By Jayashri Jayashankar Last Updated:
When it comes to weddings, Bollywood and telly world has two kinds of celebs. Ones, who tell the world when and with whom they are getting married and the other kind who get married, and then let the world know.
Either ways we are happy (as long as they tell us)! One such celeb who is currently making news is Bollywood singer-turned-actress Shweta Pandit, who recently tied the knot with her Italian boyfriend, Ivano Fucci. In case you are wondering, if it’s the same Shweta who is behind hits like Heera from Highway and Thug le from Ladies VS Ricky Bahl, then we would like to tell you it’s the same lady.
Wondering how we got to know about this hush-hush wedding then? Well the answer is, Shweta’s beau, Ivano Fucci was kind enough to share this image on his Instagram right after they got married. Ivano is an entrepreneur and film producer at ODU Movies.
And if we understood the caption correctly, looks like a big fat wedding (after) celebration is lined up in Jodhpur as well as Mumbai.
We just got legally married today!! And now 1 month to go for the Celebrations to begin in Jodhpur & Mumbai!! #italyindiawedding
When we heard about the wedding, we obviously wanted to know all the details as to how the duo met; who proposed whom etc. And so we began our research. And while at it, we came across an interview of Shweta with Bombay Times, where she spoke at length about her Italian mister, wedding celebrations and of course, the dream proposal. Here are a few excerpts from there.
Before the cute details, check out this candid pose of the new mr. and mrs.
Shweta is an Indian and Ivano is an Italian as we mentioned earlier. But nothing could stop this cross-border love to blossom. Remembering the time they first met, Shweta said,
"We fell in love when we first met in Mumbai, but didn't tell each other instantly. It has been a long distance relationship, which was okay for me but it’s amazing how he has been such an incredible partner to make our relationship actually work out. With him, life has come full circle. I am thankful to the universe for bringing us together!"
The dreamy proposal that got Shweta all emotional and choked up in a very surreal way! Fondly recalling it, Shweta shared,
"We got engaged in Paris and it was the most gorgeous moment for us! I wanted to go on a cruise by the River Seine and there we were, as the sun set and the Eiffel started glittering, he went on his knees and said, "Will you marry me? I can't wait for you to be my wife." I was so emotional. This day is now etched in our memory as the most romantic moment of our lives!"
And now coming to the big fat destination wedding, Shweta said it is going to be a triple destination wedding kickstarting on August 20, 2016. And the reason behind choosing Jodhpur as the destination, Shweta explained:
"We chose Jodhpur because I am a Rajasthani and my grandmother is from there. I wanted to show them my father's native place and the stunning traditions of weddings in the 'blue city'. I am hoping they will love it. We will have folk dances and live Rajasthani music performances."
Now deets about mehendi and sangeet.
"The next evening is our sangeet, which will see the Italians dancing to medleys of Bollywood songs and me singing Italian songs for the first time, it's going to be a night of who wins."
There will be two big days for the couple, one in Mumbai and one in Italy.
"Then comes our traditional wedding ceremony which will happen in Mumbai on 27th August in Iskcon. It has been my dream since I was a little girl to marry in Lord Krishna's temple! All our friends from the music and film industry are expected to attend the wedding reception at the temple itself. Then we have the White Wedding in Tuscany in Italy in October, keeping in mind the Ganesh celebrations and also the Shradh period observed till end of September. My family and close family friends are expected to attend this ceremony in a beautiful Tuscan villa in the city of Lucca, Tuscany (which is where Ivano lives)."
And what she is planning to wear.
"I am wearing only traditional bridal outfits, each of them stitched by hand work of zardozi and matka silk in Jaipur. My ornaments are also all traditional. I am also wearing Kanjeevaram on the Ganesh pooja, which will resemble a South Indian wedding. As for my white gown, it will be made and designed in Italy itself, where we actually get the best designed white gowns."
Checkout Ivano trying Indian traditional outfits. He looks dapper, doesn't he?
This is going to be one big, colourful affair to remember we guess and we can’t wait for it to happen!
Big congratulations to Shweta and Ivano on their wedding and also sending in lots of happiness. For further details about Shweta and Ivano’s destination wedding, stay tuned with us.
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