Katy Perry & Russell Brand Wedding: We Never Expected This!

Jeanne Sager
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Katy PerryKaty Perry and Russell Brand will be getting married this weekend. Finally! Russell can stop being a bridezilla! Katy can stop threatening to get pregnant out of wedlock!

And if we turn off the radio to save ourselves from the 114th playing of "Teenage Dream," we may even get the Katy vacation we've all been asking for since her Sesame Street scandal. In the meantime, they're shocking us -- as per usual. But the reason might surprise you.

They're a quirky couple, and they're being (refreshingly?) normal for a change:

They're skipping the prenup. Two wealthy people, each in their own right, the couple is doing something rare -- by Hollywood standards anyway. Russell Brand has said he doesn't want the contract to wreck the day, so he's opted out. 

They're going simple. It will be family and friends -- albeit ones flown in by private jet -- but not a big pomp and circumstance. Said Russell, "We want to get married in front of our friends and family and keep it normal." So Elmo won't be invited?

They're planning a destination wedding. Katy and Russell flew into Mumbai, India, this week for a six-day celebration that will include a ceremony at the Sher Bagh Wildlife Resort, situated beside the Ranthambhore National Park.

They're going traditional -- traditions of India that is. Katy has been spotted wearing a nath, an Indian bridal nose ring, and they've said they'll have a traditional Hindu ceremony with a local priest presiding. Ironically, the whipped cream bra might fit right in here. Although people who practice Hinduism do not eat beef because of a respect for the cow, dairy products are highly revered and even used in some holy ceremonies.

They won't be using this for publicity. Russell has clearly stated he doesn't want pictures sold, and Katy tweeted this week: "TWIT BREAK: Greatest gift u can give us is respect & ♥ during this private X. No use wasting ur X w/ STOLEN or FALSE info. Thnku for this."

What's your gift for the couple?

 

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