Isha Ambani and Anand Piramal, Mumbai
As the celebrations unfold of the most awaited wedding of the year, we bring you the exclusive details of Isha Ambani and Anand Piramal's Wedding.
We’ve definitely been good this year for we got not just one, but two Christmas gifts in advance! We finally witnessed the weddings that had us on our toes throughout the year! While Deepika and Ranveer continue to inspire us with their cutesy uploads, Isha Ambani and Anand Piramal took the world by storm with their jaw-dropping wedding!
From an awe-inspiring proposal at a temple in Mahabaleshwar to the grand nuptials at their luxurious abode, Antilia, here’s narrating their fairy tale.
Isha and Anand are both Ivy League alumni. And when our lover boy popped the question during a vacation in Mahabaleshwar, the Ambani princess, with a natural blush and a contagious smile, whispered, ‘Yes’!
The wedding festivities kickstarted with a grand ‘Gol Dhana’, in May at Antilia. Following this Gujarati custom, the families then hosted an unparalleled engagement at Italy’s Lake Como, a destination now in the list of ‘Bollywood’s Big Shaadis’.
And soon after, adding to our excitement, their magical wedding invites did rounds of the town! The invite was encased in an exquisite box with initials of the bride and groom “IA” embossed on top of the box.
Pre-wedding celebrations in Udaipur
The pre-wedding festivities kick-started with a Sangeet in Udaipur and the Internet was overtaken by the sheer extravagance at the display. From a private Beyoncé concert to practically the whole of Bollywood shaking a leg, it was the party of the year. Beginning with an Anna Seva, and Maha Aarti on the banks of Lake Pichola, it had the entire Ambani clan groove to popular Bollywood numbers at the sangeet ceremony.
Phoolon ki Holi
The families even hosted a mela with a “phoolon ki holi” or a Holi with flowers that witnessed celebrities playing dandiya and enjoying the party in full swing. The entire day function was themed around flowers. A few men clad in saffron clothes showered the guests with marigold flowers as they danced under the sun. There were live music and a never-ending choice of desserts.
Wedding in Mumbai
Following the pre-wedding festivities, Isha tied the knot with Anand in a lavish ceremony at Ambanis’ posh residence Antilia in Mumbai. The love-struck couple’s wedding was attended by the biggest names from all over the world. For her wedding, Isha chose an ethereal off-white lehenga with sea-green embellishments. She chose to wear something from her mother, Nita Ambani’s wedding, making her outfit even more noteworthy. The bride draped on her shoulder her mother’s 35-year-old wedding sari, making her outfit even more meaningful. The beautiful bride accessorized her look with a heavy choker necklace adorned with precious stones, a nath, mang tikka and bangles. Anand, on the other hand, looked dapper in an off-white embellished sherwani, paired with a beige pagdi and stone adorned kalgi.
After a starry affair in Udaipur and a wedding buzzing with high-profile guests, the festivities were followed by the reception hosted at Jio Gardens in Mumbai. Isha chose a golden shimmery lehenga for this evening paired with diamond jewellery. Her hair was parted in the middle and styled into a half-bun. The groom wore an all-black self-design suit that was a perfect match to Isha’s all-gold and diamond look. The two looked radiant and complemented each other.
The Wedding Makers
Venues: The Oberoi Udaivilas and Manek Chowk (Udaipur); Antilia (Wedding); Great Eastern Mills (Youngsters Party); Jio Gardens Mumbai (Receptions)
Wedding Planners: Seven Steps (Sangeet), WedGurus (Wedding), DNA Entertainment Networks
DJ: DJ Ganesh
Design: Manish Malhotra (Sangeet), Abu Sandeep (Wedding), The Wedding Design Company (Youngsters Party)
Florals & Event Production: Interflora with Jeff Leathem (Wedding), Interflora with Preston Bailey and Afreen Wedding Services (Reception), Effectstech, Larly Bahl with Ajay Decorators, Dinaz Noria, Celebrations by Ipsita & Mushtaq, The Wedding Design Company
Stage Management: On Cue Productions
Hospitality: E Factor (Udaipur)
Wedding Creative Director: Vaibhavi Merchant
Art Curation: AACA by Absolute Events
Entertainment Production: Sky Productions for the Black Tie Night with Beyonce
Performances: A.R. Rehman, Arijit Singh, Badshah, Guru Randhawa, Mame Khan, Swaroop Khan, Kheta Khan, Parthiv Gohil, Beyoncé, Sukhbir, Paras Nath, Zakir Hussain, Niladri Kumar, Ameya Dabli, Sandeep Thakur (ANS Entertainment)
Choreographers: Shiamak Davar, Rajendra Masterji, Punit Pathak, Vaibhavi Merchant
Food and Menus: Foodlink, Popular Caterers, Taj, Oberoi, Ritu Dalmia (Diva Restaurants)
Bar: The Wedding Bartenders
Shisha Services: HookahRoyals
DJs: DJ AJ, DJ Vikky, DJ Aaman, DJ Jolly
Wedding Singing: Composed By Amit Trivedi with Singers Shankar Mahadevan, Shubha Mudgal, Kaushiki Chakrabhoti, Roopkumar Rathore, Parthiv Gohil, Osman Mir, Dharini Thakker, Jahnvi Shrimankar, Shachin Limaya, Ashita Limaya
Photography: Stories by Joseph Radhik, Luxe Captures, Jatin Kampani, Tarun Vishwa, Daboo Ratnani, Hugo Burnand