When actor Sammir Dattani wed Ritika Jolly in Dehradun, the Times of India, stated the wedding was ‘Low on Celeb Quotient but High on Excitement’. Tonight, at Sammir and Ritika’s Reception at Cricket Club of India (CCI), Mumbai we expect the opposite. After all, weddings in smaller towns, complete with naach-gaana, have an element of energy and fun, not usually seen in celeb-studded Mumbai receptions.
The star last seen in ‘I Hate Love Storys’ and his scriptwriter bride wanted their wedding to be a family affair, complete with traditional festivities, so Dehradun, where Ritika’s grand-parents live was the perfect choice. On March 12th, the wedding day, Sammir arrived at the venue in a vintage car, wearing a white sherwani designed by his costume-designer sister-in-law Niharika Jolly. Ritika wore a self-designed lehenga, in red and gold and looked very charming and sweet.
Tonight’s reception at CCI is reportedly a not-so-big affair with 200 guests—the gold and red wedding card quotes Vincent Van Gogh: “There is nothing more truly artistic than two souls in love” and the accompanying box of chocolates features the famous line from Forrest Gump ‘Life is like a box of chocolates you never know what you’re going to get!’