Given that Saif, 42, is the son of late Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, and Kareena, 32, belongs to Bollywood’s famed Kapoor clan, the celebrations were bound to be big. A pre-wedding gala, a covered terrace event at Kareena’s Bandra residence Sunday, allowed no peek-a-boos, except for an inkling about the attendees – which included the bride and groom’s close family and friends.
More on Saif-Kareena’s Royal Wedding: What followed was the much-awaited D-day – surprisingly, a simple registered marriage affair, with Kareena dressed in a mehndi green and vermillion suit and Saif in a grey kurta-pyjama.
However, Saif and Kareena’s union will be remembered as a classic case of celebrities’ acquired ability to maintain privacy in their personal lives.
But they cocooned back soon, now for the reported ‘nikaah’ ceremony, as well as a party for Bollywood’s who’s who.
Kareena decided to go traditional and she dressed in her mother-in-law’s wedding gear, which was reworked upon by ace designer Manish Malhotra.
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They dated for a couple of years but when the couple announced their plans to get married, everyone around them thought it was a mistake. Many said the marriage would not last for even a year.
If the bride’s trousseau was dominated by Malhotra’s original creations, except the “exchange of vows” on Tuesday at the Taj Palace and Hotel in Colaba, Mumbai, designer Raghavendra Rathore added his royal touch for Saif’s wardrobe.
But amidst all the hoopla created by entusiastic media, paparazzi couldn’t breach the couple’s security arrangements for any scoops.The ‘uninvited’ media was catered for, with water and food.Recently, at his 70th birthday bash, Big B also laid out a seperate dinner for journos standing there to cover the red carpet.Till the last moment, only a few details could be availed.Even the guests remained faithful to their hosts and refused to give away any vital information, except for a leaked invitation about the Delhi reception, attended by high profile politicos including Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi and Delhi Chief Minister Shiela Dixit.Media, that camped outside the venues both in Mumbai for ‘nikaah’ and in Delhi for the ‘walima’, just for a photo opportunity, kept waiting.