What’s better than a soothing love story getting its due credit in the form of marriage? Nithin-Shalini’s wedding was everything that amped up the year 2020. Actor Nithin Reddy tied the knot with his long-term girlfriend Shalini Kandukuri on July 16, 2020, in an intimate wedding ceremony attended by their closest family and friends. The five-day celebrations were planned and executed beautifully by some of the best in the business.
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It was a shocker to everyone, in an interview with a leading media portal, Nithiin Reddy had spoken about his journey with Shalini Kandukuri and how love had blossomed between them. Nithiin had said, “We met through common friends and clicked instantly. I did not try to woo her. Neither of us tried too hard. Our relationship evolved so naturally that we knew we loved each other and we didn’t have to say it out loud to prove a point. We just knew that we wanted to spend the rest of our lives together. It’s a mature relationship built on understanding and trust.”
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Nithiin Reddy wanted to propose Shalini Kandukuri in a hatke style and so he had unleashed his romantic side to do the same. Speaking on the similar lines, Nithiin had remarked, “So, I didn’t want to do the usual drill of going down on one knee and popping the question or shower her with roses. Instead, I decided to stand on one leg and propose to her. I just wanted to do something different, funny, and memorable. I guess it paid off. Not only did it make her laugh, she immediately said, ‘yes’.”
Source: Shalini Kandukuri (Instagram)
The actor, who was originally set to marry the love of his life in Dubai on April 12, but it got postponed due to the COVID-19 lockdown. He decided to host the various festivities in Hyderabad, and opted for venues such as his private farmhouse and the Taj Falaknuma Palace. The couple have reportedly known each other for about four years and decided to enter wedlock when their parents proposed marriage. A source said, “It’s a love-cum-arranged marriage for Nithiin and Shalini.”
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The 36-year-old actor shared pictures from his big day on his Instagram profile and dreamy can’t even begin to describe them. The ceremony was a private affair, with only close friends and family members in attendance. The comments section on Nithiin’s post was flooded with congratulatory messages from fans and well-wishers. Meanwhile, in a separate post, Nithiin posted pictures from the traditional ceremony. “Pelli panulu started.. Mussssikk starts. Need your blessing.” Check out the post here, you can thank us later.
Nevertheless, there is no reason to postpone your wedding unless you can do it safely. The festivities started with a ring ceremony on July 22. Hosted in the backyard of Nithin’s farmhouse, the event’s theme was inspired by artist Raja Ravi Verma and was full of regal nuances. Nithin wore an elegant cream kurta for this occasion, while Shalini opted for a rich red saree by Sabyasachi Mukherjee.
Nithin brought the bride to the wedding venue in a decked-up car, which was wearing a designer mask. On this occasion, it was matching their wedding dress. Shalini was seen to be very excited during the wedding. The first pictures of the special event came out immediately after the Muhurta. The couple’s elders were seen with them. Telangana Sports Minister V. Srinivas went there to bless the couple. Meanwhile, fans and social media users got busy sharing wedding photos widely.
While for engagement she rocked Anushree Reddy lehenga with bright yellow designer work and contrast neon green Kundan work dupatta, cap sleeves blouse. She looked gorgeous in a traditional gold colour kanjeevaram saree paired with a contrast pink blouse that featured silver zardozi work all over on her big day. She made an extremely hard-hitting statement with her diamond and emerald jewellery completing her bridal look. She paired it with an emerald choker, layered diamond haram, diamond emerald vaddanam, diamond jhumkas, diamond maatha patti, and diamond bangles.
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For the sangeet on Saturday evening, Shalini opted for bright red while Nithiin was dashing in blue. Nithiin, on the other hand, looked handsome in a heavily embroidered red sherwani suit paired with a pearl necklace on their big day. Nithiin and Shalini’s wedding was an extremely close-knit affair with only families, close friends, and relatives of the couple in attendance owing to social distancing norms.
The wedding ceremony had a very exclusive guest list, and the illustrious gathering was mesmerized by the fusion floral fantasy theme conceptualized by the team of Minttu Sarna, in hues of pink and mauve. The groom wore a stunning red sherwani, and the bride complimented him in her cream and red silk saree which she paired with exquisite jewellery. Hyderabad-based makeup artist Tamanna Rooz gave the bride a warm, glowing visage with bronze Smokey eyes and striking red lips.
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Ahead of Nithiin and Shalini’s grand wedding on July 26, the pre-wedding festivities were graced by Power Star Pawan Kalyan and director Trivikram Srinivas graced their pellikoduku function (a pre-wedding event in Telugu customs) and blessed Nithiin.
Nithiin visited Pawan Kalyan and invited him to his wedding on July 26. However, only 50 people were allowed to be present at the wedding following the government guidelines. Hence, Pawan Kalyan wished him before the wedding.
Nithiin shared a photo of himself with Pawan Kalyan and Trivikram Srinivas and thanked them for coming to the event during the lockdown. He wrote, “A Big BIGGGG thanku from the bottom of my heart to our POWERSTAR and TRIVIKAM garu and ChinaBabu garu for comin over and blessin me today on my pellikoduku func!! Really means a lot to me (sic).”
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On July 24, Nithiin and Shalini’s families organized a Mehendi night which was attended by their close family and friends. Popular celebrity stylist Neeraja Kona was one of the celebrities who graced the Mehendi function and shared photos on her Instagram profile.
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