Well, when it comes to a wedding, no one can beat an Indian. They spend half of their life savings into their wedding. From endless rituals to the mountain of gifts, we Indians know how to celebrate a wedding.
You must have heard of the phrase “The Big Fat Indian Wedding”. Here is a list of weddings that will clear your doubts of where the phrase originated.
8. Vineeta Agarwal and Muqit Teja
Daughter of UK based billionaire, Pramod Agarwal, the marriage of Vineeta Agarwal and Muqit Teje took place in 17 acres of San Clemente Island, where even the famous pop singer, Shakira was present. The luxurious wedding cost a whopping ₹130 crore.
Hold on to your sit! This’s just the beginning.
7. Sanjay Hinduja weds Anu Mahtani
The UK-bases millionaire tied the knot with fashion designer Anu Mahtani in Udaipur with an expense of ₹147 crores. The bride was completely covered in Manish Malhotra designs. Guest performances were held in the event where stars like Jennifer Lopez and Nicole Scherzinger performed. Many Bollywood celebrities joined the wedding such as Ranveer Singh, Arjun Kapoor and Preity Zinta to name a few. The total guest count was 16,000 and BMWs were arranged for all of them.
6. Adel Sajan and Sana Khan
One of the most beautiful and romantic Indian marriage I must say. Most of the people dream of a wedding like that. Want to know what’s so special about the marriage that cost ₹200 crores? Being the inheritor of the richest person from the middle east, the money was not a big deal. But the way it was arranged will surely blow your mind away. The whole event was done on a private cruise that sailed from Barcelona to Cannes. If you are a Bollywood fanatic, then you must be familiar with this wedding theme. A 13-tier wedding cake was designed and made for the wedding party by none else than Michelin-starred chef Fabio Cucchelli. Shilpa Shetty Kundra, Malaika Arora is among the few celebrities who were grooving to Badshah’s performance.
Now come out of your fantasy world and keep reading!
5. Lalit Tanwar and Yogita Jaunapuria
The luxurious wedding of the son of Congress minister, Kanwar Singh Tanwar took place in New Delhi with a bill of ₹250 crores. And it doesn’t end here. The groom received a Bell 429 helicopter from his in-laws as a wedding gift.
Now stop cursing your in-laws!
4. Vanisha Mittal and Amit Bhatia
The Indian business tycoon, Lakshmi Mittal choose Versailles, France as the wedding venue for her daughter Vanisha Mittal. The Palace of Versailles witnessed its first lavish ₹350 crore private function. There were even celebrity performances where stars like Shah Rukh Khan, Kylie Minogue, Akshay Kumar, Juhi Chawla and many other performed and all of the dance sequences were choreographed by Farah Khan.
3. Shrishti Mittal and Gulraj Behl
Another Mittal to join the list, but this time, it’s the wedding of the niece of Lakshmi Mittal who joins the list of the lavish wedding, with a wedding cost of ₹500 crore. The extravagant costly wedding took place in Barcelona at National Museum of Catalan Art. Around 200 chefs, butlers, assistants were hired from India and Thailand. The six tier 60 kg cake made it the perfect lavish wedding.
2. Brahmani Reddy and Rajeev Reddy
One of the most controversial weddings of India is that of the former Karnataka Minister Gali Janardhana Reddy daughter’s wedding. It was held right after Narendra Modi declared the demonetization. When all other were busy exchanging their old 500 and 1000 notes, Reddy celebrated her daughter’s wedding with a whopping budget of 500 crores. As an invitation for the wedding, all of the approx 50k guests received LCDs which cost near about 5 crores. Reddy surely knows how to make the guests happy. The whole venue was decorated by famous Bollywood set designers. Her daughter wore a 17 crore Kanjeevaram saree for the wedding suited with 90 crores worth of jewellery.
1. Sushanto with Richa and Seemanto with Chandini
The Double-Trouble Wedding
It’s the marriage of Sahara chief Subroto Roy’s sons that grab the first position in this list. The marriage ceremony of Subrata’s both son, Sushanto with Richa and Seemanto with Chandini, took place in Lucknow and cost ₹552 crore. This is yet the most lavish wedding in India. The venue was highly decorated with items such as mashal, wax lights, prism glasses etc. All of the wedding dresses were designed by famous Indian designers such as Rohit Bal and Sabyasachi Mukherjee. Celebrities such as Amitabh Bachan, Kapil Dev, Anil Ambani and many other joined the ceremony in Lucknow.
Now, this is what I call a “Big Fat Indian Wedding”.
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