The gathering of a lot of people and extravaganza with the whole cavalcade of media is a common observation in the case of celebrity weddings. However, it was a completely contrasting affair in the case of the wedding of Kajal Aggarwal and Gautam Kitchlu. The Kajal Aggarwal and Gautam Wedding affair was mainly attended by close and dear friends, families, and relatives without any shortage of glamour and glitz. The wedding was perfect assimilation of two beautiful and committed people from distinct backgrounds ready to take the next step.
The bride and groom
Kajal Aggarwal is well-known for her acting in Bollywood films like “Singham” and “Special 26”. Other than that, she is an established artist in the Telegu and Tamil film industry. Moreover, she has a few awards on her list too. Her husband, Gautam Kitchlu, is also a well-known name in the furniture and interior design sector. The couple officially tied the knot on 30th October 2020 after spending a lovely and bittersweet engagement period a few months back. The intimate event containing only 50 people, according to the pandemic laws in effect throughout the state was the first-ever celebrity wedding in Mumbai since the lockdown. It was planned by the A-cube project and styled by celebrity stylist Amy Patel.
The couple got engaged amid lockdown and celebrated the life event with a small function with their near and dear ones. Kajal wore a beautiful yellow saree designed by Manish Malhotra, aptly embroidered with breathtaking and intricate design work. The otherworldly detailing with a multi-layered chain on the back added an exquisite panache and a quintessential feminine feel to the ensemble. Sleekly styled open hair completed the ensemble and the health restrictions were considered with an embroidered yellow mask. The groom wore an off white kurta and coupled it with a white embroidered face mask.
The celebration started on a traditional note with a Radha Krishna Satsang in the residence of the actress’s in Church gate, Mumbai. The living room of the beautiful brides’ home was transformed into a replica of Vrindavan Garden, the playground of the divine being with red and pink blooms. The bride was glowing with a perfectly matching red and ivory ensemble created by Varun Bahl.
The Mehendi Function
True to the ongoing arrangements, Kajal had an intimate Mehendi ceremony with her friends. They applied the auspicious herbal paste onto the brides’ hands. The deep color of the Mehendi was perfectly matched with the radiant, floral mint green suit by Anita Dongre, which she accessorized with chaandbalis designed by Anita Dongre pink city.
The Haldi ceremony
The Haldi function was again celebrated among close family and friends, for which the theme was floral décor. Keeping with it, the actress wore a sunny yellow sleeveless suit with exquisite floral jewelry. The merriments continued with lots of Punjabi music, beats of dhol, and the maximum dancing at Soufflé S’il Vous Plaît, Mumbai. The bride was dazzling and was looking radiant in a Shyamal and Bhumika designed effervescent orange kurta. Gautam, too was, looking dapper in an embroidered white kurta paired with a deep-blue Jahar coat.
The Chunni function
The Punjabi convention of ‘Chunni’ where the bride is welcomed into the grooms’ family was performed by Gautam’s brother and brother-in-law. For the event, she dresses in a spectacular lime green made-to-order lehenga by Anita Dongre, with subtle intonations of blush and lavender.
The wedding function was hosted at the Ballroom of Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai, which was decorated with instances of Kashmiri beauty like Shikara-styled windows and delicate pink floral accents. A flawlessly mirrored and flowered pathway headed to an elegantly designed serene pyramid-shaped Mandap hung with a cascading floral canopy.
The flushed bride wore a red lehenga by Anamika Khanna, while the groom wore an ivory Sherwani with all-over gold embroidery by Anita Dongre. The Telugu wedding ritual of Jeelakarabellum was followed by the couple to commemorate their ties with South India.
The reception was at the same venue, where the groom dressed in a sophisticated black suit and the bride chose a gold mermaid-cut lehenga with gorgeous gold needlework. The evening was full of emotions with heartfelt speeches from their family members, suitably complemented with beautiful music in the background.