Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh married as per South Indian traditions in Lake Como, Italy in the presence of their families and close friends on November 14. A second ceremony as per Sindhi traditions is scheduled for November 15.
Several unconfirmed reports state that stars like Shah Rukh Khan, Farah Khan and Sanjay Leela Bhansali, who were supposed to attend Deepika and Ranveer’s wedding, will skip the ceremony.
Strict Wedding Photos Policy
Security measures at the event locations have been compared to that provided for world leaders, with drone interceptors in the sky and guests being made to wear special wrist bands and scan unique QR codes on their phones to gain entry. Of course, pictures have been hard to come by.
According to reports, guests were made to wear a special wrist band and cover up the camera lenses on their mobile phones with stickers. Boats were also made to patrol the lake to keep away eager photographers and gossip hunters.
Wedding venue for Deepika, Ranveer’s wedding
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Ranveer Singh & Deepika Padukone leave for their royal wedding In Italy with family! #DeepikaPadukone and #RanverSingh ‘s wedding festivities began yesterday after all the invited guests reached the resort that the couple has booked. The pre-wedding functions will take place at the resort and the wedding on 14th and 15th at #VillaDelBalbianello,#LakeComo. #Welcome 💫 Photo @adrianbaias #DeepVeerKiShaadi #ranveerkishaadi #foreverlove ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ #bollywoodstars 💫
The festivities began with the ring ceremony, followed by the sangeet and mehendi ceremonies. Turns out the pre-wedding ceremonies were as grand as the ones to follow. The guests seemed to be in a celebratory mood and the couple was happy as ever and shared quite a few aww-worthy moments. According to a report in Bollywood Life, one of the guests revealed a super cute mmoment between the two during the mehendi ceremony.
Sabyasachi Mukherjee, the famous designer who has designed Ranveer and Deepika’s wedding trousseau is also present at the wedding venue.
He is personally looking after all the details of the outfits the bride and groom will be wearing on all the functions.
On Tuesday, the report added, two more ceremonies were held—mehendi in the morning and sangeet in the evening.
Ranveer’s ceremony took place at the CastaDiva Resort, overlooking Lake Como while Deepika’s function took place at Villa d’Este, which is about five kilometers away.
Singers Harshdeep Kaur and Shubha Mudgal sang songs during the mehendi. While Harshdeep traditional mehendi songs, Shubha joined in with Thumri songs. However, film songs were also played. Ranveer reportedly made a dramatic entry, dancing to his song, Tune Maari Entriyan (Gunday) while Harshdeep sang a number of sings such as Mehndi Ni Mehndi, Dholak, Kala Shah Kala, Mehendi Hai Rachney Wali.
Being his usual romantic self, Ranveer went down on his knees as he slipped the engagement ring on Deepika’s finger. A source present at the wedding revealed that the Padmaavat actor even gave an emotional speech leaving his lady-love in tears. Following the engagement ceremony, the couple immersed themselves in the wedding revelry and danced their heart out.
Deepika and Ranveer colour-coordinated their clothes. Both wore Sabyasachi creations (he is reportedly at the venue) in shades of pink and red. Through the ceremonies, Deepika was reportedly seen tearing up even as Ranveer comforted her. Pinkvilla , quoting a guest, said: “Shubha Mudgal was performing a thumri when Deepika Padukone got emotional and was in tears. When she broke down, Ranveer, who could understand her emotional state, walked up to her and hugged her tight and consoled his lady love. He ensured she was smiling again with all his crazy love antics.”
For today’s Konkani wedding, Deepika is reportedly wearing a traditional white and gold silk saree by Sabyasachi, while Ranveer has opted for a kanjeevaram sherwani. For the Sindhi wedding, Deepika will don a red, heavily embroidered lehenga.
Post that, the couple will throw a lavish reception party for their friends from Bollywood at the Grand Hyatt in Mumbai on November 28.
The couple has asked the guests at their Mumbai reception to not bring any wedding presents for them but become a part of a larger cause instead. They have asked them to make donations to Deepika’s non-profit organisation The Live Love Laugh Foundation, which aims to create awareness about mental illnesses and reduce the stigma surrounding them.
Celebrities congratulates the couple
Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh get married in Italy in a traditional Konkani ceremony. (File pic) pic.twitter.com/DngjBVjfac
— ANI (@ANI) November 14, 2018
Karan Johar was among the first from Bollywood to congratulate the newly-weds. He tweeted: “Such a stunning gorgeous and beautiful couple!!!! Nazar utar lo! Deepika and Ranveer, Badhaai ho!!! Love you both!!! Here’s to a lifetime of love and joy!” Before the wedding, several details about the pre-wedding functions were shared by sources on social media. From Ranveer’s dramatic entry to Tune Mari Entriyaan to Harshdeep Kaur’s performance, sources spilled the beans on the highly-anticipated #DeepVeerKiShaadi.
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) November 14, 2018
Meanwhile, the bride-to-be’s sister Anisha Padukone shared her excitement on social media by changing her Twitter and Instagram profiles bio to ‘#ladkiwale‘ with a bride emoticon for her sister’s wedding. (Aww!)
Ranveer Singh’s hairstylist Nitasha Gaurav, who is present at the wedding, wrote on Twitter: No pictures but it was love personified to see them together today. Couldn’t stop my tears, but these were tears of happiness and so I hope they never do. #DeepVeerKiShaadi #ranveerkishaadi #foreverlove.
No pictures but it was love personified to see them together today. Couldn’t stop my tears, but these were tears of happiness and so I hope they never do. #DeepVeerKiShaadi #ranveerkishaadi #foreverlove
— Nitasha (@Nitasha22) November 12, 2018
— Ronit Bose Roy (@RonitBoseRoy) November 14, 2018
Dairy brand Amul has wished the newlyweds with a new doodle that claims Ranveer is not ‘Singhle’ anymore.
Platinum Jewelery’s official Instagram page took to their social media to wish the dreamy couple in the most creative manner. They wrote, ‘A #LoveSoRare, it would be the envy of most love stories that end up on the silver screen.
Condom brand Durex has shared a tongue-in-cheek congratulatory post for Ranveer and Deepika on their wedding. Ranveer is the brand ambassador of Durex.
— Durex India (@DurexIndia) November 14, 2018
Fans wish Ranveer, Deepika on social media
— She/Her ❄️ (@withsahyo) November 14, 2018
@deepikapadukone @RanveerOfficial Are you guys married? my heart 😭❤️ I'm so happy for you two. I wish you guys a whole bunch of happiness and love, and a long successful marriage and friendship. Enjoy your day and this whole journey together 💕
— Ash (@kaninewest) November 14, 2018