It’s a grand season of matrimony and the latest in the trend are India’s badminton aces, Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap. Saina and Parupalli, who have been dating for more than a decade, tied the nuptial knot on December 14 in what can be described as a low-key wedding.
In the midst of all the recent big-fat wedding receptions, Saina and Parupalli hosted a lovely wedding reception ceremony in Hyderabad and the couple looked heavenly. Dressing up in Sabyasachi, the bride looked stunning in a ‘rich indigo velvet lehenga’. Her outfit was delicately crafted with zardosi, appliqué, pearls and crystals, and was followed by rich Sabyasachi Heritage Jewelry collection.
Parupalli, on the other hand, complimented his better half in an indigo blue sherwani, which had hand-crafted Bengal tiger buttons. And his outfit was followed by a long pearl necklace, which again was from the Sabyasachi Heritage Jewelry collection.
Meanwhile, the reception was a star-studded affair with personal from sports and entertainment gracing the event. Amongst the attendees were Nagarjuna, Rakul Preet Singh, Lakshmi Manchu, Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa.
Parupalli and Saina have known each other for a long time, and speaking about their time together, Saina – in an interview – recalled, “From 1999-2000 onwards, he has been someone who has always been supportive game wise and whatever issues I had outside the court. I think it was in 2003,-2004 when it started. Its just like we used to like each other in that way. We both are very shy. More than love, our friendship is very strong.”