Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh’s wedding, being touted as the ‘Wedding of the Year’ for all the right reasons, was held at Lake Como in Italy. The duo tied the knot in two ceremonies on November 14 and 15. They first got married in a traditional Konkani wedding ceremony followed by a traditional Sindhi-style ceremony the next day. On Wednesday, the duo hosted a grand reception at Deepika’s home-city Bangalore where all their close friends and family members were in attendance.
But while the destination of the wedding was known to their fans, the ardent DeepVeer fans were curious to know about the outfits they will choose for the D-day and the functions that were to follow the big days. Deepika took everyone by surprise when she opted for a traditional Kanjivaram sari for her Konkani wedding and a gold Kanjivaram sari for her Bangalore reception. While both the looks were styled by Sabyasachi, the saris were Advaya sarees, a label headed by Radharaman, the CEO and head designer of The House of Angadi.
In an exclusive interaction with ZoomTV.com, a source close to the label revealed what all went behind the selection process. “The sarees were selected by Deepika and her parents jointly. She was personally at the store and tried out the saris.”
The source went on to share, “As is the case in most South Indian weddings, the selection of the bride’s trousseau is a family affair but since tradition demands that the sari be gifted from mother to daughter, technically it was a ‘gift’.” (Also read: Internet has a funny reaction to Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh reception pictures – check out memes)
The source shared that the Padukones have been The House of Angadi’s customers for long and added that as with any South Indian bride, Deepika’s first choice was Kanjivaram for a true South Indian wedding and hence, the genre was pre-decided. “The designs were chosen from the limited edition series given the bride’s need to stand out and wear something truly exclusive,” they added. (Also read: Post Bangalore reception, Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone twin in pink as they jet off to Mumbai- see all pics)
The source revealed details about the two saris and shared that the one she wore on her wedding day was a real zari Kanjivaram brocade and had a significance attached to it. “The body design is the Gandaberunda (or two-headed bird) the mythological figure which is representative of the state of Karnataka. The two-headed bird represents prosperity and wisdom i.e material wealth and spiritual wealth. It is very symbolic for the bride to have chosen this sari,” explained the source.
Interestingly, Deepika’s attire for the Sindhi wedding, too, had a special wish for the newlyweds. The Sanskrit quote ‘Sada Saubhagyavati Bhava’ was written in gold on the border of her dupatta. The quote, often a blessing given by elders, translates to ‘May you always be lucky as a married woman’.
About Deepika’s gold Kanjivaram sari, they revealed, “The saree worn in her reception is an Advaya tissue brocade saree and is a Pure Zari Kanjivaram. The body is embellished with a beautiful all over Jaal and the Pallav is closely woven.”
The duo is set to host a star-studded reception for their close friends from the film industry in Mumbai on December 1.
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