‘Tis the season of big Indian weddings. First came the nuptials of Bollywood A-lister couple Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh’s in Italy’s Lake Como. Then came Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas’ headline-making fairytale wedding in Jodhpur. And now joining these ranks — or toppling all of them— is Isha Ambani and Anand Piramal’s big day.
For the uninitiated, the two are the scions of billionaire families; Ambani, in particular, is the daughter of India’s richest man: Industrialist Mukesh Ambani. Held at the prestigious 27-storey palace Ambani Residence in Mumbai, the ceremony was attended by Bollywood stars, international politicians and India’s who’s who.
Leading up to the wedding were a host of lavish pre-wedding celebrations, including a party at a 16th century palace in Udaipur. Beyonce specially flew in for a 45-minute concert, taking the stage with her band and dazzling guests with her multiple outfit changes such as a bejewelled number by Indian designers Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla, as well as a gold bodysuit.
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The wedding day itself was a smaller affair with an estimated 600 guests in attendance. On the high-profile guest list were former US secretary Hilary Clinton, Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas, and Bollywood royalty Shah Rukh Khan, the Bachchan family and film director Karan Johar.View this post on Instagram
The family. We are a strange little band of characters trudging through life sharing diseases and toothpaste, coveting one another’s desserts, hiding shampoo, borrowing money, locking each other out of our rooms and trying to figure out the common thread that bound us all together ❤ #LoveYou Ambani Brother's ❤
The couple wore matching ensembles — the Ivy League-educated bride made a sentimental statement with her gold lehenga.View this post on Instagram
AN ETERNAL ROMANCE. Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla for Isha Ambani @_iiishmagish Isha Ambani wore a 16-panelled ghagra in 2 shades of off-white that features a trail. Each panel is hand embroidered. Mughal Jaalis and floral panels alternate in the finest zardozi, vasli, mukaish and nakshi work. Every flower or jaali is highlighted with Crystals and sequins. Red or vermilion the iconic bridal hue features in the zardozi borders, lending an auspiciousness to the ensemble. Photography by #tarunvishwa Hair by @pompyhans Makeup by @vardannayak Styled by @stylebyami . . . #ishaambani #ambaniwedding #nitaambani #eternalromance #abujani #sandeepkhosla #ajskbride
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She paired the hand embroidered, sequin and crystal encrusted creation by Indian couturier Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla with her mother’s wedding sari draped as a duppatta (a shawl-like scarf) on her shoulder.
While little has been revealed so far about the wedding, reports have speculated that wedding festivities amounted to $100 million — an impressive figure when one considers that Princess Diana’s big day cost an estimated US$110 million dollars.