Some super-rich industrialists would like their child’s wedding to be extravaganza of excess—like what Pinky and Sanjay Reddy organized in Hyderabad. While some would like it be a fairy-tale wedding, with an intimate feel and the scale just perfect—like the one Sangita and Sajjan Jindal hosted in Florence. Whatever be the scale, what matters most is ‘It can’t get better than this’.
Mallika, Pinky and Sanjay Reddy’s daughter wed Sidharth Indukuri in Hyderabad.
Tanvi, Sangita and Sajjan Jindal’s daughter wed Krishna Shete in Florence
Invitations with Personalized gifts
The cards seldom go out alone. Nowadays, it’s with personalized gifts like an exquisite photo frame with the guests name and photograph. Other popular accompaniments include candle stands from Ravissant, designer watches, rare wines and Belgian chocolates.
‘Is it the Crystal Room or Ballroom tonight’?
In the wedding season it’s not uncommon to hear ”Is it the Crystal or Ballroom tonight?” the two majestic rooms at the Taj Mahal Hotel, Mumbai. The venue has, is and will always be the most elegant location for the most High Profile Engagements and Power Weddings.
Signature Wedding—at the Taj Falaknuma Palace or Four Seasons, Langkawi
Taj Falaknuma Palace offers the perfect setting for fairytale weddings. What was once the sole preserve of visiting royalty- KingGeorge V and the last Russian Tsar, Nicholas II is now a dream wedding destination. Four Seasons Resort in Langkawi, is the ultimate romanticsetting for the most incredible beach wedding. The resort is located on the island’s North-East shore overlooking one of the most beautiful beaches in the region.
The Wedding Film by Mili and Sid
The Chicago-based wedding photographers & cinematographers are well-known for their Bollywood Chic-style wedding albums and films. India’s Platinum Club now fly down the couple to capture the enigmatic moments of the bride and groom and all the fun, exciting moments of the spectacular wedding! Few families can afford to hire their services, after all the duo spend nearly 400 hours in the film-making exercise to give the bride, groom and their families the experience of film-making at a full production level!
Rockstars and Rappers
Some families want Bollywood super-stars, while some prefer cultural icons like Shubha Mudgal. And some like the Nandas of Delhi, Fabianis of Mumbai and Agarwals of United Kingdom want an international star for the grand finale—like singing sensations Shakira or Akon.
Akon performed at Kajal Fabiani and Gaurav Assomull’s Wedding in Monte Carlo.
Marriage of Cuisines
International chefs are flown in for the occasion, sometimes the menu is matched to the wedding theme and if it’s an overseas wedding, Masterchef Ritu Dalmia steps in as Food consultant. The menu at the wedding isn’t about the number of dishes, but the many cuisines, in all their authentic flavours.
Décor King Preston Bailley or Creative Genuis Tarun Tahiliani
Couturiers come on board not just to design the bride and the entire family’s ensembles but for décor design too. Today, creative Genuises like Abu-Sandeep, Tarun Tahiliani, Sabyasachi and Rohit Bal reserve time to associate with one of the most high-profile weddings every year. And for those who want an International Guru to design the decor for a Delhi wedding extend an invitation to Preston Bailley.
No prizes for guessing what you’re most likely to hear immediately after the wedding—“It was the most mesmerizing event of the decade.”
Feb 27, 2011 Destination Weddings
Two business tycoons hosted their daughter’s wedding in February. Tarini, elder daughter of Sajjan Jindal tied the knot with Vikram Handa. Trishla, the artist-daughter of Samir Jain, Vice Chairman of The Times of India group married Miami-bred, Stanford graduate Satyan Gajwani. Ace Wedding Planner Vandana Mohan managed the Jindal wedding. The pre-wedding celebrations were at Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa, Maldives and the wedding at the Jindal farmhouse in Delhi. The Jain wedding at Jagmandir, Udaipur, was around the same dates as the Jindal wedding, and was co-ordinated by 360 Degrees, the event management division of The Times of India group. Some of Delhi’s A-list bridal specialists and wedding vendors were contacted by both families, and they had to take the tough decision to figure out which wedding to go to. We presume many VIP guests faced a similar quandary!
When Tanvi, the younger daughter of Sangita and Sajjan Jindal got married in Florence last year, WeddingSutra published reports on how the Florence media went ga-ga over the Maharajah style wedding. Back in India, the wedding generated a lot of interest too. Many WeddingSutra visitors are enquiring if we’ll be featuring elder sister Tarini’s wedding photographs. But the bride and groom wish to keep it private, and so we have no pictures to share. We’re still trying though! Media moguls Jains also guard their privacy fiercely, so here again we have no pictures or details on the Trishla- Satyan wedding.
Fashion enthusiast Tarini ran Muse the erstwhile store in Kala Ghoda, she now lives in Abu Dhabi where Vikram manages his family business; Trishla, a poetry and literature graduate from Stanford, is Meera and Samir Jain’s only child. Her first solo art exhibition was held last year, and besides wielding the paintbrush, Trishla takes keen interest in spirituality writings and has over-seen the launch of Times weeklies Times Crest and The Speaking Tree. Satyan relocated to Delhi some years ago, he works with the Internet division of the Times of India group.
Trishla Jain (left) and Tarini Jindal
Sep 7, 2010 Celeb Weddings to Watch out for
A very high profile Indian wedding is taking place in February next year—steel magnate Sajjan Jindal’s elder daughter Tarini is marrying Abu Dhabi based businessman Vikram Handa. The wedding celebrations are in Delhi where Vikram’s parents and Tarini’s extended family live.
Tarini runs Muse, the multi-designer store at Mumbai’s heritage precinct Kala Ghoda and her mother Sangita Jindal, a well-known philanthropist runs the Jindal Arts Centre at NCPA. While India’s top Wedding vendors have been vying to lend their services for the Jindal wedding, the friends of the family are looking forward to what is expected to be the classiest Indian wedding of 2011. WeddingSutra emailed Tarini requesting for more details, but she sent a prompt and polite reply stating that at this point, she’d like to keep all the details private.
In June this year, the Jindals hosted their younger daughter Tanvi’s marriage in Florence. Guests referred to the fairy-tale wedding of Tanvi and Krishna Shete as the most amazing experience, and the Italian media called it the Maharaja-style wedding of an Indian Princess. The functions included a welcome-luncheon at the lavish lawns of the Four Seasons hotel and a dinner at Palazzo Corsini, the magnificent palace overlooking the Arno River. The main wedding function was at Villa Le Rose, the luxurious villa owned by the Ferragamo family. The food spread at the different functions included an all-vegetarian spread of Italian, Lebanese, and Indian specialities from Mumbai, Kolkata, Jaipur and Benares, created by Italy’s Galateo caterers, Delhi’s celebrity chef Ritu Dalmia and London based V8 Gourmet Global Group.
Tanvi Jindal and Krishna Shete’s marriage was held at Villa Le Rose, a luxurious 15th century house in Florence, owned by the son of Fashion Moghul Salvatore Ferragamo. Two decades ago, Leonardo and Beatrice Ferragamo bought the villa, and carried out a restoration project, where they fitted it with all the modern comforts while maintaining and enhancing its historical features. Spaces in the villa are now available for short or long term rentals.
The team that managed the Jindal-Shete wedding at Villa Le Rose is elated that they got to work on the most magnificent marriage. Thanks to the big buzz back in India, Villa Le Rose and other wedding venues and planners in the city are hoping to host more high profile Indian weddings– like the one hosted by Sangita and Sajjan Jindal, and Hemal and Raju Shete.
The Jindal family members stayed at the Four Seasons Hotel and the wedding functions included a welcome dinner, a brunch, a dance party, mehendi, and a post wedding Ball at the Palazzo Hotel.
Ever year, almost 1,000 couples visit Florence for their dream destination wedding. While the Florence media may not consider it news-worthy to write about many of the spectacular weddings taking place there, this is not the case with Tanvi Jindal and Krishna Shete whose wedding celebrations took place between 4th and 6th June. News reports from Florence read: ‘Indian tycoon’s daughter marries at Maharajah style wedding’. ‘700 guests this weekend to attend wedding of super-rich Indian’. ‘Fairytale wedding in Florence for daughter of Indian tycoon’.
Only the invitees knew about wedding ingredients since the Jindals kept the celebration very private and requested all the wedding services providers, not to reveal anything. All that is known is that each function was held at different exotic hotels between the hills and the city centre. And at all the functions the guests were served a strictly vegetarian fare. Much-in-the-news man Lalit Modi was there too. Post all the controversies in India, he holidayed with his family in Rome and Milan and then moved on to Florence to attend the fabulous wedding.
Tanvi, while studying at New York University fell in love with Krishna, and with Florence. She attended the global program of New York University at Villa Le Pietra in Florence. Post completing her program there, she and Krishna decided they’d like to come back to the beautiful city, to get married.
Between 4th and 6th June, some of India’s richest Marwaris will be in Florence to attend the wedding celebrations of Tanvi Jindal and Krishna Shete. Tanvi’s mother Sangita Jindal runs Art India magazine and the Jindal Arts Creative Centre at NCPA and father Sajjan Jindal is the Vice Chairman of JSW Steel. Like mother Sangita who got married very early, at 17, Tanvi who works with an NGO, is marrying at a young age by modern India standards—she’s just 22. Her sister Tarini runs Muse, the luxury fashion store in Mumbai’s trendy art district Kala Ghoda and brother Parth is studying at Brown University. Groom Krishna’s father Raju Shete, run the food services company Radhakrishna Group.
Sangita Jindal and the Jindal family, are closely associated with several Art & Heritage projects, and quite naturally have chosen for their very special occasion, the Art and History capital of Europe.
Florence in Italy is considered one of the finest wedding destinations in the world. Its old, charming palace hotels offer a setting of a different kind– where modern love mingle with past romances to offer a most dreamy, dramatic and enchanting environment! Except for close friends and select wedding guests no one has too many details about the wedding. All the arrangements are being overseen by the secretaries and work staff of Sangita and Sajjan Jindal, and there is hectic activity at 32 Walkeshwar Road, their palatial residence in Mumbai. A close friend of Sangita Jindal tells us: “Sangita and her two daughters prefer a very minimalist, classic style—and unlike other super-rich brides it’s highly unlikely that they’ll wear over-the-top glittery creations or have with them an entourage of stylists”.
While family and friends of the Jindals can’t wait to be in Florence, we can’t wait to see the Fabulous Photographs of what could possibly be the Indian Wedding of the Year!
Tanvi Jindal (Left); and her mother Sangita Jindal (Right)