Sagarika Ghatge and Zaheer Khan, Taj Mahal Palace Mumbai
Life imitated art when the ‘Chak De’ girl Sagarika Ghatge fell in love with cricketer Zaheer Khan.
The country is passionate about two things – Bollywood and Cricket; so naturally, a marriage between the two fields is going to garner a lot of interest! And it’s adorable that the ‘Chak De’ girl who romances a cricketer in the movie as well, fell for a cricketer in real life.
Bollywood actress Sagarika Ghatge and former cricketer Zaheer Khan have been together for the longest time and marriage has been on the cards for a while. The two opted for a fuss-free registered marriage but their other wedding functions -the mehndi and the star-studded reception – exuded grandeur.
To the civil ceremony, Sagarika wore a gorgeous Sabyasachi red silk saree with an embroidered blouse by the same designer. All smiles for the paparazzi, the new bride opted for a heavy statement choker necklace, earrings and bangles to go with the look. We had trouble peeling our eyes off the stunning bride, but Zaheer Khan managed subtle desi swag in a soft pink self-printed kurta.
At the reception later in the day, Sagarika wore a gorgeous pink lehenga and she looked radiant in the Faabiiana design that felt summery and light, accessorizing with neutral jewellery: earrings, choker, rani haar and maang tika.
With the low-key official nuptials out of the way, Sagarika and Zaheer celebrated their union on a grand scale. They’d already begun the party with a pre-wedding function for their close friends. Here, Sagarika looked every bit the silver screen princess in a stunning customized outfit by Falguni and Shane Peacock.
It was cool colors at the Mehndi where Sagarika wore a sea green lehenga by Anita Dongre while Zaheer looked handsome in a royal blue kurta.
The newlyweds hosted their wedding reception at The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Mumbai and memorable moments from the event was captured by WeddingNama in beautiful frames. For this lavish affair, the couple chose the breathtaking gilded Ballroom with its sparkling crystal chandeliers, gold patterned walls with scalloped pillars and graceful arches. The coming together of Bollywood and cricket royalty was every bit as spectacular as we expected. Zaheer looked debonair in his royal blue achkan and Sagarika was a radiant bride in her golden Benarasi Sabyasachi lehenga, paired it with chunky earrings and necklaces.
The wedding reception was a star-studded affair attended by luminaries like actors Sushmita Sen, Anushka Sharma, Bina Kak, Hazel Keech, Arshad Warsi and Maria Goretti and cricketers Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh and Virender Sehwag who also joined the celebrations.
Venue: Ballroom and Crystal Room, Taj Mahal Palace Hotel for Reception Wedding Planner and Event Management: Aditya Motwane (Motwane Entertainment & Weddings) Design: Sakshi Jerath (Designs by Sakshi Jerath) Florals: Afreen Florist Decor: D.Karmali & Co. Invitations: Ravish Kapoor DJ: Kumar Swamy Bride’s Outfit: Faabiiana (Reception), Anita Dongre (Mehndi), Falguni and Shane Peacock (Wedding Party), Sabyasachi (Court Marriage and Reception Party) Groom’s Outfit: Sabyasachi and Raghavendra Rathore