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Popular Bollywood Celebrities Who Opted For Cross-Cultural Weddings 

Are you stressed over planning a cross-cultural wedding? Take some inspo from your favourite celebs who celebrated a fairy-tale wedding with a fusion of food and fashion.

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Weddings are a grand celebration of different backgrounds, traditions, cultures and planning such ceremonies can be challenging.  And when it comes to cross-cultural weddings, things can become a bit more tricky. Calm down and sip your favourite cup of coffee! You should focus on combining both the traditions and customs while keeping up with the high spirits. Stay genuine and try hosting your wedding rituals in both the ways. Here is a list of celebrities who showed us simple ways of planning a cross-cultural wedding.    

Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone

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Ranveer and Deepika's two-day wedding in Lake Como, Italy was an intimate ceremony. Ranveer is Sindhi and Deepika belongs to a Kannada Brahmin family. The couple decided to combine both their cultures for their wedding. Honestly, how adorable! First, they took their wedding vows according to Konkani rituals in which Deepika looked perfect in a golden saree,  the very next day, they celebrated a Sindhi style wedding, where Deepika looked breathtaking as a North-Indian bride.

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas 

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Since the unravelling of their engagement pictures on Instagram, Nick and Priyanka’s wedding was the most awaited wedding of 2018. Nick and Priyanka decided to incorporate both their cultural upbringings on their wedding day which took place in Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur. Firstly, Priyanka got married according to Christian traditions where she looked stunning in a Ralph Lauren Gown which was followed by a traditional Hindu ceremony, the next day. The couple looked totally into each other while taking their wedding vows and we couldn’t take our eyes off them. 

Bipasha Basu and Karan Singh Grover

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While Bipasha is a Bong and Karan a hardcore Punjabi, their cross-culture wedding was an amalgamation of two-states. Although the wedding took place according to Bengali wedding traditions, Bipasha’s bridal entry made it unique. She made an entry dancing on dhol beats and we all know how much Punjabi’s love to dance on dhol. Also, Karan opted for a unique entry, he came on a freego bike! Isn’t that super cute? They perfectly balanced their traditions throughout the wedding functions. 

Saif Ali Khan And Kareena Kapoor

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Kareena is a hardcore Punjaban from Bollywood’s legendary Kapoor family and Saif is the Nawab of Pataudi; their marriage was a union of two rock solid personalities. There did not opt for saath pheras or a nikah ceremony, the couple opted for a registered marriage. The ever so charming couple decided to keep it simple and classic and had a private ceremony with just their family members. Keeping up with the traditions, Bebo wore her mother-in law’s  wedding outfit and she looked timeless as ever.

Preity Zinta and Gene Goodenough

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When our bumbro girl got married to her longtime beau in Los Angeles, fans got drooling over this news. The couple tied the knot in a Hindu wedding ceremony in Los Angeles with a very small gathering of family and friends. It was a hush-hush wedding with an open-air mandap under a glittering LA skyline. For her D-day, she opted for a Manish Malhotra lehenga, while Gene looked every bit of an Indian in Raghavendra Rathore. Love and blessings for this super cute Jodi. 

Asin Thottumkal and Rahul Sharma

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Their wedding was full of fresh ideas in terms of food, their outfits, wedding locations and we loved how they perfectly balanced both the cultures in their wedding ceremonies. The couple had a Christian wedding in the morning which was followed by another ceremony according to Hindu traditions. The highlight of the function was the groom’s entry where he entered the venue in an open car. Akshay Kumar was the only celebrity present to bless them and he played the role of cupid in bringing this jodi together. 

Genelia D'Souza and Riteish Deshmukh

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While Ritesh is Marathi and Genelia a Catholic, their cross-culture wedding saw a beautiful fusion of both the traditions right from the pre-wedding functions. They showed love can conquer any obstacle, whether it is caste or religion. Their families also respected their decision and planned a grand wedding for them. They had a two-day wedding, one in Maharashtrian style and the other according to Christian customs. 

Vidya Balan and Siddharth Roy Kapoor

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We love this super-cute Jodi of Punjabi Damad and South-Indian Bahu! While Vidya and Siddharth’s wedding was a low-key affair, the couple decided to combine their cultures and start their journey with mutual respect and love. The wedding ceremony was a mix of both South Indian and Punjabi traditions. Vidya looked gorgeous in a classic red Sabyasachi saree. We just wish that their love keeps growing with time!  

Shilpa Shetty and Raj Kundra

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When a Mangalorean girl marries a Punjabi Munda, it has to be the talk of tinsel town. The couple opted for a grand wedding function with just their closed ones in attendance. From wedding outfits to the food, Shilpa and Raj decided to inter-mix their separate traditions together. It was a mix of both Mangalore and Punjabi cultures with a range of multi-cuisines, traditional outfits and a wonderful ambience. A great way to respect each other’s cultures. Agree?

Cross-cultural weddings are wonderful as they combine two diverse cultures and planning such functions can be challenging yet fulfilling. When a bride and the groom and their respective families from different cultures come together to get united, the wedding is showered with magic and love. With distinct cultures, comes the unique style of planning. Showcase your essence as two different individuals, your cultures, your love story and combine it with mutual preferences. Celebrate this day with open hearts and do whatever makes you smile. 

Let us know in the comments section which of these cross-culture weddings is your favourite and why! 

- Words by Charu Sharma