Bollywood is clearly love-loving and totally brings the wedding season. Several celebrities seem to be in the mood to get married and the latest to walk at least half of this route is Chikki panday and Deanne pandaythe daughter of, Alanna Panday. The model and internet sensation surprised us with some very romantic engagement photos with her boyfriend Ivor mccray first from a beautiful beach in the Maldives, then from an Indian ceremony with close family and friends before heading to Los Angeles.
After the engagement on the beach, Alanna and Ivor hosted a formal Indian-style engagement ceremony that only a few family and friends attended. While mother Deanne and her brother Ahaan Panday were obviously present, Bollywood stars like Lara dutta and Bipasha Basu also made sure to personally pour their blessings on the bride and groom. Alanna looked gorgeous wearing a gray embroidered ensemble with a cute necklace while Ivor charmed everyone in a white sherwani.
Discover some exclusive images of the ceremony:
Daughter’s engagement or wedding is a big day for any parent. So when Deanne was asked about her feelings, she shared a touching message for her daughter.
How quickly my sweet little girl has grown into a strong and intelligent woman. It’s like yesterday I was singing you to sleep with lullabies and combing your beautiful hair. Sure, we had our little kisses, but the tearful moments only brought us closer, not just as a mother and daughter, but as two women. You know I always want the best for you, and that I always act out of love, painful as it can sometimes be. I want to tell you that I am so proud of the person you have become and so excited to see the life you will continue to lead with aplomb and determination. While some things may be uncertain now, I know deep down that you are destined to achieve whatever, big or small, you put your incredible mind on. I look forward to being there for you every step of the way, showing you my love in the midst of life’s challenges and celebrations, as you continue to grow into the shining soul that you are.
Speaking of her bond with Alanna exclusively with MissMalini, Deanne said:
The bond between mother and daughter is eternal. Our bond persists through the thick and the thin. We are biologically connected through it all, but the real connection is spiritual and made out of love. The flow of energy between mother and daughter is among the most powerful in nature. We are there for each other, and ultimately our unconditional love rises above it all.
After the little engagement, Deanne shared a few more photos of the bride saying he already missed her as she had returned to LA according to plan.
Here is his post:
Indeed, it must be a very emotional moment for Deanne as it would be for any mother whose daughter has just become engaged. We send our best wishes to Alanna, Ivor and the Pandays as well as the McCray families. God bless them!