We all know about India's large-scale wedding celebrations - loudly and proudly, Indians believe that sacred marriage should be honoured with a great deal of glamour and splendour. Indians, as evidenced by the number of marriage ceremonies and the number of guests in attendance, go above and beyond when it comes to hosting a marriage ceremony.
Adding Bollywood superstars to the equation, on the other hand, elevates the game to new heights of magnificence. These weddings will remain in our memory for a long time because of their popularity and massive scale.
The following are 15 examples of opulent weddings in Bollywood:
Soha Ali Khan and Kunal Khemu
According to sources, Soha and actor Kunal Khemu were engaged in Paris in July 2014 and arrived in Mumbai on January 25, 2015. Soha Ali Khan, the royal princess, was married in a similarly lavish ceremony to her 'nawab' brother. Celebrities, members of the royal family, and MPs all attended the wedding. Soha wore Ritu Kumar's tunic to the henna ceremony and Sanjay Garg's fuchsia pink ensemble to the wedding reception at the Taj Mahal.
Vidya Balan and Siddharth Roy Kapur
Another highly famous wedding occurred on December 14, 2012, when Vidya Balan married UTV CEO Siddharth Roy Kapoor. They looked lovely at all of the ceremonies and rites, and Vidya was a big favourite, with photographers queuing for hours outside her Green Mile residence in Bandra, Mumbai, for a single snap of her.
Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput
When Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput tied the knot on July 7, 2015, the entire Bollywood media went insane with the hashtag #ShahidKiShaadi. And, despite Shahid's best efforts to keep the facts of his marriage and celebration a secret, every news outlet was preoccupied with covering the event.
Asin Thottumkal and Rahul Sharma
On January 19, 2016, Asin Thottumkal, the Gajni girl, married Micromax CEO Rahul Sharma in two covert weddings in New Delhi (one Christian and one Hindu). There is no doubt that this wedding ceremony was grand and sumptuous in scale.
Preity Zinta and Gene Goodenough
Everyone was caught aback by the speed with which Preity Zinta and Gene Goodenough married on February 29, 2016. Men and women alike were enchanted by Preity's crimson dress, which featured Manish Malhotra's trademark gold appliqué.
Neil Nitin Mukesh and Rukmini Sahay
On February 9, 2017, hundreds of people watched as the cutest pair made their way down the same path, accompanied by their loved ones. They hosted an exquisite destination wedding in Udaipur, complete with champagne toasts, mehndi and sangeet ceremonies.
Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma
This was the most anticipated and discussed wedding in the history of Bollywood. He wore a beige sherwani with a flowery pattern to the wedding. On the other hand, Anushka looked simply lovely in a light pink Sabyasachi lehenga. She completed her look with a multiple Kundan choker set and an exquisite maang teeka. Following their secret wedding on December 11th, 2017, the couple hosted two large ceremonies in Mumbai and Delhi, to which they invited their guests.
Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh
Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh, one of Bollywood's most famous couples, married on the 14th and 15th of November at Villa Del Balbianello on the banks of Lake Como in Italy. The couple held a spectacular formal ceremony that lasted two days to honour their marriage. On the first day of the wedding, Konkani rites were observed, while Sindhi rituals were observed on the second day of the ceremony.
Shilpa Shetty and Raj Kundra
Shilpa Shetty's extravagant wedding to billionaire businessman Raj Kundra in London grabbed national news in India, a move that had been planned for weeks. Shilpa and Raj managed their wedding venue in a formal and classy manner on November 22nd. Tarun Tahiliani designed the bride's outfits for all of her special occasions and wedding ceremonies. While the groom selected Shantanu and Nikhil as the couture designers for the marriage ceremony.
Vivek Oberoi and Priyanka Alva
Vivek Oberoi has a great love for grandeur, as evidenced by the elaborate wedding arrangements. This wedding is included in the list of the most exquisite marriages in Bollywood since the couple exchanged vows on October 29, 2010, at the bride's parents' rich acreage in Bangalore. The wedding was performed royally, and it generated quite a commotion throughout the country.
Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan
We couldn't ignore the marriage of two significant people in Bollywood; yes, we're talking about the stunning Aishwarya Rai and the son of iconic actor Big B. The wedding guest list was kept to a minimum, consisting solely of close relatives and friends. The pair exchanged vows in April 2007 at the Bachchan family's residence, which they named "Prateeksha." Both the bride and groom looked stunning in their designer attires.
Genelia D’ Souza and Riteish Deshmukh
The love journey of Bollywood's most talked-about pair witnessed a grandiose Bollywood wedding ceremony. It's all thanks to Ritesh Deshmukh's father, Vilasrao Deshmukh, who was briefly the Chief Minister of Maharashtra. The multicultural wedding was a five-day event attended by celebrities and elected officials. The couple married on February 3rd, 2012.
Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan
When it comes to the most talked-about weddings in Bollywood, we can't leave out Saifeena - October 16, 2012. Saif and Kareena's wedding guest list featured members of the nation's royal families and parliamentarians. Due to his marriage to Bollywood's most recognised actress Kareena Kapoor, descended from Indian cinema's first dynasty, the Prince of Pataudi's wedding became the most talked-about event in the country. Lastly, five-star hotels in Mumbai and Gurgaon and a helicopter were reserved for the arrival and departure of their attendance.
Esha Deol and Bharat Takhtani
Esha and Bharat's wedding was a grand affair. Esha opted for Rocky S gowns for her sangeet and celebration rites, and she looked charming in them. On June 29, 2012, actors and actresses like Dilip Kumar, Saira Banu, Rekha, Salman Khan, and Tabu attended the ceremony.
Avantika and Imran Khan
Imran Khan's marriage to long-term lover Avantika received a lot of attention, and rightfully so. The wedded bride chose a Manish Malhotra ensemble, while Imran chose a Karan Johar ensemble. Cooks from Lucknow were flown in to make Mughlai food for the wedding celebration on January 10, 2011.
Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja
Sonam Kapoor's wedding with Anand Ahuja was a several day event, with numerous functions lined up for the bride and the groom. A host of Bollywood celebrities attended the wedding parties hosted by the Kapoors in Mumbai.
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