|The D-day has arrived for the lovebirds Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan. After the celeb-studded sangeet and pre-wedding party, there is much curiosity about the nikaah, the lavish reception in B-town and then the royal Dawat-e-Walima to be held at Pataudi Palace in Haryana. But what are Saifeena going to wear on their wedding?
First, let’s talk about the bride Kareena Kapoor’s wedding outfit. Kareena will wear a traditional gharara passed on to her by Saif Ali Khan’s mother Sharmila Tagore. The dress was first worn by Sharmila’s mother-in-law in the year 1839, and then it was handed down to Sharmila by her mother-in-law as a part of Pataudi tradition. Sharmila wore the gharara on her wedding day, 27 December 1967; and now Kareena -- the would-be Begum -- will wear it on her wedding.
The legendary gharara is tastefully restored by the India’s ace designer Ritu Kumar, contrary to the recent rumours stating that it’s Manish Malhotra behind the art of redoing Bebo’s wedding ensemble. But yes, Manish has designed other outfits for Kareena. She wore one for her sangeet and will probably wear another one for the reception at Taj Hotel in Mumbai. According to Sharmila Tagore, Ritu Kumar too has prepared a royal ethnic wear which Kareena might don for the royal Dawat-e-Walima.
Manish Malhotra has stated that he has designed a red sari for Kareena Kapoor (she loves red) which she will wear for the Mumbai reception.
For the wedding, the Chote Nawab, Saif Ali Khan, will look dapper in a Benarasi brocade achkan designed by Raghvendra Rathore, who has taken inputs from Saif and references from his father, the late Pataudi’s wardrobe. According to Rathore, all the dresses of Saif Ali Khan are very classy, tight-fitted and customized pieces, which can be termed as "ultimate couture".
Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor are marrying today after a romance of five long years.