26-year-old Pakistani origin British boxing champ Amir Khan tied the knot with US student Faryal Makhdoom in a lengthy ceremony at the Waldorf Astoria in New York during the weekend.
And in an interview with Hello! magazine, which has also published the official photographs, he wanted to marry before he ‘lost his looks’ in a fight.
The full interview and wedding pics are in the new issue of the magazine, on sale now
Amir Khan wore a turban and intricately designed red and gold robe. The stunning Faryal-Makhdoom wore a lehenga choli (traditional long skirt-blouse) with extravagant embellishment of embroidery and zardozi work. The elegant wife glowed in the rich colour and she accessorized her wedding outfit with kundan jewelry.
The Olympian, 26, and student, 21, tied the knot in front of 400 people at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in Manhattan on Saturday.
According to the New York Post, the couple’s big day have cost $1million and the boxer even showed the moves he’s got beyond the boxing ring.
Amir performed some Indian Bollywood dance routine in front of 350 guests. He and his gang of boys have been practising the dance number for quite some time.
The 26 year old will also hold a huge ceremony in his native Bolton, England for 4,000 guests, including his fellow fighters Ricky Hatton and David Haye.
Taking to Twitter following the ceremony, Faryal wrote: ‘Mrs. Khan.
‘Last night was like a dream, truly amazing. Thanks to everyone that participated, really meant a lot x Now ready for the UK wedding!!❤.’
On Friday, she had written excitedly about her Mehndi night, a pre-wedding tradition for the bride to have her hands and arms decorated in intricate henna designs.
She enthused: ‘Amazing Mehndi night. Thanks to everyone that came, can’t wait for tomorrow! #MyBigDay Also, a big shout out to @Saj – happy birthday!!! xxx.’
Khan proposed to the beauty in 2011 with a $160,000 diamond ring.