The couple had opted for an ivory theme at their May engagement as well
A sea of people dressed in hues of white, boats sailing across Lake Pichola, and at the centre of it all, the groom going across the lake to wed his ladylove. This is what fairytale weddings are made of. And it came true for actor Parineeti Chopra and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) member Raghav Chadha, who tied the knot at the Leela Palace in Udaipur yesterday. The guest list was diverse, representing the two different worlds that the couple hail from - while the ladkiwale included tennis star-friend Sania Mirza and couturier Manish Malhotra, the politician-groom's baaraat comprised Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann and Yuva Sena's Aaditya Thackeray.
Thackeray and Kejriwal were part of the baaraat
On D-day, the festivities began at 1 pm with Chadha's sehra bandi at the Taj Lake Palace Hotel, where the groom's side was put up. Around 2.30 pm, the baaraat along with local musicians made their way across the lake in boats, decorated with white flowers, to the Leela Palace for the nuptials. A source reveals, "The baaraat milni, where the bride's family welcomes the groom and wedding procession, took place at 3.30 pm, followed by the varmala ceremony and saat pheras. Keen to keep it subtle, the couple had chosen a pearl-white theme for the occasion.
Parineeti wore a Manish Malhotra lehenga, drape and veil, all embellished with crystals. Raghav complemented her perfectly in an ivory-coloured sherwani, designed by uncle Pawan Sachdeva. His uncle, in fact, designed his outfits for the entire round of festivities." The nuptials that wrapped up by 6.30 pm were followed by a reception at 9 pm.
Sania Mirza flew to Udaipur on Sunday morning
On Saturday, the couple hosted a sangeet ceremony. Chopra, an ardent fan of Punjabi music, roped in singer-actor Navraj Hans to perform at the ceremony. When mid-day reached out to Hans, he said, "I sang Mundeya, Dumadum mast kalandar, Bolo tara rara, and '90s songs, including Mere khwabon mein jo aaye. I sang Parineeti's song Zehnaseeb too. She wanted me to end the show with Rabba, which is her favourite. She said, âYou cannot leave without singing it.' Both of them danced to all the numbers, including Gud naal ishq mitha." The newly-weds are expected to host a reception later this month in Delhi-NCR, and another in Mumbai.