RSS-Fashion It’s Ritu Kumar for Dia Mirza’s wedding!
In the middle of Friday night, Bollywood actor and producer Dia Mirza publicly announced a new phase of her life on Twitter—her wedding with longtime beau Sahil Sangha via a picture of the couple at the mehendi function that took place in Delhi earlier that day.
For her mehendi, Mirza posed next to her “happiness” wearing a great colour actually — deep marigold yellow — in the form of a chanderi anarkali by Ritu Kumar, with a vintage cut on the kurta which, Kumar tells Vogue, was a style used in the courts of Agra around the 15th century.
“The neck is deep and worked in embroidered gota patti on net, like the technique used at the time,” says Kumar. “The gold metallic taar used is of silver worked in gold thread and dori, to give it a stylized plant inlay look. Each panel is highlighted with a flowering buta. The odhni is fuschia worked with small butis of the same beaten gold gota patti, a fuschia brocade deep sinjaf finishes the edges of the outfit.”
Mirza and Sangha are already business partners, co-owning a production house, Born Free Entertainment and their first film under the banner, Love Breakups Zindagi made its debut in October 2011. They got engaged in April 2014, after postponing their wedding twice in 2013, reportedly due to the health of family members.
The three-day celebrations started on Friday with a mehendi function, which was followed by a sangeet the next day, where Mirza was clad in an Anita Dongre ensemble at a farmhouse in New Delhi. The weekend wedding took place on October 18 in the capital, where the bride wore a lovely vintage avadhi style ensemble in gold and emerald green by Ritu Kumar again, the groom complimenting her look with an off white Raghavendra Rathore silk linen brocade achkan.
Kumar designed a traditional joda for the bride, the embroidery work of old zardozi craftsmanship dating back to the Mughal era. Not your conventional bridal outfit, it was made up of a kurta, farshi pajama and a dupatta. The outfit was typically Hyderabadi in aesthetic, even the dupatta’s embroidery done by master craftsmen with a lineage from the Avadh court. “The elaborate borders placed on both the paat (upper half of the pajama) and the gote (lower half) seams are finished in a style typical of the Hyderabadi court, a city which Dia has lived in for many years,” says the designer.
Rumour has it actor Boman Irani performed the kanyadaan. The wedding was attended byclose friends Sushmita Sen, Rajkumar Hirani, Lara Dutta with husband Mahesh Bhupati, Zayed Khan, Sophie Choudry and Cyrus Sahukar and others.
Keeping the sartorial tempo high, Mirza chose designers Shantanu & Nikhil’s lehenga in raw silk for her reception.
This is not the first time the former Miss Asia Pacific International has taken to the online social medium to announce some big news.
Earlier this year, the actress made it official with Sangha as she posted a picture of the shiny couple from the IIFA 2014 awards in Tampa Bay
Oh and if you want to know who her wedding planners are, they’re Erina DeAbreu and Natasha Katgara Gocal of Divinity Weddings, also responsible for actress Vidya Balan’s wedding.