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Liz's 48-hour wedding to cost £1 million

The British model will tie the knot with Indian millionaire Arun Nayar at Cotswolds in the UK next Saturday.

india Updated: Feb 24, 2007 15:57 IST

British model Elizabeth Hurley's marriage to her Indian millionaire boyfriend Arun Nayar at Cotswolds in the UK next Saturday is rumoured to cost one million pounds, with celebrations slated to last 48 hours.

The ceremony will take place at Sudeley Castle, the family home of Hurley's close friend, Henry Dent-Brocklehurst and his wife Lili Maltese.

Amid high security, guests including Hurley's former boyfriend British actor Hugh Grant, singer Sir Elton John and soccer star David Beckham will be escorted at the wedding venue from their luxury hotel in the village of Barnsley to enjoy a banquet inspired by medieval cuisine -- guinea fowl with sage and poached pears -- served to Henry VIII's sixth wife, Catherine Parr, when she lived at Sudeley, about 175km from London. A pheasant shoot is planned for Sunday.

Five days later, the wedding party will repeat the celebrations at the Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur, Rajasthan with a dress code of hot pink saris for women and orange turbans for men.

According to the tabloid Daily Mail, Umaid Bhawan Palace, the 347-room home of Jodhpur's erstwhile ruling family, would be the perfect location for Hurley's 200 guests.

Arun Nayar's stepmother Joanne was quoted in the report as saying that the ceremony would be an "elaborate" affair.

"The main wedding ceremony, which will obviously be an elaborate one, will be in Jodhpur," she said.

"These festivities will go on for a week until March 10. The wedding itself will be a very low-key, private affair with no more than 200 guests."

First Published: Feb 23, 2007 20:38 IST