‘Kajal Fabiani’ and ‘Gaurav Assomull’ were the most searched key words
on WeddingSutra in March 2011. Everyone wanted to know more about the
two rich kids whose wedding in Monte Carlo made such big news. While the Sindhi community around the world exchanged notes on the
dream wedding which Kamal Fabiani and Madan Assomull organised for
their children, the wedding managers Monte Carlo Weddings and Percept
were besieged with requests from the media for pictures and more
information on this high profile destination wedding, the highlight of
which was a performance by Akon.
Kajal Fabiani and Gaurav Assomull
The duo spent their childhood years in Europe and they now live in
Mumbai. Kajal’s father Kamal Fabiani is in the financial services
business and Gaurav's father Madan Assomull is in the oil business in
Nigeria. Gaurav and his mother Sangeeta Assomull run a company named
Marigold. Kajal used to run Villa 39, a fine-dining restaurant in
The bride, groom, their parents and Gaurav's sibling Vickram Assomull
As soon as the society darlings got engaged, they evaluated several
options for a destination wedding outside India, finally they zeroed
in on Monte Carlo as it was Kajal's dream wedding venue since long.
Monte Carlo Weddings partnered with Percept D’Mark (who took care of
hospitality during the four days of festivities) to execute this dream
wedding. There was of course a lot of logistics support from the
Tourism of Monaco, who were thrilled to host the Big, Fat Sindhi
The crowds just before the Baraat
The Wedding Program
The highlights of the four day celebrations between March 18th and 21st included
- Youngsters Party at Monte Carlo’s Indian theme lounge/ bar The Buddah Bar.
- Welcome party at the Grimaldi Forum
- The Mehendi at Hotel Hermitage
- Performances by Sukhbir and the band 'Fabba' at the Sangeet at
Salle Empire of the Hotel de Paris
- The traditional Sindhi Wedding on the stage of the Salle Garnier of
the Opera de Monte-Carlo; the venue which has seen numerous ballets
and world-class productions played host to a traditional Indian
wedding for the first time.
- Post-wedding cocktail at the Atrium of the Casino after which
guests were ferried to Salle des Etoiles for a laser/acquatic show and
the evenings big act—a performance by singing sensation Akon.
Baby, a 21 year old female elephant walks in front of the Monte Carlo Casino as part of the festivities
Kajal@ the Mehendi in a yellow ensemble by Abu Sandeep and kundan
jewellery from Bharany's, Delhi.
Sukhbir@ the Sangeet
Grandest Wedding in Monaco
Frank Damgaard, head of Monte-Carlo Weddings spoke to WeddingSutra:
"It was the first Indian wedding we were organising, and perhaps it
will be considered the most grandiose, lavish, destination wedding the
Principality of Monaco has ever hosted."
Mandap at Salle Garnier