After a very private wedding in Gloucestershire England last March 3, newlyweds Elizabeth Hurley and Arun Nayar traveled to the groom’s home country to consecrate their union in a traditional Indian ceremony.
Hurley who wore a Versace wedding gown in her ‘English’ wedding chose to wear another Versace creation, a silk chiffon gown with silk satin detailing, as well as, crystal and Swarovski throughout for her Indian wedding held on March 9th in the city of Jodphur.
The event was very private and the guest list exclusive, wherein 60 of them are friends and relatives of the bride and groom who traveled with them from Britain, reported the Hindustan Times.
Details of the event are very sketchy mainly due to the bride and groom’s request for privacy. Nevertheless, the Hindustan Times also reported that the traditional ‘haldi’ ceremony wherein the bride and groom are covered in paste of turmeric, milk and cream, believed to clean and beautify them was performed.
The wedding rite was held at the Umaid Bhavan Palace, the Maharaja of Jodphur’s palace-turned-luxury resort in the state of Rajasthan in western India, according to newspaper reports.
Though the western world took the event as ‘just another wedding’ albeit a celebrity one, public opinion in India was very different. There were some who claimed that the Indian wedding was ‘illegal’ because Hurley was not Hindi, while others questioned the wide media coverage when there were more important issues at hand.
Nonetheless, there were also supporters and sent the bride and groom their congratulations and best wishes.