KARACHI/MUMBAI: Bollywood starlet Sonam Kapoor, who has earned the 'fashionista' tag in Bollywood with her experimental taste, chose a traditional bright red lehenga with heavy jewellery for her wedding day as she tied the knot with long-time beau Anand Ahuja at a ceremony on Tuesday morning.
Sonam wore a lotus-motif ensemble by designer Anuradha Vakil and looked every bit the Punjabi bride with her hands adorned by a deep maroon colour of henna, both wrists full of the bangles. She wore a statement maatha-patti.
The groom, a Delhi-based businessman, too, looked dapper in a Raghavendra Rathore creation, a beige sherwani. He paired his sherwani with a beige and cream 'saafa' along with pearl and ruby strings.
The wedding took place at Sonam's aunt's place in Bandra here, with a slew of close family and friends of the couple in attendance.
The actors' Veere Di Wedding co-star Kareena Kapoor Khan looked elegant in a soft pink ensemble as she walked colour coordinated with husband Saif Ali Khan and son Taimur.
The wedding proceedings were closely guarded as even Sonam arrived at the venue in a car with curtains hiding her look from the media.
Later, an official photograph of the starlet in her bridal avatar was released. However, curious fans of Sonam were filled in with inside photographs and video snippets via social media.
A short video showcasing Sonam walking the aisle saw the star being accompanied by her brothers, led by Harshvardhan and cousin Arjun.
The newlywed made an appearance together in the evening at a grand reception party, attended by Bollywood bigwigs.
Sonam chose a Anamika Khanna ensemble for the event, with bight lips, minimal jewellery and straight hair. Her look for the evening contradicting the one she adorned in the morning for wedding rituals.
Sonam's father and veteran actor Anil Kapoor and brother Harshvardhan looked dapper in suits while cousins Janhvi, Khushi, Anshula, Shanaya and Arjun were dressed in ethnic designer wear for the special day.
Other family members Boney Kapoor, Sanjay Kapoor and Maheep Kapoor too were present for the occasion.
From the film and fashion industry, Abhishek Bachchan, Karan Johar, Jacqueline Fernandez, Rani Mukerji, Swara Bhasker, Karisma Kapoor, designer Masaba Gupta and stylist Pernia Qureshi were present.
Sonam is known for her unique but impeccable taste in fashion and is known to be quite a trendsetter.
Before what seems like bringing red back in fashion with her bridal outfit on Tuesday, Sonam chose to go with subtle colours for her pre-wedding ceremonies.
For her mehendi function on Sunday, she chose a peach and grey sharara ensemble by Vakil, and for her grand sangeet celebrations on Monday, she was elegance personified in a heavy ivory lehenga by Abu Janu-Sandeep Khosla.
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