Virat and Anushka in Delhi for their wedding reception

The reception ceremony of Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli and actor Anushka Sharma at a hotel in Delhi was more of a traditional affair with a select few including Prime Minister Narendra Modi among the invitees.

One of the most talked-about couples in both Tinseltown and cricket pitches who tied the knot in a private wedding ceremony in Italy on December 11, appeared for a photo-op at Hotel Taj Palace’s Raja Baugh area. Their fairytale wedding took place in Borgo Finocchieto in Buoncovento, near Florence, an hour from Tuscany, known for its celebrity-endorsed resorts.

Says fashion icon of India Sabyasachi who designed Anushka’s wedding lehnga as well as reception sari, “Anushka decided to wear red on her reception. And much to my absolute delight, it is a red Benarasi saree. From the by-lanes of Peeli Kothi in Benaras. I was particularly excited about this look because I have seen an entire generation of Bengali women getting married in red Benarasi sarees. The red bindi, the sindoor and the mogras in her hair just made the look more potent and powerful. She chose to wear heritage uncut diamond choker and jhumkas from the Sabyasachi Bridal Jewelry collection.”

Sabyasachi had decked Anushka for her wedding in a pale pink lehenga, “Surely, something had to compliment the amber skies along the vineyard. With Renaissance embroidery in vintage English colours embellished with silver-gold metal thread, pearls and beads, it took more than 32 days and more than 60 artisans to embroider the “tropical flora and fauna” on her choli and skirt.”

After the reception, the couple will fly to South Africa where Kohli will be prepping up for the upcoming series.

Anushka plans to spend the New Year’s Eve with her husband before flying back to Mumbai to start the shooting of Aanand L Rai’s film with Shah Rukh Khan.





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