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Prianka and Mahir, Monte Carlo

A Glamorous Indian Wedding Across Six Gorgeous Locations in Monte Carlo.

Mahir Vachani and Prianka Virani’s wedding was a rocking gala with performances by celebrity singer Jay Sean, standout venues and glamorous guests who converged at some of Monte Carlo’s exclusive locations in the French Riviera

Prianka and Mahir, Monte CarloMahir Vachani and Prianka Virani

When it’s a wedding of two wealthy NRI families from Hong Kong and London, you can be sure about three things – one, the wedding will be held at a glamorous destination in Europe or South East Asia. Two, almost all the guests will be wearing uber-stylish ensembles by Indian couturiers. Three, the wedding planner will be Mumbai-based planner extraordinaire Aditya Motwane. So no prizes for guessing that the Vachani-Virani wedding in Monte Carlo had all these ingredients and more.

The #Mahirsgrandpri celebration saw over 400 guests attending from Hong Kong, London, Mumbai, New Delhi, New York, Dubai, Singapore, and Madrid. Monaco, the second tiniest country in the world, with its amazing weather and easy connectivity, spectacular venues and finest infrastructure, was the top venue choice for the couple who work in London. Prianka, who is Gujarati, is the Area Commercial Marketing Manager for the InterContinental Hotels Group, while Mahir Vachani, a Sindhi whose family lives in Hong Kong, is a Partner at Bloomsbury Property Services.

The celebrations started with a welcome party at the Night Club Jimmy’z – popularly known as the temple of clubbing in Monte Carlo and the Principality’s ultimate hotspot since 1971. The mehndi function was held at Hotel Hermitage, the historic luxury hotel built in the early 1900’s. The sangeet was hosted at the ballroom of Le Meridien Beach Plaza. The guests enjoyed the unique sea views, the dance performances by the family and foot-tapping music by international DJs and top entertainers including the Vyas Brothers from Mumbai. On Sunday, the baraat assembled at the Casino Square from where they danced their way to the Opera House where the traditional wedding ceremony took place. The finale was a sit-down dinner at the Sporting Club, an outstanding venue for large events and gala dinners.

Here are some photos shared by the guests and wedding makers including wedding planner Aditya Motwane, ace designer Suneet Varma, and bridal makeup maestro Natasha Moor.

Prianka and Mahir, Monte CarloJimmy’z Place du Casino

Prianka and Mahir, Monte CarloHôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo

Prianka and Mahir, Monte CarloLe Méridien Beach Plaza

Prianka and Mahir, Monte CarloMonte Carlo Casino

Prianka and Mahir, Monte CarloOpéra de Monte-Carlo



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Jewellery Designer Queenie Singh and her husband industrialist Rishi Sethia

Sunita Vachani in an Abu-Sandeep ensemble

Sangeeta Assoomull in a Suneet Varma creation

Bride Prianka gets ready for her glam Sangeet.

Makeup Artist Natasha Moor with Rachna Fabiani and Designer Suneet Varma

Bride Prianka picked a Suneet Varma creation for her Mehndi

Karina Buxani in a Suneet Varma creation

Lavina Makhija with Designer Suneet Varma

Tanisha Mohan and Suneet Varma

The Wedding Makers:
Venues: Jimmy’z Place du Casino (Welcome Party), Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo (Mehndi), Le Méridien Beach Plaza (Sangeet), Monte Carlo Casino (Baraat), Opéra de Monte-Carlo (Wedding), Sporting Club (Reception)
Wedding Planner: Aditya Motwane, MEW (Mumbai)
Event Manager: Frank Damgaard (Monte Carlo)
Decor & Event Production: RWS Events (London)
Traditional Ceremonies: Maharaj Jai Sharma (Hong Kong)
Catering: SBM (Monte Carlo) and Pink Turban (London)
Bridal Outfits: Manish Malhotra, Suneet Varma and Abu Jani & Sandeep Khosla
Makeup Artist: Natasha Moor (Hong Kong)
Jewellery: Vachani Jewellery by Temptations Hong Kong (Mehndi); Jewels by Moksh (Sangeet); Mehr Fine Jewellery (Wedding)
Invitations: Sketch Design Studio
DJ & Entertainers: Jay Sean and Gold Singers (Reception), Vyas Brothers (Sangeet), Juggy D (Baraat), Dj ACE, DJ Zubair

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