The past few weeks in India have only been about speculation and criticism… speculation about whether Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli are set to tie the knot, and criticism about Virat Kohli resting it out for the ODI matches. And finally, yesterday, despite the innumerable attempts of keeping it an almost-hush affair, Indian skipper Virat Kohli and Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma broke the Internet (and continue to do so) as they got wed at the grand Borgo Finocchieto in Tuscany, Italy. Simple and traditional yet a #BigFatIndianWedding, the #Virushka (yes, that’s what they’re called) ceremonies were all things Wedding Goals. While we keep fawning over every aspect of the wedding thanks to social media, the one we’re most thrilled about is what a stunning bride Anushka Sharma made. We at WODROB decided to decode the sartorial reality of this beautiful wedding, and offer you 3 style tips courtesy bride Anushka Sharma. Read on especially if you’re going to tie the knot soon.
Luxe velvet & pearls are perfect for engagements
Velvet is a luxe fabric to don for a wedding ceremony, and is also perfect for fall. Anushka chose a velvet Sabyasachi sari for her engagement and oh, she looked stunning. Love that burgundy hue, which makes this look both sophisticated and classy at once. The sari was hand-embroidered with pearls, zardosi, and marori, thus lending that traditional touch to it. Also, notice the stunning uncut diamond and pearl choker that complemented her look perfectly. If you’re going for a sari as regal as this, keep the makeup and hair minimal. We love Anushka’s sleek middle part bun, heavily-kohled eyes and minimal makeup with taupe lips. Add a micro bindi too.
Go boho for your mehendi ceremony
Anushka Sharma’s mehendi outfit was a riot of colours and we love how she showed off her boho and fun side through it. Using colour blocking hues of fuchsia pink and orange, her graphic lehenga was hand-embroidered with gota and marori. The pop print on the lehenga added a sixties charm to an otherwise new-age outfit. Anushka’s accessories were made of jhumkas with turquoise, pearls, uncut diamonds and tourmalines and she slipped into a pair of custom-made handwoven brocade and zardosi juttis. If you’ve got too much going on in that outfit, try and keep your hair and makeup simple. Anushka’s makeup was subtle — just a well-defined brow and light-hued lips, while she kept her tresses smooth and straight but centre parted.
Work those vintage vibes on your wedding
If you’re inspired to keep your wedding outfit vintagey, pale pink is the hue to opt for. Anushka’s Sabyasachi lehenga had Renaissance embroidery in vintage English colours embellished with silver gold metal thread, pearls, and beads. We love how timeless and classic this look is. Even her jewellery was traditional — a choker, earrings, nathani, and mathapatti with uncut diamond and pale pink spinel and Japanese cultured pearls. A major take away from Anushka’s looks is how she kept to lavish sartorial details while keeping the makeup pretty subtle. We love the addition of Tuscan hydrangeas to her hair; so perfect given the location and the look.