World's Most Expensive Wedding to date
Do you ever believe that only one event could be necessarily enough for a human being to be widely familiar? Yes, it happened in real life. The person is none but a woman - Vanisha Mittal. Just one event made her to be known globally. And the event is her wedding ceremony, an exceptional marriage indeed. The wedding function holds a history in terms of spending money that has never been seen still today like Vanisha Mittal. It will probably achieve the title of the most extravagant wedding in modern time in the Guinness Book of World Records.
Best ever event
The gala wedding of Vanisha Mittal and Amit Bhatia was held at a very expensive five star hotel in France in 2004. Their wedding was enrolled in the ‘billionaire weddings’ of Forbes Magazine list where we see the names of world’s richest people like Bernard Arnault, Donald Trump, Andrei Melnichenko and so forth. The magazine called it the grandest wedding affair of the century.
Moreover, Vanisha’s name was also enlisted in the record book being a bride at the costly nuptials ever.
Who is she?
Who is Vanisha Mittal that we are talking about? She is the daughter of Lakshmi Mittal, one of the world’s billionaires. Vanisha’s father is an established industrialist who is also the owner of the world’s biggest steel company. In 2008, her father became the fourth richest person around the world.
Vanisha (Vanisha Mittal Bhatia) completed graduation degree in Business Administration from the European Business School. She secured masters degree in South Asian studies from the London’s School of Oriental and in African Studies at the University of London.
In 2004, Vanisha Mittal was appointed as a member of board of director in her father’s company titled Mittal Steel Co N.V.
She holds slim figure with black color eyes and hair. Having a trendy appeal in appearance, Vanisha worked many days in television media. Besides, she bears some special interests in social life, business, arts, economy and the issues related on international affairs.
Money does not matter at all
What does it prove – spending more than 78 million US dollars (£30 million) in a nuptial? The answer is easy – money is not a factor at all to the Indian born business tycoon – Lakshmi Mittal. To bring attraction in the wedding of his 23 years old daughter, – Lakshmi Mittal hired the Vaux le Vicomte. It is very famous in France that described the finest chateau and garden.
There were a lot of attractive features to make the wedding program more and more gorgeous. The French chateau as well as Bollywood’s stars added an extra flavor to it.
Married with a Banker
Vanisha got married with Amit Bhatia. He is an investment banker that is based in London. Amit was born in Delhi and 25 years old at the year of his marriage ceremony (2004).
Riding on a jeweled chariot, familiar as ceremonial carriage, Amit arrived at the marriage ceremony.
A lavish wedding
Vanisha’s wedding was in a word most expensive, gorgeous and lavish. It was continuing more than six days at a stretch. At least 1000 guests were invited to that occasion where a number of richest people, pop stars, singers, world’s celebrities, business tycoons, industrialists were present.
The attendance of some Bollywood stars – Aishwarya Rai, Akshay Kumar, Shah Rukh Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Rani Mukherjee and pop star Kylie Minogue brought some special features in it.
Meanwhile the marriage ceremony featured various programs such as Engagement party, (20th June) Mehendi ceremony, wedding sangeet, Indian marriage song etc.
The engagement program was held at the well known palace- Grand Versailles (once it was used for Louis XIV) and the glory entertained program was arranged at the Jardin des Tuileries.
The bridal outfits were designed by Indian top designers like Tarun Tahiliani and Suneet Verma.
Vanisha’s parents – Mittal and Usha – promised their daughter to give a surprise. And they really kept their words arranging such a function. Gold and diamond jewelry, fashionable bridal apparel, luxurious hotel, transportation and heavy dinner were some of the features that made wedding exclusive, attractive and really spectacular.
More surprises remain
The invitation letter of Vanisha’s wedding could give you another surprise. Each of the cards distributed among close friends and the relatives contained 20 pages. It was put in a silver box with romantic poems written by Mittal’s family member.
To join the Vanisha Mittal’s wedding from India to France, 12 Boeing jets were hired for the guests. As part of making the ceremony memorable, the hotel was decorated with full of enjoyment.
There was a special arrangement for female guests. They were asked to paint their hands with henna (known as mehendi in India) and received luxurious bags.
More than 10,000 flowers, 45 professional cooks and a grand wedding cake were some other features in that occasion.
The wedding reached in another landmark applying strict restriction on journalists to enter into the function.
Md. Asraful Alam
Filed under: Celebrity Weddings
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