- Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma get married in Italy at a private ceremony
- Follows intense speculation about their wedding over the weekend
- Receptions will be hosted in Delhi and Mumbai later this month
Today we have promised each other to be bound in love forever. We are truly blessed to share the news with you. This beautiful day will be made more special with the love and support of our family of fans & well wishers. Thank you for being such an important part of our journey. pic.twitter.com/Scobdiqk7l- Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) December 11, 2017
Virat and Anushka married according to Hindu rites, said a statement released on behalf of the actress. The wedding venue was a countryside resort in Tuscany where security had been massively stepped up for the nuptials. Entry to the resort was strictly by invitation. A video of what appeared to be wedding preparations being made at the resort went viral over the weekend.
Both bride and groom were dressed in Sabyasachi. Anushka's wedding lehenga was pale pink with silver-gold embroidery. Virat's ivory raw silk sherwani was embroidered in a vintage pattern. Sabyasachi also posted pictures of the mehendi, with Anushka wearing a brightly coloured lehenga in pink, orange and teal:
Two receptions have been planned -- one in Virat's hometown of New Delhi on December 21, another for friends and colleagues in Mumbai on December 26. The guest list will likely include Anushka's co-stars Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan and Katrina Kaif, and Virat's cricketing buddies.
A spokesperson for Anushka Sharma said in the statement: "We are extremely grateful to the media for their support and understanding in making this special occasion a memorable one and thank them for their continued love and support."