It’s going to be a hectic weekend in Mumbai with heavy doses of glamour and power at three wedding hot-spots in Mumbai as Praful Patel’s daughter Poorna ties the knot with Indore-based industrialist, Namit Soni. The celebrations, to be held between July 19-21, will include a mehendi function hosted by the groom’s side at Bandra’s Taj Lands End, the wedding and mehendi (bride’s side) at Grand Hyatt Mumbai. The sangeet and reception will take place at The Dome at NSCI.
The sangeet is causing a buzz as the who’s who of Bollywood are expected to be present. A friend of the groom shared with us that Bollywood stars like Salman Khan and Jacqueline Fernandez alongside singer Sonu Nigam will be there. Singing sensation Guru Randhawa is also slated to perform at this function.
There is hectic action at all the venues where the three-day celebrations are taking place. Namit’s guests checked into Taj Lands End, while Poorna’s family members and friends are being hosted at five-star hotels in Worli which is closer to the wedding venue.
Insiders tell us that all the biggest names from the world of weddings are, of course, the creative forces behind the lavish celebrations.
They include India’s top wedding planners Wedniksha (their last high-profile assignment was Sonam Kapoor’s wedding) and wedding designer extraordinaire Vandana Mohan of The Wedding Design Company, based in New Delhi. Others involved with this high-profile wedding include wedding decor company Gurleen M Puri, Chef Ashay Desai of Pavitra and Blue Sea Catering, choreographer Samir Tanna of ‘Ram-Leela’ fame and celebrity wedding photography company – Reels & Frames.
Poorna and Namit, who began dating earlier this year took a step forward in their relationship in March. A casual Saturday evening became one of the most treasured days of Poorna’s life as Namit proposed marriage to her and she accepted. The couple exchanged rings in a private ceremony attended by close friends and family. The celebrations commenced earlier this month at the AYANA Resort & Spa in Bali where the young couple hosted a pre-wedding ‘youngsters celebration’.