Indian Businessman's Big, Fat Monaco Wedding
Socialite Kajal Fabiani married Gaurav Assomull, CEO of luxury purveyor Marigold Group, in a glittering ceremony in Monaco.
This big, fat Indian wedding, the most elaborate Indian wedding the Mediterranean principality has ever witnessed, apparently cost about $10 million (approx Rs 44 crore) to put together.
The four day fiesta started with a youngster’s party at Monte Carlo’s Indian-themed lounge bar, The Buddha Bar. The mehendi was held at the Hotel Hermitage one of Monaco’s most luxurious hotels and was followed by a sangeet evening at Salle Empire at the exceptional Hotel de Paris, which is known for its loyalty to grand tradition.
The wedding itself took place on Monday, March 21 where Assomull lead the baraat from Casino Square on a white horse. The baraatis were led back to the Hotel Hermitage for the wedding. Two Indian elephants, included for good luck, were also paraded down Casino Square. Both the bride and groom were dressed in Kajal’s favourite Indian designer, JJ Valaya’s creations.
After a private traditional wedding ceremony in the Salle Garnier, around 600 guests were treated to a post-wedding cocktail party at the Casino Atrium. A lazer show and four-course dinner wrapped the night. But the show-stealing event at the wedding was a finale concert by Hip Hop star Akon, Wedding Sutra reported.
The Fabiani-Assomull wedding extravaganza was organised by Aditya Motwane of Percept D’Mark and Frank Damgaard, head of Monte Carlo Weddings.
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