Inside Anushka Virat’s Starry Reception at The St Regis Mumbai
Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli’s grand wedding reception was held at the Astor Ballroom on the 9th floor of The St Regis Mumbai. One of the earliest guests to arrive was actor Boman Irani. Virat’s family also arrived early and posed for the shutterbugs who were waiting since 5 pm. The party got bigger and merrier post 9 pm as the who’s who of Bollywood and sporting legends arrived. Guests from B-town included the Bachchan clan, Rekha, Madhuri Dixit, Shah Rukh Khan, and Ranbir Kapoor.
Anushka wore a golden embellished lehenga by Sabyasachi. Her stunning dupatta was clinched on the waist with a Bengal tiger belt. The look was accessorised with a necklace and earrings handcrafted with rose cut diamonds, solitaires and briolettes from the Sabyasachi fine jewellery collection.
Virat wore a classic navy blue bandhgala by Raghavendra Rathore which he teamed with white Jodhpur Breeches, a pink pocket square and brown leather shoes. The bride wore her hair in retro curls, side swept and pinned on one side.
While Sridevi, Aishwarya Rai, Katrina Kaif wore creations by Manish Malhotra, star daughters Sara Ali Khan and Shweta Bachchan wore Abu Jani-Sandeep Khosla. Kangana Ranaut wore a stunning Sabysachi lehenga while Lara Dutta and Madhuri Dixit wore ethereal creations by Tarun Tahiliani.
Shweta Bachchan-Nanda and Amitabh Bachchan
MS Dhoni and daughter Ziva(left), Rohit Sharma and wife Ritika Sajdeh, Zaheer Khan and wife Sagarika Ghatge
Sachin Tendulkar, wife Anjali and daughter Sara
A. R. Rahman(left), Karan Johar and Sidharth Malhotra(left) and Shahrukh Khan(right)
Nita Ambani and Ranbir Kapoor
Jasprit Bumrah, Ravindra Jadeja and Mohammad Kaif
Sridevi and madhuri Dixit Nene
Aishwarya and Abhishek Bacchan
Ibrahim and Sara Ali Khan
Katrina Kaif and vaani kapoor
Lara Dutta, Mahesh Bhupathi, Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh
Aditi Rao Hydari and Kriti Sanon
Kangana Ranaut and Rekha
Zenobia and Boman Irani and Rajkumar Hirani
The decor theme for the evening was ‘Enchanted Forest’. The magnificent food spread included the most popular dishes from all The St. Regis Mumbai restaurants- European grills, a huge Japanese Sushi bar, Awadh delicacies, and food from Thailand and Hong Kong.
This week the couple is expected to travel to South Africa where the Indian captain will prep for the upcoming series, and Anushka will spend New Year’s Eve with him. And soon after, Anushka will return to Mumbai in the month of January to begin the next schedule of Anand L Rai’s film co-starring Shah Rukh.
The Wedding Makers (#AVSquad)
Bride and Groom Ensembles: Sabyasachi and Raghavendra Rathore
Jewellery: Sabyasachi Fine Jewellery
Makeup and Hair: Subhash Vagal (Subbu) and Gabriel Georgiou
Styling: Allia Al Rufai
Event Design and Decor: Devika Narain R of Devika Narain & Company
Florals: Anchal Aurora of JUNE 8 EVENTS
Photography & Film: The Wedding Salad and The Wedding Filmer
Food: Himanshu Taneja (Director of Culinary) and team of The St. Regis Mumbai
Wedding Planners & Event Management: Tina Tharwani and Saurabh Malhotra of Shaadi Squad
Hospitality & VIP Coordination: WE (Weddings & Entertainment) Hospitality
Event Security: Yaseen Khan of YK Protection
Photos Courtesy: Camera Crew