Mugal theme based royal reception party of newlyweds Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan was held on Oct 18, in Delhi. Saif-Kareena’s wedding is the most talked about event of the year. After a registrered marriage and a wedding reception in Mumbai on 16th of October, the couple took off to Delhi to host a grand reception for their wedding.
In this lavish reception in Delhi, all high profile guests including Rahul Gandhi, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, Prime Minister’s wife Gursharan Kaur, Union ministers Farooq Abdullah, Rajiv Shukla, Jyotiraditya Scindia, Sitaram Yechury of CPI-M, BJP leader Arun Jaitley, graced the party with their presence. The reception was also attended by Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia, lyricist Prasoon Joshi, actress Nandita Das, Cricketer Kapil Dev, Congress leader Digvijay Singh, former SP MP Amar Singh, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan and designer Ritu Kumar. UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi was also among the invitees for the Dawat-e-Walima, organised by Saif’s mother Sharmila Tagore.
Tipsy Anand from event Management Company Good Earth organized the whole party. Antique props were used to decorate the venue. “The theme is off-white and gold with mogra flowers. We have a stage set up inside and it is all in mughal style. We have used antique props, about 200 years old for the decoration,” she said.
Kareena’s reception outfit was a pink gharara, designed by Manish Malhotra. Saif was dressed in an outfit designed by Raghavendra Rathore. Bebo’s mother-in-law Sharmila Tagore wore a pale yellow silk saree with classy antique jewellery. She addressed the press outside the venue, “Bless the couple and join in our happiness. The venue, the decor is not important. What I am wearing is not important, the marriage is. We are all very happy. There was no reception in Mumbai, just the marriage. We danced; we had a lot of fun. There is no celebration in Pataudi, not now at least. We may have something later. Abhi sab thak gaye hain. Abhi daal-chawal ka time aa gaya hain. (Right now we are all very tired and want things to be simple.)”