Amrita Arora will finally be getting married to the man of her dreams Shakeel Ladhak on March 4. The man who has designed her church wedding, mehendi and nikaah outfits and the bridesmaids' outfits, Ashley Rebello, talks about the wedding gown.
"I have designed Amrita's wedding gown, Malaika Arora (maid of honour), Kareena Kapoor and Mallika Bhat (bridesmaids), Arpita Khan, Alvira Agnihotri's daughter (flower girl), and Wardha Nadiadwala's outfits as well as Salman Khan's suit for the church wedding.
“All the outfits took a month for me to design and were created with several inputs from Amrita. She was very clear about what she wanted simple, stylish, elegant. Amrita didn't want anything over the top. I am also designing Amu's nikaah and mehendi outfits. We did a lot of research and took many pictures from the inter net before we finalised the designs.
“We had trials of the outfits in malmal with Amrita before making the final outfits. Alvira is having a mehendi for Amu on March 5, where Amrita's wearing a gold brocade lehenga with borders of crepe in maroon red and ink blue. Salman's church outfit will be a linen suite in light beige or off-white with a tuxedo style shirt in cream," said Rebello.
The Wedding Outfit: This vintage white gown with Swarovski crystals and rice pearls scattered all over is made of Chantilly and Emilio Ungaro lace. It took 15 days for the design to be finalised. It has a tube stretch satin lining, high neck, small sleeves, is fitted over the hips, with full back open, and flares out from below the knee into many pleats. Amrita's jewellery will consist of a simple white gold-and-diamond set specially designed at a Bandra jeweller.
The nikaah outfit: Amrita's lehenga in emerald green is made of crepe and brocade with netted dupatta. The lehenga has gota work and dull beautiful old zardozi work all over. The lehenga has an antique look. Ashley has also deigned Shakeel's nikaah outfit which is a chikan Pathani suit in off white, with dull gold piping.
Outfits for the bridesmaids: Maid of honour Malaika and bridesmaids Kareena and Mallika will wear outfits in the same colour caramel and peach. While Malaika's outfit will be a toga-style georgette dress with pleated shades of caramel and peach, Kareena and Mallika will wear wrap-around off-shoulder dresses of the same colours with peach-colored dog roses at one shoulder.
Atul and Alvira Agnihotri's daughter, Alizeh, who is the flower girl, will wear a pretty pink sequinned long gown. Wardha will wear a sunflower yellow dress with diamante work all over.
All will hold small posies of lilies.