By JOHN COLES
ACTRESS Liz Hurley is to wed lover Arun Nayer in September, The Sun can reveal. They plan to tie the knot at a chic hotel in Gloucestershire, despite reports of a ceremony in Arun’s native India.
Liz, 41, has already tasted the food and wine for the big day at the exclusive Barnsley House Hotel in the Cotswolds.
The mid-September date, which ends years of speculation, has been being kept a closely guarded secret.
But insiders say “a big function” is planned with celebrity guests from the worlds of showbiz, film and fashion.
Top of the list are likely to be Sir Elton John and Liz’s ex Hugh Grant.
Last year Liz even hinted she might ask Elton’s partner David Furnish to be best man.
Actress Kate Winslet, her hubby Sam Mendes and supermodel Kate Moss also live near the 17th Century hotel.
One source said yesterday: “A sizeable deposit has already been paid and the entire hotel has been fully booked for most of a week by one party.”
Liz and millionaire Arun, 42, started dating in 2003 after she split from movie producer Steve Bing, father of her son Damian, four.
The groom ... Arun Nayer
Arun divorced his first wife Italian model Valentina Pedroni, 36, last October.
Liz is reported to have told pals she wants to wed this year, amid speculation she would arrive by ELEPHANT to a ceremony in India while wearing a traditional red sari.
However she has chosen Barnsley House as the venue — which backs right on to her £4million mansion.
Liz has been a regular visitor to the £395-a-night hotel since it opened in 2003.
It is currently undergoing major building work with a plush new holistic spa due to open just in time for Liz’s do.
Wedding guests will also be offered massages in their plush rooms in the hotel — which has just 18 rooms.
Liz is likely to have a huge marquee for up to 120 guests.
Earlier this year Liz, famed for wearing THAT Versace safety pin dress in 1994, said she would buy her wedding outfit from Debenhams.
She said: “If I had a dress designed I’d be in absolute agony. I have so many friends in the fashion industry I wouldn’t know who to go to.”
Sometimes I get the feeling that these celebs do all of this big planning for the big wedding day...but no one really plans for the days AFTER the wedding day...that's where the real stuff is....and maybe that's why so many Hollywood...celebrity marriages end in divorce.....but I just hope they are happy.
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Last edited by *Happiness*; 22-07-2006 at 07:04 PM.
the big questions is.... will it be a VERSACE or a VALENTINO!!!
Liz: 'I'll buy wedding dress at Debenhams'
18:07pm 9th January 2006
Liz Hurley plans to buy her wedding dress from Debenhams.
The 40-year-old has so many designer friends she could not bear to favour one for her big day.
Hurley is rumoured to be tying the knot with boyfriend Arun Nayar in India on Valentine's Day.
"If I had a dress designed for me I'd be in absolute agony," she told London's Evening Standard.
"I wouldn't know who to go to. I have so many friends in the fashion business, and I work with so many fabulous people, I'd be in absolute hell.
"I'd probably make it myself or buy it at Debenhams."
The model and former actress is close to designers Valentino and Donatella Versace.
She is travelling to Nayar's native India in February to shoot an ad campaign for her swimwear collection but refused to say if the couple will wed there.
The Estee Lauder model makes her TV presenting debut on Thursday with Sky One reality show Project Catwalk, in which 12 hopefuls compete to become the next "It" designer.
Hurley admitted she initially turned the job down because it sounded "dire" but changed her mind after watching tapes of the US version.