Breaking down Farhan Akhtar and Shibani Dandekar's elegant wedding outfits

Breaking down Farhan Akhtar and Shibani Dandekar's elegant wedding outfits

Their understated wedding looks were in sharp contrast to opulent Sabyasachi outfits Bollywood it-couples usually opt for.
Updated 23 Feb, 2022

Bollywood actor and ace filmmaker Farhan Akhtar tied the knot with singer Shibani Dandekar on February 19 — and the couple gave us curious onlookers some major wedding outfit inspo through their understated daytime wedding looks, a style choice in sharp contrast to the opulent, heavy and over-the-top Sabyasachi looks Bollywood it-couples have opted for over the years (yes we're talking about you Katrina Kaif and Vicky Kaushal).

Akhtar tied the knot with Dandekar at his father Javed Akhtar's farmhouse in Mahrashtra. Photos that surfaced on social media showed their wedding to be a fun and contemporary affair, complete with wedding vows and a dance floor. The wedding was attended by celebrities such as Hrithik Roshan, Rhea Chakraborty, Ashutosh Gowariker, Satish Shah, Saqib Saleem and Amrita Arora.

The Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara actor looked dapper in a black tuxedo, paired with a white lapel flower and classic black sunglasses. The groom credited Indian designer Govinda Mehta for the tuxedo on Instagram. We loved the all black look that suited Farhan and beautifully complemented his partner's contemporary dress on their special day.

The bride wore a lace wedding dress in sultry shades of red and cream. The outfit had a matching red veil as well as matching sling-back heels from Aquazzura. Dandekar revealed her outfit was by the Indian brand JADE by Monica and Karishma, designed by stylist Shaleena Nathani and designer Monica Shah who is cofounder of the brand. Her wedding look was styled by Nathani. Dandekar's wedding earrings were credited to GOENKA INDIA and Amigos Communications. Her makeup was done by makeup artist Cassandra Kehren and hair by celebrity hairstylist Reena Dutta.

Dandekar's gown and veil was definitely a nod towards traditional western gowns, however, the traditional red, floral patterns and abundant use of lace made it feel desi at its core as well. The outfit revealed a contemporary perspective on the traditional red wedding dress that's celebrated across the subcontinent.

We're glad the bride and groom opted for something understated as their wedding looks. It's time to bid adieu to heavily embellished and over-the-top Sabyasachi inspired looks and opt for something that's refreshingly different, minimal and yet vibrantly desi, much like Farhan and Dandekar did.


IRFAN Feb 23, 2022 02:38pm
Too much Westernized or better word... Americanized. People are forgetting their culture and just want to ape the Western materialistic culture. Sorry to say but these Bollywood people are no good role models. They talk American..they walk American. Anyways, who am I too comment on the couples wedding. Katrina and Kushal had a lavish Desi wedding.
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M. Saeed Feb 23, 2022 02:54pm
The most impractical wedding dress that cannot be worn ever after, despite costing a fortune!
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Tadka Feb 23, 2022 02:58pm
Rhea Chakraborty a celebrity? Lol Honey Irani is Farhan's mom , not Shabana Azmi
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Nads Feb 23, 2022 04:17pm
I have never seen a worst dress in my life. It is red , like a traditional Indian bride, but designed like a white one, in some pictures you are deceived into thinking it’s absolutely see through when it is actually not at all! It is a shame such a pretty bride to look like such a confused mess!
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Syed Hasni Feb 23, 2022 04:30pm
One has to accept, she wore that gown very comfortably, She has that girl next door appeal! Rock on !
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Chooza Feb 23, 2022 04:32pm
She has such big hands, and a nice smile!
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madhu Feb 23, 2022 04:33pm
@M. Saeed Better than Pakistani wedding dresses.
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Omair Feb 23, 2022 07:19pm
@IRFAN what r u on about? It's their wedding they can do it in anyway they want. Bigger question is why is Dawn so interested to report it. Who cares....two people got married, hundreds of thousands do every day.
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JS Feb 23, 2022 07:29pm
I don't think the clothes etc. look minimal. Only Western inspired. Personally, I don't like the design but the bride may choose as she wishes.
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Rubina Feb 23, 2022 10:28pm
Sabyasachi lehengas are never over the top. This is Farhan's second marriage so they went light and simple on celebration and cloths. While shivani most of time stayed abroad her youth life, so she wanted a gown and veil as weddin dress.
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Vijay B. Feb 24, 2022 12:50am
Oh what a mismatch this couple is. She is so young, beautiful and talented. I wish he was worthy of her.
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UM Feb 24, 2022 04:17am
Beautiful bride. Elegant and classy.
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thanga Feb 25, 2022 07:19am
Bless you. Farhan, is this your third wedding?
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Rukhsana Feb 26, 2022 04:45am
@madhu not at all
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