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, business mogul 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.
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Guests including Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas, pictured, have arrived to watch the daughter of India’s richest man tie the knot after enjoying days of lavish pre-wedding events
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
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
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
Mukesh Ambani, left, and his daughter Isha Ambani at the wedding of Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas last month. Right, the billionaire’s personal 27-storey tower, Antilla, where the wedding is being held on Wednesday night
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 arrangements and crowds of residents turned out to line road and watch the arrivals.
In scenes that could have been taken from a Hollywood awards show, Bollywood royalty posed for photos on a red carpet before making their way inside.
Newlyweds Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jones, who married in their own extravagant Indian wedding last month, happily smiled for the camera. Priyanka is a long-time friend of Miss Ambani.
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.
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.
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
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, who had the Ambanis as guests at their own wedding last month, pose on the red carpet at the wedding
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
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
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 The 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.