After months of 'will they/won't they?' speculation, they have. The nation's most lascivious ladies' man has chosen a life of monogamy and tied the knot with his fiancé of nine months, Katy Perry. The couple were married on the October 23 in a traditional Hindu ceremony at the majestic Aman-i-khas resort in Rajasthan, India.
The comedian and songstress exchanged their vows on thrones under a traditional mandap, a gazebo like structure used in all Indian weddings. 85 guests, including the bride's evangelical parents, the groom's mother, P Diddy, Jonathan Ross, David Walliams and Rihanna witnessed the union, and enjoyed a further six days of wedding celebrations. Rajasthani folk singers, bhangra dancers, a fortune telling parrot, tiger safaris and elephant rides kept the revellers entertained; alcohol flowed freely, despite the tee-total groom, and giant platters of Indian and Western food kept the energy levels high.
The bride made several outfit changes but is said to have married in a bespoke gown incorporating elements of a traditional white dress and an Indian wedding sari, designed by Murad. She also wore a gold nath, a traditional nose ring with a chain that connects to the hair. Brand wore a nude-coloured traditional kurta and, always one for camping it up, added an elaborately embroidered coat for the ceremony.
Despite strict security measures, one uninvited guest did make an appearance: a male tiger scaled two walls of the wedding venue after being attracted by the bright lights and loud music at the event. Proceedings were interrupted briefly as panicked hotel staff shooed the big cat away. Hopefully Katy's own female Bengal tiger, a wedding present from her new husband, won't be quite as much of a threat.

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