Since the past couple of years, the marriage fever
has been running high in Bollywood! Many celebrities have decided to commit
to their long time partners, and have also became headlines in the news for the grand wedding that followed!
For the Month of Love, February, BollyCurry brings to you the Most Hyped Weddings Of Recent Time!Abhishek - Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
called it excessively overdone, others called it a fairytale!
Nonetheless, this grand wedding that took place five years ago on April
20th, 2007, made it big in the news! The two celebs were discussed right
up till their daughter, Aradhya's birth! Abhi and Aish's love story blossomed on the sets of JP Dutta's Umrao Jaan,
six years ago! After that, during the filming of New York,
Abhishek revealed that he'd stand on the balcony of his hotel room and think of his lady love. Finally, after the premiere of Guru,
proposed to Aishwarya on that very balcony! On January 14, 2007, a
lavish engagement took place at the Bachchan residence followed by an
even grander, larger than life wedding three months later! Despite the
grandeur, the event was declared a 'quiet and private ceremony' with
only close family and friends attending. Like a normal, traditional
wedding, there was a sangeet, and a mehendi ceremony! Bollywood's most
loved couple then celebrated their honeymoon in the beautiful city of
Venice right after tying the knot!Raj - Shilpa Kundra
If Aish and Abhi's wedding was grand, this event was famous in the media for it's wedding card!
A beautiful, gold wedding card, designed exclusively
Shilpa and Raj's wedding! The card had a royal feel to it, the theme of
the wedding. It took designer Ravish Kapoor over a month to complete
it! The two met in 2007, upon Shilpa's win in the British reality show, Big Brother (
adaptation: Big Boss)
. From that day on, their love story began which
led to the British millionaire businessman proposing to Shilpa. Two
years exactly from the day they met, the couple got engaged in late
October 2009. Almost a month later, on November 22, 2009, the beautiful
couple tied the knot! Just like Aish and Abhi, the marriage of the
two was a private yet lavish affair in Khandala. Raj and Shilpa had a
Mangalorean wedding, a ceremony in the Bunt tradition. The gal was
dressed in a red and burgundy saree embedded with Swarovksi crystals,
designed by the one and only Tarun Tahiliani! The groom looked just as
charming donning a maroon sherwani with gold embroidery designed by
Shantanu and Nikhil along with a sword in his hand, as per Indian
tradition. After the eventful marriage, the two went off to the Bahamas
for a honeymoon! In May last year, the couple was blessed with a baby
boy!Imran - Avantika Khan
The chocolate boy of Bollywood that rapidly rose to fame, Imran Khan
, tied the knot with his nine year girlfriend
last year! Friends from school times, the two shared a live-in
relationship for a year during the time they were in Los Angeles when
Imran trained to be an actor! Many say that fame changes people but in
Imran's case, that hasn't happened at all according to Avantika, hence
the marriage on January 10, 2012. If the wedding was in the eye of the
media, it was because of the reason that Imran's Uncle, Bollywood's Mr.
Perfectionist, Aamir Khan happened to be throwing the wedding for his
nephew! As the rest of the married celebrities, these two kept their
marriage a private affair but grand at the same time! Countless
celebrities were invited to the wedding,
who all showed up! Mahesh - Lara Bhupathi
Whereas most of us can only imagine
dream weddings, this couple seems to have lived it! Mahesh and Lara
exchanged vows, in a Christian ceremony in Goa on February 16, 2012! The
lovebirds met a year after tennis player, Mahesh divorced his first
wife - a very controversial event! After a few months of dating,
Mahesh proposed to Lara in New York City and they got engaged! Five
months later, they were spotted in Goa finally committing, officially!
Escorted by her father, Lara left the attenders of the wedding
speechless adorned in a beautiful off white, all lace dress with a train
of 10 meters by Elie Saab. Pink and white, the colors of the wedding seemed
to making the event that much more romantic. The bride even shed tears
during the exchanging of the vows! The couple then chose to go to Bali
for a honeymoon. This month, Lara gave birth to a daughter on the 20th! Ritesh - Genelia Deshmukh
This beautiful young couple met on the sets of Tujhe Meri Kasam
Hyderabad! These two were together for
nearly seven years, without the media and general public even guessing!
They finally tied the knot on February 3rd, 2012! Not only
are these two considered the cutest
couple but also the
sincerest! The wedding took place in a Marathi tradition in Mumbai,
India at the Grand Hyatt Hotel. Ritesh was seen wearing a white sherwani
and a red turban with a long pearl necklace. The bride looked
astounding in a red bridal lehenga designed by Ritu Kumar. It's said
that since Salman Khan was unable to make it to the wedding, he sent
the couple a surprise honeymoon package as a gift!Bharat - Esha Takhtani
of legendary veteran actors, Dharmendra and Hema Malini, Esha Deol got
engaged to businessman Bharat on February 12, 2012! The madly in love
couple tied the knot on June 29, four months later. The couple had a
lavish South Indian wedding with countless guests from the film
industry, except for the bride's step brothers, Sunny and Bobby Deol.
Esha was seen wearing a beautiful red sari designed by Neeta Lulla!
After a week of partying over their wedding, the couple went off for a
month long honeymoon to a location kept secret! Saif - Kareena Ali Khan
coming to the most awaited couple after Aish and Abhi, Saifeena! The
two started dating in 2007 shortly after the break up of Shahid and
Kareena. It was during the shooting of Tashan
in Ladakh that the two met, talked and charmed the pants off each other - literally?!
revealed that Saif even went to her mother to ensure that she approved
of the relationship - which she luckily did! Then came the wedding which
took place on October 16, 2012, five years after the two started
dating! The wedding happened to be a big fat event that the media
There was a sangeet, Nikah, and even pheras
followed by a grand reception! Though several of the bride's dresses
were designed by friend Manish Malhotra, the wedding dress, a family heirloom, was passed
on to Kareena by mother-in-law Sharmila Tagore!
Shortly after the wedding, the couple took off to Switzerland for a romantic honeymoon.Siddarth Roy - Vidya Kapoor
Following Saifeena, came the turn of Dirty Picture's Vidya Balan
! Love blossomed between the couple in December 2010 when Siddarth's production company worked on No One Killed Jessica!
May 2012, the two showed up together publicly, as a couple for Karan Johar's
40th birthday bash, followed by the very public gift of a 14 crore flat in Juhu, which Sid bought for his
lady love in July! December 14, 2012 was the day the two
officially tied the knot in Bandra. The wedding was a mix of a South
Indian and Punjabi wedding, to honor both Vidya's tamilian and Siddarth's punjabi heritages. The
actress changed her outfit three
times during the ceremony! The beautiful couple went off to the Caribbean for their honeymoon!
our beloved celebrities tying the knot to their sweethearts, we can
only wish the best for their married lives! Whereas some have already
become proud parents, others have not and we hope they're graced with a
bundle of joy soon enough! For now, all we can say is, they are a
great example of rab ne bana di jodi(s)!
Editors: Shreya S. & Gunia M.
Graphics: Virina R.