When you are a celebrity, there is a public image you have to live up to, especially when there is a wedding on the cards. Right from paparazzi to ardent fans, everyone wants to know the ins-and-outs starting from the wedding card and venue to the guest list and the honeymoon destination. After all, we love our stars!
So, take a look at a few Bollywood couples who chose to have a destination wedding and got married in style.
#1. Kunal Kapoor and Naina Bachchan, Seychelles
The heart-throb of a million teens finally tied the knot with his fiancee, Naina Bachchan in a private ceremony on February 9, 2015. The wedding was a very private affair, with only the immediate families attending the function, in the idyllic locales of Seychelles Islands. The couple opted for a lavish beach wedding with only the closest of their friends and relatives in attendance. Kunal and Naina had been dating for the almost two years before they got engaged in 2014. Later, they had a beautiful wedding reception in Delhi.
#2. Arpita Khan and Aayush Sharma, Hyderabad
Arpita Khan is the youngest sister of Salman Khan, and is also a budding fashion designer. While Aayush Sharma, son of politician Anil Sharma, is a businessman based at Delhi and aspiring to try his luck in Bollywood. The two met through common friends in 2013, and had been dating since then. The fairytale wedding of Salman Khan’s sister, Arpita Khan, with her long-time beau Aayush Sharma, was solemnised at the Taj Falaknuma Palace in Hyderabad on November 18, 2014.
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#3. Pulkit Samrat And Shweta Rohira, Goa
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Pulkit started his acting career with the telly serial, Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, and climbed the ladder of success swiftly with many Bollywood movies like Bittoo Boss, Fukrey, Jai Ho, and O Teri. The two first met when Shweta was a freelance journalist and had come to interview Pulkit for a project that her mother had assigned to her. The handsome actor tied the knot with Shweta on November 3, 2014, in a destination wedding at Goa. Shweta also happens to be the ‘rakhi sister’ of the Bhai of Bollywood, Salman Khan. The couple is separated now.
#4. Vir Das and Shivani Mathur, Sri Lanka
Stand-up comedian, Vir Das, married his long-time girlfriend Shivani Mathur on October 19, 2014, in a hush-hush ceremony in Sri Lanka. The low-key affair was attended by just 100-odd guests. The wedding saw a pool party, a rock concert, sangeet ceremony, and the pheras. Vir had been quoted by a leading daily, confessing that he deliberately wanted to keep it all private. That is why he had even banned usage of cell phones during the three-day wedding celebrations.
#5. Rani Mukerji and Aditya Chopra, Italy
Rani, who has been associated with the YRF banner quite closely, always denied being in a relationship with Aditya Chopra. Aditya is the son of deceased Yash Chopra, who is known to have altered the landscape of romance in the Hindi film industry! But, far away from the prying eyes, Rani and Aditya, tied the knot on April 21, 2014, in a romantic countryside in Italy. The news of their wedding took their fans and media insiders by storm. The wedding was a ‘family affair’ with only a few special friends invited. The newlyweds, however, threw a private dinner party at their residence for their friends from the industry.
#6. Raveena Tandon and Anil Thadani, Udaipur
Although Raveena’s relationship with Akshay Kumar did not end with a “happily ever after”, she still had a dream wedding with her prince charming. Raveena went on to marry film distributor Anil Thadani, in Udaipur’s Jag Mandir Palace. The beautiful Jag Mandir is located on an island in the picturesque Pichchola Lake of Udaipur. The Bollywood influence just could not be missed, as the Palace was decorated like a Bollywood movie set for this celebrity wedding. The wedding was attended by the couple’s closest friends from the industry.
#7. Sussanne and Hrithik Roshan, Bengaluru
With the features that resonate most with Greek Gods, Hrithik Roshan, broke millions of hearts when he married his childhood sweetheart Sussanne Khan, daughter of actor-director Sanjay Khan. Their marriage at the Golden Palms Hotel, a luxury resort in Bengaluru, was a confluence of Hindu and Muslim rituals. It was a totally filmy affair, as the couple walked over a bridge on a massive pool, with bright flowers and lush green fields making a perfect backdrop. The celebrity couple took sacrosanct vows and also signed the register at the resort. But sometimes all is not fair in love and war. Hrithik and Sussane, who have two sons, ended their 17-year-old marriage, and are divorced now.
#8. Lara Dutta and Mahesh Bhupathi, Goa
Mahesh and Lara’s wedding in Goa was well-guarded from the ubiquitous paparazzi, but the diva did post a photograph with her husband for her fans on Twitter. She wrote:
"A pic for all my twitter friends and followers! Thank you for all your wishes! Had the perfect wedding!"
The Sunset Venue of Goa’s luxurious Taj Aguada Hotel was reserved for Lara’s perfect wedding. The stunning venue overlooks the majestic Indian Ocean, offering a breathtaking backdrop to their wedding vows. The tennis star carried off the ‘gentleman’ look in a black tuxedo while former Miss Universe made a stunning bride in an all-lace bridal gown, with a 10-metre long trail held up with a diamond tiara. The photos and videos of the wedding that were later leaked on the Internet suggested that it was no less than a fairytale wedding!
#9. Prianka Vohra and Rannvijay Singh Singha, Mombassa
We welcome Prianka and VJ-turned-actor Rannvijay to the bandwagon of married celebs. With a crazy bachelor party in Goa, roka in Dubai and sagai in London, their wedding is truly a dream destination affair. Their D-day was held in Mombassa, Kenya! Rannvijay, in one of the wedding videos he made public, said that although the wedding was in a distant land, it still felt like home as every reeti-riwaaz was followed. In fact, he and all his friends wore colourful pagdi as it was a Punjabi baraat! The wedding was a daytime ceremony, and was solemnised before the holy Guru Granth Sahib, and was followed by a fun-filled reception.
#10. Anita Hassanandani and Rohit Reddy, Goa
TV actress Anita Hassanandani who made her debut in Bollywood in the 2003 thriller film Kuch Toh Hai married her long-time beau Rohit Reddy (an investment banker) in a lavish ceremony spread over four-days in Goa! It was a traditional South Indian wedding that took place on a Sunday afternoon, but included sangeet, mehendi and haldi ceremonies as Anita is a Punjabi. Anita looked charismatic in a traditional saree with gajra and kamarbandh that added charm to her look. Both the bride and her friends kept tweeting photographs from the wedding, and it was one helluva dream wedding!
#11. Somya Seth and Arun Kapoor, US
Television’s most beloved Navya aka Somya Seth tied the knot with a US-based filmmaker, Arun Kapoor. The couple got hitched in a close-knit affair on January 15, 2017. Her pre-wedding functions and wedding took place at a resort in the United States. The couple had a roka ceremony in August 2016, which was also a hush-hush affair.
#12. Surveen Chawla and Akshay Thakker, Italy
Hate Story fame actress, Suvreen Chawala became missus of Akshay Thakker in a low-key affair. Her wedding news came as a pleasant surprise to everyone. She got married to Akshay on July 28, 2015, and the couple kept mum about it until December 2017. It was an Italian style wedding for the couple, in a picturesque castle in Northern Italy. Talking about her destination wedding, Surveen said:
“We handpicked, decided and decoded everything ourselves. The location, Castel Brando, in the Veneto region located in Northern Italy, had a chapel inside which was a rare find and it felt as though it was almost tailor-made for us. We had the entire castle to ourselves for the span of the wedding.”
#13. Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma, Italy
The most talked about wedding of the year 2017 is of none other than Indian cricketer, Virat Kohli and Bollywood actress, Anushka Sharma. This made-for-each-other couple tied the nuptial knot on December 11, 2017, in a grand private ceremony in Tuscany, Italy. As soon as their wedding news broke after many speculations, the netizens went crazy over the pictures and videos of them. The Virushka hangover stayed for long. After their fairytale destination wedding, the couple had 2 reception functions in India - first in Delhi and second in Mumbai.
#14. Amrita Puri and Imrun Sethi, Bangkok
Aisha fame Amrita Puri, walk down the aisle in real life in a grand destination wedding in Bangkok. She took the wedding vows with her long-time beau, Imrun Sethi who is a restaurateur on November 11, 2017, in Bangkok. This pretty bride slew in all her looks, from her mehendi look to her Sabyasachi wedding lehenga. To check out this cutesy couple’s wedding album, click here!
#15. Bharti Singh and Haarsh Limbachiya, Goa
The laughter queen of India, Bharti Singh and her now-husband writer, Haarsh Limbachiyaa, were pronounced husband and wife on December 3, 2017. Their destination wedding was a three-day affair in Goa, which kickstarted with a rocking pool party, followed by Bharti’s mehendi and haldi, wedding and then finally reception. Their big fat Punjabi wedding was a star-studded affair and their wedding was created into a web series by OnBoard Live.
#16. Naga Chaitanya and Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Goa
Naga Chaitanya And Samantha Ruth Prabhu are the most loved couple from the South industry. The two met on the sets of a film named, Yem Maaya Chesave in 2009. This adorable couple walked down the aisle on October 6, 2017, exactly at 11.52 PM. They were pronounced husband and wife in the destination wedding in Goa. After seeing each other for eight long years, they exchanged the rings in an intimate ceremony in Hyderabad on January 29, 2017.
#17. Neil Nitin Mukesh and Rukmini Sahay, Udaipur
B-town hottie, Neil Nitin Mukesh fell for this beautiful Delhi damsel, Rukmini Sahay in a grand destination style wedding in Udaipur. The couple tied the nuptial knot on February 9, 2017. They got engaged in a hush-hush ceremony in October 2016, with the presence of just families from both the sides. Their wedding festivities kick-started on February 7 with a pre-wedding cocktail party, which was followed by mehendi and sangeet functions on February 8. They then took the wedding vows in a grand style on February 9.
Bollywood celebs know that when they will tie the knot their fans would love to know each and every detail. You too can steal destination wedding ideas from your favourite Bollywood celebrity couple.