[Luxus Magazine] Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant’s pre-wedding: one luxurious party after another

Nothing is too good for one of the world’s most powerful couples. As Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant, both descendants of India’s financial elite, prepare to marry on 12 July, a host of celebrations have been taking place over the past few months in the run-up to their union.


Given the lavish ceremonies organised by their families, the wedding between Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant, scheduled for 12 July, promises to be a colossal affair. In the run-up to the wedding, the families are orchestrating impressive ceremonies, supported by the respective fortunes of the Ambani and Merchant families.


A private party over three days, a pre-wedding weekend with a musical performance by Rihanna, a luxury cruise, the privatisation of Portofino… The folly of grandeur does not seem to frighten the couple and those close to them.


An exceptional three-day party


Last year, Anant Ambani, youngest son of billionaire Mukesh Ambani, CEO of Reliance Industries, proposed to Radhika Merchant, daughter of multi-millionaire Viren Merchant, CEO of Encore Healthcare. After an official engagement ceremony, a dinner was organised with the immediate family, from parents to grandparents and siblings. Then, at the Ambani family home in Mumbai’s Antila Tower, a first party was held with members of the extended family and friends.


It was not until a year later, on 1 March, that the pre-wedding weekend and hastakshar, a traditional Indian event preceding the nuptials, took place over three days at the Ambani home in Jamnagar, in the state of Gujarat. The 300-hectare estate includes a mango orchard, a large animal rescue centre called Vantara, and a glass palace reminiscent of the Palm House in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden (the bride’s favourite spot when she was a student in New York) set up by Anant Ambani’s mother for her daughter-in-law.


1,500 guests were invited to dine and then admire India’s largest drone show, a ballet of no fewer than 5,500 flying objects. Afterwards, the iconic Rihanna took to the stage, delivering a captivating and exclusive show. On the second day, Indian singer Diljit Dosanjh took to the stage. Finally, Akon brought the three days of festivities to a close. On the style front, the couple wore a number of outfits from top fashion houses, including Versace, Dolce & Gabbana and Ashish, all selected by designer Rhea Kapoor.


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Featured photo : © IG Radhika Anant Ambani

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Fashion, hotels, gastronomy, jewelry, beauty, design... Pauline Duvieu is a journalist specializing in luxury and the art of living. Passionate about the high-end spheres that arouse emotion, she loves to describe the creations of the houses and tell the stories of the talents she meets.

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