Two high profile weddings are taking place in the land of pristine beaches and picturesque landscapes. Both the weddings are managed by two of India’s biggest wedding management companies. E-Factor are managing the big, fat wedding hosted by Delhi-based business tycoons Agarwals. And Percept D’Mark are the Wedding Planners for industrialists Piramals. Nandan, the scion of the Ashok Piramal family heads the entertainment and sports business at the Ashok Piramal Group, and is the brain behind setting up the Pune Football Club. He is marrying Anjali Naik, a Finance Professional from a prominent South Mumbai family, their 3-day intimate wedding is at The InterContinental Mauritius- located on one of the most pristine stretches of beach overlooking the Bay of Balaclava.
The Grand Mauritian owned by Indian tycoon Kiran Uttamchandani, the InterContinental and Maritim, all located in the northern part of the island, have made a lot of efforts to woo the high-spending Indian wedding population since 2010. According to Mauritius based designer Kiran Gidwani Tolaram many high profile Indian families would love to host a spectacular wedding in Mauritius, but there are several limitations too. “Most resorts don’t have a large ballroom, and the unpredictable weather means all functions cannot be held by the beach or on the lawns. But in the recent years a few resorts have set up big ballrooms, and invested in Marketing offices in India to target the Indian wedding market.” Kiran, who is originally from Mumbai got married to Anup Tolaram, a Mauritius based businessman in Thailand, simply because it was so much easier to organise an Indian wedding there. “When it comes to Indian food quality and service standards, Thailand’s resorts are par excellence. If you have to organise an Indian wedding in Mauritius, and you’re looking for the best, the only option is to fly down chefs and the kitchen team from India; an excellent Wedding Planner is also a must-have”, she explains. In fact, she herself is toying with the idea of setting up a Wedding Planning firm to exclusively cater to Indian Weddings. “But I need to spend some more time researching the market before I take the plunge. There’s no business like Weddings business, but its far too challenging to manage wedding clients demands and expectations.”
Wedding management may be a stressful affair, but with a wedding in Mauritius the hosts and planners can breathe easy, after all, the Mauritian air is considered the second best in the world.