It promises to be the wedding of the season. No wonder then bride-to-be Amrita Arora and the rest of her bridal party have roped in some of the best Indian designers to create outfits for them. First up, the vintage white gown designed by Ashley Rebello, one of Amrita’s closest pals. “She wants a vintage gown, so that’s exactly what I’m making for her. A long lace gown, with a high neck, which flairs from the hips. In fact, I’m flying down to Paris on the 10th to buy the lace for the gown which will either be Christian Dior or Karl Lagerfeld,” reveals Ashley.
The bridesmaids — Amrita’s sister Malaika Khan, best friend Kareena Kapoor and close friend Mallika Bhat — will be in peach Grecian-inspired gowns. “There will be absolutely no skin show for the church wedding as I certainly don’t want any one of them to be shown the door by the priest,” laughs Ashley, who is also designing an emerald green and maroon ghagara for Amrita and a chikan pathani for the groom Shakeel Ladakh for the Nikah ceremony.
However, the two sisters haven’t just restricted themselves to one designer. Vikram Phadnis is apparently designing some outfits for them for some wedding-related events.
And they also met up with Delhi-based Shantanu & Nikhil and got several outfits made for the different functions. “We’ve made this very avant garde lehenga for Amrita, which is made of old silk brocade sarees with a wide off-shoulder blouse,” informs Nikhil.
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The church wedding is on March 4. According to sources, Salman’s sister Alvira Agnihotri is hosting the mehendi and sangeet at Salman’s residence. The nikaah will be on March 6 as Amrita’s would-be husband is a Muslim. A friend says, “It’s a relief that all the functions are being held in Bandra itself.” Amrita will not be converting to Islam as nor did big sis Malaika after tying the knot with Arbaaz. The couple are not planning an immediate honeymoon as Amrita will be shooting from March 9. However, later they plan to honeymoon in Paris or LA.