By: Maumita Syed
After a whirlwind 5-day wedding extravangaza, Bollywood’s star couple Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor are officially man & wife!
As one of the most awaited unions of tinsel town, Saifeena’s wedding celebrations began with a pre-wedding Sangeet bash at Kareena’s Mumbai residence on Sunday, followed by a registered wedding at Saif’s Bandra residence on October 16th. The star couple insisted on a private affair where only close family and friends were in attendance.
Following the marriage registration, the couple exchanged vows in Mumbai at the Taj Mahal Palace hotel in the presence of Bollywood’s glitterati, including Shah Rukh Khan with wife Gauri, Karan Johar, Tusshar Kapoor, Priety Zinta and Anil Kapoor with daughter Sonam.
The bride, daughter of Randhir Kapoor and Babita, wore Manish Malhotra for most of the functions except the exchange of vows on Tuesday. For her marriage ceremony Kareena wore a traditional bridal gharara restored by designer Ritu Kumar which was previously worn by Saif’s mother, veteran actress and Begum of Pataudi, Sharmila Tagore.
Saif who is the son of the late Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, is said to have his wedding attire designed by Raghavendra Rathore.
The exchange of vows was followed by a Mughal-themed grand reception in New Delhi on Thursday with the who’s who from Indian politics and Bollywood all present.