Isha Ambani and Anand Piramal’s wedding is expected to be one of the world’s most expensive affairs. The whole week-long spectacle is expected to cost $100 million or about Rs 720 crore. The pre-wedding festivities began with functions at The Oberoi Udaivilas in Udaipur and the couple will tie the knot on 12 December at oil-and-telecom tycoon Mukesh Ambani’s home, Antilia in Mumbai.
Pre-wedding festivities saw Former First Lady, Hillary Clinton and several business tycoons including Henry Kravis in attendance, besides a performance by international singer, Beyonce at the sangeet ceremony.
The guest list is so long that the Ambanis and Piramals have taken over at least five five-star hotels nearby, and a war room has been set up in Mumbai to manage logistics, they said. According to local media reports, more than 100 chartered flights will fly guests to and from Udaipur’s Maharana Pratap Airport.
As gratitude to the city of Udaipur, the Ambanis donated enough food to feed 5,100 people three meals a day for four days, and set up a bazaar to showcase 108 traditional Indian paintings, pottery and other art from local artisans, according to a statement from a family representative.
For the chairman of Reliance Industries Ltd., who overtook Jack Ma this year as Asia’s wealthiest man, Isha will be the first of his children to wed. After the festivities, the newlyweds are poised to move in to their $64-million diamond-themed mansion at the Gulita building in Mumbai, according to one of the people.
Food was served three times daily till December 10 as part of the other wedding related ceremonies held on Saturday and Sunday.
The newlyweds will move in together in their marital home at the Gulita building, a $64-million diamond-themed mansion in Mumbai.