Weddings are by default a huge deal and one of the most important days in anyone’s life. And when it comes to Indian weddings, we are all acquainted with the term – ‘Big Fat Indian Wedding’. Especially when it is the rich getting hitched, they make sure to leave no stone unturned in making it an opulent affair to remember. From super expensive venues to elaborate themed decor and intricately curated experiences, these shaadis are what dreams are made of. Now, that’s not without having a starry guest list in attendance, amirite? From Shah Rukh Khan and Ranveer Singh to Jennifer Lopez and Beyonce, these nuptials have seen some of the most famous desi and International faces participating in the celebrations. I mean, imagine superstar Salman Khan dancing in the background while a bunch of other people take center stage – yes, that happened! Straight out of the Dharma movies.
Well, how can we not start this list with the Ambanis? The richest family in India, they hosted not one but two weddings in a short span of a few months last year, making it THE weddings everyone in India were talking about. Isha Ambani and Anand Piramal‘s pre-wedding bash in Udaipur saw almost the entirety of Bollywood in attendance. From Aishwarya Rai-Abhishek Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan‘s performances to Salman Khan turning background dancer and shaking a leg with the Ambani family, this wedding saw that and much more. By much more, I mean Beyonce. Like, they just arranged for a private Queen B concert, you guys. If that wasn’t enough to make us feel terrible for not being friends with the Ambani’s, they hosted a pre-wedding bash in Switzerland for son Akash Ambani and Shloka Mehta‘s wedding with private concerts by Coldplay and The Chainsmokers! By now, private concerts are passè for the Ambanis.
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When it comes to luxury weddings, this wedding is one that we can’t miss. Socialites Sanjay and Pinky Reddy‘s son, Keshav Reddy tied the knot with Veena Reddy in an extravagant affair in Hyderabad. The guest list for this wedding included the industry stalwarts like Amitabh Bachchan, Rajinikanth, Chiranjeevi, Anil Kapoor, Akshay Kumar, among others. From an all-day carnival themed party to having Ranveer Singh and Jacqueline Fernandes perform at the sangeet, it was all about the glitz and glam for the Reddy’s. The absolutely energetic Ranveer got everyone to shake a leg on the dance floor and made it one memorable event to remember.
This wedding in Udaipur was one star-studded event, with a glam guest list and some high profile star performances including X-Factor judge Nicole Scherzinger and the one and only – Jennifer Lopez. Yes, the Hinduja wedding in Udaipur was JLo’s first performance in India and the On The Floor singer definitely did burn up this dance floor, even doing a little bhangra on stage. Now, if this is not a dream performance to witness!
We all wish to be swept off our feet with his super romantic gestures. Yes, we are talking about the one and only Shah Rukh Khan! When you get a chance to be wooed by SRK at your wedding, isn’t that just the dream?! Shah Rukh was at Azhar Morani‘s (Son of the famous film producer and events organiser, Karim Morani) sangeet and grooved to his songs like Gerua with the bride. Shah Rukh even taught Azhar a few charms for him to woo his lady love and she couldn’t have been more excited! Who wouldn’t be, it’s Shah Rukh Khan reading out the lines from his poem in Jab Tak Hai Jaan to you in a way only he can. *Ahh feels*
The wedding of Millionaire Atul Gupta’s sons – Suryakant and Shashank – in Auli, in India, saw some larger than life wedding mandaps and stages, and some huge celebrities who came down to add the glam to the event. What wedding is complete without music and dance, and if you can get both from the best of the lot in the industry, it sure is one grand wedding, amirite? The 200-crore wedding in had Katrina Kaif perform to her hot numbers while Badshah got the crowd grooving with his catchy songs. While we normally get our party started with their songs, this wedding flew them down live to perform for them, complete with background dancers and all that jazz.
Some ‘24K Magic‘ in the air during my wedding? Well ‘That’s What I Like‘ (sorry for the Bruno Mars song puns, can’t not)! This wedding in Vienna Austria, where Sonam Vaswani (the daughter of Stallion Group‘s Sunil Vaswani) married Navin Fabiani (the son of the Spain/Mumbai businessman Kamal Fabiani), was all kinds of star-studded and dreamy. From the guest-list to singer Sukhbir Singh getting the guests grooving to ‘Oh Ho Ho Ho‘, the Bruno Mars concert was just the perfect cherry on top of the cake for this wedding!
The wedding of the Indonesian Media Mogul Raam Punjabi‘s son, Amrit Punjabi with Sanjana Hiranandani took place in a fancy resort in Bali. Imagine, your wedding seeming like the most lavish holiday anyone could take. A holiday with a great dose of entertainment, that too. With the very talented Maniesh Paul and Kubbra Sait hosting the party, to Neha Kakkar and Akriti Kakar‘s great music, the evening was a hit as the O Saki Saki girl, Nora Fatehi burnt the dance floor with her killer moves! This star-studded wedding saw Boney Kapoor and Sanjay Kapoor along with their family in attendance, and the beautiful Katrina Kaif made a sparkling appearance to congratulate the bride and the groom.
Phew, that was quite hectic! One can’t take so much of glitter and glamour at one go, we understand. But, what entertainment the rich can get for themselves, right?