After having an intimate wedding ceremony, actor Kajal Aggarwal and her entrepreneur husband Gautam Kitchlu shared photos on social media. The two tied the knot at the Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai on Friday. Here’s a photo story capturing the wedding ceremony of the couple.
Calling it a “Punjabi meets Kashmiri wedding”, Aggarwal had revealed that they had included Jeelakarra Bellam, a Telugu ritual, as an ode to her close relationship with South India. She had also shared the difficulties of planning a wedding during the pandemic and added that they had strictly adhered to the protocols.
Aggarwal wore a traditional red and pink lehenga, designed by Anamika Khanna. Sharing photos of the actor, Khanna described the lehenga as a labour of love and wrote that the intricate zardosi embroidered floral pattern took 20 people almost a month to create.
Aggarwal posted a few pictures of the pre-wedding festivities on social media. Hours before the wedding, she had posted a monochrome picture with her lehenga in the background along with the caption, “Calm before the storm”.
The couple had a bunch of pre-wedding festivities including a mehendi, haldi and a sangeet ceremony. Aggarwal sported a yellow sharara set by designer Anita Dongre for most of her pre-wedding ceremonies. While she paired the kurta with floral jewellery during her haldi, she matched it with gold sunglasses and tassel earrings for the sangeet. Videos of Aggwaral and her sister Nisha Aggarwal dancing during the sangeet were widely circulated on social media. The actor opted for a mint green kurta set with floral prints for her mehendi ceremony.
The couple moved into a new house in Mumbai, post their wedding. While Aggarwal had posted stories on Instagram with pictures of the house asking her fans for tips to decorate it, Kitchlu shared the before and after images of their new home.
The actor had announced her wedding three weeks ago.
“It gives me immense joy to share that I am getting married to Gautam Kitchlu, on October 30, 2020 in Mumbai, in a small, private ceremony surrounded by our immediate families. This pandemic has certainly shed a sobering light on our joy, but we are thrilled to start our lives together and know that all of you will be cheering us on in spirit,” she had said in a statement.