The couple will tie the knot in a traditional ceremony tomorrow and celebrations are already afoot. Priyanka, a 28-year-old management graduate from London, was dressed in an orange ghagra choli for the mehendi ceremony which was attended by friends and relatives.
Priyanka, daughter of former Karnataka Minister, late Jeevraj Alva, will tie the knot with 34-year-old Vivek tomorrow. Vivek, who arrived in Bangalore after a hectic schedule to promote his film 'Raktha Charitra', appeared relaxed and comfortable in his crimson apparel as he mixed with the invitees at the pre-wedding events.
The afternoon lunch saw a spread of culinary delights from Italy, apart from some light refreshments, sources said. A part of the venue bustled with activity as chefs went about preparing the elaborate menu, a fusion of Punjabi and South Indian cuisine with some special dishes thrown in, for the party that will begin here late evening.
Long white drapes, lush greenery, flowers and scented oils set the ambience for the evening. Guests, including close family members and relatives of the couples who arrived here and others set the festive mood for the wedding.
Invitees would be treated to a performance by drummer Sivamani tonight. DJ Jasmeet is expected to add some punch to the event by belting out the latest numbers of 'Rakht Charitra' and other Bollywood songs from Vivek's films.
Tomorrow morning would see the marriage puja commencing at the Alva house before moving to the Chancery Pavilion, venue for the rest of events. The traditional haldi ceremony and chura ceremony would be followed by the the sehra bandhi and the milni and jaymala.
The couple who will both sport designer Tarun Tahilani's creations would be blessed at the ceremony by close family friends and relatives. Though the Bollywood turnout is not expected to be large tomorrow, there would be many of them at the reception at Mumbai on Oct 31.