KATY PERRY AND RUSSELL BRAND ARE MARRIED...PLUS, ALL THE DETAILS ON KATY'S DRESS, RIHANNA'S NO-SHOW, RUSSELL'S TIGER FOR KATY AND A WEDDING CRASHER!
It's official! Russell Brand and Katy Perry tied the knot Saturday night in India.
A statement said that 35 year old Russell and 25 year old Katy were "pronounced Mr. and Mrs. Brand on Saturday, October 23. The very private and spiritual ceremony, attended by the couples' closest family and friends was performed by a Christian minister and longtime friend of the Hudson Family. The backdrop was the inspirational and majestic countryside of Northern India."
The couple exchanged vows at a luxury resort. Earlier in the day, two elephants named Laxmi and Mala were seen arriving at the resort. As the animals walked into the venue, a red carpet was rolled out for them.
In a traditional Indian wedding procession, known as the "bharat," the bridegroom and his male relatives and friends walk to the spot where the bride awaits. The bridegroom is usually on a white horse, but an elephant is considered an even grander, more magnificent mode of transportation.
The sound of Indian instruments could be heard from the Aman-i-Khas resort, along with some chanting and the occasional applause and cheering by the guests.
In the days leading up to the wedding, Russ and Katy went all out. They celebrated Friday night with a Bollywood-themed party. Russell wore a white "kurta pyjama", while Katy wore a plain red sari. Many of the guests wore similar outfits.
When guests arrived they were greeted by acrobats and jugglers in Indian outfits. Guests were also treated to song and dance performances, shopping and even safaris.
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When Katy Perry said "I do" to Russell Brand, she wore an Elie Saab haute couture dress.
Katy had planned to have a rotating bridal wardrobe for the private and spiritual ceremony.