Shahid Kapoor-Mira Rajput wedding: Here's all you want to know
Shahid Kapoor broke a million hearts as he tied the knot with Mira Rajput in a private ceremony in Gurgaon on Tuesday. We tell you all that happened at the big, fat, hush-hush wedding...
Shahid Kapoor finally gave up his 'eligible bachelor' tag on Tuesday as he exchanged wedding vows with Delhi girl Mira Rajput in a simple ceremony in Gurgaon.
Shahid Kapoor (left) and Mira Rajput. Pic/PTI
The wedding took place as per Arya Samaj rituals at West Green Farmhouse in Rajokri under a thick blanket of security.
Kapoor & wife: Shahid Kapoor tweeted this selfie with Mira Rajput soon after saying 'I do'
Says a source, "It began at 11 am and was over in one-and-half hours. The Kapoors and Rajputs were certain that they wanted it to be an intimate affair. There were just about 40-odd people present for the nuptials. After a brief photo session as man and wife, the couple partied along with their respective families and close friends at the Trident Hotel where the reception took place." Another reception has also been planned on July 12 at the Palladium Hotel in Lower Parel here for Shahid's industry colleagues.
Tuning in: Shahid and Mira seem visibly amused by a performance at their sangeet ceremony
While Kunal Rawal designed Shahid's traditional outfit, Anamika Khanna had done up the 21-year-old bride's trousseau. The wedding menu included a lavish vegetarian fare as the couple's families are followers of the Radha Saomi Satsang Beas.
Friends join the fun: Masaba Gupta (left), Madhu Mantena (centre) and Bosco Martis at the wedding
A source close to the actor reveals, "The road leading to the venue was cordoned off to keep gatecrashers as well as the paparazzi at bay. The walls of the farmhouse are 16-feet high and there was tight security."
Wedding wows: Shahid and Mira get knotted for life in a simple ceremony that was conducted as per Arya Samaj rituals
In the build-up to the actor's big day, his friends had started posting pictures of the couple at their sangeet ceremony. Mira wore a yellow Banaras brocade lehenga pairing it with a peach choli designed by Anita Dongre.
Mind It: Bosco at the entrance of the reception venue
She apparently wanted a light lehenga so that she could dance. Shahid and Mira performed on Tashan mein rehna from Sasha's 2011 film Mausam.
Family presence: (From left) Pankaj Kapur, Supriya Pathak, Sanah Kapoor and (behind) Ruhaan Kapoor. pic/yogen shah
Sharing details of the pre-wedding festivities, Reshma Ruhi, one of the girls who applied mehndi on Mira's hands, says: "We had been called to do the mehndi for six people. I was called through a common friend of the Rajputs. The bride opted for a full design on her palms and a small pattern outside with a delicate floral henna art on her feet.
decked up: Fashion designer Kunal Rawal with Shahid
She also got Shahid's initials etched on her palms. Some other guests including Shahid's mother Neelima Azim also applied mehndi along with two of his friends who had flown in from Mumbai. The couple looked very nice together." It is said the girls were given Rs 1 lakh as shagun.
Posers: Masaba (left), Madhu (centre) and Bosco
Nearly 50 rooms at The Trident, Gurgaon, had been booked for Shahid's family and guests, with the presidential suite reserved for the actor.
Henna on my hand: Mira at her mehndi ceremony
Gurgoan's Smitten Bakery was given the responsibility to have the guests savour the taste of specially formulated chocolate bars.
Smitten Bakery took to Instagram to post a picture of the customised chocolate bars that were in almond, currant and sea salt, and pumpkin seed and candied chilli flavours. Each bar had 'Smitten by love, bitten by marriage bug. Mira and Shahid' written on it.