Brand and Perry married in India
Published 23/10/2010 | 17:44
Chart beauty Katy Perry has tamed the one-time lothario Russell Brand as they married in an Indian ceremony.
A Hindu priest conducted the wedding, the first stage of days of celebrations with friends who are thought to include Jonathan Ross.
Both Brand and Perry wore traditional Indian clothes, with the bride dressed in a sari.
The couple, who met at the MTV Video Music Awards in September 2009, where Brand,35, was host, tried to keep their celebration under wraps.
They flew in earlier this week with Perry, 25, covering her head and face as she and her fiance touched down in Mumbai.
The ceremony took place at the Aman-e-Khas luxury resort outside the Ranthambhore tiger sanctuary, 80 miles from the "pink city" of Jaipur.
A hotel official told the Associated Press that the venue's trees were illuminated by colourful lights and luxury tents were decorated with flower garlands.
One of the tour operators let slip this week that it would be a six-day celebration beginning with a Hindu ceremony. About 80 guests are expected to be taken on tours of the tiger sanctuary in the days after the wedding.
News agency Press Trust of India reported that 21 camels, elephants and horses formed part of Brand's wedding procession from a nearby resort. He was also accompanied by traditional dancers and musicians.
Perry has already appealed for privacy on Twitter while the couple took a break from the limelight to get married.