All about Soha Ali Khan and Kunal Khemu’s Royal Wedding
The Pataudi Princess Soha tied the wedding knot with long time sweetheart and actor Kunal Khemu on 25th Jan, 2015 at the Khan residence at Khar, Mumbai. Like the Nawab Saif Ali Khan’s wedding with Kareena Kapoor, Soha’s wedding too was a private affair. The vows were taken in front of family members and a marriage registrar only. The family did come out on the door to greet the fans and media after the ceremony. It was a huge sensation in the media since it had been one of the most awaited weddings of Bollywood.
Bride – Soha Ali Khan
Actress, Age at the time of marriage – 36 years
Groom – Kunal Khemu
Actor, Age at the time of marriage – 31 years.
The Beginning of the Love Story of Soha Ali Khan and Kunal Khemu
Kunal Khemu and Soha Ali Khan first met on the sets of “Dhoondte Reh Jaoge”. These two weren’t very fond of each other that time as evident from their interviews where Soha said “When I first met Kunal, I didn’t even think a friendship was possible between us, let alone being in a relationship.” Kunal had a similar view that time, “I thought of her as this Oxford grad and could never think that we would ever click.”
Eventually the Love bloomed and they were together. They moved in an apartment and were in a live in relationship since May 2013.
The Wedding Proposal in Paris
The Princess of Pataudi Soha Ali Khan tweeted on 23rd July 2014 that her beau Kunal Khemu had proposed to her in the romantic city of Paris and she said yes 🙂
The tweet was followed by a gush of congratulations from celebrities and all her fans. It was indeed an immensely delightful moment for the couple and all their well wishers. 🙂
The Wedding Invitation and Family
Sandhya Mridul posted a picture of the card. The invitation card was a simple yet elegant one. With a rose flower pattern and a golden ribbon bow indicating the wedding knot. The centre of the little golden window had their names and the date.
Both the families were immensely happy and often came out in the media expressing their love for the couple.
Bachelorette Party for Soha
Although we didn’t get to hear about any Bachelor party for Kunal, Soha’s girlfriends including Neha Dhupia, Konkana Sen Sharma and Sandhya Mridul organised a big bachelorette party as per the pre nuptial tradition. The party was organised on 22nd Jan evening, at Mumbai itself. Soha was seen wearing a “Bride to Be” Sash with a silver coloured blingy tiara. Her face had more bridal glow than the tiara.
Bridal Mehendi Ceremony for Soha
The Mehendi ceremony began in the after noon of 23rd Jan at Soha’s apartment. Among the guests were her beloved friends including Neha Dhupia, Konkana Sen Sharma and Salman Khan’s lovely sister Arpita Khan Sharma. Of course Saif and Kareena were present too. Neha Dhupia posted an instagram picture with the caption “N the gorgeous bride to be is chillin like a Villian” where Soha has mehendi on her hands and feet. 🙂
Soha’s outfit for Mehendi Ceremony
In the Mehendi ceremoney Soha looked gorgeous in the 3 piece traditional Rajasthani style gota work outfit designed by Ritu Kumar specially for this occasion. Ritu Kumar shared a statement about Soha’s outfit “The ensemble consists of three pieces and is worn one over the other. The inner peshwaz is made of a soft cotton worked with a pastel palette of the lehriya pattern done in a Rajasthan inspired theme with deep borders embellished with chutki gota. An over kurti in pink chanderi yoked with the same gota work will be worn over the peshwaz. A similar jaipuri lehran odhni completes the ensemble, perfect for a day time mehndi.”
Kareena on this occasion wore a maroon and black cotton printed suit. The golden jhumkas and a bold red bindi made the perfect statement of bride’s sister-in-law. Neha Dhupia, Konkana Sen Sharma and Arpita Khan Sharma were also present.
The Wedding 🙂
The Pataudi’s daughter like Saif had a very humble wedding ceremony in presence of close family members and a marriage registrar. She posted a selfie on instagram just before taking the wedding vows with caption “My last selfie as a single lady!”. Also, right after the wedding, there was another selfie with Husband Kunal saying “I married my best friend today.” 🙂 Isn’t that so beautiful. After the wedding, the family came out and acknowledged the media and fans with friendly and respectful gestures.
What they Wore at the Wedding?
Soha Ali Khan
Soha Wore the most Stunning Gold-Off white Lehenga with a saffron dupatta designed by Sabyasachi himself. She wore a choker necklace and matching earrings, maang tikka (head accessory), passa (side maang tikka), rings and bangals. These was another green and gold broad necklace.
The groom’s outfit matched the bride’s outfit. He wore a white gold sherwani with a golden, silk safa (turban). He kept is very down to earth. Kind of wanted all the focus to be on the bride. 😛
Kareena Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan, Saba Ali Khan and Sharmila Tagore
Kareena Kapoor wore a lovely lotus pink and white saree designed by Manish Malhotra with an elegant neckpiece. Saif wore a humble white achkan and a Pink turban which matched his wife’s saree. Saba Ali Khan the bride’s sister wore a gorgeous pink-red-orange and green lehenga with matching jewellery. Sharmila Tagore wore a lovely white saree with golden silk work.
The Wedding Reception – Mr. and Mrs. Kunal Kemmu
The wedding reception was a rather grand event held at the Khans’ residence. All the eminent Bollywood stars were seen gracing the occasion. These include Neha Dhupia, Sandhya Mridul, Malaika Arora Khan, Karan Johar, Konkana Sen, Yuvraj Singh, Sophie Choudry, Karisma Kapoor, Arpita Khan Sharma and Saif’s son Ibrahim. There was dancing and partying at the reception and of course full of instagram selfies. Kareena and Saif actually hosted the reception and actually gave a dance performance on the song “Dil Dance Maare” from the movie Tashan. You can watch the video on youtube.
What they wore at the Reception?
Soha Ali Khan wore a gorgeous hot pink and golden lehenga designed by Sanjay Garg with matching jewellery. Kunal kept it simple again with a kurta and white trouser and bandhgala jacket. He actually had a hot pink pocket square to match his lovely wife’s outfit. Super cute isn’t it? 🙂
Kareena wore a dazzling white and pink lehenga designed by her favourite designer Manish malhotra with a matching necklace. The nawab Saif Ali Khan wore a blue kurta and white trouser with a royal blue jacket. His son wore a white silk kurta trouser with a violet jacket.
More Instagrams at the Soha-Kunal Kemmu Reception party
Their New Home
Soha and Kunal booked an apartment on the 9th floor of Mehr in 2012, when it was under construction. This is the place where they are spending their married life together. This locality is famous among many bollywood stars.
Around the month of march the couple along with Saif and Kareena were spotted holidaying in Bison near Bangalore. While we cannot call this a typical honeymoon, I guess wherever we find love and happiness is the most beautiful place. They love each other and love spending their days together, and that is exactly what matters. Places are secondary.
We tried to cover as much as we could. If we did leave out anything, add them in the comments below. Wishing all the best and a very happy married life to this lovely couple.