Coimbatore, Jul 3 : Tamil actor Karthi Sivakumar married Ranjini at the CODISSIA trade fair complex here on Sunday morning .
It was a traditional Kongu wedding held in the presence of family and friends.
Karthi was in a traditional white pattu veshti and shirt, while Ranjini was resplendent in a golden kanchivaram silk sari with yellow and orange overtones.
She wore traditional South Indian bridal accoutrements like huge jhumkas, odiyanam, netri chutti, and gold jewellery.
The guests started arriving from 4.00 am and the groom's parents along with his brother Suriya and his wife Jyothika welcomed them.
The wedding hall was done up in elegant style by Chandrasekar decorations, Chennai. Green, gold and silver were the colors used and the effect was offset by thousands of fresh flowers like orchids, roses, carnations, and gerberas.
There was a circular mandap and decorated columns with trailing strands in crystal which caught the light magnificently.
Before the wedding rituals began, there was a formal recitation of Thevaram, Thiruvachagam, and Periya Puranam by the Manikavasagar Arulpani Mandram troupe led by P. Kumaralingam.
This was followed by the wedding rituals commenced and included kaikorvai, which is a ritual that signifies the bonding of two families via marital ties and mangala vaazhthu.
The father of the groom, Sivakumar handed the sacred thali to his son who placed it around the neck of his bride.
Celebrities who graced the occassion included Prabhu, Rajesh, Pandiarajan, Nizhalgal Ravi, Siddharth, Saravanan, Nagma, KS Ravikumar, Hari, Bala, Suseendhiran, and Manobala.
All the guests were given mementos and in an innovative touch posies of magnolia, tulasi, and vaagai.
The guests alongwith nearly 3,500 fans of Karthi were provided South Indian lunch.