Newlyweds Russell Brand, Katy Perry Honeymoon in Maldives

Singer Katy Perry and actor Russell Brand arrive at the 2010 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter held at Sunset Tower on March 7, 2010, in West Hollywood, Calif.Pictures: Katy Perry
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Singer Katy Perry and actor Russell Brand arrive at the 2010 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter held at Sunset Tower on March 7, 2010, in West Hollywood, Calif.
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NEW YORK (CBS/AP) Newlyweds Russell Brand and Katy Perry jetted off to the Maldvies on Monday after tying the knot over the weekend at a luxury resort near a tiger reserve in northwestern India.

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The British comedian and the pop singer boarded a helicopter near Ranthambhore National Park and arrived in the city of Jaipur, where they took a chartered flight to the Maldives, Jaipur airport director R.K. Singh told the Associated Press.

The nation of tiny coral islands in the Indian Ocean is renowned for its high-end resorts.

Friends of the couple joined them on the flight, Singh added.

Under tight security, the couple said "I do" at the exclusive Aman-e-Khas resort on Saturday.

Although she wore a traditional Indian sari for the pre-wedding festivities, Perry reportedly walked down the aisle in a dove grayElie Saab haute couture dressthat featured lace sleeves.

"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," the couples rep said in a statement obtained by People magazine.