Bollywood got its fill of celebrity weddings last year with the biggest names in the industry tying the knot in 2012. Here are the top five celebrity weddings from 2012.
1. Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor
Wedding date: October 16, 2012
Ceremony: Civil Ceremony (Registered Marriage)
After five years of being together, Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor finally tied the knot on October 16, 2012. Despite frantic speculations on whether they would follow an Islamic ceremony and go for a proper nikah with Punjabi wedding elements also thrown in the mix, the couple opted for a simple civil ceremony and an exchange of vows followed by a grand Dawat-e-Walima (wedding reception).
2. Vidya Balan and Siddharth Roy Kapur
Date: December 14, 2012
Ceremony: South Indian and Punjabi
The wedding of Vidya Balan and the head of UTV Siddharth Roy Kapur was a private affair with minimal fuss. The ceremony itself is said to have been a mix of South Indian and Punjabi traditions in keeping with their respective cultures.
3. Riteish Deshmukh and Genelia D-souza
Date: February 3, 2012
Ceremony: Maharashtrian and Christian
Having been together for a staggering 8 years, Riteish Deshmukh and Genelia D-souza tied the knot in a lavish Christian/Maharastrian ceremony on February 3, 2013. Their wedding reception was considered to have been bested only by that of Saifeena in terms of Bollywood presence.
4. Esha Deol and Bharat Takhtani
Date: June 29, 2012
Ceremony: South Indian
Starlet Esha Deol tied the knot with her noted businessman boy of just over a year Bharat Takhtani in a traditional, south Indian ceremony on June 29, 2012. As graceful as the wedding was, the absence of half brothers Sunny and Bobby Deol fueled the gossip mill though cousin Abhay Deol attended the wedding with his long time girlfriend Preeti Desai.
5. Lisa Ray and Jason Dehni
Date: October 20, 2012.
Venue: Napa Valley, California
Canadian-Indian actress, model and TV presenter Lisa Ray married her long time love philanthropist and banking executive Jason Dehni in a traditional Christian ceremony in front of her closest friends and family.