Sports people who always create news for their professional achievements definitely make it to the headlines on account of personal feats as well. Thanks to brand endorsements and oodles of media glare, contemporary sports persons are page-3 celebrities in their own right. Let us now take a quick look into some of the most glamorous and lavish sports person weddings:
1. Gautam Gambhir wedding
When Team India member Gautam Gambhir decided to tie the knot with Delhi girl Natasha Jain, the media focused its spotlights solely on the wedding. In fact, days before the ceremony, the internet was already abuzz with speculations surrounding the gala event. The guest list featured 150 names comprising friends and family only. The wedding night turned out to be a perfect party scenario through a Deejay performance. Famous Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan was also booked to perform at the venue, a plan that later got scrapped due to the performer’s visa problems. The food list, too, was elaborate including cuisines from India and Thailand. Gautam who is absolutely smitten by hot chocolate made sure that the sweet dish made it to his wedding day menu.
2. R Ashwin’s wedding
R Ashwin, the effervescent Indian cricketer, married childhood sweet heart Preethi Narayan in the month of November 2011. The low key affair took place at R Ashwin’s home town Chennai. The ceremony was principally graced by friends and relatives of both the families. The list of celebrity attendees included present chief selector of the Indian team, K. Srikkanth. The newly wed couple later hosted a special party in Kolkata for Ashwin’s fellow team India members.
3. Maxim Afinogenov wedding
The wedding marked the conjugal union of two well-known sports persons – Hockey champion Maxim Alfinogenov and his long time girl friend, the former tennis star Elena Dementieva. The couple exchanged wedding vows under the roof of Hotel Ritz-Carlton, Moscow. The wedding was attended by countless reputed names from the athletics arena. In fact, international Russian Tennis stars Diana Safina, Maria Kirilenko and Vera Zvonareva also turned up to wish the newly wed couple all the best. In the days following the wedding, social networking sites were flooded with photos from the ceremony.
4. Mahesh Bhupathi wedding
As Tennis star Mahesh Bhupathi entered through the wedding venue gates for the second time in his life, the boy sure looked ravishing in a black suit. His bride, the elegant Lara Dutta on the other hand, appeared worn out and the head top tight bun only made her look over done. However, the ceremony turned to be so grand that the loopholes faded into oblivion. Taj Aguada, Goa that served as the venue saw the amalgamation of a myriad of celebrities. Drawing inspiration from a few Celebrity weddings of recent times, Mahesh and Lara decided to bar media coverage on their D-day. 250 guests were reported to have participated in the ceremony. Among others, there was Priyanka Chopra, Dia Mirza, Ritesh Deshmukh and Mahesh’s long time doubles partner Leander Paes.
5. Antonio Gates wedding
Antonio Gates, the San Diego chargers star got married to long time partner Sasha Dindayal at the Grand Del Mar Resort. Nearly 250 guests witnessed the exchange of nuptial vows. The dinner included a Plethora of dishes ranging from Grilled prawns to butter sauce mixed in brandy. Furthermore, cakes were shipped specially from Trinidad.
6. Ross Taylor wedding
Ross Taylor’s wedding was a one of its kind ceremony that saw two cricketers come together for a lifetime. The Black Caps Captain’s wife Victoria is a Cricketer too having represented the Northern district several times in the past. The pair looked elegant in their respective wedding outfits. The venue Hotel Hilton Lake at Taupo remained heavily guarded as the cricketing duo performed their rites. The event featured 100 guests nearly.
7. Vijender Singh wedding
Vijender Singh, the celebrated Indian boxer, married Archana in New Delhi. The bride, Vijender’s distant relative is also a staff at the British High Commission in the Indian Capital.
8. Chris Bosh wedding
It was a romantic wedding for Chris Bosh when he tied the knot with Adrienne Williams. The reception took place at one of Miami’s most happening Hotels. The pair swung to the tune of some soft ageless romantic numbers. According to a few guests present at the venue, nobody was left unsatisfied and Chris made sure they all had a gala time.
9. Kris Humphries wedding
Anybody would have loved to be a part of the Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphires wedding. Kris thought his bride looked “shockingly beautiful” and we opine she surely did in that flowing wedding gown. The wedding took place inside a private estate and was every inch a lavish ceremony. Kim left no stone unturned in ensuring that the spotlight remained focused on her. The wedding gown complimented every feature of her body and the headgear, which was quiet ordinary looking, cost a whopping $2.5 million!
10. Sohail Tanvir wedding
It would be wrong to describe Sohail Tanveer’s wedding the perfect once-in-a-lifetime-ceremony. The Pakistani fast bowler got a rude shock when his first wife surfaced with a box of complaints accusing him of disloyalty. The couple even has a daughter together and Sohail was asked by his first wife to claim her responsibility. However, in the middle of the entire hullabaloo, no one seems to have been affected worst than the newly wed second wife Komal Khan.