American pop star Katy Perry and British comedian Russell Brand have arrived in India. The couple, and their guests, are in Rajasthan for their Indian-themed wedding, which will span six days, before culminating in a final ceremony on Saturday.
Perry and Brand were spotted at the London airport on Tuesday, before boarding a flight to India. Perry sported a gold nose ring, traditionally worn by Indian brides. The two are currently staying at the wedding venue, the Aman-I-Khas resort, near Ranthambor National Park. On Wednesday morning, Perry pleaded privacy on her Twitter account. “Greatest gift u can give us is respect and love during this private time (sic),” she wrote.
However, it has done little to curb media enthusiasm. Everything from her wedding dress to the rituals, are being scrutinised internationally. Her wedding dress is being designed by Lebanese fashion designer Reem Reem Acra, who has dressed Catherine Zeta Jones and Angelina Jolie in the past. Indian designers Falguni and Shane Peacock are also working on her trousseau. “We are in touch with Katy’s stylist and manager; we’re still finalising the details,” said Falguni. Indian jewellery designer Hanut Singh has made the engagement rings for the couple. “I helped design the rings,” he says."Brand will produce a box of red wedding bangles, which he will wash in milk and then place on Perry’s wrists. Afterwards, there will be a band and fireworks," reported British tabloid Daily Mail. The paper also quoted rap singer P Diddy saying that he will sing at the reception. Besides Rihanna and P Diddy, the guest list includes TV show host Jonathan Ross, Little Britain star David Williams and supermodel Lara Stone.
Katy’s wild bachelorette party
International pop star Rihanna took her role as Katy Perry’s bridesmaid rather seriously. The singer recently hosted a wild bachelorette party for Perry in Las Vegas, along with a few close friends. Celebrity blog, Just Jared, reported that Perry cut an erotic-themed cake that read, ‘C-t Gratulations’. The two stars then attended a Cirque Du Soleil performance before heading to a nightclub and then to a strip bar, where Perry reportedly got a lap dance.
Amid the hype about their upcoming wedding, some reports suggest that Perry and Brand may have already tied the knot. The San Francisco Chronicle reported that Brand was spotted in London wearing a wedding band on his left ring finger. Rumours are further fanned by the fact that Perry, in an interview in June, had said that she was already married. Their spokespersons have kept mum on the matter.