The Sangeet & Cocktails Evening hosted by Debbie and Arun Hitkari to celebrate the wedding of their son Arjun with Gayatri Misra was a fun and elegant affair, at the Taj Mahal Hotel, Mumbai. Society diva Debbie and her businessman husband Arun are very popular in Mumbai’s society circles, and The Crystal Room was full of prominent social and business personalities, and beautiful women in exquisite lehengas. The venue was decorated with pink roses and jasmine, and after the choreographed performances, just before midnight, Mika stepped in and kept the young and the old glued to the dance floor.
Gayatri and Arjun, Groom’s Parents Arun & Debbie Hitkari
Mika Singh, Sheetal Mafatlal
It was Shaadi week continued for many guests who had just returned from the Kothari- Bhartia wedding in Chennai. Also present were many head honchos from the Tata Group where Gayatri’s father Ajoy K Misra works as the Director of Tata Global Beverages, in London. We spotted YES Bank Head Honcho Rana Kapoor with all his family members, a lot of guests walked up to greet newly weds Raakhe Kapoor and her dapper husband Alkesh Tandon. Seen dressed in ethnic finery were Praful Patel, Pallavi Jaikishan, Pinky & Sanjay Reddy, Sharmilla Khanna, Bijal Meswani, Surendra & Alka Hiranandani, Rashmi & Sudhir Behl, Mana & Sunil Shetty, Deepika Gehani, Sheetal & Atulya Mafatlal, Dilip & Shalini Piramal, Tanaaz Doshi, Ramesh & Kiran Sippy, Neeta Lulla, Lilette & Ravi Dubey, Seema & Jaideep Mehrohtra, Shobhaa & Dilip De with daughters Avantikka, Arundhati and Anindita.
The menu by Grand Chef Hemant Oberoi was served in the Ballroom. Awadhi, Thai, Italian and Mediterranean, with a vast dessert section with traditional winter sweets too- we loved the Til Chikki with chocolate and the delectable ‘Louki Halwa’ at the Halwa counter.
Debbie Hitkari and the bride-to-be both glittered in ensembles by Abu-Sandeep. The groom wore a Tuxedo.
Niranjan & Kamal Hiranandani, Mr Raymond Bickson, MD & CEO Taj group and his wife
Mana and Sunil Shetty, Dilip and Shalini Piramal
Nisha Jamwval, Tanaaz Doshi, Pria Kataria Puri, Deepika Gehani