Kajal Aggarwal and Gautam Kitchlu
The Telugu star tied the knot in an intimate ceremony at Mumbai’s iconic Taj Mahal Palace.
Highly acclaimed in the Telugu and Tamil film industry, “Singham” star Kajal Aggarwal tied the knot with businessman Gautam Kitchlu on 30th October 2020. Kajal’s engagement to beau Gautam, who is an interior design and furniture entrepreneur, had been announced just a few months before. The couple’s intimate wedding of just 50, which was hosted at the Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai in accordance with state laws, was the first celebrity wedding in Mumbai post lockdown.
The wedding was planned by WeddingSutra Favorite – The A-Cube Project, while the couple was styled for all the functions by celebrity stylist Ami Patel.
The couple got engaged in June, amidst the thick of the lockdown, and had a small family function to celebrate the same. Kajal’s exqusite yellow saree by Manish Malhotra was the epitome of elegance. delicately embroidered with breathtaking intricacies. However, it was the multi-layer chain back detailing on the blouse that stole the show, adding an ethereal, feminine feel to the look. She finished her look with sleek open hair and of course, a matching embroidered mask to stay safe and celebrate responsibly.
The festivities started on an auspicious note with a Radha Krishna Satsang at Kajal’s family home in Nagin Mahal Building at Churchgate. For the occasion, her living room was transformed with red and pink blooms to depict Vrindavan Garden, which her red and ivory Varun Bahl outfit matched perfectly.
Kajal got her hands decorated with beautiful designs with her close friends in a small mehndi function. She looked radiant in a floral, mint green suit by Anita Dongre, which she teamed with chaandbalis by Anita Dongre Pink City.
The haldi was a cozy function with just family members and saw floral décor, while the bride donned a sunny yellow sleeveless suit with beautiful floral jewellery. The celebrations continued with dhol music and a whole lot of dancing at Soufflé S’il Vous Plaît, for which she slipped into a vibrant orange kurta set by Shyamal and Bhumika.
The Punjabi tradition of Chunni was performed by the groom’s brother and brother-in-law as they welcomed Kajal into their family. For the occasion, she donned a stunning lime green custom-made lehenga by Anita Dongre, with delicate accents of blush and lavender.
The wedding ceremony hosted at the Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai was an homage to the couple’s Punjabi and Kashmiri heritage respectively. The stunning ballroom was decked with quaint decor inspired by the idyllic beauty of Kashmir, and incorporated elements such as Shikara style windows and floral accents in delicate hues of pink. An immaculate mirrored pathway lined with beautiful flowers and pampas grass led to the elegant pyramid-shaped mandap hung with a cascading floral canopy that mesmerized everyone who walked in. The serene setting was perfect for the auspicious occasion.
The blushing bride looked enchanting in a red lehenga featuring Kashmiri resham work by Anamika Khanna, while the groom wore an ivory sherwani with all-over gold embroidery by Anita Dongre for their pheras. In a touching gesture, the couple honored their individual relationships with South India by including the Telugu wedding ritual of Jeelakarabellum.
The wedding was followed by an elegant formal reception at the same venue, for which the groom donned a suave balck suit while the bride opted for a gold mermaid-cut lehenga with exquisite gold embroidery. The evening saw heartfelt speeches and toasts by family members, as well as enthralling music by a violinist.
The Wedding Makers
Venues: Ballroom, Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai (Wedding and Post Wedding Party), Soufflé | S’il Vous Plaît, Churchgate (Mehndi)
Wedding Designer, Stylist & Planner: The A-Cube Project
Bridal Stylist: Ami Patel
Florals: Afreen Wedding Services
Production: D Karmali & Co
Fusion Chants (Wedding): DJ Ganesh
Groom’s Outfit: Anita Dongre (Wedding)
Bride’s Outfits: Manish Malhotra (Engagement), Varun Bahl (Satsang), Anita Dongre (Mehendi & Chunni Ceremony), Shyamal and Bhumika (Haldi), Anamika Khanna (Wedding), Falguni and Shane Peacock (After Party)
Bride’s Shoes: Stoffa (Satsang), Fizzy Goblet (Haldi)
Jewellery: Manish Malhotra Jewellery (Engagement), Jadau Jewellery by Faguni Mehta (Satsang), Anita Dongre Pink City (Mehndi), Mrinalini Chandra (Wedding), Sunita Shekhawat (Haldi & Wedding), The Rose (Reception)
Kaleerien: Mrinalini Chandra
DJ (After-Party): DJ Ganesh
Mehendi Artist: Veena Nagda
Makeup Artist: Reshmaa Merchant (Satsang), Vishal Charan
Floral Jewellery and Sehra: Les Couronnes de Victoire (Chunni Ceremony), Floral Art by Srishti
Wedding Favors: Izhaar by Core Designs
Photography: Stories by Joseph Radhik, Rahul Jhangiani
Videography: Paper Tiger Films