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After two months of conversations that began on social media i.e. Facebook and Snapchat and later progressed to late-night phone calls, this couple decided to meet and see if their camaraderie developed over two continents could survive the actual meeting. His ‘gym look’ and her ‘gross track pants and tee look’ didn’t stop them from falling for each other, and after some walking and talking they knew they were in love. (Also Read: Sonam Kapoor Ahuja Shares Anand's Reaction When She Flew To Cannes Just After 2 Days Of Wedding)
National award-winning actor Sonam Kapoor, who is also known for her impeccable fashion and style quotients, fell in love with Anand Ahuja, who is the founder of clothing label Bhane and sneaker store Veg Non Veg. Hailing from two different worlds, Sonam and Anand have a lot to discover about each other. After two years of dating each other, Sonam and Anand tied the knot in a multi-event star-studded affair, which literally took over entire social media platforms.
Though the revelry from all the functions from Sonam and Anand’s wedding ceremonies broke the internet, a sneak peek to some unseen exclusive pictures were featured in the Vogue magazine’s July edition. From Sonam’s portraits with her family, bridesmaids to some candid getting-ready shots to some intimate bride-groom clicks, let us take you to a never-seen-before peek into Sonam K Ahuja and Anand S Ahuja’s wedding album.
After winning our hearts with her ethereal ‘vision in white’ look on sangeet, she slew the ‘traditional red’ look at her wedding. India’s fashionista, Sonam Kapoor collaborated with Anamika Khanna, Shehla Khan, Masaba, Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla for her statement-making wedding looks. Here’re the highlights and candid shots from the most amazing bride of 2018, Sonam Kapoor Ahuja:
Sonam Kapoor Ahuja’s makeup artist and hairstylist, Namrata Soni spoke to Vogue about her wedding look and stated, “There’s tears in my eyes. I think she’s the most beautiful bride of our country; as delicate as a flower. It’s an extremely emotional time for me.” About her reception look, she went on to say, “She’s so happy and in love, it’s heartwarming to see. She has been one of the most radiant brides; I barely had to do anything to get her ready, and she looked so stunning. It was a very contemporary and edgy look. We just wanted it to spell out Sonam.” (Also Read: 50 Beautiful Pics Of Brides Twirling Their Wedding Lehengas Happily To Make A Magical Capture)
About her mellow Golconda diamond in a gold setting, more liquid and citrine-esque than blinding engagement ring designed by Tarang Arora, Sonam revealed, “I didn’t want a big fancy diamond. I wanted something that I wouldn’t feel embarrassed to wear all the time, I didn’t want something loud or showy. Anand sourced the stone—he loves saying it. He says it’s a meetha colour. It’s a little yellow, so it looks old and pretty.”
Though Sonam and Anand were dating for the past two years, their love story just seems to begin. With their best-friends like chemistry and expression of love, Sonam and Anand are setting a high benchmark for all the married couples. Just like their viral hashtag #EverydayPhenomenal, everyday continues to be phenomenal for this head-over-heels-in-love couple.
Anand S Ahuja shared the following picture on his Instagram and captioned it with a heart-warming poem for his darling wife. He wrote, “From the beginning of my life, I have been looking for your face... today I have seen it. Today I have seen the charm, the beauty, the unfathomable grace of the face that I was looking for... I have found you… I am bewildered by the magnificence of your beauty and wish to see you with a hundred eyes. My heart (is filled) with passion and has searched forever for this wondrous beauty that I now behold I am ashamed to call this love human and afraid of God to call it divine. Your fragrant breath like the morning breeze has come to the stillness of the garden You have breathed... life into me I have become your sunshine and also your shadow... Every fiber of my being is in love with you. Your effulgence has lit a fire in my heart for me the earth and the sky… #Rumi. Feelings from the first day we met, 2 years (to the date) from when we got married @sonamkapoor! #everydayphenomenal”
Did it make you too go awe over him? Now, do you know how these lovebirds met? In an interview with Vogue, Sonam recalled their first date and reminisced, “I was apparently wearing the worst sneakers he had ever seen. I keep telling him that he fell in love with me despite my bad sneaker game… That day, walking and talking in London, I knew he was the love of my life. He apparently knew the first time we spoke on the phone… It was just so easy.”
Speaking about the two worlds they belong from, Sonam was quoted as saying, “He makes clothes—and I wear them! He comes from a business background, so that’s alien to me. I’m the third generation in a film family. So there’s a lot to talk about, a lot to discover about each other, but we have a lot of similarities.” (Also Read: Sonam Kapoor Ahuja-Anand Ahuja Share Unseen Pics From Their Wedding With A Romantic Caption)
Further talking about the early days of their friendship, Sonam stated, “The first time we met, we talked about our respective work. I was just struck by the fact that I could speak to her so openly about everything. We were chatting on Snapchat one night and she said, ‘Stop texting, just call me.’ And we spoke for two hours that night… Our friendship started over superficial things like vegan chocolates and sneakers but soon we were having deeper conversations.”
One fact that you might know about the groom is that since Anand is a basketball player and he cannot wear rings, a New York-based tattoo artist Keith ‘Bang Bang’ McCurdy got him a version of his wedding ring i.e. a tattoo on his ring finger. Hubby goals!
Sonam Kapoor Ahuja, who recently turned 33, is a daddy’s little girl. She is very close to her parents, Sunita Kapoor and Anil Kapoor and her siblings who call her ‘Senior’, Rhea Kapoor and Harshvardhan Kapoor. She pampered to the core by her parents, especially her father. Rhea shared the Vogue cover featuring her sister, Sonam and jiju Anand on her Instagram handle.
Rhea captioned it as, “#everydayphenomenal I think it goes without saying that every sister hopes her sister will find the man or woman for her that sees her the way she does. Who brings out that best version only you know is there. Through all the fights and crappy boyfriends, bad ideas and relationships that turn into lessons you hope that they find someone who sees their true magic and value. Senior and Anand, you make me very happy, don’t screw it up! love you! Special thank you to @karanjohar for the you know what, you know where with you know who. That’s all.” (Also Read: Brides-To-Be, Don't Forget To Click These 7 Types Of Pictures With Your Darling Brother)
More than the bride, it's her bridesmaids and friends who waited for her wedding. The wedding becomes all the more special and fun for the bride with them by her side. Check out some candid fun-filled moments of Sonam Kapoor with her bridesmaids and friends.
Different shades of emotions that every bride go through at her wedding are perfectly relatable with these pictures of Sonam. What do you think?
After going through these unseen pictures, all we can say is that Sonam Kapoor Ahuja and Anand S Ahuja were perfect in every sense of the word. Their wedding no less than a dreamy fairy-tale in itself, and we hope in future, their every day is phenomenal! (Also Read: 15 Beautiful 'Vidaai Moments' From Real Indian Weddings That'll Bring Tears In Your Eyes)
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