Mirzapur 2 actor Priyanshu Painyuli got married to actor-dancer Vandana Joshi on Thursday. The couple tied the knot in a lovely day-time ceremony amid mountains of Dehradun.
Pictures from the ceremony have made their way online. One picture from the ‘var mala’ ceremony showed Priyanshu laughing as Vandana attempts to put a garland on his neck. Vandana wore a pink lehenga adorned with sequins while Priyanshu chose a white sherwani with a pink stole. The couple also posed with their friends and family for pictures.
Talking about the wedding, Priyanshu said, “At the start of 2020, we were comfortably coasting along, not knowing what’s going to come our way. Everyday ever since has been a reminder of precious family and loved ones are. The pandemic put a halt on wedding plans across the world but Vandana and I took it in our stride and decided to have an intimate gathering. For those of you who couldn’t be there, I know you all were omnipresent in spirit. We tied the knot as a reminder to us and everyone else that no matter where life takes us, family remains sacrosanct and must be our priority. It was the best day of our lives and what made it even more special is the realisation that when everything around is so devoid of hope, God has been kind enough to bestow us with biggest joy in the world. To each other, we promise a lifetime of being best friends, soulmates, partners and equals. You’d ask what’s love in times of coronavirus like? In the words of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, ‘It was time when they both loved each other best, without hurry or excess, when both were most conscious of and grateful for their incredible victories over adversity. Life would still present them with other moral trials, of course, but that no longer mattered.’”
A video also showed the two after their wedding in the evening. Priyanshu rode an ATV (all terrain vehicle) as Vandana sat beside him, with a big smile on her face. She blew kisses at their friends and wedding guests and they cheered them on. Sharing the video on his Instagram Stories, Priyanshu wrote, “Taking my beautiful bride wife away. And we head together towards our beautiful new phase.”
Vandana had earlier shared a picture from her mehendi ceremony. She was seen in a lehenga, showing off the henna designs on her hands. “And it has began. Mehndi night. #thevanforpriye,” she had captioned the post.
The wedding had only 50 guests as per the pandemic safety norms. “We’ve been thinking of getting married early this year but didn’t have a date in mind and then Covid happened. So we had to change our plans but we didn’t want to postpone the wedding. We thought why not end the year on a happy note,” Priyanshu told Hindustan Times in an interview.
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A reception will take place in December. “We would be returning to Mumbai in the first week of December and sometime in the next week we will have a small reception in Mumbai for our industry friends,” the 31-year-old Extraction actor said.
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