COVID has made any planning for the future impossible. Whilst the married couples have used this time to spend more quality time with each other, the engaged couples are left with having to pine from afar as the pandemic has impacted the big day they always dreamed of. While some couples chose to wait out the pandemic and hope to celebrate in a grand manner, others preferred to exchange vows and be together forever without any further ado. Here is a look at the lockdown weddings of 2020:
Niharika and Chaitanya: The latest celebrity couple to join the 2020 wedding fanfare is Telugu actress Niharika and Business Strategist Chaitanya. The couple hasn’t shied away from sharing their excitement of embarking on the journey of a lifetime together and have been indulging in social media PDA that reflects their love for each other. The lavish wedding was held in Udaipur’s Umaid Bhavan palace which has boasted of being a celeb favorite wedding location including that of Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas.
Rana Daggubati and Mihika Bajaj: The Bahubali star made his relationship public in May and got married in an intimate wedding attended by close friends and family. The couple also chose a movie studio as their perfect wedding venue to ensure a glamorous wedding that aligned with the social distancing norms.
Prachi Tehlan and Rohit Saroha: Indian actress and Basketball player, Prachi, got married to her businessman beau in a dreamy Delhi wedding. Taking the plunge was a sudden unplanned decision but the blushing bride’s pictures on social media reflect absolute marital bliss.
Manish Raisinghan and Sangeita Chauhaan: Their wedding was laced with a bit of anxiety as they felt the weight of their ending singlehood as well as the worries of marrying in the middle of the pandemic. They were the first Hindi television couple to get married and post the wedding, they seem to have left the initial cold feet behind and are enjoying every moment of the next phase of their life.
Nithiin Reddy and Shalini Kandukuri: The Telugu Actor, Nitin, and his girlfriend, Shalini’s wedding spanned across 5 days of grandeur. The couple had initially intended to have a destination wedding in Dubai but owing to the pandemic they had to change their plans.
Neha Kakkar and Rohanpreet Singh: The peppy singer’s wedding has been in the news for quite some time now. Right from her engagement to her honeymoon, the paparazzi has been keeping tabs on the newlyweds. Their fairytale wedding reflected the spectacular celebration that was in store. Several Punjabi and Hindi entertainment industry personalities were a part of the ceremonies.
Kajal Aggarwal and Gautam Kitchlu: The Telugu actress and her now-husband Gautam, were friends for a long time before getting hitched. Their hearts grew fonder when they were forced into the pandemic-imposed distance and the couple decided to take the plunge. This was the first celebrity Mumbai wedding post the lockdown.
Armaan Jain and Anissa Malhotra: Raj Kapoor’s grandson, Armaan, married Anissa amidst a lot of fanfare. The wedding was star-studded and extremely magnificent. Armaan’s cousins, Karisma and Kareena, led his baraat This couple was also one of the lucky few to have gotten married before the pandemic unleashed its complete wrath.
Yogita Gawli and Akshay Waghmare: Former don turned politician, Arun Gawli’s daughter, Yogita tied a knot with Marathi actor Akshay. Lockdown restrictions marred the possible starry affair and made it strictly a family-centric affair.
Nikhil Gowda and Revathi: Actor-Politician and Grandson of former PM of India, HD Deve Gowda, was in the news for all the wrong reasons. The pictures showed that the ceremony flouted all the social distancing norms in order to have a fairly lavish celebration.
Nataša Stanković and Hardik Pandya: After 6 months of announcing a surprise engagement, Hardik and Nataša dropped the news of their intimate wedding as well as the announcement of Nataša’s pregnancy.
Poonam Pandey and Sam Bombay: This marriage was extremely controversial, to say the least. Initially, the couple seemed to be enjoying marital bliss. Soon after the intimate ceremony, though, followed the allegations of domestic violence and the marriage seemed to be on the rocks. As per the last reports, the couple seems to have reconciled and are working on their marriage.