Virat Kohli exuded a graceful elegance in impeccable Sabyasachi Mukherjee ensembles at their wedding reception in Delhi on Thursday. Anushka’s red Benarasi sari was understated but definitely made a statement.

fashion and trends Updated: Dec 22, 2017 10:59 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Cricketer Virat Kohli and actor Anushka Sharma at their wedding reception in Delhi on Thursday.(Instagram)

Just when we thought that Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli’s wedding couldn’t possibly get any more gorgeous, the actor-cricketer couple served up another to-die-for detail. After choosing multiple dreamy outfits by designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee for various functions at their stunning destination wedding in Tuscany, Italy, the pair wore surprisingly traditional looks by the designer for their wedding reception in Delhi on Thursday.

It truly was a beautiful ceremony, and the couple looked so in love. It was impossible not to notice Anushka, though, in her appropriately festive tomato red and gold Benarasi sari — a change from the dramatically embellished lehengas or gowns brides are known to opt for on their big night.

Actor Anushka Sharma decided to forego a dreamy lehenga or voluminous gown in favour of a more Indian textile-and-handloom-friendly look by wearing a Benarasi sari, designed by Sabyasachi Mukherjee. (Instagram)

The Phillauri star accessorised her understated, classic look with an opulent uncut diamond choker and jhumkas from the Sabyasachi Bridal Jewelry collection. To complete her look, Anushka chose heavily kohled eyes, nude lips and dewy make-up, with her hair tied up in a sleek bun.

Speaking on Anushka’s choice of donning red and diving straight into a Bengali-esque bridal look, Sabyasachi wrote on his Instagram: “I don’t think Indian brides feel complete without wearing the colour red in one of their functions. Anushka decided to wear red on her reception. And much to my absolute delight, it would be a red Benarasi saree. From the by-lanes of Peeli Kothi in Benaras.”

Anushka chose heavily kohled eyes, nude lips and dewy make-up, with her hair tied up in a sleek bun. She completed her traditional look with a red bindi, sindoor and mogras. (Instagram)

“I was particularly excited about this look because I have seen an entire generation of Bengali women getting married in red Benarasi sarees. The red bindi, the sindoor and the mogras in her hair just made the look more potent and powerful,” he wrote.

So. Worth. It. Anushka looked out-of-the-world stunning.

Hey, you can’t really blame us, because Anushka in that gorgeous sari deserves to be the centre of attention. Okay, you can go look at the pictures again now — we know you want to.

And if you’re a bride looking for traditional options for your pheras, Anushka’s heavy brocade weave will serve perfectly as a wedding sari and even work for the after-wedding festivities.

Virat complemented his new bride in an elegant black textured silk bandhgala. (Instagram)

While Anushka epitomised the sophisticated woman with traditional sensibilities — the woman who most wants to look timeless and elegant on her big day — husband Virat complemented his new bride in an elegant black textured silk bandhgala with buttons in 18k gold. He teamed it with a white silk kurta with hand-woven brocade churidaar, mojris from the Sabyasachi accessories line and a hand-embroidered antique Pashmina shawl.

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First Published: Dec 22, 2017 10:54 IST