Mukesh Ambani is the richest person in Asia and 13th largest richest person in the world. He had Big Fat Indian weddings for his children, Isha Ambani and Akash Ambani. Weddings were big and lavish with many International Celebrities, Bollywood Celebs, Senior Politicians, Ministers, Global Business Leaders, Sports Personalities, Industrialists, etc. attending. In this article, we will discuss the wedding celebrations of Isha and Akash Ambani, children of Mukesh Ambani.
Mukesh Ambani Net worth was $44.3 billion in July 2018. Even if he spent $100 million each in his child’s marriage, it is a small percentage of his net worth.
Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s wedding 37 years ago reportedly cost $110 million in today’s dollars.
Isha Ambani and Akash Ambani Marriage
Mukesh Ambani and Nita Ambani have three children- Akash Ambani, Isha Ambani and Anant Ambani.
On 12 Dec 2018 Isha Ambani married Anand Piramal.
On 9 Mar 2019, Akash Ambani married to Shloka Mehta .
Anant Ambani will tie the nuptial knot with Radhika Merchant sometime in future.
|Isha Ambani||Akash Ambani|
|Married to||Anand Piramal. He is the son of Ajay Piramal, the chairman of the Piramal Group of companies.||Shloka Mehta. She is the daughter of Russell Mehta, Mona Mehta. Russell Mehta is the managing director of Rosy Blue India which owns retail brand Orra.|
|Wedding Date||12 December 2018||9 March 2019|
|Location||Antila in Mumbai||Jio World Center, Mumbai|
|Engagement||Italy’s Lake Como from 21-24 Sep 2018. Performance by John Legend||24 Mar 2018 in Goa|
|Pre-Wedding celebrations||The Oberoi Udaivilas
Performance by American Pop Singer Beyonce.
Noted celebrities attending like Hilary Clinton
|St. Moritz, Switzerland.
A 3-day bash from 23 Feb 2019 – 25 Feb, 2019.
Performances by American pop bands, Maroon 5, Coldplay and Chainsmoke
|Cost of Wedding||Rs 724 crore ($100 million)
Isha Ambani weds Anand Piramal
Isha Ambani got married to Anand Piramal on December 12, 2018. Anand had proposed to Isha Ambani in Mahabaleshwar in May 2018.
Anand Piramal is the son of Ajay Piramal of the Piramal Group. Ajay Piramal, the chairman of the Piramal Group of companies.
Anand is the founder of Piramal Realty, one of India’s most admired real estate companies. Prior to Piramal Realty, Anand founded Piramal Swasthya, a rural healthcare initiative that treats 40,000 patients a day.
Anand holds a Bachelors Degree in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and a Masters in Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School.
Isha Ambani has completed her Masters in Business Administration from Stanford University in June 2018. She launched Reliance Jio in 2014 with her brother Aakash.
Isha Ambani and Anand Piramal are family friends. The Ambani and Piramal families have been friends for several decades now. Their friendship dates back to several years. In the 80s, Mukesh Ambani would go to court Nita at the Piramal House, the family residence of the Piramal Group promoters. In mid-nineties, Mukesh and Nita, and Ajay and Swati Piramal, took a trip to Antarctica.
The various arrangements/expenses at her wedding include:
Engagement of Isha Ambani
Isha Ambani got engaged to Anand at Lake Como, Italy on September 22, 2018. The three-day event was from September 21, 2018, to September 23, 2018.
Surrounded by roaming mountains that are dotted with tiny pretty villages and offering breathtaking panoramic views, this 28 mile-long, Y-shaped lake in Lombardy, northern Italy has always served as a tranquil paradise for the rich and famous. International celebs, like George Clooney, Madonna and Donatella Versace all own (or have owned) villas here.
Isha Ambani’s engagement in Italy was a gala show. From the starry guest list to the lavish party, no expense was spared. American singer, songwriter John Legend serenaded the guests. The celebrity guests included couples Aamir Khan-Kiran Rao, Priyanka Chopra-Nick, Jonas Sonam Kapoor-Anand Ahuja, to Janhvi Kapoor, Anil Kapoor and Karan Johar.
There was a show-stopping fireworks display. If that’s not an engagement fit for royalty, we don’t know what is.
Isha’s first dress was a champagne coloured gown that featured intricate beading, and a mermaid skirt that would make even a princess jealous. She styled it with a bejewelled headband.
For the party on Saturday, Isha switched into a yellow dress, heavily embellished with beads and accessorised with diamond earrings.
Isha’s engagement gown was from a rare collection of Dolce and Gabbana. The famous and luxurious Italian fashion house’s 2017 collection had one piece of Alta Moda macramé lace gown with floral and crystal embroidery which Isha wore on her engagement.
Wedding Invitation Card of Isha Ambani
The wedding invitation card contained the itinerary of the wedding functions and was carved with golden embroidery. When the box is opened, it plays the tune of Gayatri Mantra. The box also contained four small boxes with gifts that seem to be made of gold. The cost of the wedding invitation card is approximately 3 lakhs.
Pre-wedding celebrations of Isha Ambani
Isha-Anand’s sangeet weekend in Udaipur
For the Pre-wedding celebration, Ambani’s chose The Oberoi Udaivilas. The place is known to have a total of 87 rooms with an average cost of a room ranging between Rs. 25,000 to Rs. 2,00,000 a night. The estimated cost of celebrations at this premier destination is more than 1 Crore 30 Lakh a day.
On the occasion of Isha Ambani wedding, Ambani’s family booked all the 5-star hotels in the city to serve the guests. Arrangements for their pickup and drop were also made by the Ambani’s. The family booked Jaguars, Porches, BMW, Audi, Mercedes, etc. for their guests. On this occasion, it is estimated that Udaipur Maharana Pratap Airport had more than 200 chartered flights landing and taking off.
Pre-Wedding Functions of Isha Ambani
Isha Ambani’s wedding functions started with Anna Seva by feeding around 5,100 people with special disabilities. This continued for four days from December 7, 2018 – December 10, 2018. Family members of both the families were present in this event.
American Pop Superstar, Beyonce was invited to perform at Isha Ambani Sangeet. She is known to charge about $3 million – $4 million (Rs. 21 Crore – 28 Crore) for her appearance.
Wedding of Isha Ambani
Isha Ambani wedding took place at Antilia, her home. The traditional wedding ceremony was a smaller affair with a guest list of 600 close family and friends. 27-Story Mumbai Home is known to be the world’s second most valued residential property. The place was decorated with red flowers and diyas.
Wedding Dress of Isha Ambani
On the wedding day, Isha Ambani wore a 16-panelled ghagra designer in two shades of off-white, featuring a trail. The Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla outfit featured hand embroidered panels along with crystal and sequin encrusted flowers. The designer duo provided a special drape to the bride, her mom’s 35-year-old bandhini wedding sari.
Reports have it that the Piramals have gifted their bahu and son, a Rs 450 crore, five-storey sea-facing bungalow in Worli!
Reception of Isha Ambani
Isha Ambani wedding reception on December 14, 2018, in Mumbai had music maestro AR Rahman performing at the event. A host of Bollywood celebs and politicians had attended the event that took place in Mumbai
A second wedding reception for the newlyweds was thrown by the bride’s parents, Nita and Mukesh Ambani.
Overall Cost of Wedding
With so many arrangements, Mukesh Ambani had left no stone unturned during the wedding of Isha Ambani. He had spent lavishly on all the possible arrangements. The estimated cost for the wedding of Isha Ambani is known to be more than Rs. 710 Crore or 100 million USD.
Akash Ambani weds Shloka Mehta
Akash Ambani, son of Mukesh Ambani tied a knot with Shloka Mehta on 9 Mar 2019. Let’s look at what events happened on Akash Ambani and Shloka Mehta marriage.
Who is Shloka Mehta?
Shloka is the daughter of Arun Russell Mehta, MD of Rosy Blue, a $2 billion diamond cutting, polishing and trading company, whose own net worth is around Rs 3,000 crore. Mehta is the former Vice Chairperson of the Gems & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) and currently serves as the member of the Diamond Panel of the Committee of Administration of the GJEPC. Rosy Blue, which has so far produced 236,000 carats of polished diamonds, also owns the Orra jewellery brand and was one of the companies named in the Panama Papers for having several offshore accounts.
She runs ConnectFor, an online volunteering platform under the aegis of the Rosy Blue Foundation, which she co-founded with Maniti Modi.
Where did Akash and Shloka meet?
Akash Ambani and Shloka Mehta studied in the same school, Dhirubhai Ambani International School owned by the Ambanis. Then Shloka went on to study anthropology at Princeton University and later, studied at London School of Economics as a Master’s student in law and anthropology. An interesting fact worth noting here is that Akash had proposed to Shloka on the very last day of their school and obviously, his lady-love had said ‘yes’!
After his secondary education, Akash Ambani went to study economics at Brown University in the US. After that, he got involved in his father’s business. Currently, he is the chief strategist at Jio, a 4G service provider. Akash Ambani is also the co-owner of Mumbai Indians, a domestic cricket team in the IPL franchise.
Akash and Shloka engagement
On March 24, 2018, Isha’s twin brother Akash Ambani got engaged to Shloka Mehta, daughter of Russel Mehta, the owner of Rosy Blue Diamonds, counted among the world’s largest diamond specialists.
Akash Ambani and Shloka Mehta’s engagement party at the Ambani residence, Antilia, on June 30, 2018, was a star-studded affair. Friends of the bride and groom, led by superstar Shah Rukh Khan who hosted Saturday’s event, put up a flash mob performance on Gal Meethi Meethi Bol for the newly-engaged couple
Wedding Invitation Card of Akash Ambani
Akash Ambani wedding invitation card had a Gold finishing. The wedding card invitation box comes with dry fruits, cardamom, along with the names of the families. The cost of each wedding invitation card is estimated to be around 1.5 lakh.
The pink box has a photo of Lord Krishna and Radha standing in a field with flowers and peacocks. The box opens up to a compartment with another photo of Lord Krishna and Radha in a silver photo frame. Opening the inner compartment leads to the pop-up wedding card. The card, orange in colour, opens up to a note, which seeks blessings for the bride and groom-to-be on one side. “O Suryadeva (Sun God). You are the light in our Akash. You illuminate our every Shloka,” it reads.
Akash Ambani’s Pre Wedding
Ambanis hosted pre-wedding party in St. Moritz, Switzerland. This was a 3-day bash from February 23, 2019 – February 25, 2019. The event was accompanied by the presence of over 500 guests including their close friends and Bollywood celebs.
Akash and Shloka made their entry at the venue in a carriage made the #AkuStoleTheShlo wedding (the official hashtag of their wedding) even more fairytale and dreamy.
Ambani’s booked two aircraft to take off the guests for the Bachelor’s party in Switzerland. Ambani’s booked three venues, Badrutt’s Palace Hotel, Kulm Hotel St. Moritz, and Grand Hôtel des Bains. The cheapest room in the luxurious hotel that was booked for around 500 guests for a weekend in Switzerland reportedly costs around Rs 1 lakh a day.
The theme of the party was ‘Winter Wonderland’ which was packed with fun stuff like a carousel, Bumper Car, Ferris Wheel, etc. On the second day Maroon 5, an American pop band gave their live performance. Other popular bands including Coldplay and Chainsmokers also played.
On March 7, 2019, Ambanis and Mehtas hosted a mala and mehendi night for the bride-to-be, Shloka Mehta.
Wedding of Akash Ambani
The two families performed nuptials over a 3-day celebration from March 9, 2019 – March 11, 2019. The Wedding Ceremony of Akash Ambani took place on March 9, 2019, at Jio World Center. On the next day, Mangal Parv was hosted with the presence of renowned personalities and business circuits. This was then followed by the wedding reception the next day.
Star-Studded Wedding Party
The wedding party showed the presence of Bollywood Stars, Global Stars, Political Leaders, Cricket Stars, Popular Businessman, etc. Almost all big personalities were present making it a high profile guest event.
Nita Ambani gift to Daughter-in-law
Nita Ambani is known to have gifted a diamond set to her daughter-in-law. The cost of the diamond set is estimated to be around Rs. 300 Crore. The diamond-set is known as ‘L’Incomparable. It is said that the design of the diamond in this set is unique and it cannot be copied.
It is estimated that the overall cost incurred by the business tycoon, Mukesh Ambani is more than Rs. 700 Crore. He had left no stone unturned in his children wedding. He had spent lavishly on the occasion of both weddings. All the functions were arranged effectively. Both the wedding had all the necessary arrangements for the guests and had received positive feedback from all.