Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh with Geeta Basra during ladies sangeet ceremony ahead of their marriage in Jalandhar on Oct. 27, 2015. Ace designer Archana Kochhar has designed the wedding costumes for cricketer Harbhajan Singh and actress Geeta Basra who will tie the knot on Friday.
“Geeta wanted an extremely traditional look for all the important occasions, so we decided to go with lehengas, attached dupatta and a crop-top blouse with an Indian work on it,” Kochhar said in a statement.
She added that Geeta and Harbhajan knew exactly what look they wanted for the wedding. While Geeta was specific about her colours, Harbhajan wanted to go for something classic and simple.
“For the mehendi ceremony, Geeta will be sporting a lime yellow kurti and pink lehenga with antique silver work. For the chuda ceremony, it will be an orange lehenga made of Ahimsa silk.
“The wedding lehenga will be in traditional red-and-gold combination accessorized by a nath, a matha patti and a tika with a beautiful head dupatta to complete the ensemble. The reception lehenga will be in electric blue colour with mirror work and sequins,” said Kochhar.
Harbhajan, on the other hand, will go for “an off-white, self-on-self embroidered sherwani with an ornate red sword.”
“He keenly took part in the selection of his outfits. For the Gurudwara, he will sport an achkan with breeches or churidaar, and a turban. He too has opted to wear an outfit made of Ahimsa silk for one function,” said the designer.
The wedding celebrations will be spread over five days, including mehendi, sangeet, pheras and reception, which will take place here on November 1. The reception is likely to see big names such as Yuvraj Singh and Virat Kohli, and many Bollywood celebrities.