Katy Perry and Russell Brand's Wedding: Fact Vs. Fiction

Katy Perry's Wedding: Fact Vs. Fiction
Katy Perry and Russell Brand after their wedding
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10/26/2010 AT 07:45 AM EDT

With few tantalizing morsels coming out of Russell Brand and Katy Perry's weekend wedding, rumors about what went on at the Indian nuptials are running rampant.

The basics, of course, are undisputed: Brand, 35, and birthday girl Perry, who turned 26 on Monday, "were pronounced Mr. and Mrs. Brand on Saturday, October 23," reps for the couple confirmed. "The very private and spiritual ceremony, attended by the couples' closest family and friends, was performed by a Christian minister and longtime friend of the Hudson Family. The backdrop was the inspirational and majestic countryside of Northern India."

But from there, speculation ensued. Perhaps one of the most sensational claims of the week was a report that Brand surprised his bride by buying a tiger named Machli, which means fish. But, alas, that is not true.

While the couple stayed at a resort near India's Ranthambhore wildlife sanctuary, in a region known for its tiger population, tigers are wild and are protected animals. They cannot be bought – even by a wealthy celebrity.

Another misconception? That the multi-day festivities went on for a lengthy six days. The couple did spoil their guests with music, performances and safaris, but they weren't even in the country long enough to host a week-long extravaganza. Brand and Perry landed in India on Wednesday and were spotted again at the airport on Monday.

On the subject of partying, a third rumor claimed there was an "investigation" by local authorities into noise pollution caused by the wedding party. Not true, sources tell PEOPLE. There was no such investigation launched and no reports of any such disruption caused by the wedding.

Reporting by AMRIT DHILLON

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