Divyanka Tripathi and Vivek Dahiya’s marriage was no less than national affair. Weddings indeed took centrestage in TV town this year with 20 couples getting hitched. Long-time lovebirds Sanaya Irani and Mohit Sehgal set the tone for the year with a destination wedding in Goa. The first half saw couples like Karan Singh Grover-Bipasha Basu, Shikha Singh-Karan Shah, Sahil Mehta – Eesha Danait getting married. The surprise wedding was that of Mihika Verma with Anand Kapai, news that stunned everyone. The real wedding relay was in the second half with the lavish nuptials of Divyanka and Vivek. From a dreamy photoshoot to a starry reception party, they gave millions wedding goals. Who can forget those lovely snaps clicked by The Wedding Story. Media just could not have enough of the two from Bhopal and Mumbai. Sambhavna Seth also married Avinash Dwivedi in July. Siddhant Karnick, who won us over with his charm on Ek Tha Raja Ek Thi Rani married in a simple court ceremony in August, a month after the sudden death of his father-in-law. It was Megha Gupta’s father’s wish to see her as a bride and they fulfilled it at the earliest.
The action shifted to the capital in next couple of months. Hunar Hale made a stunning bride as she married Mayank Gandhi in a regal gurudwara ceremony. Dheeraj Dhoopar also tied the knot with Vinny Arora in Delhi in a big fat Punjabi wedding. Marriages also clashed on same dates. Karan Sharma and Tiaara Kar also got hitched on November 16, same date as Dheeraj-Vinny. Deeya Chopra-Ritchie Mehta and Gaurav Khanna-Aakanksha Chamola also married in November. A lot of actors preferred to marry in their home towns.
However, it was December that took the cake. We had around seven weddings in the month, the biggest being that of Kishwer Merchantt and Suyyash Rai. The couple kept it cute and quirky and we had so much seeing the behind the scenes action in the web series SukishKiShaadi.
Sanaya Irani and Mohit Sehgal
It was the first big TV wedding of the year. Actors Sanaya Irani and Mohit Sehgal who were in a relationship for eight years tied the knot in a destination wedding in Goa. Friends like Barun Sobti, Raqesh Vashisht, Ridhi Dogra, Arjun Bijlani, Drashti Dhami attended the do. Sanaya looked resplendent in gold as a bride. The sangeet had a gypsy theme while the reception was a tuxedo affair. It was a low-key wedding with limited media access as the actors wanted privacy. (Also Read: Sanaya Irani and Mohit Sehgal’s official wedding album is here and it’s everybit dreamy – view pics)
Karan Singh Grover – Bipasha Basu
It was a totally fairy-tale affair. From a pink mehendi ceremony to a Bengali wedding with all the rituals, we totally loved Bipasha and Karan Singh Grover’s marriage. And the reception was one starry affair. Salman Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan graced the function. The pictures had the country mooning over the two. With KSG singing at the reception to his entry on a segway, it was tradition meets quirk in the Monkey Wedding. (Also Read: 10 pictures from Bipasha and Karan Singh’s wedding that will make you DREAM for an affair like theirs!)
Sahil Mehta – Eesha Danait
The couple had two wedding ceremonies. One was held in Pune, a traditional Maharashtrian affair with family in attendance. Delhi lad Sahil married Eesha in Goa too. It was a white wedding by the beach. They had been dating since a long time. Sahil is known as Yuvraj from Suhani Si Ek Ladki.
Mihika Verma – Anand Kapai
People were surprised when Mihika quit Yeh Hai Mohabbatein but everyone was shocked when she married Anand Kapai in a low-key ceremony with family in attendance. Mihika was one of the prettiest brides of the year. She is now in New Jersey.
Shikha Singh – Karan Shah
The sexy Shikha Singh aka Aaliya of Kumkum Bhagya married pilot boyfriend, Karan Shah on May 2. She dressed as a Gujarathi bride in red and white. The two met at the gym and became friends. Shikha says she is lucky to find an understanding partner in Karan.
Divyanka Tripathi – Vivek Dahiya
This was truly the TV wedding of the year. People who did not know who Divyanka was Googled up to know whose matrimonials were breaking the Internet. The video and pictures of Vivek seeing her off at the airport went viral and what followed was madness. From the haldi to the Mumbai reception, every event was covered in the media. Divyanka proved the power of the TV bahu like no other. It was a national affair. (Also Read: 30 unseen moments from Divyanka Tripathi and Vivek Dahiya’s grand wedding that will leave you amazed – view pics!)
Sambhavna Seth – Avinash Dwivedi
Former Bigg Boss contestant and actress Sambhavna Seth got tied the knot with Avinash Dwivedi on July 14. The marriage took place in Delhi. While the bride’s parents earlier objected to the relationship, they came through and the wedding was a gala affair with UP and Punjabi rituals. Sambhavna danced at her wedding too.
Siddhant Karnick – Megha Gupta
The couple got married in a simple court ceremony on August 19. While Siddhant kept it simple in a white kurta-pyjama, Megha opted for a red sari. They had a fancier engagement in May. The wedding was low-key as it happened after the demise of the actress’ father. The two are planning a reception later.
Mayank Gandhi – Hunar Hale
Mayank Gandhi’s marriage with Hunar looked straight out of a magazine shoot. It was held in a gurudwara and the couple looked resplendent, especially Hunar in that mint green and pink lehenga. The reception was equally royal. The bride looked stunning all through.
Dheeraj Dhoopar – Vinny Arora
Sasural Simar Ka’s actor Dheeraj Dhoopar tied the knot with long-time girlfriend, Vinny in Delhi in a big fat Punjabi wedding. The two met on the sets of Mata Pita Ke Charnon Main…Swarg on Colors. Dheeraj designed some of his outfits for the wedding while Vinny was the radiating bride. Colleagues from Sasural Simar Ka also flew down to Delhi.
Karan Sharma – Tiaara Kar
Mohi actor Karan Sharma also married Tiaara on the same day as Dheeraj Dhoopar on November 16. Tiaara is a singer cum actress. Karan’s wedding was in his hometown, which is close to Dehradun. Sadly, his wedding was hit by demonetisation but the festivities continued.
Gaurav Khanna – Aakanksha Chamola
It was another lavish wedding held in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. Gaurav stars in Tere Bin while Aakanksha was seen on Swaragini as Parineeta. Actors like Kunal Verma, Anuj Sachdeva and others graced the marriage. From a quirky wedding card to a decked saat phera ceremony, it was a grand matter.
Deeya Chopra – Ritchie Mehta
Left Right Left actress Deeya Chopra married boyfriend Ritchie Mehta in Delhi. It was a very elegant affair with Deeya looking great in a golden lehenga. Ritchie is from London and is part-owner of a hospitality venture. Mohit and Sanaya graced the November marriage.
Dimple Jhangiani – Sunny Asrani
Dimple Jhangiani of Amrit Manthan fame got married to a businessman, Sunny Asrani. They met at a family event and became friends. The wedding was attended by actress Nia Sharma amongst others.
Aditi Sharma – Sundip Ved
Kasam actress Aditi Sharma got hitched to long-time beau actor Sundip Ved on 12th December, 2016 in Hyderabad. It was a Gujarati wedding and happened on a big scale. A pre-wedding dinner was thrown for Aditi.
Rucha Gujarathi – Vishal Jaiswal
After a failed marriage to Mitul Sanghavi, Rucha found happiness once again with Vishal Jaiswal. The two got hitched on December 12 in Mumbai. The marriage was attended by Roop Durgapal, Nausheen Ali Sardar and Khyaati Keswani. The nuptials were an intimate but fun affair.
Aman Verma – Vandana Lalwani
The established actor married Vandana on December 14. The two got engaged last year after his stint on Bigg Boss 9. It was supposed to happen in April but got postponed due to the demise of his dad. They married at Sahara Star Hotel and the wedding was attended by Jayati Bhatia, Reshmi Ghosh, Urvashi Sharma and Vikas Kalantri.
Mugdha Chaphekar – Ravish Desai
The actors who met on the sets of Satrangi Sasural fell in love and got engaged last year in a dreamy engagement party. The marriage was a traditional Maharashtrian affair on December 14, same date as that of Aman Verma.
Suyyash Rai – Kishwer Merchantt
TV’s cute and quirky love-birds Suyyash Rai and Kishwer Merchantt married on December 16. From a traditional haldi to a fun-filled mehendi ceremony and a total party at the reception, the couple enjoyed their marriage thoroughly. All their friends participated in the wedding functions. From picture perfect bridal shoots to sexy snaps of the bachelorette, we were tuned in.
Vrinda Dawda – Bhavin Mehta
Taani Shekhawat of Dil Dosti Dance, Vrinda married entrepreneur boyfriend Bhavin in a gala function in Mumbai. The couple had the Kala Chashma swag in their marriage. It was a Gujarathi affair with families in attendance.
More than the number of marriages, it was the style and grandeur that bowled us over. We have so many images that we’ll remember for a long time like Divyanka Tripathi’s Christian bride look, Mohit and Sanaya’s kiss by the sea, Mayank and Hunar’s elegance as they posed as man and wife. The whole country has got marriage goals from TV stars. Pre-wedding shoots, bachelorette bashes, quirky mehendis and dreamy functions will soon become norm across the country.