The guests have only just returned home, and the newlyweds are on now honeymoon (we imagine). Now it’s our turn to pore over the details from 2016’s most expensive Asian wedding.
Reportedly costing an eye watering £59million, this is the who, what, how and where:
The bride, Brahmani Reddy, is the 21-year old daughter of super wealthy Indian tycoon and ex-politician Gali Janardhana Reddy. Her wedding trousseau was somewhere in the region of £12m, with the bridal sari thought to be at £2m and the jewellery £10m.
The groom is 23-year-old Rajeev Reddy. He comes from a business family in Hyderabad.
The families of the bride and groom chose November 16th 2016 to tie the knot.
Bangalore Palace in Bengaluru, Karnataka. The architecture of the palace is in the style of a mock Tudor castle. Imagine if Henry VIII wanted a holiday home in southern India and you’re on the right track. It’s bizarre and beautiful in equal measure.
Guests were sent LCD video wedding invitations delivered in gold-plated boxes. And how many guests exactly?
Yep, you read right.
FIFTY THOUSAND GUESTS. Imagine trying to organise the seating plan!
Here’s a look at the invitation video:
3000 bouncers and special security were hired to ensure everyone and everything was safe. This included more than 300 police staff to patrol Bangalore Palace.
Eight priests from Tirupati Thirumala temple performed the wedding rituals.
15 temporary helipads were constructed for VIP guests, rumoured to be the best of Bollywood, as well as figures from politics, business and entertainment.
A fleet of 2000 taxis were on call to get guests to and from various venues.