Marriage, which is called the sacred vow between a man and woman, is one of the most celebrated moments in a person's life. Just like any other year, 2016 also witnessed many celebrity weddings that might have broken the hearts of thousands of their fans.
Here is the list of Mollywood celebrities, who entered wedlock in 2016:
Actress Sruthi Lakshmi aka Sruthi Jose got married to Dr Avin Anto at St Joseph Church, Kuriachira in Thrissur on January 3. The reception that took place at Ceevees Presidency International Auditorium was attended by many celebrities of the Malayalam entertainment industry.
Popular Indian actress Asin got married to Rahul Sharma in Christian-styled wedding at the Dusit Devarana resort in New Delhi followed by Hindu rituals on January 19. The couple arranged a grand reception for the celebs all over the country on January 23 that was graced by Akshay Kumar, Jacqueline Fernandez, R Madhavan, Sajid Khan, Shilpa Shetty Kundra, Juhi Chawla, Preity Zinta, Rana Daggubati, Tabu, Khushboo Sundar, Nivin Pauly, Daggubati Venkatesh, Rishi Kapoor and many other celebrities.
Neelathamara actress Archana Kavi entered wedlock with standup comedian Abish Mathew in Kochi on January 23. The wedding was attended by close friends and family members of the couple and many celebs were spotted at the reception that took place at Bolgatty Palace in Kochi.
Radio jockey and anchor Mathukutty Keecheriyil, popularly known as RJ Mathukutty got married to Tinsy Thomas in Vengola, Perumbavoor on January 30. The ceremony was attended by the contestants of cookery reality show Dhe Chef, which was hosted by Mathukutty, apart from celebrities, including Tovino Thomas, Sunny Wayne, Shalin Zoya, Roopesh Peethambaran and Swaroop Philip.
Rosin Jolly, who became a familiar face for Kerala audience as a contestant of Malayalam reality show Malayalee House, got married to Sunil P Thomas in a private function at St Francis Church in Chovva in Kannur, followed by reception at CR Auditorium in Eachur on February 4.
Malayalam actress Radhika, who is known for her performance as Raziya in the blockbuster 2006 film Classmates exchanged wedding vows with Abhil Krishna at Camelot Convention Centre in Pathirappally, Alappuzha, on February 12. The star-studded ceremony was graced by celebrities, including Suresh Gopi, Kavya Madhavan, Mahesh, Bhama, Shalin Zoya, singer Vidhu Pratap, wife Deepthi Prasad, among others.
Malayalam director Rishi Sivakumar, who helmed the Kunchacko Boban-starrer Valliyum Thetti Pulliyum Thetti in 2016, got married to Lakshmi Premkumar in Kozhikode on April 17. The reception was later held at Mahatma Gandhi Auditorium in Ponkunnam, Kottayam the next day.
Akshaya Premnath, who made her debut in Nivin Pauly and Nazriya Nazim's Om Shanthi Oshaana, entered wedlock with Tamil actor Pandiarajan's son Prithvi Rajan. A grand reception was thrown for the celebrities of the Kollywood entertainment industry on May 9 that saw the presence of Ilayathalapathy Vijay, Ilayaraja, Vivek, AR Murugadoss, KS Ravikumar, Jayaram, Parvathy, Karthi, Mohan Raja, K Bhagyaraj, Poornima Bhagyraj, Shanthanu, Pa Ranjith, Nassar, Sundar C, Vishal, among many others.
Actor Harikrishnan, who made his acting debut with Malarvadi Arts Club in 2010, exchanged wedding vows with Divya in Thrippunithura, Ernakulam on May 22. Actors Siju Wilson, Justin John, Aneesh G Menon, Deepak Parambol and Nandan Unni attended the ceremony.
Popular playback singer Benny Dayal, who has made a mark in Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada language movies, married model-actress Catherine Thangam at Temple Tree in Bengaluru on June 5.
Film producer and actress Sandra Thomas got married to businessman Wilson John Thomas at Emmanuel Marthoma Church in Munda, Malappuram on July 11. The grand reception that took place at Hotel Rose International in Nilambur, saw the presence of celebrities Vijay Babu, Aju Varghese, Parvathy, Swathi Reddy, Ann Augustine, Jomon T John, Anto Joseph, Ranjith Rajaputhra, Saiju Kurup, Lijo Jose Pellissery, among others.
Actress and television host Shilpa Bala exchanged wedding vows with Vishnu Gopal in a grand ceremony at Akash Convention Centre in Kanhangad on August 18. Several celebrities, including Bhavana, Mrudula Murali, Rachana Narayanankutty, Ramya Nambeeshan, Manikuttan, Hemanth Menon, Shafna Nizam, Rajith Menon and Vijay Yesudas, among others attended the event.
Malayalam actress Eva Pavithran of Rockstar-fame married cinematographer Pradeesh M Varma on August 26. The function saw the presence of Jayaram, Parvathy, Anumol, Siddharth Menon, among many others.
Malayalam actress Shalu Menon married serial actor Saji G Nair at Sreekrishna Swami Temple in Guruvayoor, Thrissur, on September 8 in a private affair attended by the close family and friends of the couple.
Late versatile Malayalam actor Rajan P Dev's elder son Jubil entered the wedlock with Riya in a starry function that was attended by Mammootty, Dileep in October. Jubil, who made his debut as a child artiste, has acted in minor roles in the films Yakshiyum Njanum, Thappana, Thank You, Daivathinte Swantham Cleetus, Kunthapura and a few Tamil projects.
After getting engaged to her close friend on April 4, Malayalam actress Sarayu Mohan married assistant director Sanal V Devan in a star-studded wedding ceremony on November 12. The function was attended by Rima Kallingal, Bhamaa, Muktha, Shritha Sivadas, Rachana Narayanankutty, Anumol, Chithra Iyer, Sayanora Philip, Krishna Prabha, Sruthi Lakshmi, Rajith Menon, Shalin and Jayasree Sivadas among many others.
It was actors Dileep and Kavya Madhavan's marriage that can be called as the wedding of the year. Putting the rumour mills to rest on their much celebrated relationship, the actors entered the wedlock in a star-studded ceremony at Vedanta Hotel in Kochi on November 25.
Popular playback singer Gayatri Asokan married sitar player and composer Purbayan Chatterjee on December 4 in a traditional Kerala-style ceremony. The private wedding function, which was the second marriage of both the couple, took place at Paramekkavu Temple in Thrissur.