By Peter Foster in New Delhi and Richard Savill
After two days of “quiet” celebrations in rural Gloucestershire, Liz Hurley’s wedding train moved on 6,000 miles to India today.
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The actress and her new husband, Arun Nayar, landed in India this morning to begin the “second leg” of their lavish wedding celebrations.
Ms Hurley was wearing a patterned white summer dress with matching handbag and dark sunglasses as she walked through the arrival lounge at Mumbai Airport with Mr Nayar.
The couple are later expected to attend a “haldi” ceremony, where a paste of turmeric, milk and cream is applied to the bride and groom, before meeting Mr Nayar’s relatives for a formal dinner in the city.
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We wonder: Are cross-cultural romances creating a whole new type of destination wedding? Even for the rich and famous, bringing the entire family across continents and oceans for a weekend is a logistical nightmare. Having two weddings (or more) may be the best way to accommodate all the necessary friends and family. So Hurley and Nayar had an actual wedding with a handful of guests in a castle (natch), then a blessing ceremony in a church, and are currently in Mumbai (the city formerly known as Bombay) for the first of two celebrations in India. Rumor has it Elton John gave Hurley away at the blessing , while Hugh Grant was a no-show. Leading us to also wonder: If someone had told you ten years ago that Hugh Grant was involved in a sordid affair with a hooker and Elton John would figure prominently in Elizabeth Hurley’s wedding, wouldn’t you have assumed they got the two dudes confused?