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Russell Brand gifts his stunning wife a tigress

Besides the big cat, Katy got a ruby from her new hubby as a wedding gift. The stone is said to have “protective powers.”

Russell Brand and Katy Perry got married in an Indian ceremony Saturday, and as her wedding gift, the bride got a tigress! The British comedian reportedly picked a very costly, gorgeous female Bengal tiger for his stunning bride.

British comedian-turned-Hollywood actor and the 'Hot N Cold' singer tied the knot Saturday night in a closely guarded lavish ceremony at a luxury resort, Aman-i-Khas, in Jaipur, India.

An extraordinary gift for the bride
Showing a good sense of humor, the 35-year-old funnyman has gifted his lovely wife a tigress on their wedding, reports the Daily Mail.

Russell shelled out thousands of dollars buying Katy, 25, a tiger to celebrate their marriage.

Fire jugglers and fire eaters, snake charmers, dance troupes, a fortune-telling parrot, a Hindu guru and two elephants named Laxmi and Mala were also part of the extravagant celebration.

The big cat, named Machli, is a female Bengal tiger who lives in the Ranthambhore National Park where the pair wed.

Described as 'the epitome of beauty' by park rangers, Machli, according to Russell, reminds him of his singer wife.

Tigress will keep roaming in her jungle home
The newlyweds won’t be taking Machli home with them and will let her prowl in her jungle home. The money Russell paid for the animal will be invested in the tiger's welfare and the park’s conservation schemes, the Daily Mail reports.

Besides the big cat, Katy got a ruby from her new hubby as a wedding gift. The stone is said to have “protective powers.”

The California Gurls star Katy also decided to give her man a baby elephant as romantic token.

Typical Indian wedding for the couple
Katy and Russell got married in a traditional Indian ceremony, including traditional Indian instruments like the santoor and sitar, and folk singers.

The wedding couple reportedly wore Indian clothes and Russell had a henna tattoo done on his hand.

Fire jugglers and fire eaters, snake charmers, dance troupes, a fortune-telling parrot, a Hindu guru and two elephants named Laxmi and Mala were also part of the extravagant celebration.

Perry-Brand and their whirlwind romance
After a whirlwind romance, Katy and Russell got engaged in late December last year while they were vacationing in India.

The two had been dating each other only for four months before Russell proposed to her during a romantic trip to India's Taj Rambagh Palace hotel.

They had first met at the MTV VMAs in September 2009 and hit it off right from there.