Mukesh Ambani and family, who are known for their king size celebrations, have left no stone unturned to celebrate the occasion of their daughter Isha Ambani's wedding to Anand Piramal - proof of which is the sheer grandeur displayed in the pre-wedding celebrations, wedding ceremonies and smaller details associated with it. Pictures/ Yogen Shah, Instagram
Isha Ambani and Anand Piramal's pre-wedding celebrations in Udaipur included a 'mela' with 'Phoolo ki Holi'. Basically, the guests and the hosts played Holi with flowers. The area was decked up in flowers and numerous baskets filled with them were kept for the audience
Isha Ambani and Anand Piramal's pre-wedding festivities in Udaipur included a maha aarti and a sangeet. The sangeet ceremony took place at the Udaivilas poolside for the to-be couple. According to sources, a 35-foot statue of Lord Srinathji was set up at Udaivilas hotel for the Sandhya Maha Aarti which took place marking the pre-wedding celebrations. The sangeet saw a slew of Bollywood celebrities, Ambani family and even Hillary Clinton shaking a leg or two. All guests were flown over to Udaipur via chartered planes
The Ambanis kicked off the four-day-long Anna Seva in Udaipur that saw them feed three square meals to over 5,000 people for four days. The Ambani-Piramal families have planned a traditional Rajasthani Art and Culture Exhibition which was held in the lawns of the Udaivilas Palace. A specially curated exhibit showcased 108 traditional Indian paintings, pottery and other art from local artisans was set up at the venue as gratitude to the city of Udaipur
The invitation was placed inside an elaborately designed storage box, with Isha and Anand's initials, 'IA' etched on the top of it. The main box opened to a diary which contains invites to the wedding. The fourth page of the diary opened to a letter written by Isha and her to-be husband Anand. Further pages, with a display of windows, revealed the itinerary of the wedding functions with 'Shubh Abhinandan' written on them. The invite contained another box, which was pink in colour with golden embroidery. When opened, one can hear the tune of the Gayatri Mantra. It contained four small boxes with a framed picture of Goddess Gayatri
The dessert counter at the Isha Ambani- Anand Piramal pre-wedding functions was uber cool. It was a treat for sweet lovers, with all kinds of sweetmeats and desserts adorning it. A whole lot of assorted berries and fruits covered in different kinds of chocolates were offered at Udaipur pre-wedding celebrations
Shaheen Peerbhai, pastry chef and consultant said, "Months of idea exchanges and planning culminated with the creation of a grand desserts spread. Right from the invitation boxes sent out in November to the bridal reception, I worked closely with the groom's mother in creating delicious memories for the guests."
Shaheen Peerbhai, pastry chef and consultant, "It's been the most fantastic experience of my life, with an excellent support system and carte blanche to create whatever I fancy. I am mighty proud of what I have achieved! Thank you Dr. Swati Piramal for your infinite kindness, appreciation and hospitality."
The food at Isha Ambani and Anand Piramal's wedding function was curated by Foodlink Catering Company. The menu boasted of multi-cuisine dishes. It is said that Foodlink had flown food stylist and food chefs, especially from France to make sure that the menu stands true to the buzz that its creating. That's not all! Even the cutlery and crockery used for the wedding were custom made and specially designed for the wedding
From magnificent ice-sculptures to customised name cards and napkins and world-class desserts, Isha Ambani's wedding had it all. Reportedly, the menu consisted of dishes from all over India and delectable desserts from all over the world.
Shaheen Peerbhai shared what went on to create and curate food for a function at the Piramal's house. Take a look at the exquisite menu
Isha Ambani's Graha Shanti Pooja lehenga was designed by Sabyasachi. The ace designer took to his official Instagram and shared a picture of Isha Ambani gracing the custom hand-painted, hand-embroidered tilla-work lehenga along with antique bandhej dupatta. The lehenga has been perfectly contrasted with 'uncut Syndicate diamonds and Zambian emeralds' courtesy Sabyasachi Jewelry. The outfit was a part of Sabyasachi's 'the India Revival Project'
For her sangeet, Isha Ambani went down the all-gold way, dazzling in a beautiful custom Manish Malhotra creation! She went with a layered diamond necklace, loads of bangles and teardrop earrings which looked classy and subtle
In a picture, shared by the Isha's make-up artist, Vardan Nayak, and bride, all decked up for her wedding, looks beautiful as she gets her make-up done. Mukesh Ambani can also be seen in the image in the background. The bride wore designer outfits from the likes of Sabyasachi Mukherjee, Abu Jani-Sandeep Khosla, Manish Malhotra. One of her style strategist and style architect was Ami Patel
The 27-storied Antilia, said to be one of the most expensive private residences in the world, itself was decked up like a bride, and the entire stretch from the main road to the building was decorated with multi-hued fresh flowers, colourful lights and festoons to commemorate one of the most anticipated weddings in the country's commercial capital in recent times
Top Indian and international personalities, film and sports icons, business tycoons, political heavyweights, celebrities and a host of others attended what was described as "a royal wedding" for the scions of two top business conglomerates - Isha Ambani and Anand Piramal - in Mumbai on December 12, 2018. The celebrations started with the traditionally attired groom, Anand, arriving on a mare at the head of a wedding procession (baraat) at the Ambani's towering Antilia residence
The wedding festivities were expected to cost upward of USD 10 million, said Reliance insiders, though some reports pegged the tab at USD 100 million for India Inc's most expensive wedding
Prominent invitees included Bollywood actors like Rajinikanth, Amitabh and Jaya Bachchan, Abhishek and Aishwarya Bachchan, Aamir Khan and Kiran, Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri, Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Priyanka Chopra and her husband Nick Jonas, Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh, Hrithik Roshan, Shilpa Shetty Kundra and Vidhu Vinod Chopra. Besides, Sachin Tendulkar and other sports personalities, top business honchos included K.V. Kamath, Sanjiv Goenka, Deepak Parekh, Sashi and Anshuman Ruia, Adi Godrej, Rahul Bajaj and Harsh Mariwala were also seen at the wedding
Isha Ambani and Anand Piramal's last big bash was at Jio Garden in BKC in Mumbai and was a musical concert-cum-reception. The stage set-ups were elaborate with floral chandeliers, giant mosaic floral canopy and extravagant entrance. The venue played with flowers especially exotic vandas, and unusual varieties of Dutch flowers that were curated to illuminate the manicured lawn. The colour red dominated and the grand entrance was decorated with glittering lights
The wedding had floral masterpieces by Jeff Leatham and the post-wedding celebration was jointly designed by Preston Bailey and executed by Havovy Readymoney of the wedding decor space
Anand Piramal and Isha Ambani have been long-time friends and their families share a strong bond of friendship for over four decades. Isha Ambani and Anand Piramal got engaged in May this year and tied the knot on December 12. From the stunning decor to the extravagant festivities, everything about the grand wedding generated buzz. A recap in pictures
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