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Shakira to perform at Big Indian Wedding in Venice

This is the fortnight of shaadis @ the world’s most beautiful locales. Last week Steel King Lakshmi Mittal’s brother Pramod hosted his daughter’s wedding in Istanbul, this week his good friend Pramod is hosting a 3-day wedding extravaganza in Venice. Pramod Agarwal is a UK based billionaire and his daughter Vineeta is marrying Muqit Teja; the wedding venue is the San Clemente Palace Hotel & Resort

The wedding spaces@ the San Clemente Palace Hotel & Resort, Venice. San Clemente Church and (below) the dining halls

Lakshmi Mittal’s niece wedding in Istanbul, was an intimate wedding affair, but the Venice wedding is expected to be a grand, bollywood style extravaganza. According to newspaper reports from Italy, over 800 guests will be present ‘at the most incredible wedding’. A huge team of co-ordinators and specialists from Mumbai and Delhi will be there—these include the logistics & hospitality teams, decor king Sumant Jayakrishnan, ace photographers Badal & Raja Jain, DJ Gaurav Malvai and a host of prominent artists. A team of well-known chefs from India will take care of the desi khana, and the Italian vegetarian spread will be created by Italy’s celebrity chef Federico Salza. The wedding festivities commence on 12th May with a welcome party at the Scuola Grande della Misericordia. Singing sensation Shakira will perform on Day 2. The celebrations on Day 3 will be at different spaces in the San Clemente resort, the highlight being a grand show conceptualised and directed by the famous artistic director Franco Dragone.

The Churchyard and (below) the centuries old Park

According to one of the guests@ the Mittal wedding in Istanbul, the event was one of the most low-profile weddings of the Mittal family. There were no Bollywood or International artistes, and it was all about the personal touches, with dance and entertainment performances by the family members. No Mittal wedding is complete without Kolkata’s Munna Maharaj who prepared the North Indian cuisines, the South Indian delicacies were prepared by Mumbai’s celebrated Chef Mutthuswamy.

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