A sports journalist tweeted on Saturday that Virat and Anushka’s wedding took place on Friday night itself, and that the announcement was to come any time now.
Rumours also suggest that the Virushka wedding is to take place on Monday night. Nothing concrete is known yet about the biggest wedding of the year. But astrologers are already out with their predictions for Virushka as a married couple.
In the wee hours of December 8, Virat and Anushka, along with their families, flew off to Italy. While Anushka took off from Mumbai, on board a Swiss Air flight, along with her parents, brother Karnesh, Virat made a hasty exit from the Delhi airport. Anushka’s family priest, Maharaj Anant Baba of Anant Dham Atmabodh Ashram in Haridwar, also accompanied them to Europe.
Initial reports said that the wedding was to take place in Milan, but looks like the Borgo Finocchieto resort near Tuscany is where Virat and Anushka’s marriage celebrations are taking place. The Borgo Finocchieto is where the Obamas too went for a vacation earlier this year. It is a place that is quite popular with celebrities.
The luxury resort where Virat and Anushka are to tie the knot is an 800-year-old restored village. The place has massive historical importance too. The village that was restored and is now called Borgo Finocchieto, is on the road that the medieval pilgrims took on their way from Canterbury to Rome.
Sources told India Today that ‘Virushka’, as the couple is fondly called, are to register their marriage at the Bandra family court on January 4. Anushka has apparently already picked up the registration forms for that date.
The registration is likely to take place sometime before December 27, because Virat is expected to fly to South Africa along with the Indian cricket team on that date.
Reportedly, the dates were finalized when the couple was in Sri Lanka, in August this year. As netizens were going gaga over pictures of their gardening date, their families met and discussed their wedding dates. Anushka’s family priest then zeroed in on a December wedding. However, Virat and Anushka decided to keep the news under wraps.
Rumours of a December wedding for Virat and Anushka first began doing the rounds when the cricketer opted out of the Test match and the limited-overs series against Sri Lanka in December citing ‘personal reasons’. Virat also said that he was looking forward to having a break.
Kohli’s childhood coach, Rajkumar Sharma, who is also the coach of the Under-23 Delhi team, excused himself from a crucial match on December 7, citing a wedding. When asked whose wedding he was attending, he said that his ‘nephew’ was getting married. Rajkumar Sharma also flew out with Virat.
Designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee was spotted exiting Anushka’s house a few days ago. It sparked rumours that he might design her wedding trousseau.
Incidentally, Anushka Sharma confessed to India Today last year that marriage is on her agenda, “Obviously marriage is on the cards, but when, that I’m not sure of.”
Sparks flew between Virat and Anushka during the shooting of a shampoo commercial in 2013. Since then, the couple have been making us fall in love with their oh-so-adorable displays of affection.
In 2014, in an interview to harper’s Bazaar Bride, Anushka said that if she were to have a destination wedding, she would want it to be traditional, and somewhere close to nature: “in a vineyard, perhaps,” Sharma was quoted as saying. Her wedding now, seems in tandem with the kind of a ceremony she wanted.
Bhangra dancers were spotted entering the Borgo Finocchieto on Saturday, as sound of dhol beats wafted across the property. The Borgo Finocchieto is just an hour from Italy’s wine capital, Montalcino. The resort is surrounded by rolling lawns and vineyards.
The couple took to Twitter to confirm their wedding.