A fairytale romance, much-publicised break-up, unapologetic PDAs, mutual admiration and the not-so-secret vacations. We’ve watched it all in awe! And now comes the grand Tuscany wedding at a picturesque heritage resort with bigwig designer names, exotic functions and of course, the mesmerising looks that have painted a rosy picture that’s hard to get our minds off. Yeah, we’re talking about the ‘it couple’, Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma’s (fondly called Virushka) nuptials, that are all things dreamy and unmatchable.
Looking like a ‘Happily Ever After’ pair in every frame, Virat-Anushka’s big day took place just a little over four hours south of Milan, in a historic property called Borgo Finocchieto in Tuscany, South Italy. Considering the couple’s expensive taste, we really hadn’t expected anything ordinary or just about good! Did you know that the venue is also where the Obamas – Barack and Michelle – had stayed during their Italian sojourn? Ah, now that’s royalty personified.
The host of photographs and video clips from their wedding ceremonies suggest that the decor was minimalistic and sophisticated. Doesn’t the theme of soothing flowers work brilliantly to add elegance to the ceremony? The entire concept of using minimal colours for the backdrop set the tone right, giving today’s generation millions of eccentric ideas for their wedding.
The bride and groom looked resplendent in ensembles created by celebrity designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee. We still can’t get over images of Anushka in that splendid blush pink lehenga in vintage English colours, that graphic lehenga in fuchsia pink and orange she wore for the mehendi ceremony or the burgundy velvet saree from the engagement. Even the fierce India cricket captain looked like a royal groom in that lovely Sabyasachi sherwani with a pale pink safa and three-piece navy-blue suit.
There was something about the picture-perfect resort with scenic countryside views and natural ambiance that made this gala an ideal romantic destination wedding. Can locally-hosted nuptials ever match up to the charm and glamour of this shaadi of the year? The venue experience looks just so elevated, that if one intends to have such a dream arrangement, one needn’t step out of the hotel at all. Somewhere, it has left all of us with a dream to get married in such a setting. The Bollywood diva and handsome cricketer have certainly set new wedding goals for all the brides and groom-to-bes. A major #WeddingTrends alert, we say!