Above: Daisy Shah poses with newlyweds Arpita Khan and Aayush Sharma Below: Bride Arpita Khan’s brothers Salman, Arbaaz and Sohail perform the rituals. Wedding was held according to Punjabi rituals.
So, the most anticipated Bollywood family wedding of the year has just taken place, and with the ceremony, held at the prestigious Falaknuma Palace, being a super private affair, we at Think Shaadi thought we’d treat you to some info, that we’ve sourced from around the web.
Above: The newlyweds towards the end of their wedding day Below: The grand surroundings of Falaknuma Palace, where the couple and guests ate a beautifully prepared meal of Deccan cuisine.
Let’s get started with some background details about the couple. Arpita Khan is the adopted daughter of Bollywood legends Salim Khan and Helen Richardson, Arpita is currently working with a leading architectural and interior design firm, with plans to make a move into the film industry, like her father and big brother Salman. Her husband Aayush Sharma hails form Delhi, and although previously a businessman he nurtures a dream of making a career in Bollywood. The couple are certainly well suited, dating for some time and with the added bonus of the two families taking an immediate liking to each other.
Above: Arpita with various friends and family during her Mehendi Below: A handsome Aayush during the Haldi ceremony.
The festivities began on Sunday, with Arpita’s pre-wedding Mehendi at the couples gorgeous galaxy apartment, it was an intimate affair, but it gave us a taste of what was to come. Despite it being intimate, it was most certainly a classy affair, as expected.
Above: Malaika Arora Khan and Amrita Rao with family Below: Karan, Kabir and Salman looking dashing.
Once the big day arrived, all eyes were on Falaknuma Palace, which was luxuriously decorated. Now, although it was indeed a super secretive ceremony, thank God Twitter and Instagram exist, as we got to see special snatches of the happy couples day, along with some excellent shots of just who wore what.
Above: Arpita’s sisters-in-law Malaika Arora Khan and Seema Khan and Malaika’s sister Amrita Arora, all dressed in outfits designed by Seema Below: Salman Khan along with his ex girlfriend Katrina Kaif, good friend Aamir Khan danced to her hit number Chikni Chameli at sister Arpita Khan’s wedding.
Arpita looked truly radiant in a beautiful red lehenega, by Abu and Sandeep, accessorised with regal kundan jewellery, her make was done by the genius Daniel Bauer. Brothers Salman, Arbaaz and Sohail, who had the honour of performing the rituals, were dressed in highly masculine, traditional saafas.
1. Arpita the blushing bride 2. Sister Alvira with family and friends
Now, as for the guest list, well that was a magnificent cavalcade of Bollywood’s finest actors, actresses and director, including director Karan Johar, actresses Priyanka Chopra and Katrina Kaif, Kiran Rao, and director Kabir Khan with wife Mini Mathur.
1. Arpita with the magnificent make-up artist Daniel Bauer 2. Arpita with model and actress Mini Mathur
More on the fashion side, we got to see Malaika Arora Khan look absolutely stunning in a Seema Khan green lehenga. Arpita Khan Sharma looked gorgeous in a white lehenga and Priyanka Chopra looked every inch a princess in a royal blue sari.
1. Salman with the newlyweds 2. The outstandingly decorated wedding cake, which weighed in at 150kgs
All in all this was a star-studded extravaganza, bursting with luxury and of course love. We wish he couple a life of health and happiness.