On Oct. 23 2010, Katty Perry married British funnyman Russell Brand at the Aman-i-Khas resort and tiger sanctuary in India in front of 85 guests. The media reported that the pair had a small, but extravagant ceremony. Brand arrived on horseback and gave a live tiger to his beloved bride as a wedding present. For good luck, Perry gave her groom a baby elephant. Many camels, horses and elephants were part of the procession. Apparently, the Katy Perry wedding dress was designed by Elie Saab, but the bride wore several outfits before changing in the final gown.
The pop star made an honest man of the infamous Brand near a tiger sanctuary (this explains the song ‘Roar’). There were no pictures of the animals or the Katy Perry wedding dress released to the media, so fans will have to go on the descriptions only. During the nuptials, the couple didn’t want any photos taken or sold, so searching for such material is futile. The bride wore a blue sari and a few more outfits before changing into an Elie Saab haute couture dress. According to the witnesses, the couple refused to sign a pre-nuptial agreement.
Sources previously reported that the Katy Perry wedding dress was from designers Zuhair Murad and Donna Mizani and she would switch between the two during the ceremony. However, Katy actually wore an Elie Saab stunning dove gray dress with elegant lace sleeves. The dress was fit for a pop princess, as it was floor-length. For the shoes, the bride chose two custom-made pairs. First she wore beaded satin heels rated at $7,000, and after the vows changed into a pair of sparkly flat sandals so she could dance in at the wedding reception.
Gossip writers initially reported that Katy and Russell would wear traditional Indian outfits. Even if that is not the case, Katy started the evening in a blue sari and Russell sported a traditional kurta. Later Perry changed into the stunning gown and the groom into a long, elaborately embroidered coat. However, there were many traditional elements incorporated into the ceremony. The couple entered on elephants and wore henna tattoos on their hands. The bride wore a traditional gold nose ring connected to her year through a chain.
Unfortunately, all paparazzi were kept out of the event, although a tiger managed to bring a bit of drama, as it scaled two walls at the wedding venue, attracted by the lights and noise. After the ceremony, guests were transported in 13 luxury vehicles for a tour of the tiger sanctuary. The couple then took off and headed to the Maldives for their honeymoon.