The world was astounded by the magnitude of the pre-wedding celebrations that Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant threw in Jamnagar over three days. Among the many celebrities that performed throughout the festivities were Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Aamir Khan, Ranveer Singh and Rihanna who made her first concert appearance in seven years. The event was held in Gujarat for more than 1500 people, featured performances by international music stars including Akon and Diljit Dosanjh.

“We chose Jamnagar as the venue for the festivities because it was our way of honoring our roots and the family’s legacy” Radhika said in a recent interview with Vogue. She continued by saying that Jamnagar is very precious to her and Anant because they spend a lot of time there. “We spend a lot of time there, away from the bustle of the city, and Anant works there as well. It’s also the birthplace of Anant’s grandma, Kokilaben and our true home” the woman remarked. This is also the location of their animal refuge, Vantara, which Radhika referred to as their “karma bhoomi or land of duty.”

Radhika Merchant’s veil in pre-wedding ceremony was made with ‘real gold threads’ one of her outfits took 6 months to make

One of Radhika Merchant’s outfits was made with 20k Swarovski crystals was crafted by 70 artisans

There’s nothing more exquisite and classic than seeing an Indian bride dressed in gold! Indian marriages have long been associated with this precious metal. The Ambani family’s future bride Radhika Merchant discussed her stunning wardrobe and the just-ended three-day pre-wedding festivities in Jamnagar, Gujarat in an interview with lifestyle magazine Vogue.

Merchant disclosed that pure gold threads were used to make the veil of one of her dresses. It took six months to produce another dress, designed by Manish Malhotra, who collaborated with her mother-in-law Nita Ambani to design the full pre-wedding party.

In another Instagram image Merchant looking stunning in a gold lehenga that she wore to the pre-wedding function. The lehenga was painstakingly made from silver drapes and decorated with twenty thousand Swarovski gems! Seventy craftspeople worked to produce the lehenga.

What The Ambani Women Wore To Anant and Radhika’s Pre-Wedding Celebrations

The Ambani family is known for dressing in exquisite couture and extravagant gems whenever they throw a party. Nita Ambani the mother of the groom grinned at guests dressed in a variety of Manish Malhotra outfits the most striking of which was a shimmering white sari accessorized with an exquisite emerald and diamond set.

Isha Ambani the groom’s sister alternated between Chanel and Louis Vuitton gowns and eye-catching red and ivory Manish Malhotra lehengas. She was observed wearing six remarkable ensembles. Shiloka Ambani and Akash Ambani’s bride looked stunning in designs by Abu Jani, Sandeep Khosla and Manish Malhotra, veering toward pastel colors.

At her pre-wedding celebration Radhika Merchant the soon-to-be bride looked stunning. She transitioned from a rainbow tasseled dress to the exact Versace gown Blake Lively wore at the 2022 Met Gala. But Merchant opted for a more conventional look for her hastakshar ceremony dressing in a pastel pink Tarun Tahiliani lehenga and delicate diamond jewelry.

Radhika Merchant donned a vibrant fringe dress designed by Ashish Gupta, a Delhi-born designer based in London for her second look that evening. It was from his Spring/Summer 2024 collection which drew inspiration from Asha Puthli, an Indian singer who rose to prominence as a disco queen in New York City as well as Studio 54.

Several well-known fashion designers were “present” at this wedding. Although the designs were amazing. I would have preferred to see a wider range of designers as well as more independent brands or up-and-coming artists. The accompanying video and this article were created immediately following the pre-wedding weekend further photos of the guests wearing additional designers may have been added later.


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