The year 2018 marked some of the biggest weddings to date, filled with moments of pure love and joy, a bevy of renowned personalities celebrated their happily ever afters.
From surprise weddings to over-the-top nuptials, this year witnessed it all. And, while most of the star couples said “I do” in lavish ceremonies, a handful of them opted for intimate affairs.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
On May 19, the world witnessed one of the most historic moments as a former American actor, a divorcee and an African-American, Meghan Markle, married the fifth in line for the British throne – Prince Harry. Members of the Royal family and numerous celebrities saw the two exchange vows and begin their new life together. Over 100,000 spectators lined up as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex made their way through Windsor Castle.
Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja
From a full-fledged mehendi lagai to a glitzy wedding party, Sonam and Anand enjoyed their events to the fullest. The Neerja starlet was a vision on all the days. She opted for a white and gold Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla creation for her mehendi, while she made a traditional bride in a red Anuradha Vakil lehenga choli on her wedding day. For her reception, the Khoobsurat star went for an unconventional Anamika Khanna outfit.
Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas
Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas’ wedding was the second most searched on Google after the Royal wedding.
Their wedding has been a coming together of two cultures, and this was reflected in their celebrations as well. From the lavish sangeet ceremony to the emotional Christian and Hindu weddings, pictures and videos from the events have been shared online.
Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh
Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh’s wedding was the fifth most googled in 2018. Together with their families and close friends, Deepika and Ranveer flew to Italy for the wedding events. The pair wed in a Konkani ceremony on the first day and in a Sindhi ceremony the next day.
Isha Ambani and Ajay Piramal
Amidst the grand festivities, Isha Ambani, the daughter of India’s richest person and Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani tied the knot with Piramal scion, Anand at the Ambanis’ Altamount Road residence, Antilia on December 12.
According to media reports, citing people familiar with the planning, the week-long extravaganza is estimated to cost about $100 million.
Although, Isha and Anand extravagant marriage is said to be India’s most expensive wedding, the event has become the second most expensive in the list of top most weddings following the marriage of ceremony of Lady Diana with Prince Charles 37 years ago in 1981.
Neha Dhupia and Angad Bedi
Bollywood actress Neha Dhupia and Angad Bedi’s wedding turned out to be a pleasant surprise for everyone. The duo announced the wedding news on social media and fans couldn’t keep calm over it for days. The couple had a Sikh wedding and the Anand Karaj ceremony.
The couple shared their pictures which looked dreamy. Soon afterwards, they were spotted at the airport and it was rumoured that they are off to honeymoon.