Indian tennis star Sania Mirza and her Pakistani cricketer groom Shoaib Malik were wonderfully coordinated on the reception day— colour, cast, cut and all.
In the last of her wedding celebrations in India, Sania swept into the reception hall on Thursday in a red-and-gold khara dupatta set against cream background.
The elaborate costume is traditionally worn by Hyderabadi Muslim brides. It’s a chudidhar-kurta with a nine-yard dupatta skilfully draped. The groom’s cream sherwani worked as a fair set piece with Sania’s glittering get-up.
The thrust of the cuisine was Hyderabadi, with some additions like a variety of salad and vegetarian options.
The reception was attended by film stars from Bollywood and Tollywood, Indian and Pakistan cricketers and Indian tennis stars in addition to the elite of Hyderabad.
Sania and Shoaib are expected to leave for Pakistan late next week. They have planned their honeymoon to the Maldives.