Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh, two well-known actors in Bollywood, tied the knot in Konkani and Sindhi weddings on the banks of Lake Como, Italy on 14 Nov and 15 Nov 2018. This article is about Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh Wedding. Why did this particular Bollywood wedding arouse so much interest? Is it because of the fairy-tale ending to a high profile love story? But we have witnessed many more equally high-profile nuptials in the past without reacting this emotionally. Was it the strictly enforced privacy that intrigued and impressed fans?
Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh Visit Golden Temple and Triputi On Wedding Anniversary, 2019
But the wedding brought out these important messages:
- The family is first. By leaving out friends from Bollywood and focusing on just those intimately involved with the couple (40 invitees). There was no compromising with society’s expectations and pressures.
- The Padukone’s stuck to their Chitrapur Saraswat roots for the first ceremony and Ranveer’s Sikh family chose shades of pink preferred during the Anand Karaj. This the perfect nod towards each other’s cultural heritage. It is a strong message to young Indians who are increasingly opting for inter-community, inter-religious alliances.
- Getting Harshdeep Kaur and Shubha Mudgal, and not an international pop star, to sing at the venue was a nice Indian touch.
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Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh Wedding
Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh, two well-known actors in Bollywood, tied the knot in Konkani and Sindhi weddings at Villa del Balbianello on the banks of Lake Como, Italy on 14 Nov and 15 Nov 2018. The actors met, and fell in love, on the sets of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Ram Leela, their first film together which was released on 15 Nov 2013. Hence marriage was fixed for 15 Nov.
Deepika belongs to the Saraswat Brahmin community from Karnataka and her mother tongue is Konkani. Ranveer Singh was born on 6 July 1985 into a Sindhi family in Mumbai, to Anju and Jagjit Singh Bhavnani.
The couple will host two receptions on their return to India.
- The Bengaluru reception is expected to take place at The Leela where the couple is said to be staying from November 20 till 22nd.
- The couple will host a grand reception for their industry colleagues at the Grand Hyatt in Mumbai on November 28.
The Konkani wedding took place on 14 Nov at Villa del Balbianello, a lakeside mansion featured in ‘Star Wars’ and ‘James Bond’ films. The venue, Villa del Balbianello, was decked up in white roses for the occasion. The ceremony reportedly began at 7 am (11:30 AM IST). Deepika belongs to the Saraswat Brahmin community from Karnataka and her mother tongue is Konkani.
Designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee is said to have dressed the bride, groom and their families. Deepika wore the golden sari and traditional jewellery while Ranveer was decked up in a white silk dhoti and kurta. The bride’s father Prakash Padukone, clad in an off-white shawl over a white kurta and dhoti, welcomed guests at the venue. Ujjala Padukone, Deepika’s mother, opted for a silk saree and completed the look with a gajara in her hair.
Singh arrived under a brocade white and gold umbrella. The groom’s father, Jagjit Singh Bhavnani, also kept his look traditional in a white dhoti-kurta.
For the Sindhi wedding on 15 Nov, Ranveer chose a red sherwani from the designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee. Deepika was dressed in an intricate gold and red sari. Her dupatta is said to hold a Sanskrit quote, which bore blessings. The Lake Como venue was decked up with red roses, and the baraatis, clad in red turbans, arrived on a yacht.
The weddings were extremely private and intimate affair, with only close family and friends making it to the guest list. Among the attendees was actor Suniel Shetty’s wife, Mana. However, Shah Rukh Khan, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Farah Khan and Aditya Chopra were also reportedly invited.
Fashion photographer Errikos Andreou, Errikos Andreou captured the moments from their dreamy wedding. Vishal Punjabi from The Wedding Filmer was the official photographer for the functions.
The venue for the wedding, Villa del Balbianello is a stunning Italianate villa that began life as a monastery more than seven centuries ago. Once a retreat for artists and writers, the home was bequeathed by its last owner to an Italian foundation that preserves the country’s cultural heritage.
The charming villa hosted their big day and was the venue of the mehendi and sangeet ceremony that saw performances by singer Harshdeep Kaur of ‘Kabira’ fame and Shubha Mudgal.
Apparently, they have checked in at the luxurious Casta Diva Resort & Spa located in the village of Blevio on the shores of Lake Como. Blending the romantic Italian charm with modern amenities, the resort is set to be re-branded as Mandarin Oriental, Lake Como in January 2019, following a refurbishment this winter.
Guests were ferried to the venue by Galli Giacomo & C. boat service. Deepika and Ranveer’s wedding invite has a QR code embedded on it. Guests at the venue had to get their personal QR codes scanned before entering the wedding hall. A Filmfare report has suggested that DeepVeer’s guests were bestowed with a gift worth remembering.
Guests and Wedding Presents
When it comes to wedding presents, the ‘Padmaavat’ actors are following in Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s footsteps and have requested all gifts to be sent as donations to the actress’s ‘ The Live Love Laugh Foundation’.
Deepika and Ranveer gifted an exclusive photo frame and a thank you note to all their guests.
Filmmaker Farah Khan, who reportedly also received an invitation, gifted the couple clay impressions of their hands as a wedding made by reputed life casting artist Bhavna Jasr.
Pre Wedding Functions
After dating for 6 years, the couple announced their wedding date with a post on social media on 21 Oct 2018.
Deepika’s Nandi Puja
The first of the festivities, a traditional South Indian ceremony, Nandi Puja, was held in Bangalore, Deepika’s home city on November 2, 2018. The puja was followed by a traditional Konkani lunch. Deepika was dressed in a radiant orange outfit by designers, Sabyasachi Mukherjee, with royal chandbalis accessorising her look. Nandi is the vehicle of Lord Shiva.
Deepika’s team which includes stylist Shaleena Nathani, makeup artist Sandhya Shekar and hairstylist Gabriel Georgiou shared photos of the bride at the event on their respective Instagram accounts. Konkani cuisine served on banana leaves added to the South Indian theme, as yellow flowers adorned the venue.
Ranveer Singh had his Haldi ceremony at his Mumbai residence on 5 Nov 2018. His one selfie with Shanoo Sharma,YRF’s famous casting director who launched Ranveer with Band Baaja Baarat, went viral on the internet
Mehndi and Chooda
According to media reports, the Bhavnani family hosted Ranveer’s mehendi function at the CastaDiva Resort, where all the wedding guests were camping.
Deepika’s mehendi function took place at the Villa d’ Este, located 5 kilometers away.
The couple hosted their sangeet ceremony, with performances by Harshdeep Kaur and Shubha Mudgal.
At the chooda ceremony Ranveer can be seen wearing a dark green kurta and pyjama with a Nehru jacket while Deepika is dressed in a long suit.
The couple will host two receptions on their return to India. The Bengaluru reception is expected to take place at The Leela where the couple is said to be staying from November 20 till 22nd.
The couple will host a grand reception for their industry colleagues at the Grand Hyatt in Mumbai on November 28.
Jewellery of Deepika
Also visible in the pictures is Deepika’s shining engagement ring which features a cushion-cut diamond set in platinum and is estimated to be around Rs 1.3-2.1 crore.
Sonam Kapoor showed Rs 90 lakh solitaire at the Cannes Film Festival soon after her lavish wedding in May 2018.
Shilpa Shetty also proudly flaunts her 20-carat, heart-shaped solitaire given by husband Raj Kundra and is estimated to be around Rs 3 crore.
Asin, however, is said to have one of the most expensive engagement rings – a 20-carat solitaire with her and husband Rahul Sharma’s initials etched under the diamond and the band of the ring. It was estimated to be around Rs 6 crore.
Kareena’s has 5-carat platinum band worth around Rs 75 lakh and Aishwarya’s 53-carat solitaire said to cost Rs 50 lakh approximately.
Cost of the Wedding of Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh
The guests of Deepika and Ranveer are staying at luxurious Casta Diva Resort & Spa located in the village of Blevio on the shores of Lake Como. The approximate room rate at the property per night is from € 400 (Rs 33,000) onwards. The stars have booked 75 rooms in the resort, which boils down to a total expenditure of a whopping Rs 2,475,000! Hence, for a week, the actors will shell a total amount of Rs 17,325,000!
The couple has spent almost Rs 1 crore for security purposes for the week. Guests have been provided with special wristbands which symbolises that they are a part of the guest list. Security guards have sealed the camera lenses of the mobile phones of the guests, lest fearing the leakage of any off-guard pictures. Numerous security guards have been on constant patrol on the outskirts of the venue.
Venue of Deepika and Ranveer Weddings: Lake Como in Italy
With its spectacular coast, picturesque villages and its glorious sunshine, Lake Como in Italy has been drawing in an A-list crowd for decades. Stars including George Clooney, Madonna and Richard Branson have all famously owned homes there, and it continues to be a firm celebrity favourite for a holiday. Mukesh Ambani hosted his daughter Isha’s engagement to Anand Piramal in Oct 2018, and Adi Godrej celebrated his wife Parmeshwar’s 70th birthday a couple years back.
Lake Como was used as filming location for movies such as The Pleasure Garden (1925), Bobby Deerfield (1977), A Month by the Lake (1995), Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002), Ocean’s Twelve (2004), Casino Royale (2006), and Imagine You & Me (2016), and for the music videos Gwen Stefani’s “Cool” and John Legend’s “All of Me”.
Loco Como has an area of 146 square kilometres (56 sq mi), making it the third-largest lake in Italy, after Lake Garda and Lake Maggiore. At over 400 metres (1,300 feet) deep, it is one of the deepest lakes in Europe. The lake is shaped much like an inverted letter “Y”. The northern branch begins at the town of Colico, while the towns of Como and Lecco sit at the ends of the southwestern and southeastern branches respectively. The small towns of Bellagio, Menaggio and Lierna are situated at the intersection of the three branches of the lake It has many villas and palaces such as
- Villa d’Este, the venue of the Ambani engagement, this five-star property is considered a perfect blend of ancient charm and modern luxuries,
- Villa del Balbianello: It’s the venue for actors Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh wedding. Accessible exclusively by boats, Villa del Balbianello is known for the 360-degree views of the lake that it offers, and can apparently be rented out for a maximum period of 12 hours for an event, accommodating less than 150 guests.
- Villa Pizzo: Singer John Legend married Chrissy Teigen in 2014. The singer-model couple tied the knot at this luxury lakeside villa, which has origins from the 1400s. Apparently, it boasts of one of the longest lakeside gardens, designed in an English style, with some amazing views to boot.
- Villa Erba, In 2017 British billionaire Mahmud Kamani (founder, boohoo.com, a UK-based online fashion retailer) hosted his son Adam’s wedding at Lake Como. He reportedly spent more than $ 1 million for the three-day affair. The centrepiece of the wedding celebrations were the vows that were exchanged at Villa Erba, nestled within a private park. The Villa is as famous for its architecture as it is for being the filming location of the movie Ocean’s Twelve.
Deepika and Ranveer Infographic
Deeepika has made a name for herself in rom-coms such as Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani and Chennai Express, and Happy New Year, and dramas Bajirao Mastani, Padmaavat, and Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela. Deepika made her Hollywood debut in xXx: Return of Xander Cage, and is also a prominent mental health and feminist activist.
Ranveer is one of the most well-known and highest-paid actors in India. He made his film debut in Band Baaja Baaraat, and then went on to star in Lootera, Gunday, and Dil Dhadakne Do.
Did you like the wedding? Were you reminded of the Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli wedding in Italy on 11 Dec 2017? It will be interesting to see how their respective careers pan out, post-marriage?