Actress Elizabeth Hurley is embracing her fiance Arun Nayar's Hindu beliefs - she's planning to arrive at their February (06) wedding riding an elephant and wearing a red sari.

The Estee Lauder model's lavish ceremony is inspired by Nayar's brother NIKHIL's extravagant wedding to SAMANTHA CARMICHAEL three years ago (02) and is expected to be a two-week extravaganza, reports British newspaper THE DAILY MIRROR.

And Hurley has become a big fan of elephants since last year (04), when she and textile tycoon Nayar arrived at his 40th birthday bash a big-eared beast.

A close friend says, "Liz has made up her mind that she wants an Indian princess-style wedding. She loves the colourful traditions of the country and wants to embrace them.

"She is keen to involve elephants in some way and hopes to arrive on one - but it depends on logistics and whether it actually fits in with the ceremony.

"Her plans are very much in the early stages but she has a very clear idea of what she wants. It will be a spectacular affair with no expense spared to show the world how much she loves Arun."

16/06/2005 14:08