Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma had met while shooting a TV commercial in the year 2013. Initially, they maintained the 'just friends' stance but then their closeness was the favourite subject of the paparazzi.
After admitting their love for each other they made their first official appearance in public at the Vogue Beauty Awards, on July 21, 2015, in Mumbai. The young couple had been standing with each other in times of difficulties and controversies.
Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma's relationship had also been through rough phases. But they have emerged stronger after their personal difference.
And the lady finally walked down the aisle for the love of her life:
The team that organised the entire event had successfully managed to keep things under cover and give the world a surprise. A lot of hard work and sleepless nights have made this grand moment a success!
The team that planned the royal wedding had shared their experience. An Instagram post by Shaadi Squad reads: "Four months of keeping a secret, hiding even from our own team, the secret recess, midnight meetings, vague conversations, and sleepless nights have finally manifested into this grand moment."
Anushka and Virat were seen leaving the Mumbai and Delhi airport respectively with their family members last week on December 29. This was enough for people to start guessing but all of them maintained a stoic silence, keeping the secrecy about the much-anticipated union intact.
Virat has been fairly open about how Anushka's presence in his life has brought in positive changes in him, but the actress has preferred to keep her private life private. The rumours about their wedding had gathered steam when Virat Kohli asked for rest during the ODI and T20Is against Sri Lanka. He will join the team for the South Africa series which starts from December 30.
Another glimpse of Virat-Anushka wedding:
What are the Reception plans?
1. Now their wedding in Italy is done in the presence of family and close relatives. The reception parties planned in India will be a star-studded affair.
2. The couple will be hosting a reception in New Delhi for their relatives on December 21.
3. There will be another reception for industry friends and cricketers in Mumbai on December 26.
4. Both Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli are very successful in their own career which calls for a gala celebration of their unison in their respective circuits.
5. The invites are being sent to friends and colleagues. The invitation card for the reception is also subtle and dreamy.
The couple will then travel to South Africa where Virat will start prepping for the upcoming series and Anushka will spend New Year's Eve with him, read a statement from the actress' representative. She will return in the first week of January to begin the next schedule of Aanand L. Rai's film with Shah Rukh in Mumbai. She will also start prepping for "Sui Dhaaga" as the shooting for the same starts in February 2018 with Varun Dhawan.
That apart, the actress-producer will also be busy with the marketing and promotions of "Pari", which will release on February 9. Virat will play the series in South Africa for 2 months which includes three Tests, six One Day Internationals (ODIs) and three Twenty20 International (T20I) matches.
Post their wedding the newlywed couple will be shifting to their new residence in Worli, Mumbai in December once they return from Delhi. Anushka Sharma will spend the year end with her husband Virat Kohli before resuming work.
Watch the details of Virushka's wedding couture:
With inputs from IANS and Instagram