Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh - 2018 The Year of Celebrity Weddings

The DeepVeer wedding was one of the most anticipated events of the year, with marriage rumours circulating for quite a while. Leggy lass Deepika Padukone and the fun-loving Ranveer Singh broke many hearts when they tied the knot in a very intimate ceremony in Lake Como on November 15. Although the details of the affair remained quite hush-hush almost till the end, the entire nation was glued to their phones and laptops to catch a glimpse of the couple and the festivities.

The Bollywood superstars had two wedding rituals: a traditional Konkani-style ceremony and a Sindhi one, both of which took place at the Villa del Balbianello Resort in Italy’s Lake Como, on November 14 and 15. The South Indian ceremony, complete with Kannadiga rituals, saw the couple dressed in simple and elegant South Indian outfits – Deepika in a red saree and Ranveer in a cream kurta and dhoti. The dress code for this ceremony was white and the venue too was decked in white roses. The evening featured performances by Shubha Mudgal, Harshdeep Kaur, Bobby Pathak, Firoz Khan, and Sanjoy Das, and the coy bride entered the venue and walked to the mandap as Shubha Mudgal sang a beautiful song. The ceremony ended with guests being served South Indian food on banana leaves.

The following day featured an anand karaj as part of DeepVeer’s Sindhi-Punjabi ceremony. A priest was flown in from Amritsar to perform the rituals for this one, and a makeshift gurdwara was built at the venue. The groom and his baraat entered the venue on a boat, and the men in the baraat wore red pagris and women donned red and pink outfits.

Two lavish receptions were hosted: one in Deepika’s hometown of Bengaluru and another in Mumbai, for all of the couple’s friends and well-wishers. These were well-attended by the who’s who of both cities. For the Mumbai reception that was hosted by Ranveer’s sister Ritika, Ranveer turned up in a quirky Manish Arora outfit and Deepika in a beautiful floral Sabyasachi Dil Guldasta lehenga.