Elizabeth Hurley married an Indian businessman in a private civil ceremony at a 15th-century castle, and photographers and spectators descended Saturday on this quiet town in western England to catch a glimpse of their lavish wedding party.
Gloucestershire County Council confirmed that Hurley and Arun Nayar married Friday at Sudeley Castle in Winchcombe, 125 miles west of London. The pair held a blessing and party at the castle Saturday evening, with guests including Elton John, Kate Moss, Elle Macpherson and Hurley’s ex, Hugh Grant.
Security guards on Saturday patrolled the castle grounds, set amid the Cotswold hills of western England. A large tent had been erected on the grounds, and a covered walkway led from the gardens to the building.
Hurley, 41, and Nayar, 42, reportedly have signed a lucrative deal with Hello! magazine for exclusive rights to images of the event. Hurley made appearances in the “Austin Powers” movies and “Bedazzled” and for several years was the international face of Estee Lauder cosmetics.
Several shopfronts in the picturesque town were adorned with signs and notices wishing the couple good luck.
“Obviously, people are out celebrity spotting — I don’t think they’ll see any but they are out at the thought — and it’s just a lot of excitement for the small town of Winchcombe,” said butcher Colin Pilcher.
According to reports, the couple will fly to India for celebrations in Mumbai and Rajasthan next week.