Sunday, June 27, 2004

Desi Wedding Excess

The Excess of Desi Weddings

MSNBC is running a story on the 60 million dollar wedding of Vanisha Mittal (to Amit Bhatia), daughter of expat desi and steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal.

What do you get for 60 million you ask?

A six-day bash for 1,500 guests in France’s most sumptuous settings, including Versailles. Mittal rented the Tuileries garden for one night and a gallery at Versailles another night. Some 6,000 meals, including veggie-specialties prepared by celebrity chef Munna Maharaja, and 5,000 bottles of Mouton-Rothschild 1986 were also included in the bill.

Louis XIV’s lavish chateau apparently was not enough — Mittal also had a makeshift castle built at a park in Saint-Cloud, outside the capital. The actual wedding took place Tuesday at another chateau, Vaux-le-Vicomte.

Among the many other things $60 million could buy it is also the equivalent to the cost of an Airbus A320 passenger jet.


Post a Comment

<< Home