When we entered the gates of ITC Maratha Sheraton in Andheri (East) we could witness more than the usual chaos that typically happens at a celebrity wedding venue. The reason- Narendra Mody was expected in a few hours, and for over 48 hours the Wedding Planners (Var Vadhu) had a stupendous task coordinating between the Chief Minister’s machinery, the Mumbai police and the hotel security.
We entered the lawns at around 8.30 am and the seats were almost full with guests waiting to wish the newly-weds and catch a glimpse of all the celebrities. Ahana, Vaibhav and their parents went on stage post 10.00 pm to cut the cake. There was already a queue in front of the stage, and one of the first guests to come up were Zarine and Sanjay Khan with their eldest daughter Farah. A number of bollywood stars including Rekha, SRK, The Bachchans, Sonakshi Sinha and industrialists including Venugopal Dhoot, Rajashree Birla then arrived on stage where Ahana & Vaibhav, his parents and siblings, Hema Malini & Dharmendra and Esha Deol & Bharat Takhtani thanked everyone their presence.
Vaibhav Vohra and Ahana Deol. Ahana wore a creation by Manish Malhotra.
From left to right- Vaibhav’s siblings, Dharmendra, Vaibhav Vohra, Ahana Deol, Pushpa Vohra, Hema Malini, Vipin Vohra
Narendra Modi with the newly weds and their families. Also seen on the stage, Kiran Joneja and Ramesh Sippy.
When Big B and Jaya Bachchan along with Abhi-Ash entered the venue we could hear a lot of noise near the entrance- hundreds of waiting photographers pleading with them to pose for a few more minutes. But the star of the evening was undoubtedly Baba Ramdev. As soon as he blessed the couple and posed for the shutterbugs, friends and relatives of the Vohras watching the proceedings cheered in applause and the words ‘Vohra, Vohra, Vohra’ filled the air. The next VVIP guest was Narendra Modi whose assistants carried two bouquets. The second bouquet was for Esha and Bharat whose wedding he could not attend in 2012.
Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan with Aishwarya
Ahana with Deepika Padukone
Rekha. Sonakshi Sinha in a saree by Ritu Kumar.
Juhi Chawla and Ranveer Singh
The pop/rock band ‘The Other People’ kept the guests entertained with popular hits from the 70’s and 80’s and the food was an amazing spread of Chinese, Coastal and North Indian delicacies. The best part of the buffet was the Dessert Studio where we tried a small helping of a few mithais and desserts, our favorite was the creme brulee and we couldn’t resist taking a generous second helping!
The party now continues in Delhi where the groom’s father Vipin Vohra the Chairman of Continental Carriers will host a reception. Watch this space for more!
Wedding & Reception Details
Invitation Card- Archana Luxury Invitations, Delhi
Trousseau Packing & Wedding Favors- www.ceremonial-hues.com
Entertainment & Cultural Performances- Narayan Mani (Wedding) and ‘The Other People’ (Reception)
DJ for Sangeet and Post Reception Party- Gaurav Malvai
Food & Venues- Banquet Hall and Lawns, ITC Maratha Sheraton
Wedding Decor & Planning- Var Vadhu
Photos Courtesy- The Wedding Story