Vivek Oberoi weds Priyanka, daughter of late Janta Dal leader Jeevraj Alva on October 29 at the Alva residence in Bangalore. The bride and groom’s wedding outfits have been designed by Tarun Tahiliani. Vivek is wearing a deep maroon heavy brocade jacket beneath which is an A-line kurta of a light material—so he can move around easily. In an interview to Bombay Times, Tarun Tahiliani has talked about Priyanka’s outfit: “Since she is marrying a Punjabi, I have designed for her a lehenga—with 14 different colors on the panels, almost like a Persian carpet. She teams it with an antique jewellery set of rubies set in gold.”
The invitation cards have been put done by the NGO run by the bride’s mother Nandini Alva– Ganjifa boxes, non-expensive commercial art that’s mass-produced. The guests have received the invitation in the jewellery-style box (described by many guests as elegant and royal) alongwith chocolates, a car pass, invites to the various functions, directions to the wedding venue and a hospitality card with contact numbers of the key wedding organisers. After the wedding celebrations in Bangalore, the Oberois are hosting a grand reception at the ITC Grand Maratha Hotel in Mumbai.
In Bangalore, the Bollywood actor and the baraatis are staying at the Chancery Pavilion where 40 rooms have been booked. All the pre-wedding and the wedding functions are at the Alva residence in Mariannanpalya. The street leading to the farm house has been lit up since the last few days and placards indicating the direction to the venue have been placed. The family has arranged for a lot of security around the area and all guests have been requested to carry along with them their entry pass. Of course, there’s big speculation on who is invited and who is not. According to newspaper reports, Vivek has invited all his Bollywood co-actors, some of whom he does not share a very comfortable relationship with; they include Abhishek Bachchan and Sanjay Dutt. Obviously, one is not sure who will actually attend! But one thing is certain; even if Salman Khan receives an invitation, he’s certainly not attending!