Bride’s father – India’s richest man – hosting the wedding, which is estimated to cost $100M

Bride’s father – India’s richest man – hosting the wedding, which is estimated to cost $100M


The most lavish wedding ever? Hillary Clinton, Huma Abedin, Priyanka Chopra and Bollywood royalty watch the daughter of India’s richest man tie the knot at the family’s 27-storey home in $100m celebrations

Guests including Hillary Clinton, Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas have arrived to watch the daughter of India’s richest man tie the knot after enjoying days of lavish pre-wedding events.

Bride Isha Ambani, 27, is tying the knot with 33-year-old real estate mogul Anand Piramal, a childhood friend and the son of another uber-wealthy businessman, in a wedding that is thought to cost $100million (£74.9million), according to Bloomberg. Other estimates put the cost at $15million (£12million).

The wedding is being hosted by the bride’s father, businessman Mukesh Ambani, 61, who has an estimated fortune of $41.5 billion (£33.1 billion), at his towering 27-storey Mumbai home.

Today, following two days of discos, brunches and a private concert from Beyonce in the northwestern city of Udaipur, Rajasthan, hundreds of guests arrived at the Ambani residence, which has been decked out in hundreds of metres of twinkling fairy lights and thousands of fresh flowers.

In scenes that could have been taken from a Hollywood award show, newlyweds Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas posed on the red carpet outside as cameras flashed and fans waved. The bride is a close friend of Priyanka and acted as bridesmaid when she married Nick in their own extravagant Indian wedding last night.

Other guests include model Natalia Vodianova, former US Secretary of State John Kerry and Bollywood superstars Aishwarya Rai, Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan.
The entire street was decorated with elaborate floral arrangements and crowds of residents turned out to line road and watch the arrivals.

Hilary Clinton, who is understood to have stayed with the Ambani family at the Mumbai tower on previous visits to the city, did not stop to pose and dashed inside the building, accompanied by her aide Huma Abedin.

Both women were dressed in stunning Indian attire, with the former US Secretary of State opting for a long-sleeved beaded ensemble, while Ms Abedin, 42, chose a sleeveless dress with similar embellishment.

Elsewhere Miss Ambanis brothers were seated on horseback as they waited to welcome Mr Piramal’s family.

It has been reported that Miss Ambani, a Yale graduate, and Mr Piramal, have requested guests do not share photos from inside the wedding itself in a bid to keep it as personal and intimate as possible.

 

Bollywood stars including Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan, left with daughter Aradhya, and Aamir Khan and his wife Kiran Rao, right, are among those attending the nuptials

Miss Ambanis brothers were seated on horseback as they waited to welcome Mr Piramal's family. Pictured, father-of-the-bride Mukesh Ambani, left, speaks to son Anat

Miss Ambanis brothers were seated on horseback as they waited to welcome Mr Piramal’s family. Pictured, father-of-the-bride Mukesh Ambani, left, speaks to son Anat

Brother of the bride Akash Ambani, son of billionaire Mukesh Ambani, left, and his fiancee Shloka Mehta greet guests at the wedding ceremony
Former President of India Pranab Mukherjee and Indian businessman Anil Ambani

Brother of the bride Akash Ambani, son of billionaire Mukesh Ambani, and his fiancee Shloka Mehta greet guests at the wedding ceremony, left. Right, Former President of India Pranab Mukherjee and Indian businessman Anil Ambani

Former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, left, his wife Anjali and son Arjun join the VIP guests at the lavish Indian wedding 

Former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, left, his wife Anjali and son Arjun join the VIP guests at the lavish Indian wedding

The entire street was decorated with elaborate floral arrangements and crowds of residents turned out to line road and watch the arrivals.

Hilary Clinton, who is understood to have stayed with the Ambani family at the Mumbai tower on previous visits to the city, did not stop to pose and dashed inside the building, accompanied by her aide Huma Abedin.

Both women were dressed in stunning Indian attire, with the former US Secretary of State opting for a long-sleeved beaded ensemble, while Ms Abedin, 42, chose a sleeveless dress with similar embellishment.

Elsewhere Miss Ambanis brothers were seated on horseback as they waited to welcome Mr Piramal’s family.

It has been reported that Miss Ambani, a Yale graduate, and Mr Piramal, have requested guests do not share photos from inside the wedding itself in a bid to keep it as personal and intimate as possible.

Mukesh Ambani, left, and his daughter Isha Ambani at the wedding of Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas last month

Mukesh Ambani, left, and his daughter Isha at the wedding of Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas last month. Right, the billionaire’s personal 27-storey tower, Antilla, where the wedding ceremony took place on Wednesday night

Newlyweds: The happy couple beamed at one another as the ceremony drew to a close

Newlyweds: The happy couple beamed at one another as the ceremony drew to a close

The entire street was decorated with elaborate floral arrangement in anticipation of the event and crowds of residents turned out to line road and watch the arrivals

The entire street was decorated with elaborate floral arrangement in anticipation of the event and crowds of residents turned out to line road and watch the arrivals

The former US Secretary of State and Abedin were seen pausing outside of the venue, perhaps waiting for the go-ahead from nearby security guards before entering the lavish venue

The former US Secretary of State and Abedin were seen pausing outside of the venue, perhaps waiting for the go-ahead from nearby security guards before entering the lavish venue

At one point,  71-year-old Mrs. Clinton was seen narrowing her eyes as a security guard pointed out something in the distance

At one point, 71-year-old Mrs. Clinton was seen narrowing her eyes as a security guard pointed out something in the distance

Priyanka Chopra, who married Nick Jonas, pictured, in her own lavish ceremony last month, looked radiant in blush pink

Priyanka Chopra, who married Nick Jonas, pictured, in her own lavish ceremony last month, looked radiant in blush pink

In a photo that could have been taken at a premiere, Priyanka and Nick look lovingly at each other on the red carpet 

In a photo that could have been taken at a premiere, Priyanka and Nick look lovingly at each other on the red carpet

Dapper in a black tie, Nick smiled and waved at photographers and fans as he arrived at the Ambani’s Mumbai tower

Before heading off for the wedding, Priyanka shared these snaps of her posing with new husband Nick Jonas
Priyanka and Nick before the wedding

Before heading off for the wedding, Priyanka shared these snaps of her posing with new husband Nick Jonas

Priyanka and Nick, who had the Ambanis as guests at their own wedding last month, pose on the red carpet at the wedding

Priyanka and Nick, who had the Ambanis as guests at their own wedding last month, pose on the red carpet at the wedding

Supermodel Natalia Vodianova
Bollywood stars Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan with their daughter Aaradhya, arriving for the wedding on Wednesday

Supermodel Natalia Vodianova shared a photo on Instagram ahead of the event, left. Right, Bollywood stars Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan with their daughter Aaradhya, arriving for the wedding on Wednesday

The 36-year-old fashion star also shared several images on her Instagram story, highlighting her stunning Dior dress, while also revealing that she had bumped into artist Jeff Koons at the celebration the night before

Indian superstar Rajinikanth and his wife Latha Rajinikanth arrive to attend the wedding of Isha Ambani in Mumbai

Indian superstar Rajinikanth and his wife Latha Rajinikanth arrive to attend the wedding of Isha Ambani in Mumbai

Actress and singer Alia Bhatt, who is known to be one of the highest-paid actresses in India, flashed a small smile at the cameras as she arrived in a stunning white and blue ensemble

Actress and singer Alia Bhatt, who is known to be one of the highest-paid actresses in India, flashed a small smile at the cameras as she arrived in a stunning white and blue ensemble

However there has been plenty shared on social media from the pre-wedding receptions, with Beyonce among those who have taken to Instagram to offer a look inside the lavish events.

The first hint of the nuptials’ lavishness was the elaborate embroidered and gold plated Dolce & Gabbana box guests received as invitations.

Each exquisite rose printed package contained a series of luxury cards which folded out to reveal details of the events that would be held across the five-day affair.

As per Indian tradition, the party kicked off with the Sangeet, which typically sees the bride, groom and their families come together to sing and dance in stage performances celebrating their unions.

Miss Ambani's brothers Anant, left, and Akash, right, waited on horseback to greet the groom's family at the ceremony

Miss Ambani’s brothers Anant, left, and Akash, right, waited on horseback to greet the groom’s family at the ceremony

The marriage procession of Isha Ambani as she arrives at her family's 27-storey home to marry Mr Piramal. Hundreds of people turned out to soak up the atmosphere in Mumbai

The marriage procession of Isha Ambani as she arrives at her family’s 27-storey home to marry Mr Piramal. Hundreds of people turned out to soak up the atmosphere in Mumbai

The archways at the entrance to the building has been covered in thousands of fresh flowers for the occasion, pictured

The archways at the entrance to the building has been covered in thousands of fresh flowers for the occasion, pictured

Elaborate floral displays have been put out along the street leading up to the Ambanis' 27-storey apartment building

Elaborate floral displays have been put out along the street leading up to the Ambanis’ 27-storey apartment building

But Mr Ambani, whose business interests cover oil, telecoms, chemicals, textiles, technology and food, did not hold back when it came to the entertainment for his little girl.

Beyoncé was flown in especially for the a 45-minute private concert, which saw her make several costume changes and sing hit songs Perfect and Crazy In Love.

The pop star pocketed $6 million for her last private gig back in 2014.

It is unlikely another musical act will perform today as this is usually reserved for the opening night’s festivities.

Bollywood superstars including Aishwarya Rai partied the night away as laser lights criss-crossed the sky. Among them were newlyweds Deepika Padukone, 32, and Ranveer Singh, 33, who married in Lake Como last month.

Other reported VIP wedding guests included former Huffington Post editor-in-chief Arianna Huffington, 21st Century Fox CEO James Murdoch, BP Group CEO Bob Dudley, and cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar.

Mr Piramal and Yale graduate Miss Ambani selected the finest locations in Udaipur, known as the ‘city of lakes’, for the weekend, taking over the five-star Oberoi Udaivilas hotel and the 18th century City Palace for two night-time events.

Hillary Clinton at the pre-wedding celebrations with Beyonce's mother Tina Knowles, second from left, over the weekend

Hillary Clinton at the pre-wedding celebrations with Beyonce’s mother Tina Knowles, second from left, over the weekend

The first hint of the nuptials' lavishness was the elaborate embroidered and gold plated Dolce & Gabbana box guests received as invitations. Bollywood stars Karishma Kapoor, Varun Dhawan and Kiara Aliaadvani are among the guests pictured above

The first hint of the nuptials’ lavishness was the elaborate embroidered and gold plated Dolce & Gabbana box guests received as invitations. Bollywood stars Karishma Kapoor, Varun Dhawan and Kiara Aliaadvani are among the guests pictured above

As per Indian tradition, the party kicked off with the Sangeet, which typically sees the bride, groom and their families come together to sing and dance in stage performances celebrating their unions 

As per Indian tradition, the party kicked off with the Sangeet, which typically sees the bride, groom and their families come together to sing and dance in stage performances celebrating their unions

This snap of the festivities at the pre-wedding bash was shared to Instagram 
Impressive venue: Another evening soiree was held in the 18th century City Palace in Udaipur. Pictured, chefs man several buffets laid out for guests in the stunning open-air venue

These snaps of the festivities at the pre-wedding bashes were shared to Instagram by guests over the weekend

A huge vase made of blue and white flowers was put on display behind a beautifully decorated table at an afternoon tea to celebrate the high-end marriage

A huge vase made of blue and white flowers was put on display behind a beautifully decorated table at an afternoon tea to celebrate the high-end marriage

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