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The #RAlia Wedding: Here’s All The Insider Info You Need To Know!

Finally, the wedding we all had been waiting for took place on 14th April 2022 at Kapoor’s residence Vastu in Mumbai. After the mesmerising pictures of the wedding, we were treated to Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt’s mehendi pictures. The beautiful photos show all the fun from the wedding ceremony and some emotional moments of the couple with their family and close friends. Since Ranbir Kapoor is not on any social media, his bride Alia Bhatt shared the pictures from her wedding and mehendi/sangeet night on her Instagram handle. The couple enjoyed themselves and had a lot of fun with their family and close friends. Looking at the wedding and mehendi pictures, the couple chose not to invite their big giant Bollywood family and shared their ‘big day’ only with family members and close friends. However, Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt did throw a party for their Bollywood friends after tying the knot.

Here’s all you need to know about the Ranbir-Alia aka #RAlia wedding!

Mehendi/Sangeet Night

The mehendi/sangeet night of the stunning couple was held at Vastu, the same residence where the wedding took place. While Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt managed to hide their ‘mehendi look’ from the media. Many Kapoors like Kareena Kapoor Khan, Karisma Kapoor, Riddhima Kapoor Sahni and Neetu Kapoor made a media appearance. Close friends from the industry, including Karan Johar and Ayan Mukerji, were also spotted.

Ranbir Kapoor surprised Alia Bhatt by inviting popular indie singer-songwriter Prateek Kuhad, and he performed several tracks, including his most famous hit Kasoor, for almost an hour on the mehendi night of the couple. Prateek Kuhad also sang Alia’s favourite song, Fighter, on her special request.

For the mehendi night, Alia Bhatt chose her beloved designer Manish Malhotra and donned a pink lehenga which took 3000 hours to make. Her stunning lehenga featured multi-colour floral embroidery with golden patterns work in sequin. For her jewellery, Alia went for emerald and kundan stoned matha pitha and choker necklace. Keeping the no-makeup makeup look, the bride flaunted her nude lips with dewy skin and well-groomed eyebrows.

Painting the town pink too, Ranbir Kapoor, aka the groom, looked handsome in a pink Sabyasachi ethnic set and paired it up with his father, Rishi Kapoor’s watch. Ranbir Kapoor rocked the monochrome look by layering a Nehru jacket of the same colour as his ethnic set. While Alia’s mehendi featured a special floral design surrounding an infinity symbol, Ranbir’s mehendi featured Alia’s name enclosed in a heart shape and also featured the infinity symbol.

The Wedding Day

Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt, the head-over-heels in love couple, tied the knot at Vastu. Only family members and close friends were invited for the main wedding. Alia posted the wedding pictures on her Instagram handle and wrote the caption: “Today, surrounded by our family and friends, at home … in our favourite spot – the balcony we’ve spent the last 5 years of our relationship – we got married. With so much already behind us, we can’t wait to build more memories together … memories that are full of love, laughter, comfortable silences, movie nights, silly fights, wine delights and Chinese bites. Thank you for all the love and light during this very momentous time in our lives. It has made this moment all the more special,” She signed off the message, writing, “Love, Ranbir and Alia.”

Both the bride and groom wore beautiful Sabyasachi attires on their special day. Alia Bhatt’s bridal outfit was a hand-dyed organza ivory-coloured saree. The shiny saree was adorned with beautiful tilla work and paired with the same blouse with quarter sleeves and a V-neckline. The blouse was adorned with tilla work and went well with the saree. The bridal attire was finished with a hand-woven tissue veil. Alia Bhatt, with her wedding, has definitely started the minimalist brides’ trend by opting for an unconventional hairstyle and no-makeup makeup look. Going heavy on jewellery, the bride donned a stack of bangles, heavy necklace, a statement jhumkis and a mathapathi, all featuring uncut diamonds and hand-strung pearls.

The groom chose to twin with his bride in an ivory silk sherwani by the same designer. The sherwani included uncut cut diamond buttons, organza died silk and was interspersed with a shawl adorned with zari maori embroidery. Ranbir closed the groom look with a long pearl necklace and kalangi from Sabyasachi Heritage Jewellery featuring uncut diamonds, emeralds, pearls, and soft diamond studs.

While both looked stunning on their big day, what stole everyone’s attention was the love story kaleeras worn by Alia Bhatt. The customised kaleeras featured clouds, stars and the number ‘8’, which is Alia’s hubby Ranbir Kapoor’s favourite number. Not only her kaleeras but Alia’s wedding ring also had a connection with the number ‘8’. The wedding ring is a Van Cleef & Arpels creation. The groom Ranbir especially crafted it for his bride, Alia. The ring featured 8 encrusted diamonds and was specially ordered from London. As per reports, it took 9 months to customise Alia Bhatt’s wedding ring.

Many stories about the wedding day are now surfacing online; one such is that the groom Ranbir Kapoor promised a sum of Rs 12 Lakhs to his saalis, aka Alia Bhatt’s bridesmaids. Alia’s BFF, Tanya Saha Gupta, shared a new picture in which the groom held a note saying: “I, Ranbir, husband of Alia. I pledge ____ to all the bridesmaids,” 

The After-Party 

Lovebirds Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt hosted the most beautiful after wedding party with a few A-stars on the guest list. Celebrities like Shah Rukh Khan, Gauri Khan, Karisma Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor, Malaika Arora, Karan Johar and many more were part of the dazzling night.

Although many photos of the star-filled bash are now widely circulated online, Alia Bhatt did not share any pictures from the after-party. However, Ranbir Kapoor’s cousin Karisma Kapoor shared a selfie with the newlyweds. In the picture, Alia looked stunning in a silver shimmery dress, and Ranbir looked like a gentleman in a black suit.

Some after-party pictures of Ranbir and Alia surfaced online. In the pictures, the newly married bride looked regal in a red Sabyasachi Anarkali suit paired with her mangalsutra, maang tikka, stacked of bangles and rings. The groom, on the other hand, donned a white kurta and pants with a red coloured Nehru jacket. 

Colleagues of Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor from the film industry took to social media to wish the couple a blissful marriage. Katrina Kaif, Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone, Sonam Kapoor, Ayushmann Khurrana, Madhuri Dixit, Riteish Deshmukh, Vaani Kapoor, among others, wished Ranbir and Alia on their big step. Priyanka Chopra shared a photo of the newlyweds on her Instagram account and wrote: “Awwww congratulations you two. Wishing you both a lifetime of love and happiness,”

The wedding was heartwarming, but Ranbir’s father, Rishi Kapoor, was not present to offer his blessings. Rishi Kapoor died in April 2020 after a long battle with cancer. On the day of the wedding, Ranbir’s uncle Randhir Kapoor said: “It is a big day for the family, and Chintu should be here. We miss him every day, but we miss him very much today. But life goes on. It is good to see Ranbir and Alia starting this new chapter. I hope Rishi would be here to testify at this moment. I miss him very much today.”

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