Mar 2 2016
It was a rare occasion as far as the city of Coimbatore is concerned. On July 3, 2011, all made a beeline to CODISSIA trade fair complex, where Tamil actor Karthi tied the knot with Ranjani at 6.30 am. The wedding had all the much-needed hype of a star wedding.
Karthi appeared in a white silk shirt and a silk veshti. His bride, a gold medalist in MA English literature, was dressed in an elaborate orangish-yellow creation. They wore garlands made of rose, golden flowers, lotuses, orchids, and carnations. Before the rituals began, members of the Manikavasagar Arutpani Mandram, Perur, led by P. Kumaralingam, recited the Thevaram, Thiruvasagam, Periya Puranam and Tirupugazh. This was followed by kaikorvai,the act of sealing a relationship between two families. This was accompanied by a 'mangala vaazhthu', peculiar to the Kongu Vellala Gounder community.The marriage hall and stage were grandly decorated.
Thousands of people thronged the hall. A huge posse of security men was deployed at the venue. The stars who graced the occasion with their presence include actor Prabhu and his wife, actors Rajesh, Poornima Bhagyaraj, Nanda, Karthik and his wife Suchitra, yesteryear music director Shankar Ganesh, ace lensman G. Venket Ram and directors Bala, K.S. Ravikumar and R.V. Udhayakumar et al.In the afternoon, about 4,000 fans of the actor were treated to a special lunch. The other guests partook of a feast prepared by Lakshmi Catering of Madhampatty, featuring traditional fare from the South.
Chennai-based Chandirrasekar Decorations had worked on the green-silver-and gold, Grecian theme wedding hall for more than a month. The colour scheme was the same as the elegantly put together wedding card. Lots of flowers had been used to decorate the venue. Tall columns rose to the ceiling, done up in dyed, gossamer fabric, in keeping with the Grecian theme. Long crystal strands caught the light from the dais. Karthi's father, painter-actor-orator Sivakumar and brother, actor Suriya bustled about the stage, greeting friends and family.