Mumbai: After two wedding ceremonies – in Maharashtrian as well as Christian style - newly-wed couple Riteish Deshmukh and Genelia D'Souza played host to a grand reception attended by a number of Bollywood bigwigs.

After a lavish Maharashtrian-style wedding on Friday, Riteish and Genelia exchanged vows at a church yesterday followed by the reception at Grand Hyatt hotel in suburban Mumbai last night.

Genelia was seen in a dark peach lehenga, while Riteish wore a black kurta for the function.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan aoomgwith her parents-in-law Amitabh and Jaya Bachchan were present at the reception. This was Aishwarya's first major public appearance since the birth of her daughter on November 16. Aishwarya looked attractive in a blue Anarkali designed by Manish Malhotra.

Madhuri Dixit, Juhi Chawla, Bipasha Basu, Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Aamir Khan, Imran Khan and wife Avantika, Anushka Sharma, Aftab Shivdasani, Arshad Warsi, Ameesha Patel, Jiah Khan, Sushmita Sen, Randhir Kapoor, Abbas-Mustan, Jacqueline Fernandes, Zayed Khan, Himesh Reshammiya, Zarine Khan, Shekhar Suman with son Adhyayan, Bappi Lahiri, Atul Agnihotri, Alvira, Arpita, Dabboo Ratnani, Mithun Chakroborty with son Mimoh were others who attented the reception.

Industrialist Mukesh Ambani and wife Nita were also present on the occasion.

Later, some of the celebrities took to twitter to congratulate the newly-weds.

"Enjoyed meeting Ritesh and Genelia at their reception. My congrats to the whole family. It was 12 years ago when they came to our reception," actress Madhuri Dixit tweeted.

"Good night to all... Just got back from @Riteishd n @geneliad reception, it was dignified beautiful and warm just like the both of them," actor Arshad Warsi said.

"Goodnite and sweet dreams, just returned from ritesh and genilia's wedding reception. God bless the couple," actress Ameesha Patel said.

Riteish and Genelia are likely to visit Latur on Sunday, the native place and constituency of the actor's father Vilasrao Deshmukh.

(Agencies)