Photos: Inside Ahana Deol's grand wedding reception
Ahana has a very romantic idea for her wedding and specifically wanted an ‘open to the sky’ mandap with a vintage royal backdrop with simple intricate details like birds like peacocks and dry roots. Along with that, she emphasized on a dash of lavender, her favourite colour.
Saturday was the Sangeet ceremony which was a beautiful and mesmerizing event. The ceremony showcased the love story and journey of the happy couple, Ahana and Vaibhav. The details of the theme - the fabric and the finish, looked carefully done, with the colour scheme as black, white and lavender.
There was a private mehndi ceremony held by Hema Malini and included her family members and close friends at her Juhu bungalow. The sangeet ceremony was held at ITC Maratha in Mumbai. Celebrities like Sonam Kapoor, Madhu, Arjan Bajwa, Pia Trivedi and Siddhant Kapoor graced the event. Ahana’s elder sister, Esha was seen in a grand red, white and gold ensemble and looked extremely happy for her sister and was seen teasing her brother in law to be, Vaibhav. Her husband, Bharat Takhtiyani and the father of the bride, Dharmendra were seen at the event.
Ahana who is to tie the knot on Sunday, is going to have a ‘Big fat Punjabi wedding’ which her mother is looking very forward to as she did not have one when she got married to Dharmendra. Hema Malini said, ‘My marriage happened very quickly and quietly. There was no time or occasion for a big ceremony. But now finally there is going to be a big fat Punjabi wedding in my family.’ She said, ‘From the Punjabi baraati to our doorstep to a very Tamil welcoming of the groom into the mandap (Platform for wedding rituals)... I am very excited.’
The wedding reception was attended by the Bachchan family Abhishek Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan and Amitabh Bachchan. Shahrukh Khan who recently injured on the set of Farah Khan’s ‘Happy New Year’ turned up for the wedding ceremony to wish the newly wedded couple. The Prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi also invited for Ahana Deol and Vaibhav Vora's wedding.
Love birds Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone also graced the occasion. Sonakshi Sinha and Rekha too were seen. Amar Singh, industrialist Ambanis and yoga guru Baba Ramdev also invited for the wedding.
"My marriage happened very quietly and quickly. There was no time or
occasion for a big ceremony. But now there is finally going to be a big
fat Punjabi wedding in my family," said Hema.
"From the very Punjabi baraati to our doorstep to a very Tamil welcoming of the groom into the mandap (platform for wedding rituals). I am very excited," she added.
Ahana and Vaibhav had a Punjabi as well as South Indian style of wedding.
"Like a true Hindi film my daughter's wedding will have two halves. The first-half of the wedding ceremony would be done in Punjabi style. The second-half of the wedding would be done in Tamil style," she said adding that there will be "two pundits (priests), one from north India and the other from the south".