Sure, everybody wants a wedding that’s oozing with grandiose and splendour. But who is to say that its relative the intimate and laid back kind is any less ostentatious? Tying the knot in low-key weddings seems to be the buzz word this season and everyone is jumping on their favourite celebrity’s bandwagon and following suit.
Take Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput’s “normal and regular” wedding affair for instance. The duo got hitched at a farmhouse on the outskirts of Delhi with their close knit family in tow. Although a reception is on the cards, most of them are probably picking up their phones to see if they are on the guest list.
Aside of this much-talked about but less known about wedding, this week one could also hear the sound of a million hearts breaking as That 70s Show couple Jackie and Kelso aka Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher got hitched in a ranch ceremony over the July 4 weekend. It’s not just Hollywood’s biggies like Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively, Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp and Amber Heard who’ve sped down the aisles like no one was watching.
With the likes of Kunal Kapoor and Naina Bachchan, John Abraham and Priya and Aditya Chopra and Rani Mukerjee giving the paparazzi a slip, B-Towners aren’t too far behind either. The newest pair in love to jump into the mix is Minisha Lamba and Ryan Tham who had a registered wedding.
So what is it that is making the highflying seal the deal with an intimate affair that still remains a mystery to most? “It’s a landmark event in the couple’s lives and they want those near and dear around them,” says wedding planner Kirti Samant of Marigold Diaries.
Although the big fat Indian weddings are here to stay, “Smaller ceremonies helps people break the ice with each other more comfortably, be involved in the couple’s big day on a more intimate level and actually lets them let down their hair and have fun,” she says, adding that this healthy format allows guests to feel more special and acknowledged while being a part of the wedding and this too is definitely here to stay.