The city of luxury holidays, played host to two big weddings this week; and both the brides were named Neha. Neha Hiranandani, daughter of construction magnate Surendra Hiranandani married Mumbai’s Varun Jalan, and Ahmedabad’s Neha Kataria wed Kolkata based Ankit Patni.
The Ahmedabad based Katarias hired the most-in-demand exclusive Wedding Planner– Ahmedabad based Saurabh Agarwal of Red Events. The Hiranandani wedding at the Leelas was planned and managed with the help of their office staff.
Guests tell us Neha’s makeup was done by Cory Walia and she wore the most hatke jewellery and bridal lehengas created by Tarun Tahiliani, Sabyasachi and JJ Valaya. On the wedding experience, one guest states: “The wedding was a most classy affair at the most luxurious locale- The Leela”. For Mumbai’s heavy-heights who couldn’t attend the wedding at Udaipur, the Hiranandanis host the wedding reception at the Taj Mahal Hotel, Mumbai today.
Friends of the Hiranandanis are also talking in hushed tones about the absence of Priti Hiranandani, the bride’s mother at the wedding. Priti and Surendra Hiranandani divorced last year— Surendra is now seeing Alka Kapoor (actor Akshay Kumar’s sister), while Priti remarried recently. What apparently angered the Hiranandani family (including daughter Neha) is that Priti didn’t wait for her daughter Neha to marry, and decided to tie the knot earlier. So Priti Hiranandani was not even invited to her daughter’s wedding!
For the pheras, Neha Kataria wore an ornate, bling-bling outfit which some say was created by Delhi’s Anjalee and Arjun Kapur. And guests guess, that this ‘out of the world’ outfit, could have cost anywhere between Rs 5 lakh and Rs 6 lakh!