Love was in the air, and the world’s attention was firmly fixed on the city of Udaipur as Bollywood’s beloved Parineeti Chopra and her beau, Raghav Chadha, celebrated their union in a lavish and star-studded wedding on September 24, 2023. This high-profile wedding, which brought together the glitz and glamour of Bollywood with the corridors of power, was nothing short of a fairytale.
A Star-Studded Affair
The guest list read like a who’s who of Indian cinema and politics. The bride’s own cousin, global icon Priyanka Chopra, and filmmaker Karan Johar may have been conspicuous by their absence, but their absence was more than made up for by the presence of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, AAP’s Rajya Sabha member Sanjay Singh, and Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray. The wedding was a true reflection of the couple’s diverse backgrounds, blending the worlds of entertainment and politics seamlessly.
A Grand Affair
The festivities began in earnest on Sunday morning with Parineeti’s ‘chooda’ ceremony held at the opulent Maharaja Suite. It was a moment of traditional beauty, setting the tone for the grandeur that was to follow. The ‘shehrabandi,’ ‘Baraat’ procession, and ‘Jaimala’ ceremonies were the next to unfold, each more exquisite than the last. With the sun setting in the background, the couple took their ‘Pheras,’ creating a picture-perfect moment that will forever be etched in their hearts.
To keep the paparazzi at bay, Parineeti and Raghav had giant umbrellas and sheets shielding them from prying eyes. The journey from the Taj Lake Palace to The Leela Palace, where the main wedding ceremony was held, was a memorable one, with boats ferrying the baraatis across the serene waters of Udaipur.
A Day of Haldi and Warm Welcome
The day before the wedding, the couple indulged in a vibrant Haldi ceremony that infused a dose of color and joy into the proceedings. Following this, a hearty welcome lunch named ‘Blooms and Bites’ awaited the guests. Former tennis ace Sania Mirza, renowned fashion designer Manish Malhotra, former cricketer Harbhajan Singh and his wife Geeta Basra, and actress Bhagyashree, along with her husband, graced the festivities with their presence, adding their own touch of glamour to the event.
A Journey of Love
The love story of Parineeti and Raghav began long before the wedding bells rang. The couple exchanged rings in a private ceremony on May 13 at Kapurthala House in New Delhi, surrounded by their loved ones. The star-studded engagement ceremony was a testament to the couple’s strong ties in the political arena, with Delhi CM Kejriwal, Punjab CM Mann, former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram, and Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray all in attendance. It’s been reported that the couple had known each other for several years before they embarked on their romantic journey together.
As the world eagerly awaits more glimpses of the newlyweds and their magical wedding, one thing is certain: Parineeti Chopra and Raghav Chadha’s union is not just a celebration of love but also a merging of worlds, cultures, and hearts that will resonate in the memories of all who attended this grand affair in the heart of Udaipur. We wish them a lifetime of love, happiness, and countless unforgettable moments. Congratulations to the newlyweds!