The first photo of newlyweds Nayanthara and Vignesh Shivan was shared on the actor’s social media handles hours after they tied the knot in an intimate ceremony in Mahabalipuram on Thursday morning. 

“With God’s grace , the universe , all the blessings of our parents & best of friends. To New Beginning,” Nayanthara captioned the photo. 

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The duo met during the narration of the movie Naanum Rowdy Dhaan in 2015 and fell in love during the film’s shooting. 

At a press conference in Chennai on June 7, the filmmaker confirmed their wedding.

“Like how your blessings have been there for me professionally, I needed those for my personal life as well. I am moving onto the next stage of my personal life,” he said. 

“On June 9, I am getting married to love of my life, Nayanthara. It is going to be an intimate event at Mahabalipuram with family and close friends. Initially, we planned to get married at Tirupathi temple, but due to logistics issues that didn’t happen. After the marriage, in the afternoon, we will share our pictures with you all. On June 11 afternoon, Nayanthara and I will meet you (media) all and we will have lunch together.”    

Hours before the wedding, he penned a heartfelt note for Nayanthara, dedicating the D-Day to her. 

“Today is June 9th and it’s Nayan’s. Thanking God , the universe, the Good will from all the lovely human beings who have crossed My life !! Every good soul , every good moment , every good coincidence, every good blessing , everyday at shooting and every prayer that has made life this beautiful! I owe it all to the good manifestations & prayers !” he captioned the post. 

The wedding ceremony was attended by Shah Rukh Khan, Atlee, Rajinikanth, Ajith Kumar, and Vijay Sethupathi, among many other celebrities.