15 pictures that tell the story of Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja's wedding

It's true what they all say, 'The wedding day goes by in flash.' Memories are what you cherish forever and even look back on the immediate day that follows. Thus, photo ops are very very crucial for every wedding ceremony. Starting with the getting ready shots to a sparkler exit, these pictures are a world you will visit from time to time. Sonam Kapoor tied the knot with long-time beau Anand Ahuja in a traditional Anand Karaj ceremony on May 8, 2018.

For the big occasion, the actress entrusted Vogue India with the task of capturing the most special days of her life that tell a story when weaved together. Revisiting the pages of her fairytale wedding festivities, Sonam took to her Instagram to share a few chapters from her beloved book of memories. The shots range from primping time with girlfriends, to final touches by her mamma dearest, to the first beauty moment to the first official Mr. and Mrs. ones.

Sonam - Anand's wedding festivities kickstarted on the evening of May 6 with a private Mehendi ceremony at Anil Kapoor's Juhu residence. Here's a beautiful mother Sunita Kapoor applying henna on the hands of her the then bride-to-be daughter Sonam.

All those hours of prepping are hard work after all!

For the grand sangeet celebrations on May 7, Sonam was elegance personified in a heavy ivory lehenga by Abu Janu-Sandeep Khosla

The last few moments with your siblings in the same house is something irreplaceable for the rest of your lives.

There's never a wedding without your squad! Sonam with her pillars of strength.

You really can't have enough of getting-ready shots with your girls! It's only half the fun.

Primping time will never be done right without their helping hands. Whether they’re taming flyways or adjusting your jewellery - keep them coming to your photo op!

The Beauty Moment - Sonam shining in the spotlight of being a bride!

Words fall short to describe the love and beauty of a father-daughter bond in this candid capture.

The first officiant one as Mr. and Mrs.

Bundles of nerves and energy, a roller coaster of emotions...

Bollywood's fashionista basking in her own gorgeousness - the ultimate glam shot!

A superwoman moment before we roll... Rocking an offbeat Anamika Khanna ensemble with a long-sleeved blouse, a chevron striped lehenga in dark grey, cream and gold, and a cape.

The smiles that make 'Everyday Phenomenal'

Sonam - Anand's wedding was preceded by two days of mehendi and sangeet revelry, and followed by a grand reception party with close family, friends and Bollywood's glitterati in attendance.

Every picture here tells a story. Can you tell?