Wedding designer Devika Narayan, who designed the ‘Virushka’ wedding, has told BBC in an interview that they faced a crucial moment, thanks to the weather in Tuscany.
Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli might be two of the most powerful celebrities to have got hitched but details from the wedding prove that their lives are as ordinary as all of us.
Every Indian wedding has a mad #ShaadiWalaGhar where half of the relatives are either panicking or making noise. Even though Virat and Anushka chose a classy Tuscan wedding, the wedding planners went on to reveal some funny details from the wedding.
The wedding that took place at the countryside resort called Borgo Finocchieto in the Tuscany region of Italy is one of the most expensive holiday properties in the world.
Wedding planners have revealed that while there were no major disaster moments but their hush-hush wedding indeed had some minor panic moments.
In an interview with BBC, Devika recalled,
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“Weather. It is winters here (in Italy) and nobody gets married in the winters here. On the morning of the wedding day, we all woke up to a completely white landscape and the dew had frozen. It was frozen all over by 10 and by noon it was dripping. The outdoors function had to be moved to an indoor courtyard.”
Devika has been the key person responsible for organizing weddings of celebrities including Robin Venu Uthappa, Dinesh Karthik, and others.
Talking to a news channel, she revealed,
Some days, the whole world conspires to make things right. Thank you @virat.kohli and @anushkasharma ,it has been an absolute honour and privilege to be a part of your journey. Thank you @shaadisquad @storiesbyjosephradhik @theweddingfilmer @rasmeen @sanyamehdiratta for being the best co-conspirators. #virushka
“When I met them (Virat and Anushka), I kept addressing Anushka as ‘bride’ and she was like, ‘what’s wrong with you?’. I told her, ‘I need to condition myself so that I don’t take your name anywhere’.”
Talking about how Anushka was as a bride to work with, she added,
“Anushka is a typical bride and I did not expect her to be one. She had reference photos and was invested in every decision. All of this was her idea and we just planned it all. The function was like a typical Indian wedding. We had a welcome lunch, we had a sangeet on the first day. The second day was bright, colorful mehendi and that night was supposed to be a bonfire night but it rained. We were all huddled around one giant campfire. There was karaoke and everybody was singing.”
And if you’re wondering what guests received as wedding gifts, she revealed,
“Anushka and Virat are extremely spiritual people, I don’t know how many people know this but they wanted everything to function around the idea of growth and prosperity. So the entire venue was like an overgrown garden and they are big fans of Rumi and his poetry so an anthology of his poems were given as a take back gift.”