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Ever since we heard that Isha Ambani and Anand Piramal are all set to get married, we couldn’t keep our calm for the world would was all set to witness one of the biggest bashes of the century and how truly, have the Ambanis lived upto our expectations! December 12, 2018 was the date when Isha became Anand’s best-half and everytime we take a glance at their pictures, it makes our heart go all, ‘awww’! (Do Read: Shloka Mehta Twins With Fiance Akash Ambani In Red At Isha Ambani-Anand Piramal's Mumbai Reception)
Marrying your friend is the best thing that you can do to yourself and that exactly happened with the Ambanis and Piramals. Isha said ‘I do’ to Anand in a traditional Gujarati wedding ceremony in Mumbai and then followed a reception which was hosted by the Piramals yesterday (December 13, 2018). And today (December 14, 2018), the Ambanis are hosting a star-studded reception for the couple in Mumbai’s grand Jio Garden. A while back, the first look of the newly-wed couple was unleashed and they once again killed it with their sombre and elegant attires. Take a look at their picture:
Star-studded receptions are the kind of parties that we love the most, don’t we? And hence, a large number of Bollywood Bigwigs have already started to grace the occasion. Celebrities like Sunny Deol, Neil Nitin Mukesh and his family, Esha Deol-Bharat Takhtani, Ekta Kapoor and family, Falguni Pathak, Adnan Sami and family, Bomi Irani, Madhur Bhandarkar and his wife, Sagarika Ghatge and Zaheer Khan have already arrived and clicked by shutterbugs. Legends from various spheres of the world, namely, just married, Saina Nehwal, were clicked by shutterbugs. Take a look:
On October 30, 2018, an official statement from the Ambanis and Piramals confirmed their wedding. The same could be read as, “We are delighted to share that the marriage of Isha Ambani and Anand Piramal will take place in the residence of Shri Mukesh Ambani and Smt. Nita Ambani in Mumbai with family members and close friends on 12th December, 2018. The ceremonies will be performed in accordance with Indian traditions, customs and culture.”
The statement could be further stated, “During the weekend prior to the wedding, the Ambani and Piramal families will host their friends and family in Udaipur, where they are partnering with artisans and craftsmen to integrate local culture and traditions into the festivities. Both families seek the blessings and good wishes of everyone for Isha and Anand as they start their journey of togetherness. Nita and Mukesh Ambani Swati and Ajay Piramal.” (Must Read: Isha Ambani And Anand Piramal's First Look With Families At Their Second Reception Hosted By Ambanis)
We also have something very interesting to share with you! As per the ‘Forbes India Rich List 2018’ as expected, Isha Ambani’s father, Mukesh Ambani, Chairman of Reliance Industries, rules the list with a net worth of Rs 371,000 crore! Yes, you read that just right! The heiress of the Reliance Industries, Isha Ambani is now an engaged lady to Piramal Industries Executive Director, Anand Piramal. Don’t you want to know where they rank on the list and their net worth? Isha’s in-laws, the Piramals have been ranked as 24th on the list with a net worth of Rs 38,900 crore. Whoa!
Coming back to wedding expenditure, the Ambanis had hosted an ‘Anna Seva’ from December 07-10, 2018, wherein they had been feeding 5100 people, three times a day. Apart from this, they had also set up a Swadesh Bazaar (an initiative of the Reliance Foundation), which had showcased “108 traditional Indian Crafts and art forms from all different regions of the country for the national and international guests”, thus keeping Indian art crafts alive. Amazing , isn’t it?
The bride-to-be Isha Ambani, along with her mommy, Nita Ambani, former First Lady of US, Hillary Clinton and Indian cricketer, Sachin Tendulkar and his wife, Anjali Tendulkar, visited Swadesh Bazaar. An official statement issued by the Ambanis could be read as, “In one of the key highlights of the pre-wedding functions of her daughter, Isha Ambani’s wedding with Anand Piramal, Ms. Nita Ambani, who is also Chairperson of Reliance Foundation and Isha Ambani today visited Swadesh Bazaar, a curated showcase of 108 traditional Indian crafts and art forms, that were on display for the national and international guests attending the pre-wedding functions. Swadesh Bazaar is a unique concept initiated by Reliance Foundation to encourage the craftsmanship of traditional Indian artisans, especially for a lot of indigenous crafts that need conservation and revival. Reliance Foundation has been supporting these arts and crafts over the years and aims to broaden and deepen its support to the goals of Swadesh Bazaar on a bigger and more sustainable scale in the future.”
The note continued, “Presenting their art were master craftsmen and craftswomen themselves, who are keeping these traditional crafts alive. The whole exhibit created an interesting experience as also an immersion into India’s cultural heritage for the national and international guests, comprising of connoisseurs and several influential leaders from the world of business, arts and different walks of life. Artisan families, master craftsmen and craftswomen showcased their indigenous technique and products of weaving like Jamdani from West Bengal; Patola from Gujarat; Pashmina Kani from Kashmir; Kota Weaving, Chanderi weaving and Maheshwari from Madhya Pradesh; Mekhla Chador from Assam, among several others.” (Also Read: Saina Nehwal And Parupalli Kashyap Are Now A Married Couple, She Calls It The Best Match Of Her Life)
It concluded with, “Showcasing some very intricate hand embroidery artists of Kantha from West Bengal; Chamba Rumal from Himachal Pradesh; Sujuni embroidery from Bihar; Gara Embroidery of the Parsi community; Crochet; Kashidakari from Kashmir; Embroideries of Kuchch; Phulkari from Punjab and Gota Patti from Rajasthan. From the world-renowned Kanjeevaram, Chkankari, Bandhej and Leheriya; there were exhibits of the popularity-gaining printed fabrics of Bagru Dabu, Bagh, Kalamkari and Ajrak. Swadesh Bazaar highlighted the beauty of traditional Indian crafts that the Reliance Foundation has been unstintingly supporting over the years. Swadesh Bazaar seeks to become a unique exhibit that not just provides livelihoods to thousands of artisans, but also gives them an opportunity to showcase rare works from every nook and corner of India, for people’s interest, appreciation and support.”
Guys, how do you like Isha and Anand’s look today? Keep us posted!