Indian weddings are the most beautiful ones. Mehndi clad hands, intricately designed costumes, floral decoration, an array of functions and aroma of culture and tradition keeps everyone glued to the carousel. Our favorite celebrities too yearn to celebrate their big day with all this and much more. There is one destination in India that has seen many celebrity couples tie the knot in a royal affair.
Any guesses? Well, it's Rajasthan!
From Hollywood stars to ministers and successful businessmen, celebrities in love have chosen Rajasthan to say “I do” in complete style.
Wish to know who were these celebs, and where was their destination wedding hosted?
Four most hyped, and high profile weddings that happened on the Land of Royals were
The couple tied the knot on 23rd October, 2010, in a grand wedding in Rajasthan. With only 80 guests, their wedding ceremony was held in a palace close to the Ranthambore Tiger Sanctuary in Rajasthan.
The decor showcased Northern India as the backdrop. A night before the wedding, the couple hosted a Bollywood-themed dinner party. Russell was decked up in a white kurta-pajama, while Katy draped a red sari. Two elephants, Laxmi and Mala, were present on the venue for the d-day. The wedding venue was brightly lit with lamps, lights illuminated the trees, and flower garlands decorated the luxury tents at the resort.
Traditional Indian music during the ceremonies and sacred Vedic chanting were incorporated. The wedding traditions were private and spiritual. The ceremony was performed by a Christian minister and Katy’s longtime family friend.
The palace, which once served as a refuge for Prince Khurram in 1623 after he fought against Emperor Jahangir, is said to have inspired him to build the Taj Mahal when he became Emperor Shah Jahan.
The palace is part of the HRH Group of Hotels which is owned by the Udaipur royal family and offers regal wedding packages.
All the wedding costumes were created by a Delhi based renowned designer Manav Gangwani. The marriage was a regal affair with about 81 guests present. Functions like the wedding and reception were organized in the lawns of the Jagmandir palace.
The venue looked like a paradise when decorated with lights and flowers.
Actress Elizabeth Hurley married Indian businessman Arun Nayar in a fit-for-princess wedding at the Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur.
Set high in Rajasthan, Umaid Bhawan Palace is one of the most significant residences in the world and last of India’s grand palaces. Surrounded by 26 acres of flower-laden gardens, the palace was a host to the grand celebrations that lasted for about a week.
The was a very low-key, private affair with not more than 200 guests. Arun Nayar, arrived for the ceremony on a white horse, followed by family members who came on camels and elephants. While Elizabeth Hurley appeared in a £4,000 pink silk sari designed by Tarun Tahiliani.
The fantasy wedding took place on March 7. On the afternoon of March 8, the couple hosted a party in Balsamand Palace, that is about 5 km from Jodhpur, while Nagaur Fort was the venue for a night party. On March 9, the celebrities hosted a post-wedding party at Mehrangarh Fort.
Oh! What a carousel it might have been!
Vikram Chatwal and Priya Sachdev had a magnificent pre-wedding bash in Sri Niwas Palace, Udaipur.
Awed by the beauty and serenity of the lake city, the couple decided to celebrate their wedding here. They held a gala party the Janata Mahal.
The Laxmi Chowk in the palace was decked up with stunning color combinations that were done subtly and tastefully. Other gala-parties were hosted at Lake Palace Hotel, Devigarh Palace, and Jagmandir Palace.
A ‘white theme’ party was organized on Valentine’s, and the entire venue was brimming with flowers. The guests were entertained by qawwali and melodious ghazals.
Around 400 guests attended the wedding including Hillary Clinton and daughter Chelsea.