Sunday, September 15, 2013
Bride and Groom Couture: Prince Rahim Aga Khan and Kendra Spears, wearing a gorgeous sari from Indian designer Manav Gangwani
On August 31st, Prince Rahim Agha Khan, 41, the eldest son of billionaire racehorse owner, His Highness Aga Khan IV, married American supermodel Kendra Spears, 24, in a traditional Muslin ceremony in Geneva Switzerland. The couple had been engaged for only four months before exchanging vows. Just family and close friends attended the private ceremony on the grounds of the Château de Bellerive/Bellerive Castle, overlooking the shores of Lake Geneva in Switzerland. Kendra now becomes Princess Salwa Aga Khan.
Ready for The Wedding: Bride-to-be Kendra Spears and her soon-to-be hubby Prince Rahim Aga Khan, in Geneva
South Korean model Hyuni Kong
The Wedding Gown:
Sari Couture: Princess Salwa Aga Khan in her Manav Gangwani-designed "Wedding Gown" SariKendra wore a gorgeous ivory with gold jacquard silk sari gown designed by Indian fashion designer Manav Gangwani. Gangwani is one of those Go-To Designers for the Bollywood Haute Set...
Bollywood Chic: Manav Gangwani designs and designer (bottom right)
It's hard to make anything look bad when you are a model like Kendra but also, a Sari is one of THE MOST ELEGANT garments for women IN THE WORLD. Seriously. As long as you know how to "carry it", you are good to go. And let's just say, the future Princess Salwa Aga Khan did very well. Spears wore her hair in an elegant chignon and kept her make-up natural with a soft smoky eye.
She accessorized her traditional dress with sparkling jeweled earrings with matching tiered necklace and wore nude strappy heels.
Prince Rahim Aga Khan is the eldest son of Karim Aga Khan. He studied in the U.S. at Brown University and the Navarra Business School in Barcelona, Spain and is involved in the poverty reduction efforts of the Aga Khan Development Network. Speaking of his father...
His Highness Aga Khan IV is the spiritual leader of the world's Shia Ismaili Muslims; he is the 49th and current Imam of Nizari Ismailism. He was born in Switzerland and Forbes describes the Aga Khan as one of the world's ten richest royals with an estimated net worth of $800 million back in 2010.
He owns hundreds of racehorses, valuable stud farms, an exclusive yacht club on Sardinia, a private island in the Bahamas, two Bombardier jets, a £100 million high speed yacht named after his prize racehorse, and several estates around the world, including an estate called Aiglemont in the town of Gouvieux, France, north of Paris. He is a British citizen.
The Aga Khan, 74, has been married twice, his last marriage was to German former pop star Gabriele Renate Homey in 1998, after which she took the name Inaara (above). They divorced in 2011.
Prince Rahim's paternal grandfather was famously married to Hollywood actress Rita Hayworth