The pop star finally makes an honest man out of the reformed playboy in front of 85 guests, though best gal pal Rihanna is a no-show due to work commitments!
On Oct. 23, wearing a gorgeous gray Elie Saab dress in front of 85 guests at the Aman-i-Khas resort and tiger sanctuary in India, Katy Perry wed her boyfriend of just over a year Russell Brand. The Daily Mail reports the pair exchanged vows in a small but lavish ceremony in which Russell, who gifted his bride with an actual tiger earlier in the week, arrived on horseback while, “elephants, camels and more horses formed part of the wedding procession.” That sounds about right.
For her part, Katy gave her groom a new baby elephant and, in a complete shock, the couple is not signing a pre-nuptial agreement. Ummmm, you two sure about that idea?
Katy started the evening in a blue sari before changing into her Elie gown while Russell, “sported a nude-coloured traditional kurta before later wearing a long, elaborately embroidered coat.”
While all paparazzi managed to be kept out of the event there was one uninvited guest who brought quite a bit of drama to the evening — a tiger! “The male predator, which has killed three people in the past two years, scaled two walls at the wedding venue after being attracted by the noise and lights.” Yikes!
After the ceremony, which was not attended by Katy’s best gal pal Rihanna, guests were to be whisked off in 13 luxury vehicles for a tour of a nearby tiger sanctuary. Among them were Katy’s pastor father and mom as well as British talk show host Jonathan Ross.
The often very public couple is said to not be selling their photos from the event, a huge departure from most celebrity weddings! The couple did however tweet the same pic (of his and hers silly bands) and both wrote, “WE DID.”
Other ceremony highlights included a “fortune-telling parrot,” and speeches from bride and groom, including one in which Katy spoke about reincarnation and how she and Russell had been together in a previous life.
Katy, who turns 26 Oct. 25, and 35-year-old Russell were engaged in the same location this past December. The couple is now headed to the Maldives for their honeymoon.
Katy’s rep released a statement saying, “”Russell Brand and Katy Perry are overjoyed to confirm that they were pronounced Mr. and Mrs. Brand on Saturday, October 23. The very private and spiritual ceremony, attended by the couples’ closest family and friends was performed by a Christian minister and longtime friend of the Hudson Family. The backdrop was the inspirational and majestic countryside of Northern India.”
It is the first marriage for both.