The dashing middle order batsman of Indian Cricket team, Suresh Raina married his childhood friend Priyanka Choudhary on 3rd April, 2015. They tied a sacred knot together & it was a private wedding in Delhi.
Well, we all know marriage is one of the most precious dreams of everyone’s life. And his wedding news broke lot of teenage hearts.
The beautiful bride Priyanka is from Baraut, Uttar Pradesh. She is an IT professional in a Netharland bank. The UP girl did her B.Tech from an engineering college in Ghaziabad & she might leave her job after marriage to stay in India.
The Couple’s Love story
Since childhood days, the couple knew each other but they were hardly in touch after Priyanka’s family shifted base to Punjab. Raina said the same in an interview with Times of India,
I have known Priyanka for long, but in the middle, I didn’t have time to be in touch with her. I remember meeting her at the airport for five minutes in 2008. She was flying back to Holland and I was going to Bangalore for an IPL game, and we met at the Delhi airport for just five minutes. Usse pehle main usse bachpan mein mila tha. Priyanka’s father was my sports teacher in Ghaziabad and my mom was very close to her mother. I’ll call it more of an arranged marriage because our families have known each other for a long time.
Marriage fixed by Parents
Raina was in Australia for four months for Cricket World Cup while the marriage was fixed. His mother took the entire initiative & arranged the whole thing with Priyanka’s family.Suresh Raina talked about this in the same interview,
I was in Australia for the last five months. Mamma ne sab fix kiya hai. I didn’t know. Mom called me in Australia and told me that my marriage has been fixed with one of my childhood friends. Maine kaha kaun hai. Then I spoke to Priyanka on the phone.
The Engagement Ceremony
The pre-wedding ceremonies started on 1st April, 2015 & the engagement took place at Raina’s Ghaziabad residence. A white Kurta with red jacket was the groom’s special day attire.
The Luxurious Wedding Venue
The bride & groom tied the knot at The Leela Palace, Delhi
The Stunning Wedding Attire
Raina wore golden Wedding Sherwani & Priyanka looked gorgeous in a highly embellished red lehenga choli. Both of them stole the attention of entire wedding crowd.
A Starry Affair
Raina’s wedding was a star-studded affair with lot of guests starting from cricket, politics to Bollywood glamour world. Indian skipper MS Dhoni with his wife Sakshi, Virender Sehwag and his wife Aarti, ICC Chairman N Srinivasan, and many more from the cricket fraternity. Bollywood celebs, Anupam Kher and Zarine Khan were in the wedding ceremony. Uttar Pradesh’s Chief Minister, Akhilesh Yadav, and MP Jyotiraditya Madhavrao Scindia attended Raina’s wedding.