Just when we thought we couldn’t fall more in love with Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli, we did again! And while we were still getting over their dreamy, intimate ceremony in picturesque Tuscany, these newlyweds took the nation by storm at their wedding reception held in New Delhi last night, courtesy their mesmerising pictures that gave us a whiff of their royal-esque looks.
Decoding Anushka’s unmatchable gorgeousness
“I don’t think Indian brides feel complete without wearing the colour red in one of their functions. Anushka decided to wear red on her reception,” said the couple’s celebrity designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee on Instagram. He also revealed that the actress’s red bindi, the sindoor and the flowers in her hair just made her look more fascinating and powerful. And we couldn’t agree more!
Anushka looked resplendent in a red Benarasi saree that had intricate golden motifs and a broad zardosi border that added finesse to the six yard. She added a traditional touch with Sabyasachi Heritage Jewellery that included an exquisite diamond choker that was similar to her engagement jewellery, and a 22K gold jhumka with uncut diamonds and pearls.
For her makeup, she opted for a matte base that was accentuated with bold smokey eyes and signature nude lips. Considering how rich her saree and ornate vintage jewellery was, we think her beauty look was totally failsafe. Anushka’s middle-parted sleek and shiny bun with a gorgeous jasmine garland has totally got us drooling over her, too. What’s the most endearing part about her avatar? It was her heavy sindoor and red bindi that just tied her look together.
Decoding Virat’s royal swag
Kohli couldn’t have complemented his stunning new bride in a better way! He chose a black textured silk signature bandhgala Sabyasachi sherwani with house buttons made from 18k gold. Woahh! Now that’s the kind of stuff dreams are made of! The Indian cricket skipper paired his outfit with a white silk kurta and an off-white hand-woven brocade churidaar.
And if you’re still thinking about Anushka Sharma’s breathtaking saree, then let us tell you that Virat wore a hand-embroidered antique Pashmina shawl from the designer’s ‘Kashmir Revival’ project. There’s something about it that reminded us of the majestic personalities of Bengali babus during the pre-independence era. Isn’t it? He clubbed the ensemble with black mojris and the man couldn’t have looked any more dapper.
We’re now waiting with bated breath to check out Virushka’s awesome-ness at their Mumbai reception. Let’s see how much more we can possibly adore them!