Abu-Sandeep shares unseen pics of Shweta Nanda’s wedding


To mark 33rd work anniversary, ace designer duo Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla shared unseen pictures from Shweta Nanda’s wedding on Sunday and the pictures have gone viral. While sharing the wedding pictures of Amitabh and Jaya Bachchan’s daughter which took place in 1997, the designer duo mentioned how this was their first-ever wedding they worked on and how grateful they were to the Bachchans for trusting them with every aspect of it.

They wrote on social media,“1997: Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla designed their first ever wedding and created a new standard for celebration. For the wedding itself they broke with tradition and made white the epitome of bridal elegance! The duo dressed Shweta Bachchan Nanda in a delicate, white Chikan ensemble. Crafted in real silver and antique gota borders with Zardozi embroidery at the hem, the dress exquisitely complemented the bride’s fragile beauty. Seen with her is Jaya Bachchan wearing an entirely embroidered saree featuring Chikan jaali work in the Tagar flower motif. On her big day, Shweta mesmerized in a veil made of real flowers to complement her mother’s saree. This photograph was clicked four days before she gave birth to her daughter, Naavya Naveli. @shwetabachchan @naavyananda #33YearsOfAJSK.”

Thanking Jaya Bachchan for sharing pictures from the sangeet ceremony, the designer duo further wrote: “1997: ?A heartfelt thank you to Mrs. Jaya Bachchan for sharing these pictures from Shweta and Nikhil’s Sangeet with us. Their wedding was the first ever event done by Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla and the duo handled everything from decor to ensembles for each function for the entire Bachchan family. The Sangeet was an ode to Tradition at it’s glorious best. And the ensembles a tribute to classical elegance and masterful craftsmanship. Shweta Bachchan wore a sumptuous gold brocade khinkhaab ghagra with gold zardozi vasli in a leafy tendril pattern. “It was a huge honour to have Mr and Mrs Bachchan entrust us with such an important occasion in the family. That they also gave us complete creative freedom was priceless. It allowed us to dream and execute to our hearts’ content and bring to life an absolute fantasy” - Abu and Sandeep”

The duo went on to say how close they are to Jaya. “Jaya is like our sister and we are like Shweta’s mamas. We’ve known her and Abhishek since they were in their early teens, so doing this wedding went beyond work for us and it will always hold a very special place in our hearts”Nikhil and his family were very close to us and our first interiors project was redecorating their home. So this wedding meant a lot to us. It was the first event we ever got to design from end to end. We had a great time. It was a fantastic creative and emotional experience!”

Shweta married Delhi based industrialist and grandson of Raj Kapoor, Nikhil Nanda in 1997. They have two children, daughter Navya Naveli Nanda and son Agastya. 

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