Ace Badminton player Saina Nehwal and her longtime beau Parupalli Kashyap got married on December 14 in a private affair. Now, the newlyweds are hosting their wedding reception for close friends and family. For the reception, Saina chose to wear a rich indigo velvet lehenga designed by celebrity designer Sabyasachi. Parupalli also colour coordinated with his bride and was seen donning a quilted indigo sherwani teamed up with a beautiful tussar shawl. Also Read - Badminton: Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth's Chances to Qualify For Tokyo Olympics Virtually Over With Singapore Open Cancellation
The couple looks beautiful as they pose together for the camera. Saina has teamed up her look with minimal makeup, bridal jewellery and a neat hair bun. Her look is accessorised with a wedding set crafted with Burmese rubies, uncut diamonds and emeralds from the Sabyasachi Heritage Jewelry collection. On the other hand, Parupalli look is completed with an uncut diamond and pearl necklace from the Sabyasachi Heritage Jewelry collection. Also Read - Malaysian Open Postponed, Big Setback For Indian Shuttlers
For the wedding, Saina chose to wear a pastel blue and pale pink lehenga with minimal detailing. She teamed up her look with subtle makeup, gold jewellery and her hair styled in loose curls. On the other hand, Kashyap chose to colour coordinate with his bride by wearing a pale pink sherwani. The couple took to social media to share the happy news with their fans from the ceremony. It is believed that the two had been dating for over a decade but kept a lid on their affair. Also Read - Olympic Hopes All But Over For Saina Nehwal And Kidambi Srikanth as Indian Team Withdraws From Malaysian Open
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The two players are the biggest stars in the badminton circuit for India, Saina Nehwal also has an Olympic bronze.
Earlier, when Saina was asked about the reason for picking December 16 for the wedding date, she said that was the only date the two of them were free.
“I will get busy with the Premier Badminton League from December 20 and then qualifiers for the Tokyo Games will begin. So this was the only date that we had to get married.”
“We started travelling for bigger tours from 2007-08 onwards. We played tournaments together, trained together and slowly, started paying more attention to each other’s matches,” Saina told TOI.
“In the competitive world that we live in, it is difficult to get close to someone. But somehow we both found it very easy to talk to each other, talk about our matches. The feeling gradually grew.”