|No bling and shimmer for a wedding dress? That’s rare! But for Genelia D'Souza’s wedding ensemble, the ace fashion designer Ritu Kumar has created a regal, elegant dress which is a far cry from the usual glitzy, over-the-board wedding attire.
The veteran designer, who likes to blend tradition with modernity, and uses the rich embroidery heritage of India for her bridal collection, has once again visited history for Genelia. Ritu wanted to avoid the usual bling and shimmer for Genelia’s wedding trousseau because she didn’t want clothes to overshadow the actress’ vivacious personality. “The silhouette which I designed for her (Genelia) is simple yet elegant and chic,” says Ritu Kumar.
Ritu Kumar has designed two dresses for Genelia, and for the wedding day, Kumar has designed a lehanga, choli and odhni in gold and indigo blue for Ritesh Deshmukh’s bride. The blouse is made of indigo blue velvet with antique dhapka embroidery, while the lehanga has antique gold weaving with zardozi embroidery. According to the designer, the wedding ensemble of Genelia resembles a 19th century archival piece.
Another outfit by Ritu Kumar in Genelia D’Souza’s trousseau comprises of a nude and black net Anarkali suit with multi-panelled layers, which the gorgeous beauty is expected to wear for her mehendi ceremony.
However, Ritu is not the only designer who has contributed in Genelia’s wedding trousseau. For Sangeet, Genelia wore a Manish Malhotra creation in white with silver work, while for other pre-wedding as well as post-wedding ceremonies, Genelia has got some dresses from her designer friend Sidney Sladen, based in Chennai. Thus a light grey cocktail dress and a sea-green evening gown are also part of her wedding trousseau.