Embracing subtle hues, clean makeup and fuss-free outfits - Athiya Shetty’s bridal style was a refreshing one!
Expressing her personal style while making comfort her first priority, Athiya Shetty, daughter of iconic Bollywood actor Suniel Shetty wed cricketer KL Rahul at an intimate wedding hosted at her father’s home in Khandala. Flaunting soft colours that were accentuated by intricate threadwork, her outfits looked perfectly in place as she revelled with her loved ones surrounded by the beauty of the hills.
For her welcome party, Athiya chose to keep things simple yet chic in a fuschia-hued anarkali with gold embroidery. Pairing the look with a pair of statement chaandbali jhumkas, the ensemble was perfect for the laid-back occasion. On the makeup front, Athiya kept it simple with a light makeup look and open hair.
Glowing in an ivory cotton anarkali, Athiya contrasted beautifully with the decor on the occasion of her haldi. With intricate handmade gold gota, a gharars skirt and antique gold work that took 2000 hours to embroider, this outfit exuded comfiness, luxury and style. Completing her look was a statement maang tikka and a half-up braided updo.
Mehndi and Afterparty
When it comes to chikankari, you can’t go wrong. Choosing a light lemon yellow custom-made chikankari lehenga hand embroidered by woman artisans around the villages of Lucknow, this outfit exuded feminine powers as well as a sense of dreaminess. On the accessories front, Athiya donned her maternal grandmother’s antique earrings.
As the night fell, Athiya adapted the beauty of classic chikankari into a modern, playful pantsuit. With a corset-like top, baggy pants and a blazer embroidered with sequins and intricate threadwork, this look ticked all the boxes!
The Muhuratham had Athiya completely embracing her roots as she donned a handwoven tissue kanchivaram saree with a bright pink pallu. Her jewellery consisted of a gemstone-encrusted choker, a ghuttapusal necklace, necklace and gold balas. For her hair, she went for a sleek bun adorned with whimsical blooms.
The big day had Athiya reaching out for the classics again with a delicate chikankari work, old-rose hued lehenga. Crafted by ace designer Anamika Khanna, this lehenga flaunted delicate jaal and zardozi work along with floral motifs that also had metallic accents. Overall, the ensemble exuded a sense of subtlety and daintiness that reflected Athiya’s personal style. Her makeup took the subtle route too with dewy skin and rosy lips.
Keen to make sure that everything on her wedding outfit was personalised, Athiya’s kaleerein charms were inspired by the seven vows one takes during a Hindu wedding ceremony. Seven of the vows were engraved in Sanskrit along with little sunflowers and suns.
After the traditional looks at her wedding and muhuratham, Athiya unleashed her playful side with an Indo western co-ord set in a bright bridal red. Consisting of flared pants, a jacket with bell sleeves and a button down to – this outfit brimmed with intricate silver threadwork that stood out against the red hue. Her accessories were, in turn, kept minimal with her bridal managlsutra and an emerald choker.
The Wedding Makers
Wedding Planner: Shaadi Squad
Décor: Rani Pink Love
Bride’s Outfits: Lajjo (Welcome Party), Ritu Kumar (Haldi), Anjul Bhandari (Mehndi, After Party), Madhurya (Muhuratham), Anamika Khanna (Wedding, Reception)
Bride’s Shoes: Fizzy Goblet (Haldi, Reception)
Jewellery: Birdhichand Ghanshyamdas (Haldi, Wedding, Reception), Shri Paramani Jewels (Haldi, Mehndi), Veda Diamonds (After Party), Falguni Mehta (Muhuratham)
Accessories: Mrinalini Chandra (Kaleerein)
Makeup: Simran Gidwani (Welcome Party, Haldi, After Party, Muhuratham), Namrata Soni (Mehndi, Wedding, Reception)
Hairstyling: Reena Dutta (Welcome Party, Haldi, After Party, Muhuratham), Namrata Soni (Mehndi, Wedding, Reception)
Stylist: Ami Patel
Drapist: Nisha Desai (Mehndi, Muhuratham)
Photography: Stories by Joseph Radhik, Rohan Shrestha (Bridal Portraits)
Videography: House On The Clouds