Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi marriage pictures

The Bangalore chapter of the B-town wedding of the year closed on October 30. Here’s how the Vivek Oberoi-Priyanka alwa wedding panned out.

Not even than a year ago, bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi told in an interview that he dodges his mom’s requests about marriage. But on the evening of October 29, one saw a different Vivek — his eyes only on Priyanka Alva — his bride-to-be within the next few hours. It was as if he couldn’t wait for those interim hours to pass. There was a delay in the schedule — the reception began about three hours late — but all that was forgotten once the bridegroom arrived.

With a group of baraatis in their trademark pink seheras, Vivek entered the main hall hand-in-hand with Priyanka, where over 1,000 people were waiting to greet and meet the couple. Dressed like an Indian prince, in a red, intricately embroidered Tarun Tahiliani ensemble that matched Priyanka’s crimson flared lehenga (sources claim it weighs at least 15 kilos), Vivek was gleeful and in bliss, even stopping to wipe off some make-up on Priyanka’s face that was smudged. Priyanka was all aglow with bright red lipstick, red eye shadow along with kohl-lined the eyes. She had mehndi on her feet and wore a ring on one of her fingers. Vivek had Priyanka’s name in mehndi on his palm. Standing under the banyan tree set-up, the couple met all the guests who had come to wish them. Personally greeting a sea of people is no mean task. Hence, after a while, the couple had to sit.

The meet-and-greet session lasted longer than expected, and the couple arrived at the shaadi mantap only after midnight. So, technically VO got married on October 30. First Vivek entered the mantap, playfully winking at a few and eversmiling. Then came the bride and friends holding the train of the lehenga.

A team of around 10 pujaris sat around the hawand kund in the gorgeously lit mantap, complete with crystals and white flowers, created especially for the wedding. Rituals, including for the parents of the couple, were performed after an uttariya that was placed between the bride and the groom was removed and the varmala was exchanged. Vivek whispered sweet nothings to the blushing bride — all captured on the plasma screen right outside the mantap where guests were seated.
Soon it was time for the pheras, and the couple locked pinkies to walk around the holy fire. Vivek also put a necklace around Priyanka’s neck after which rings were exchanged. And then, he put the sindoor on her maang and also gave her a ring. External affairs minister SM Krishna and wife Prema blessed the couple, after which it was time for family and friends to bless them with kumkum.

According to sources, the bidai took place the same night and that the couple will leave for Mumbai this evening.