A fan of Indian craftsmanship and textile, actor Neil Nitin Mukesh and his bride Rukmini Sahay pick gota patti and zardozi work for wedding ceremony outfits
Neil Nitin Mukesh and Rukmini Sahay wished that they look like the perfect match, and coordinated their outfits accordingly
Veteran designer Krishna Mehta calls actor Neil Nitin Mukesh a cool bridegroom. Fascinated by the Maheshwari kurta she was wearing when they first met, Neil asked for something similar in his wedding wardrobe. He marries Rukmini Sahay at a destination wedding at Udaipur tomorrow.
Neil Nitin Mukesh and fiancée, Rukmini Sahay, will exchange wedding vows at the Udaipur Palace tomorrow. And to go with the backdrop, they have zeroed in on a bunch of regal outfits for every function.
For the wedding, Neil has chosen a traditional rajwaad look, which has been created by combining traditional fabric and embroidery by the finest Rajasthani craftsmen. Rukmini will wear a lehenga choli of pure silk, carrying traditional hand threadwork and stone, resham and sadhi. Their wedding outfits have been designed by Sarath Krishnan.
Commenting on colour coordinating their wedding ensemble, Neil says, "Marriages are made in heaven, and it is always good to look the perfect match."
At the mehendi and sangeet ceremony tonight, the duo will wear Krishna Mehta's creations -- Neil in a pink silk kurta with orange-gold zardosi work and Rukmini in a pista green lehenga choli embellished with gota patti work.
Designer Krishna has one word to describe Neil -- cool. "He loved the hand-woven Maheshwari kurta I was wearing when we first met, and asked me to design an identical one for him. It didn't matter that my version had embroidery on it," laughs Mehta. She says Neil was open to experimentation. "He loves colour, is fond of Indian craftsmanship, and stressed on tailored silhouettes. He was a stress-free, dream client."
The wedding will be a family-only affair with close to 500 people in attendance. To follow it up, a reception for Neil's industry friends will be held at a Juhu five-star on February 17.
Inputs by Shweta Shiware