By Namrata Arora Last Updated:
Yes, he broke a million hearts and finally got married. But, we cannot help but love the newly married couple as the two make the cutest pair ever. Shahid and Mira, or Shira, are now in Mumbai in their new home. They are gearing up for a royal filmy reception party to be hosted on the July 12. We are sure you must have read all that there is to know about this young couple and their wedding. So, we decided to get you the ideas that were incorporated in the wedding along with some useful tips that can come in handy to you while planning your own. Well, here it goes:
Just because it is a Bollywood wedding does not mean it needs to be a huge affair full of pomp and show. The wedding itinerary was a perfect two-day affair, which started with a mehendi function on the morning of July 6, followed by a cocktail and sangeet ceremony in the evening. The next day witnessed the wedding ceremony in the morning amidst close family and friends followed by a grand reception party at night. Just two days, brilliant use of time and resources- and a perfect wedding! And, if Shahid can do it, why not you?
Shahid and Mira’s photo was used in the décor during Mira’s bridal shower, along with her photos with all her friends. It was a really cute touch. Even at their sangeet ceremony, there was a poster of Shahid and Mira, which resembled the movie poster of Shahid’s film Phata Poster Nikla Hero. This is indeed a quirky décor idea that even you can include in your pre-wedding ceremonies.
Surprising us all, the bride Mira chose to don minimal makeup with beautiful pastel coloured outfits, which were not that heavily embellished. She looked very comfortable while dancing at her sangeet. She carried herself well when the couple came out to address the media post their wedding as well.
She left her hair loose on the kalire ceremony, along with flower jewellery, and looked super cute. Ditching the traditional heavy jewellery look, Mira wore a beautiful Navratna haar with a jhoomar on her head that looked oh-so-elegant. Her hairstyle too was simple yet classy. It was a simple bun decorated with flowers, visible through her pretty net dupatta.
For all those of you who were wondering why Mira did not wear a chooda, well here is some news! The beautiful bride went a step ahead to be different from the usual and wore a pink chooda that matched her wedding outfit. We loved that bold move and are even bigger fans of the lady ever since!
The highlight of the wedding was surely the romantic yet catchy signboards that had- the couple's name along with the wedding date, an arrow for shoes, an arrow for the vows and one for the love that was in the air and everywhere. Not to forget, the white flower curtains that added elegance and beauty to the décor.
Instead of spending thousands of rupees on orchid and other expensive flowers for the varmala ceremony the couple exchanged yellow rose garlands. The yellow flowers also matched their pastel coloured wedding outfits really well.
Designer Ravish Kapoor designed the wedding card for this ‘Bollywood shaadi of the year’. He said that it was Shahid’s parents who wanted something simple and elegant, with white and turquoise in it. They also were in favour of giving a gift with the card that was different, memorable and Indian. The card thus, came with boxes of four different types of tea flavours, and the finest honey in the country; all Indian in origin. Coming to the design, Ravish Kapoor said, "The card uses fine stock papers, uses great embossing technology and plating to give it that beautiful look. We used laser cutting to create the elegance of the box. Shahid did not want to use too much gold– so there are just a few touches here and there, the rest is the design in white and turquoise which speaks for itself."
From the bride’s outfit to the farmhouse’s décor, pastels and pretty flowers seemed to be the theme of the day. The colour scheme for the mehendi and the sangeet venue was pink, yellow and beige. The bronze bells and pinwheel decorations were something very unusual but looked good when teamed up together. There were no over the top drapes or exorbitant decorations.
The reception dinner took place on the same evening at The Oberoi in Gurgaon. The dinner was attended by about 500 guests, all being the close family members and friends of the couple. The venue looked classy and chic with a pink and white colour scheme, and flower and glass table settings.
She wore it right and carried it off like a pro! Now that is how it is done, ladies. If you too wish to wear a dual dupatta, Mira’s picture is what you need to show your stylist. Long enough to drape the entire waist and perfectly pinned to let her be comfortable.
The best part of this wedding was Mira’s decision of getting a light and simple mehendi design. Just because you are the bride, it does not necessarily mean you need to cover yourself up in henna. It is your wedding, have it your way, ladies!
Just because he is big Bollywood heartthrob, it does not mean he went ahead and booked the most expensive bakers in the city. The two cakes that were booked for the wedding and reception were very simple and looked delicious. And, what else a different was the personalised chocolates that were given to the guest instead of the usual.
And, the biggest highlight from the wedding you ask? Without a doubt, there would be a tie for this position. One being the post-wedding selfie that Shahid posted online with a tagline that said #hitched. The second being the moment the two came out to pose for the media hand-in-hand, much in love post their wedding ceremony. They looked really cute and romantic indeed!
To sum it up, this super-classy and down to earth wedding was all about simplicity and elegance. When it comes to food, you can try a vegetarian spread, which can be as delicious and sumptuous as any non-vegetarian one. As far as outfits and accessories are considered, you can try pastel shades for your wedding outfits, and say no to the traditional reds. A Navratan haar can never lose its charm and still look as royal and chic as ever. And, say a hearty yes to floral jewellery of ever kind! So, we hope you can utilise some of these tips for your wedding.