Ambanis in Udaipur for Isha's pre-wedding ritual; lavish set-up for 'Maha Aarti'
The designer, who also rang in his 52nd birthday on Wednesday, went on a jetty ride.
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A picture has been circulating on social media that is purportedly the set-up for the Shri Nath Ji Maha Aarti. The picture shows a massive, white Lord Krishna idol and several gold temple pillar-like structures against a backdrop of the lake.
Meanwhile, Vardan Nayak, who is Isha's go-to-guy for make-up, was incidentally spotted at the Mumbai airport. While he himself posted the airport picture on his Instagram feed, it is not known whether he is also Udaipur-bound.
Designer Manish Malhotra, who is also in the City of Lakes, was one of the first celebrity guests to arrive. He posted a picture on Instagram with the Ambanis.
The 52-year old designer, who turned a year older on Wednesday, also shared an Insta Story video showing his room that was decked with balloons, candles, rose petals and a chocolate cake.
Malhotra, whose creations are worn by the Ambani women, also shared an Insta video Story while touring in a jetty. .The designer, impressed by the scenic beauty, captioned it: "Evening light and the sound of water... Udaipur."
Isha, is all set to tie the knot with Piramal scion Anand on December 12 at the Ambanis' Mumbai residence 'Antilia'. But ahead of the big day, the Ambanis and Piramals are hosting their families and friends in Udaipur for three days of pre-wedding celebrations.
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Tata's Vistara airlines, which doesn't fly to Udaipur, also tweeted that it was operating a number of special flights between Delhi, Udaipur, and Mumbai over the weekend. However, when asked, Vistara declined to comment on the special charters to Udaipur.
Fly India’s best to one of the most magical cities, #Udaipur! Vistara is operating special flights between Delhi, U… https://t.co/5lXyPZLgeV— Vistara (@airvistara) 1544009920000
The Ambanis have reportedly booked numerous five-star properties in the Lake City, not just for guests but also the teams that will be working behind the scenes.
The extravagant celebrations will be captured by celebrity wedding photographer Joseph Radhik, who was also the lensman at Priyanka-Nick and Anushka-Virat's weddings. While there has been no official confirmation from the families on this, Radhik's post from Chopra's wedding - that also has Isha in the frame - was captioned, "One of those happy moments when you see two Stories brides on stage!"
After the Udaipur celebrations, the families will return to Mumbai where there will be four more days of functions, including two receptions.
Isha and Anand, both Ivy League alumni, got engaged in September at Lake Como, months after Piramal proposed to her at a temple in Mahabaleshwar. The families have been in celebratory mood ever since the proposal; the Ambanis also hosted a Ghor Dana for the couple at their residence Antilia in May.
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The Ambani family has, since, also visited numerous temples across the country including, Siddhivinayak, Kedarnath-Badrinath, Tirupati, Guruvayoor, Sri Ramanathaswamy and Ambaji shrines, to offer the wedding invitation and seek blessings.
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Seems like one of the biggest weddings of the year will certainly be an affair to remember!