Vidya Balan with Siddharth Roy Kapur
Actress Vidya Balan and UTV head Siddharth Roy Kapur were married on the morning of December 14. The wedding took place at the Green Mile bungalow in Bandra, contrary to earlier reports of a temple wedding in Chembur.
Pics: Vidya Balan's wedding: The baraat
The bride and the groom in the morning.
Priyanka Chopra tweeted: Congratulations to my friends Siddharth Roy Kapoor and Vidya Balan!They make such a beautiful couple..heres wishing them happiness forever!
Madhur Bhandarkar tweeted: My heart filled wishes to buddy Siddharth Roy Kapoor & Vidya Balan for the new phase of their lives together.Congratulations to the beautiful couple.
Kumar Taurani, Chairman and Managing Director of Tips, tweeted: Congratulations to Siddharth Roy Kapoor & Vidya Balan...... God Bless Newly Wedded Couple
Vidya Balan's parents Saraswathy and P R Balan at the venue.
The morning wedding was conducted in a mix of South Indian and Punjabi styles, in keeping with both the bride and groom's cultural traditions. Vidya is Tamilian and Siddharth is Punjabi.
According to reports, the wedding rituals went on for over an hour at the well-decorated venue in the presence of family members of the bride and groom.
The groom's younger brother and actor Kunal Roy Kapur is seen with his son..
According to reports, the actress underwent three changes in costume during the wedding ceremony, including a mustard sari with a pink blouse, matching the groom's yellow kurta and pink turban. Vidya wore flowers in her hair and a big smile.
After the wedding ceremony was over, the bride and the groom came out for a photo op and posed happily for the waiting cameras. By this time, Vidya was in a tomato red banarasi
sari with gold jewellery and sindoor
on her forehead.
According to sources, Vidya is said to be excited about wearing toe rings on both her feet after the actual ceremony, like newly-wed Tamil brides. She will also sport the thaali, a woven yellow thread with small photographs of Lord Balaji and his consort Ambana. Vidya and Siddharth will likely play a traditional wedding 'game' that involves searching for a ring in a bucket of milk and water.
After their quiet wedding, the couple intends to send sweets to people from the industry.
The couple's wedding celebrations kicked off on December 11 with a private sangeet that was attended by close family members of the bride and the groom. Vidya wore a kanjeevaram sari and heavy gold jewellery.
, held at her Khar residence in Mumbai on Dec 12, was also a private affair like her sangeet. Again, only close family and friends were invited for the ceremony.
The only celebrity to be invited was veteran actress Rekha, a close friend of the much-younger Vidya. Photos: Rekha at Vidya Balan's mehendi
The bride-to-be was glowing in a sari designed by her favourite Sabyasachi Mukherjee. She wore it in Bengali style with floral ornaments. Despite the function being private, Vidya obliged the waiting cameras by coming out for a brief photo-op.
Vidya with her family at the mehendi.
Family presence at both the sangeet
included Vidya's parents Saraswathy and P R Balan. The actress' elder sister Priya and brother-in-law Kedar have been overseeing all arrangements.
Vidya and Sidharth at their sangeet
The couple have so far remained tight lipped about their wedding and post wedding plans though Vidya will reportedly take a sabbatical.
The couple will reportedly be hosting a reception in Chennai.
Tracking the Vidya-Siddharth love story
The story so far...
: Love blossomed between Siddharth and Vidya when the former's production company was working on No One Killed Jessica. The news of their romance leaked in the media even before the film hit the theatres.
: Though the lovebirds kept denying the many media reports, they were spotted in Goa relaxing on the Baga beach.
: Vidya coined the term SRK for Sid, using the initials of her beau's name.
: Siddharth and Vidya stepped out together for Karan Johar's 40th birthday bash
: Siddharth bought Vidya a Rs 14 crore sea facing flat on Juhu Tara Road. The same month, he whisked her away to London to watch a tennis match at the Wimbledon stadium.
: Vidya and Siddharth got busy doing up their new abode to settle down in after their marriage
(With inputs from Mid-Day.com and PTI