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Amrita Arora's wedding details

Written by: By: Upala KBR, Mid-Day
Published: Wednesday, February 4, 2009, 10:56 [IST]

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Kareena steps into a new role for BFF Amrita Arora's church shaadi. She is finally settling down. Amrita Arora and Shakeel Ladhak are getting married this March. Here are the official details. On March 4, the couple will exchange wedding rings and vows at a Bandra church, followed by a brunch at Olive.

On March 5, there's a sangeet hosted by Salman Khan's sister Alvira Agnihotri and director Farah Khan is choreographing a musical skit for the bride. On March 6, there will be a nikaah ceremony in the afternoon, and a grand reception in the evening both at Taj Lands End Hotel in Bandra

For the church wedding, Amu's best friends Kareena Kapoor and her make-up artist Mallika Bhatt will be the bridesmaids while sister Malaika Arora will be the maid of honour. The official jewellers for all events are AK Motiwala. Amrita has got different sets to go with the ceremonies a simple white gold and diamonds set for the church wedding and traditional heavy gold with rubies, diamonds and emeralds for the nikaah and reception."

The celebrity guest list
Nearly 500 guests are expected. Apart from family and close friends from the bride and groom's side, several industry folk are expected too.

Thos invited include: Shahrukh and Gauri Khan, Chunky and Bhavna Pandey, Farah Khan and Shirish Kunder, Fardeen and Zayed Khan along with their wives, Anil Kapoor, Arjun and Mehr Rampal, Priyanka Chopra, Sajid and Wardha Nadiad-wala, Akshay Kumar and Twinkle, Preity Zinta and Ness Wadia, Saif Ali Khan, Urmila Matondkar, Karan Johar, Tusshar Kapoor and Manish Malhotra among others.

The wedding gear his and hers
Amu is working on the bridesmaids outfits with Ashley Rebello, who is also designing her wedding gown. Amrita's wedding outfit is an exquisite white confection of silk, satin and lace with diamantes and Swarovski crystals. It will be something along the lines of an antique Versace wedding gown old-fashioned and simple.

Shakeel has two outfits a suit and a sherwani designed by Shantanu-Nikhil and they are also designing Amrita's lehenga (in baby pink, blue or lemon yellow) Her mehendi outfit will be designed by Manish Malhotra."

The wedding planner
Amrita Arora has hired wedding planner Ravi Bakru who has organised many celebrity and international weddings. Amrita and Shakeel have entered a confidentiality contract with Bakru, which will not allow him or his company to talk about the wedding.

The invite
A gold-and-beige card will be delivered in the coming week.

Just for buddies
There will be no hen or stag party instead the bride and groom will host a party for the close friends and family at China House on March one. Amu will wear a sexy western outfit designed by Vikram Phadnis to this party."

Topics: shakeel ladak, malaika arora khan, amrita arora, kareena kapoor
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