Influencer, Harshita Gupta Reveals The Story Behind Her Regal 'Laal Chikankari' Wedding Lehenga

Influencer, Harshita Gupta, who recently got married to the love of her life, Shrey Chhabra, revealed why she chose a 'laal joda' that, too, a 'chikankari' one, which took eight months to be made.


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Influencer, Harshita Gupta Reveals The Story Behind Her Regal 'Laal Chikankari' Wedding Lehenga

Harshita Gupta, who goes by the name Soharshi on Instagram, married the love of her life, Shrey Chhabra, on December 1, 2023. The influencer enjoys a fan following of over 1.2 million on Instagram, and she keeps her audience engaged with her hilarious videos on relationships and general life. In order to commemorate her special day, Harshita dropped breathtaking and mesmerising pictures from her wedding on her official Instagram account, and the cutesy pictures from their nuptials are simply unmissable.

Harshita Gupta wore a customised chikankari lehenga

Harshita looked drop-dead gorgeous on her wedding day in a beautiful red chikankari lehenga. And her contrasting jewellery added stars to her overall look. The influencer paired her beautiful lehenga with a statement necklace featuring pearl-drop detailings. She wore matching earrings, a regal matha patti, and a chic nath, which enhanced her overall bridal look. Harshita kept her makeup subtle, with a dewy base, shimmery eyeshadow, a classic stroke of eyeliner, enhanced eyebrows, and red lipstick. 

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The story behind Harshita Gupta’s chikankari lehenga

On December 8, 2023, Harshita Gupta took to her official Instagram account and shared the story behind the making of her unique chikankari lehenga. Being her quirky self, the influencer shared that she wanted to get married since her childhood, but the only hindrance was that she did not have a groom. Harshita further said that as she is from Lucknow, she did not want to wear anything except chikankari. Harshita also mentioned that she always wanted to wear a red lehenga.  She further said:

“For me, dulhan ka joda is laal. Chikankari is royal, intricate, nawabi, I think everything I wanted to wear on my big day.”

Her lehenga is by the brand, Alekhya Chikankari by the designer, Suhani Gurnani. The designer of Harshi’s lehenga revealed the whole story behind the making of her bridal attire. She mentioned that six female artisans worked for eight months straight to make her lehenga. Harshita's lehenga was made in three stages, blocking or chhapai, washing and dying, and then stiching. She further added:

“It all started with the sketch for Harshi’s lehenga. We had Harshi’s concept in mind, what she was looking forward to. First, the chappai happened, the blocking, and after that, it went for chikankari. It took around seven and a half to 8 months and is done by six female artisans. After that, we did the washing, and then it was dyed into the desired tone of Harshi. She wanted a red lehenga and a chikankari one. Then we went for the zardozi, the embellishment part and then the stitching. So these are the three stages. In this, there’s shadow work, which is called bakhiya, then we have given jaali, we have added ghaas patti and hool k phool as well, and they are beautifully adorned with Japanese cutdana in such a way that chikankari doesn’t lose its essence. Meanwhile, kaamdani enhances it.”

Check out the video here.

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Harshita Gupta’s groom, Shrey Chhabra, too, wore a chikankari sherwani

On the other hand, Harshita Gupta’s dulha, Shrey Chhabra, wore an ivory-hued chikankari sherwani by the popular brand, ADA Designer Chikan Studio. He paired his sherwani with matching pants, white pagdi, a doshala featuring some intricate chikankari at the borders, a pair of cool glasses, and a layered moti haar

We wish the newly married couple, Harshita Gupta and Shrey Chhabra, a happy life ahead.

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Pic courtesy: Harshita's IG, Alekhya Chikankari's IG
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