Feb 20, 2011 Celebrity Wedding Pictures
TOI reports that the highlight of the evening was perforce the exchange of vows which had the bride in tears. The groom just about held up. Bhupathi said, “Lara, when I first met you, this day was a dream. Today it is reality. When I’m on the tour, not a day goes by without me wishing I was home with you instead, so even when I’m gone I am with you.” Generally, a man of few words, the 36-year-old doubles star went on to add, “you are my companion, partner and best friend. I promise to stick by you through hits and flops. I look forward to growing old with you.” Lara started with the customary for better or worse, in sickness and health lines, but went on to firmly establish herself as Bhupathi’s ‘chief doubles partner’. She added, ‘I promise to return your serves and volley alongside you. I will be with you through our many wins and occasional loss.” Lara’s voice cracked when she called her husband, ‘my true north.’ The tears came down unabated when she went on to express her feelings for the 11-time Grand Slam champion, who then put his arm around his wife’s waist to calm her.
The newly weds with Delhi designer Manav Gangwani
Ellie Saab gowns
Feb 19, 2011 Celebrity Wedding Pictures
The Sangeet ceremony of Lara Dutta and Mahesh Bhupathi at Club Fresh last night was a star studded affair. 200 guests including family members, friends, bollywood personalities and sports stars participated in the celebrations. The theme for sangeet was White- the Candolim based club was decorated with white roses and jasmine. Lara looked stunning in a marigold-color lehenga with a sexy choli designed by Manav Gangwani. She teamed this with an uncut diamond necklace set studded with vilandis, rose-cut and round diamonds, emeralds, rubies and pearls and a maangtika all from Anmol Jewellers. Mahesh wore a chikankari churidar kurta by the same designer with a stole to match Lara’s ensemble.
DJ Whosane played a mixed of English and Bollywood and there was a Live performance by California based acrobatic group Lucien Dossier. Bhupathi and his friends danced to ‘Dus bahane kar ke le gayi dil’ and ‘Crazy kiya re’ from Dhoom 2. Lara danced to ‘Sheila ki jawani’, ‘Munni badnaam hui’ and ‘Desi girl’ and later the couple grooved to ‘Zoobi zoobi’ from 3 Idiots. The guests included Vijay Amritraj, Leander Paes and Rhea Pillai, Boman Irani, Bikram Saluja, Aditya Hitkari and Divya Palat, Aki Narula and Wendell Rodricks. The food was a mix of Seafood, Sushi, Goan and Pan Asian preparations.
Lara Dutta and Manav Gangwani
Anticlockwise from top: Actor Riteish Deshmukh, Actress Raveena Tandon and her husband Anil Thadani, Model/ Photographer Sheetal Mallar, Sports/ fitness coach Shayamal Vallabhjee and a friend
Feb 10, 2011 Celeb Weddings to Watch out for
Lebanese designer Elie Saab’s romantic ethereal wedding gowns are what dreams are made of. We were surprised that Lara Dutta picked Elie Saab, since she hasn’t been spotted in one before. Its usually Roberto Cavalli for her. But we are thrilled with her choice. Elie Saab’s delicate gowns made from sumptuous fabrics with layers, overlays and transperencies are just right for a romantic beachside ceremony. His feminine aesthetics and such lovely use of embroidered lace are phenomenal. Here are some of the gowns from his latest bridal range. Such a feast for eyes, and whatever Lara picks, she will look gorgeous.
Guess who else is a big fan of Elie Saab? Click here. Yes, that ash colored gown is an Elie Saab.
Feb 10, 2011 Celeb Weddings to Watch out for
Lara Dutta and Mahesh Bhupathi’s wedding is just a week away and we finally have some dope on what Lara is wearing for her various wedding functions.
For the registered wedding on February 17, Lara will wear a white outfit from designer Ritu Kumar’s Falaknama collection. For the sangeet the following day, to be held at Club Fresh in Goa, her designer of choice is Delhi’s Manav Gangwani. For the church wedding on February 19 and Lara is wearing a white Elie Saab gown. The post-wedding bash at Taj Vivanta, will have Victorian décor, by Priti Sidhwani who runs Mumbai-based Dreamz Kraft. The next day, the newly-weds return to Mumbai where they are hosting another reception.
Lara is very close to Ritu Kumar who designed her national costume for the Miss Universe title. She has also been spotted in Manav Gangwani saree at IIFA and other events. So it is not a surprise that she chose these two designers. And what can we say about Elie Saab. His ethereal gowns are perfect for beach setting and as elegant as Lara herself.
Here are some white creations from Ritu Kumar’s Falaknuma Collection. We are betting Lara’s going to pick one of the sarees. What do you think?
Whats your pick for Lara from these glitzy and glamourous Manav Gangwani lehengas? Lara’s outfit is being custom made but we have a feeling it will be a shade of blue.
Feb 2, 2011 Celeb Weddings to Watch out for
Lara Dutta and Mahesh Bhupathi’s wedding celebrations are at the Taj Fort Aguada and Holiday Village, Goa on February 19th. The Sangeet is on February 18th and while Mahesh’s latest tweet is about his ‘practise’ for the sangeet, Lara announced that she is wearing a Ritu Kumar creation.
The decor for the Wedding events is being done by Dreamz Kraft, which is run by Priti Sidhwani who is Film Producer Ritesh Sidhwani’s sister-in-law. Dreamz Kraft, the favourite Wedding Decor & Wedding Planner of Bollywood families, recently did the decor for Neelam Kothari’s simple wedding at Taj Land’s End and the grand set-ups for Neha Oberoi’s (daughter of Dharam Oberoi) wedding at the same venue. We hear the decor at Lara-Mahesh’s wedding will be very Victorian, in keeping with Lara’s tastes. The invitation cards have a very English design too, with rose patterns and are designed by Delhi-based Entertainment Design Company (EDC) whose most famous wedding clients are Aishwarya and Abhishek Bachchan.
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If Lara Dutta was thinking her hen party will be a close and private affair with friends, she was in for a surprise! Her good friend and fashion retail CEO Raza Beig hosted a lavish hen party at his residence. The actress and 13 friends including one-time Bollywood designer Xerxes Bhatena, ex-model Marianne De Souza and nutrition and fitness expert Dianne Pandey were flown down and put up at the Madinat Jumeirah resort. The bash was at hosted at Raza’s villa at The Palms overlooking the Atlantis and was attended by Dubai’s socialites and fashion fraternity.
The theme was white and red, right down to the red velvet cushions with ‘Lara’ written on them. While everyone wore white, Lara stood out as the bride-to-be in a chic salmon-pink Herve Leger bandage dress.
Photos Courtesy: Mid-Day
Jan 5, 2011 Celeb Weddings to Watch out for
Imran Khan marries Avantika Malik early next week and there’s excitement and buzz about many more Shaadis in B-town.
Avantika Malik and Imran Khan
On Saturday, 8th January the Mehendi function takes places at the Malik familys farmhouse in Karjat. On Monday, Avantika and Imran will be at the Marriage Registrar’s office after which they are hosting a party at the Taj Land’s End. After the newly-weds return from their honeymoon, Imran’s uncle superstar Aamir Khan will host a grand reception. Watch this space for more details on the wedding celebrations.
Lara Dutta and Mahesh Bhupathi
WeddingSutra first broke the news on Lara and Mahesh’s beach wedding in Goa. The beautiful couple are marrying at a Taj property in February this year and over two hundred guests are attending the celebrations in the land of fun, sun and sands.
Ritika Jolly and Sammir Dattani
The talented actor got engaged to his long-time sweetheart at a stylish ceremony at Tote, Mumbai on December 19. An MBA by qualification, Ritika earlier worked in the corporate sector and is now keen to make a career as a Bollywood script writer. According to the buzz, the cute-looking couple are planning a grand wedding sometime in March 2011, but the dates will be finalised depending on Sammir’s film shoot schedule.
Lisa Ray and Brett Wilson
Actress/ model Lisa Ray is marrying Canadian businessman Brett Wilson (53), though the couple haven’t announced the wedding date yet. Brett, like Lara is also a cancer survivor, having successfully battled an advanced stage of prostate cancer. Fifteen years older to Lisa, the good-looking Brett is the father of three young adult children and also known as the generous dragon on CBCs hit business reality show- Dragon’s Den. The wealthy merchant banker slowed down his highly hectic lifestyle, to spend more time on his most passionate priorities: his family and friends, traveling the world with his children, and to support various support groups to help cancer patients.
Another glamorous couple is tying the knot. Big Boss actor Sameer Soni has announced that he will marry Neelam Kothari sometime in January or February. According to reports, this will be a low-key affair. This is the second marriage for the model turned actor, and the actress turned Jewellery Designer. Sameer was earlier married to Rajlaxmi Khanvilkar, and Neelam was married to a UK based businessman.
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Oct 28, 2010 Celeb Weddings to Watch out for
The stylish, stunning actress and the debonair tennis champion are marrying in the land of fun, sun and sands. Lara and Mahesh celebrate their union in Goa in February next year and a source informs us that over two hundred family members and friends are invited for what is expected to be a grand three day affair. Though the wedding program is not finalised, in all probability they will have a Church wedding (both Lara and Mahesh are Christians) with pre and post wedding celebrations at a beach-side luxury resort. The stylish couple are in talks with some of the most talented wedding planners to decide who can best execute their dream themes and ideas.
For long both Lara, 33 and Mahesh, 36 denied they were in a relationship and would state they are “just friends”. Their affair made news when newspapers reported Lara was supervising the renovation at Mahesh’s newly-rented apartment at Nibbana, the apartment complex in Pali Hill, Mumbai. The tennis star proposed to Lara a month ago, when they were both in New York. Mahesh popped the question over a candle lit dinner and he then slipped a ring that that he designed himself. They then formally announced their engagement on September 19th via twitter.
It’s the first wedding for Lara and a second wedding for Mahesh. Lara was living in with Bhutanese model Kalden (Kelly) Dorji for many years and Mahesh was earlier married to well-known model Shvetha Jaishankar who now lives with her parents in Chennai.
Jan 20, 2010 People & Parties
Mumbai’s La-di-dah ladies at the opening of the second Louis Vuitton store at Taj Lands End in Mumbai. All the ladies featured here wore Fall and Resort 09 Louis Vuitton. Except Shilpa Shetty who wore a Robert Rodriguez with a Vuitton clutch. Who do you think looks most glamorous here?
(left to right) Freida, Genelia, Shilpa, Malaika, Lara, Sameera, Shamita