It was a simple yet elegant wedding cum reception, and India’s most high profile bollywood family was present. Renowned Gastroenterologist Dr Jayant Barve, a close friend of Amitabh Bachchan hosted his son designer Nachiket Barve’s nuptials at Army Officers Institute, Juhu on 5th January and all the Bachchans (except Aradhya) were there. Nachiket married Surabhi Lokre from Indore, the wedding was a traditional Maharashtrian affair post which was the reception. Amitabh Bachchan, known to be a stickler for punctuality was there for the evening wedding as per the time marked on the invitation card. As a rare and special gesture the Bachchans stayed on for the evening reception too. In fact, Abhishek and Aishwarya even walked around the lawns, looking relaxed and happy that they had their space. Entry for the media was strictly prohibited and only a few guests walked up to them for a photo op. Later, the family sat down to relish the wedding food prepared by Mumbai’s famous wedding caterers- Mini Punjab.
Nachiket a graduate of NID, Ahmedabad, began his career as an intern with Abu-Sandeep; he runs his own studio in Mumbai and is well-known for his fabulous cuts and understated yet fashionable men’s and women’s wear. He met Surabhi, also a fashion professional at a fashion preview in Bangalore where she was working earlier. The amiable and talented Nachiket is the only non-medico in his family, both his parents are doctors, his sister is pursuing her MD at PGI, Chandigarh and she is also married to a medico.
Nachiket and Surabhi
The newly weds with his parents Dr Rekha and Dr Jayant Barve
A host of prominent bollywood, fashion and medical professionals came for the reception post 10.00 pm. Actresses Tabu and Sonam Kapoor, Designers Abu-Sandeep, Anita Dongre, Nishka Lulla, Fashionistas Prerna Goel, Anju Chulani, Krishika Lulla and Jatin Kampani among others. Nachiket looked dapper in a self-designed black sherwani, and Surabhi looked pretty in a red ensemble designed by Nachiket, paired with traditional green bangles.
Abhishek and Aishwarya
Photographs Courtesy – Medhavi Kotecha (DKreate Photography)