From exquisite locations to designer outfits, scandals and gossips to wedding guest lists; celebrity weddings have been the flavour of 2010. We take you to the most amazing star weddings of the year, which mark the belief that love conquers all.
First tele wedding
Rahul Mahajan, son of late politician Pramod Mahajan, exchanged wedding vows with Kolkata-based model Dimpy Ganguly on reality show
Rahul Dulhaniya Le Jayega
in March. The wedding was a prolific affair at the Leela Kempinski Hotel in Mumbai. Rahul reiterated his promise of s
wayamvar nahi shaadi
with his bride in presence of their family and friends.
Cross border love
Indian tennis star Sania Mirza surprised many when she decided to tie the knot with Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik on April 12. After being surrounded by controversy of getting engaged with a married man, it was a sigh of relief for her and her family.
Age no bar
Nepali beauty Manisha Koirala got married to US return Samrat Dahal in a traditional private ceremony held in Kathmandu on June 19. Her much-talked about affair with Christopher Dorris, an Australian sports counselor and entrepreneur didn't last and she finally married businessman Samrat who is 7 years younger to her.
That's the way, Mahi
Indian team captain and wicket-keeper MS Dhoni broke a lot of hearts when he married his long time girlfriend Sakshi Rawat on July 4. The wedding ceremony of the most eligible bachelor of our country was a hush-hush affair with only a few people invited. John and Bipasha played cupid in this love affair.
Forever young in love
Controversies and speculations could not keep these lovebirds away from each other. Former minister of state for external affairs Shashi Tharoor tied the knot with Sunanda Pushkar in a traditional Kerala ceremony on August 22 this year. The couple's kids attended the wedding and a host of political leaders were part of the reception held in Delhi.
Rajini's daughter's wedding. Mind it!
Tamil superstar and hero of millions of people, Rajinikanth had a grand lavish wedding for his daughter Soundarya with Ashwin Kumar on September 3. It was a star-studded affair with Kamal Haasan, Prabhu Deva, Chiranjeevi, Sridevi, Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan blessing the newly-weds. Chefs were flown in from different cities for the wedding and water was personally served by Rajinikanth himself!
Outstanding actor Konkana Sen got married to her long-time boyfriend Ranvir Shorey at a private ceremony in Mumbai. Few close friends, including Fardeen Khan and Shilpa Shetty, attended the intimate marriage ceremony on September 3.
Epic Indian wedding
This wedding affair made headlines all over the world. The most spectacular couple, singer Katy Perry and Brit comedian Russell Brand had an extravagant Hindu marriage at a luxury resort outside the Ranthambhore tiger sanctuary near Jaipur, India. Apart from a few controversies, this fairy tale wedding was a gala affair held on October 23.
Bollywood star Vivek Oberoi tied the nuptial knot with Priyanka Alva at a splendid ceremony marked by the razzmatazz of the Indian tinsel town on October 29, 2010. The wedding was followed by a huge star-studded reception at The Grand Maratha, Mumbai. Vivek, who has been in news for his link up with Ash and sour relation with Salman, finally had something worth celebrating.
Sara Khan and Ali Merchant took audience for a ride with their wedding on television reality show
on November 10. After getting linked up with Bollywood actor Ashmit Patel, her fiancé Ali came to her rescue in the House. This wedding drama is said to be staged for money and TRPs, and was against the wishes of Sara's family. Were they already married? The question remains unanswered.