Earlier this year Akash Ambani proposed to his childhood friend and long-time girlfriend Shloka Mehta in Goa. While they celebrated the new beginning in the company of their loved ones in a private affair, their engagement hosted at Antilia was anything but intimate! The celebrations at the Ambani household began on 27th June 2018 (Pre-engagement Mehndi) followed by 28th June 2018 (Pre-Engagement Sangeet and Gol Dhana) and 30th June 2018 (Engagement) and the pictures have set new benchmarks for extravagance and splendor!
The families even flew down some international big names! Karen Tran, the big budget, high profile floral designer was in charge of transforming some spaces. Besides Karen Tran, , South Mumbai’s favorite floral designer Havovy Readymoney, too, is said to have designed some of the spaces. The delectable food spread was curated by Ambani’s most preferred gourmets Foodlink.
The couple’s engagement celebrations began a few days prior to the ceremony with a mehendi function where the glowing bride-to-be was spotted wearing a blue and cream Anamika Khanna lehenga that was complete with heavy floral embroidery. Akash, on the other hand, kept it simple with a white kurta. While the occasion was attended by several celebrities, Priyanka Chopra showed the couple some love on social media by posting a picture with them with a caption that read “Congratulations Akash and Shloka!! Such a beautiful ceremony.. mehendi hai rachne wali.. love you both.”
The following night for the pre-engagement party, Shloka appeared in a golden lehenga by Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla and changed into a pink ensemble by Sabyasachi after the rituals were over. The internet saw a number of video clips from the festivities. Nita Ambani welcoming the newest member in the family with a dance and Isha Ambani getting playful with her brother after an aarti. Karan Johar, Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Shah Rukh Khan, Gauri Khan, Priyanka Chopra among other celebs were seen entering the Ambani residence.
After two days of celebrations, the day of their engagement arrived on Saturday, 30th June and the occasion was graced by some of the biggest names in both, Bollywood and sports. The glamour quotient of the night was uplifted with a dance performance that all the celebrities put together in honor of the couple. For this function, Shloka Mehta opted for a blush lehenga by Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla that bore floral motifs in thread work and sequins. Isha Ambani and Nita Ambani, too, looked resplendent in outfits by the same designer. The star-studded guest list included Shah Rukh Khan, Shraddha Kapoor, Tiger Shroff, Divya Patni, Sachin Tendulkar, Harbhajan Sigh, Anil Kapoor, Rekha, Aishwarya Rai, Karan Johar, Amir Khan, Madhuri Dixit, Rani Mukherji, Parineeti Chopra, Arjun Kapoor, Siddharth Malhotra amongst many others.
Event Management: Seven Steps (a division of 70 EMG)
Event Design & Decor: Seven Steps, Karen Tran, Sharmistha Roy, Dinaz Noria, Havovy Readymoney
Program & Show Coordinators: On Cue Productions
Creative Director: Vaibhavi Merchant
Makeup Artist: Puneet B Saini
Hairstylist: Priyanka Borkar
Saree Draping: Dolly Jain
Food & Desserts and Beverages: Foodlink, Pinch Food Design, Laduree, The Wedding Bartenders