Anant Weds Radhika: Inside World’s Most Expensive Wedding of 2024

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Anant Ambani, the youngest son of Reliance Chairman Mukesh Ambani, is all set to marry Radhika Merchant, the daughter of industrialist Viren Merchant. This extravagant celebration is set to take place over three days from March 1 to 3 in Jamnagar, Gujarat.

The Ambani family is renowned for their lavish celebrations, from elder brother Akash Ambani’s billion-dollar wedding to sister Isha Ambani’s grand celebration. As the wedding bells chime for the upcoming union of young Anant Ambani, it seems the Ambani wedding legacy is poised to break all previous records. Reports suggest that the budget for Anant and Radhika’s wedding is a staggering 1900% higher than Bollywood’s most expensive wedding.

It’s set to be the world’s most expensive wedding. The pre-wedding celebrations alone are rumoured to cost a whopping 1250 crores, as reported by Koimoi. Brace yourselves for a luxurious extravaganza! After all, Mukesh Ambani, Anant’s father and one of the wealthiest individuals globally, boasting an estimated net worth of $111 billion.

As the head of the Reliance conglomerate, his empire spans diverse sectors including petroleum refining, retail, telecommunications, food, and digital streaming services. More than just a union of two hearts, this wedding is a showcase of opulence and extravagance. Stay tuned for an exclusive look inside the world’s most expensive wedding of 2024!

World’s Most Expensive Wedding, Card Costs 1.5 Lakh Per Unit

World's most expensive wedding, Radhika and Anant Wedding Card

Anant and Radhika are tying the knot in the world’s most expensive wedding of 2024. The wedding invitation cards alone cost a whopping 1.5 lakh each. But these are no ordinary cards – they come with personalized handwritten notes for each guest.

Adding to the extravagance, guests are in for a treat with unique and interesting gift items accompanying the cards. The wild theme of the cards might not be a coincidence – the wedding is taking place in Jamnagar, closely linked to the Ambani family’s Reliance company.

Fun fact: Reliance has recently built the world’s largest zoo in Jamnagar, named ‘Vantara’ or ‘Star Of The Forest,’ sprawling over 3,000 acres in the Green Belt Of Gujarat. The wedding is not just about love; it’s a celebration in style!

Wedding Began with Ann Seva, Served Food to 51,000 Local Residents of Jamnagar

Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant are having the world’s most expensive wedding in 2024. It all started on February 28 with a generous act called Anna Seva, where the Ambani family served traditional Gujarati food to over 51,000 people in Jamnagar, Gujarat. This marked the beginning of their pre-wedding celebrations.

Rihanna Performance, Charged $8–$9 million (Rs 66–74 crore) for a Night

In 2024, Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant hosted the world’s most expensive wedding. The pre-wedding ceremony in Jamnagar featured a show-stopping performance by Rihanna, who charged a staggering $8–$9 million (Rs 66–74 crore) for the night. Rihanna, known for her touring, rarely does private gigs, making this appearance even more special. She treated the guests to 17 songs, with the night culminating in a dazzling display of fireworks during her performance of the hit track “Diamonds.” The pop star left India shortly after the Friday night celebration.

Jamnagar Airport Granted “International Tag” for the Most Expensive Wedding Day

Watching the exclusivity of the India’s most expensive wedding, the Indian government has temporarily granted international status to a defense airport in Gujarat’s Jamnagar for 10 days, from February 25 to March 5. This decision allows guests attending the wedding of Mukesh Ambani’s son, Anant, to land close to the venue. Ambani, a prominent businessman, is hosting a lavish wedding, with guests from around the world, including influential figures. The airport is expected to witness a significant influx of around 150 aircraft, with 50 flying in directly from foreign locations, between February 28 and March 4.

200 Private Jets Landing at Jamnagar Airport for Ambani’s Wedding

For the World’s Most Expensive Wedding, aircraft are arriving from across the world – Dubai, Doha, Paris, London and Malta, for instance. The airport is all set, with extra staff and security. Housekeeping staff has doubled, security personnel increased, and ground handling agencies have added more people. The Indian Air Force has beefed up military presence at the Air Traffic Control tower. Not just people, even the airport toilets got a makeover with new paintings. It’s going to be a grand affair!

Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, & 2000 Global Tycoons, High Profile Guest

The guest list includes Meta’s Mark Zuckerberg, Microsoft Corp co-founder Bill Gates, BlackRock Inc co-founder Larry Fink, Alphabet Inc CEO Sundar Pichai and Saudi Aramco’s chairman Yasir Al Rumayyan. Big names, including Qatar Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, Saudi Aramco’s chairperson Yasir Al-Rumayyan, Disney CEO Bob Iger, BlackRock chairman Larry Fink, and Ivanka Trump are also attending world’s most expensive wedding in India. Even Bhutanese King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd will be there. Almost every Indian celebrity, including Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh, Shah Rukh Khan, M.S. Dhoni, and Sania Nehwal are on the guest list too.

Magical Drone Show, Illuminating the Night at Ambani’s Wedding Party

Anant and Radhika’s wedding in 2024 became the talk of the town with dazzling drone formations and a special tribute to an elephant named Gauri, saved by Nita Ambani. The mesmerizing drones showcased the Vantara program, focused on rescuing and caring for animals. Eric Boots Greene, Rihanna’s drummer, praised the event, especially the drone display and the touching elephant moment. All guests on the world’s most expensive wedding of 2024 were seen getting mesmerized into the dazzling drone shown.

2,500 Dishes Served Over Three days, No Dish Repeated

The extravagant event spanned three days is also seen featuring a jaw-dropping menu with 2,500 unique dishes. Guests enjoyed a variety of cuisines, including Pan-Asian, Parsi, Thai, Mexican, and Japanese. The culinary experience included 70 items for breakfast, 200 for lunch, and 275 for dinner. Late-night snacks were also served from midnight to 4 am, offering over 85 tempting options. Notably, no dish will be repeated throughout the lavish celebration.

Luxurious Tent House, Customized to Each Celebrity Guest

Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant is set to be the world’s most expensive wedding of 2024. The pre-wedding festivities have kicked off with a bang, lasting three days. A star-studded guest list featuring Bollywood, Hollywood, and sports celebrities is converging in Jamnagar. According to sources, a massive place has been decked out to welcome these VIPs, with a specially constructed luxurious tent for Anant and Radhika’s high-profile guests. The tent is decked out with top-notch amenities, and there’s even a sneak peek video to give you a glimpse of the grandeur! The best part about these tents is that, each is customized to each guest and their special needs.

Not an IFA Award Show, It is Grand Dance Stage ‘Just for Ladies Sangeet Night’

The wedding night of Anant and Radhika Ambani was extravagant, featuring a super-giant stage exclusively for the ladies’ sangeet ceremony. Bollywood stars, including the iconic trio Amir Khan, Salman Khan, and Shahrukh Khan, made a rare appearance together. The stage was adorned with local singers like Pritam, who charges Rs 40-50 lakhs, Udit Narayan at Rs 22-30 lakhs, and Diljit Dosanjh demanding Rs 4 crore for his lively performance. The focal point of the stage was a giant chandelier, adding to the grandeur of the event. The whole stage was so giant, that people were forced to believe that’s set up just for a wedding function, because its overall appearance and standard wasn’t less than an international level.

Not a Film Scene, But Mother in Law’s Cinematic Performance on Wedding Day

At Anant and Radhika Ambani’s expensive wedding, Nita Ambani danced in a video that looks like a big-budget Bollywood music video. She performed to a sacred hymn called Vishwambhari Stuti, dedicated to Maa Ambe, a powerful goddess. Nita has known this hymn since childhood and danced with grace, seeking blessings for the couple. She dedicated her performance to her granddaughters and all young girls as a symbol of feminine energy. Nita Ambani, the wife of Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani and mother of the groom Anant Ambani, is not just a dancer but a prominent Indian philanthropist. She is the founder and chairperson of the Reliance Foundation and Dhirubhai Ambani International School. Additionally, she serves as a director of Reliance Industries, where her husband Mukesh Ambani is the chairman and managing director.

Miss Sohee, Versace, Valentino, Ladies Ambani In Some of the Most Expensive Outfits

In the world’s priciest wedding of 2024, Anant Ambani’s sister Isha and sister-in-law flaunted lavish Miss Sohee and Valentino outfits, respectively. An estimate suggests each dress might be around Rs 10 Lakhs due to the high-end brands. The Ambani ladies stole the show with their expensive fashion choices at the pre-wedding bash, featuring Isha in Miss Sohee and the sister-in-law in a striking red Valentino dress. The bride, Radhika, rocked a Versace gown, making it a night of extravagant style, though the exact cost remains unconfirmed.

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