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THE ROYAL BOLLYWOOD WEDDING: Saif Ali Khan & Kareena Kapoor

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.

Kareena en route to her Sangeet Ceremony dressed in a Manish Malhotra beige and mango gharara with her hair up in a mogra-laced chignon.

The happy couple waves to all their adoring fans after their marriage registration. Kareena wore a green and red embroidered salwar-kameez, again by Manish Malhotra.

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.

Kareena in her decade old gharara belonging to her mother-in-law Sharmila Tagore and restored by designer Ritu Kumar (right). After the ceremony, Kareena changed into a burgundy gharara by Manish Malhotra (left).

Kareena partied the night away with sister/bollywood actress Karishma Kapoor and cousin/bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor.

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.

Kareena at her New Delhi wedding reception with sister Karishma (left). Kareena wore a Manish Malhotra designed gharara in shades of pink, heavily embellished with gold embroidery.

Saif and Kareena both at their New Delhi reception with mom Sharmila Tagore (right).


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