Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Shilpa Shetty Kundra’s wedding trivia

Our pick of the highlights…

Shilpa and Raj Kundra’s wedding reception in Mumbai last night (Nov 24), capped their wedding celebrations, which began with the Mehndi-cum-Sangeet ceremony in Khandala on Nov 21.

The wedding has been dominating showbiz news, with everything from the clothes to the menu making headlines.

Here’s our pick of the Shilpa-Raj wedding trivia:

* All the outfits Shilpa wore at the three main events of her wedding celebrations were designed by Tarun Tahiliani. Raj wore Sherwanis by designers Shantanu-Nikhil for the wedding as well as the reception.

* Shilpa’s wedding outfit, the red Swarovski crystals-embellished sari, is rumoured to have cost Rs 50 lakh (5 million).

* The price tag for her wedding jewellery, classic Kundan pieces with uncut diamonds and emeralds, has been put at Rs 3 crore (30 million).

* After wearing Kundan jewellery for her engagement, the Mehndi/Sangeet ceremony and the wedding, Shilpa opted for diamonds and rubies for the wedding reception to compliment her Indo-western fusion outfit in gold.

* Shilpa Shetty's mehendi was applied by Bollywood brides’ favourite henna artist, Veena Nagda. Shilpa apparently wanted a peacock, Lakshmi, Ganpati and an 'R' and 'S' on her hands. What she ultimately got was just the ‘S’, Ganpati's garland on the back of her palm and a lotus and peacock on the front.

* Unaware of Shilpa’s past romantic relationship with Akshay Kumar, the brass band outside the wedding venue in Khandala started playing a tune from the Akki-Shilpa film “Dhadkan”. Apparently, they were instructed to stop immediately and told not to play songs from Akshay’s film!

* Incidentally, Akshay and wife Twinkle were not invited to the wedding reception. Also missing was Shilpa's good friend Salman Khan, who was out of town for a shoot.

* At the reception, British-Indian musicians RDB and Rishi Rich reportedly performed free of cost.

* The decoration at the wedding reception venue, Grand Hyatt Mumbai, consisted of flowers and butterflies.

* The wedding reception menu included a selection of Indian, Italian, Thai and Chinese dishes. The nine-tier wedding cake weighed over 80 kgs.

* The couple will now proceed to seek the blessing of Shilpa’s spiritual gurus Sri Amma and Sri Bhagwan at the Oneness Temple near Chennai.

* They will subsequently set off for the Bahamas for their honeymoon.

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