From Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor to Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck, this year was a big year for celebrity weddings. Bollywood actress Athiya Shetty kicked off the wedding season in 2023 in an old-rose pink chikankari lehenga as she took another step closer to her happily ever after with cricketer and now husband, KL Rahul. Finally putting the rumors to rest, the couple tugged at our heartstrings and sealed the deal today at Sunil Shetty‘s Khandala residence in the presence of close family and friends.
Although Athiya Shetty and KL Rahul never formally confirmed their relationship, the couple frequently left subtle but endearing hints on social media about their love affair. Athiya Shetty created the bridal mood board for 2023 and created a one-of-a-kind soft bride in Anamika Khanna. The designer du jour is a true master of her craft, having previously designed bridal gowns for Kajal Aggarwal, Sonam Kapoor, and Richa Chadha. Anamika Khanna curated a custom-made minimalistic yet royal bridal outfit worth 10000 hours of hard work that perfectly captured Athiya Shetty’s demeanor, complete with her signature intricate zardozi and jaali work.
The sophisticated chikankari work crafted in the lehenga brings a sense of understated luxury to the table, the allure of which remains unrivaled even after all these years. When combined with the rich silk fabric of her lehenga and an ethereal silk organza veil, the result could not have been less than stunning. Not only that, but Athiya Shetty wore statement Polki jewelry, focusing on the neckpiece and earrings. She wore them with an understated maang tikka and looked stunning.