Actor Varun Dhawan and his new wife Natasha Dalal had been together years before they made it official and got married on January 24, 2021 in a very intimate setting with just around 50 guests given the pandemic. We were all so excited to see the couple and the pictures of who all attended, who wore what, how did Natasha look, did the couple match their outfits etc.
Natasha Dalal spilt the beans on each detail from the wedding and also rolled out the essentials every bride must own, in an exclusive interview to Brides Today magazine, so scroll down to know it all.
Bridal Look Inspiration
Natasha has a Parsi heritage so she shared that hues of ivory, gold and pink is what she has seen while growing up.
"I always knew that these were the colours I wanted to wear at my own wedding. For me, it's all about the minutest of details—each outfit followed a theme that was implemented with exquisite detailing in terms of the colour palette, fabrics and embroidery," she said.
She did what many of us girls want to do and that is to wear something blue and borrowed - our ma's jewellery!
"I wanted to adorn the necklace that my mother wore at her own wedding. It was a gorgeous gold jadau necklace that we revamped with light pink tourmaline stones dangling from the layers, and paired it with uncut diamond jhumkas and a maang tikka with tourmaline accents.
"Since I wanted the mehendi look to have a traditional feel, I designed a raw silk lehenga with multi-coloured floral motifs. In fact, we went far enough to match the venue décor, to set off the ivory with cream and pink floral details," Natasha told the magazine.
This look as explained by her was a representation of the mutual love and taste of her and Varun.
She said: "I wanted the lehenga to express something that the both of us—Varun and I—really loved; which is the sea and the beach! Hence, I chose to incorporate that theme in the embroidery for my lehenga. The piece featured sea horses, turtles, shells and waves, in layers of organza.
"The embroidery was a mix of threadwork, kundan, sequins and beads in shades of gold, pink and white. I accessorized my look with a ruby necklace that belonged to my mother-in-law; it was a diamond setting, heroing the ruby at the centre."
The Wedding Look
Natasha designed her look herself!
"For the wedding ceremony and dinner, I designed a light gold tulle lehenga which was inspired by one of my favourite design styles of the 20s Art Deco. The design details featured geometric and abstract florals. It had two dupattas—one floor length head dupatta with delicate floral details, and another draped dupatta with geometric triangular motifs."
Her Favourite Part Of The Wedding Outfit
Natasha told Brides Today that her "favourite aspect of the outfit was the back of the blouse—a cut-out back mimicking butterfly wings, a shape that was again a nod to the deco era. To complement the ensemble, I paired it with a diamond and emerald set."
The Chooda & Kaleeras
Natasha and Mrinalini Chandra worked closely on the two, to come up with something that blended seamlessly with the contemporary style of the lehenga.
"We picked ivory choodas with pearl and diamond bangles, while the kaleeras were silver dome-shaped, highlighted with crystals and diamantes, in the tassel. The wedding decor featured soothing hues of peach, ivory and green, with a canopy of dangling pampas and fairy lights," she said.
5 Must-Haves In Every Indian Bride’s Trousseau
"According to me, bridal essentials include a lace sari, gold hoop earrings, a fitted gown, a statement day bag and most importantly, a complete makeup kit!”
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