Inside details from Deepika Padukone-Ranveer Singh’s wedding
Bollywood’s ‘it’ couple Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh solemnised their relationship amidst much fanfare at The CastaDiva Resort and Spa overlooking Lake Como in Italy.
For the Anand Karaj yesterday morning, the Padukones reached the venue early to welcome the groom and baaraatis. True to a North Indian-style wedding, the ceremony was a lot of fun. Ranveer and his baaraatis arrived dancing to dhol and music.
The ladkewaale made a dashing entry, grooving to Anil Kapoor and Govinda’s chartbuster tracks. Ranveer was in his element, jiving to Meri Pant Bhi Sexy, Tamma Tamma and My Name Is Lakhan playing out loud in the background.
MATCHING OUTFITS FOR THE BRIDE AND GROOM
The lovebirds complemented each other and wore shades of the same colour. While DP picked a beautiful red Sabyasachi outfit for the occasion, hubby Ranveer matched her dress sporting a pinkish red Indian ensemble by the same designer. The two families were also dressed in shades of red and pink. The ladkewaale sported pink turbans. The Padmaavat actor’s friend and photographer Rohan Shrestha along with director Nitya Mehra (of Baar Baar Dekho fame) were among the 40 guests that were present at the occasion.
THE SINDHI PLATTER
The Bhavnanis planned a lavish buffet for the guests at the ceremony. The menu included popular Sindhi delicacies like dal pakwan, sindhi kadhi-chawal, sev barfi and others.
THE SOUTH-INDIAN WEDDING
KEEPING IT CLASSY
For the traditional Konkani-style wedding on November 14, which started at 8 am and concluded at 2 pm, Ranveer’s family wore white-and-ivory outfits while the groom was dressed in a mundu (a traditional outfit) in the same shades. Meanwhile, Dippy’s side sported the traditional red-and-gold combination. The actress looked resplendent in an ethnic red, white and gold sari.
As per tradition, the bride had to walk from her villa to the mandap where the rituals were being performed. “While Deepika was doing so, songstress Shubha Mudgal delivered a live performance. DP looked like a vision in her bridal attire and Shubha’s booming voice lent a surreal feel to the proceedings,” says our source.
COLOUR CODES FOR THE GUESTS
Reportedly, the couple gave their guests different colour codes for all the ceremonies. While the actress is known for her drop-dead gorgeous looks, the guests were heard saying that they hadn’t seen a more beautiful bride than Deepika. “Even though the atmosphere was of complete joy and happiness all around, there were several moments when Deepika got emotional,” adds our source.
FOR THE LOVE OF COFFEE
Like most Indian shaadis, the families took great care about what was being served on the menu. Our khabri mentions, “Deepika loves filter coffee, so she made sure packets of the same were taken from Bengaluru. The beverage was served for the guests daily during breakfast and all the ceremonies.” Even the food served at the wedding was a traditional Mangalorean affair and chefs were specially flown down from the town in Karnataka for the same. “The Padukones ensured that the guests got a taste of their culture. So, they were presented delicacies like Mangalorean gatti, jaggery payasam, and Deepika’s favourite rasam rice. It was a traditional affair comprising a sit-down lunch where the guests were served on banana leaves. Even local Italian waiters, who were hired to serve at the couple’s wedding ceremonies, were trained about the cuisines. For instance, while serving rasam or payasam, they would describe the dish to the invitees,” informs the source.
THE VENUE WAS A CLOSELY-GUARDED SECRET
Both DP and RS wanted their wedding to be an intimate affair. “The place where the mandap was built and the duo exchanged vows was in a different resort, which was a little away from the venue where the Bhavnanis and Padukones were staying. This place is a short distance away from George Clooney’s property. Even the guests weren’t aware about the actual venue. Early morning, they were transported to the resort via speed boats,” reveals our source. The Anand Karaj also took place at the same venue yesterday from 8 am onwards.
THE JODI WILL BE BACK IN THE BAY TOMORROW
Both the families stayed in a private resort that had been booked for four days. Says a source, “The CastaDiva Resort and Spa was completely booked for the wedding, from November 13 to November 17. After the wedding ceremonies, the families will celebrate and relax for the next two days, before flying back to India.”