Everything you need to know about Milind Soman’s au naturel wedding
Green crusaders Milind Soman and Ankita Konwar stopped at nothing to prove that eco-friendly endeavours don’t take away from the spirit of the occasion
Fitness enthusiast Milind Soman’s wedding to Ankita Konwar was one of the most talked about celebrity weddings in recent time—and for all the right reasons. From the eco-friendly attires to the low-key celebrations, theirs was a simple yet graceful affair.
Soman and Konwar tied the knot on April 22 (Earth Day) last year, in the presence of their close family and friends. They hosted a traditional Maharashtrian wedding in Alibaug. Soman narrates, “We didn’t plan for an eco-friendly wedding per se, but these ideas kept cropping up and we liked them because that’s the kind of people we are. We sent out only e-vites to our guests; local flowers and banana and mango leaves were used in the traditional décor arrangement. Since we were a small group of 60 people, we enlisted a local cook to prepare the food.”
The couple chose to plant a sapling for every guest that attended their wedding. Veteran designer and Soman’s long-time friend, Madhu Jain, known for her eco-friendly creations, designed the ivory and gold bridal outfits, which were made from handwoven bamboo-silk textile. And it didn’t stop there.
Later, Soman and Konwar renewed their vows in Santiago de Compostela, Spain in a ‘barefoot’ wedding ceremony amidst nature, with a serene waterfall in the backdrop.