Sonam Kapoor is now Mrs. Anand Ahuja! The actress solemnized her relationship with longtime beau in a traditional Anand Karaj ceremony, which was preceded by two days of mehendi and sangeet revelry, and followed by a grand reception party with close family, friends and Bollywood's glitterati in attendance.
Sonam, daughter of veteran actor Anil Kapoor, and Anand have been dating for the past two years. However, while neither party officially confirmed to their relationship, their PDA indulgence on social media was enough for the media to drop prefixes like 'alleged' and 'rumoured'. But nonetheless, the couple's love story is full of #EverydayPhenomenal memories, adding another one to his Instagram diary, Anand shared a couple of throwback pictures with his wife.
Sonam and Anand's wedding took place as per Sikh rituals in Tuesday afternoon at the bride's maternal aunt's residence in Bandra. Their wedding was announced formally only a week before the D-day, urging the media "to respect the family's need for privacy".
The three-day celebrations saw participation from Amitabh Bachchan, Shatrughan Sinha, Satish Kaushik, Javed Akhtar, Aamir Khan, Ranveer Singh, Rani Mukerji, Shahid Kapoor, Mira Rajput, Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Karisma Kapoor, Akshay Kumar, Twinkle Khanna, Kangana Ranaut, Jacqueline Fernandez, Sidharth Malhotra, Rishi Kapoor, Rekha, Swara Bhasker, Katrina Kaif, Rajkumar Hirani, Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Madhuri Dixit, Kajol and more celebrities from Bollywood.
From the political world, there were names like Amar Singh, Praful Patel and Uddhav Thackeray.
Sonam's sister Rhea and brother Harshvardhan were by her side, ensuring all went well. Her cousins Janhvi, Khushi, Anshula, Shanaya and Arjun were dressed in ethnic designer wear for all the celebrations, while her uncles Boney Kapoor and Sanjay Kapoor too soaked in the festive fervour.
The actress will soon be back to work commitments as she is due to walk the Cannes Film Festival red carpet on May 14 and May 15 as L'Oreal Paris ambassador.