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Akash Ambani and Shloka Mehta tie the knot.

New Delhi: Asia's richest man Mukesh Ambani's son Akash Ambani tied the knot with Shloka Mehta in a grand wedding ceremony on Saturday. The couple got married at the Trident Hotel and the wedding dinner was organised at Jio World Centre. The festivities began at 3:30 pm yesterday.

The wedding was a star-studded affair. The first day of wedding celebrations saw who’s of who from the corporate world, business tycoons, notable industrialists, eminent international personalities and several Bollywood stars. The wedding celebrations are far from over. There is Mangal Parv celebration today and a reception ceremony will be held at the same venue on Monday.

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Ambani family at the wedding venue

Take a look at 5 key highlights from the wedding:

1. Anna Seva for underprivileged children: The Ambanis started a week-long Anna Seva (food service) programme on March 6 in all the orphanages and old age homes in the city to commence the celebrations of the wedding. This initiative began at the Jio Gardens, where members of the Ambani family, joined by Shloka’s parents Mona and Russel Mehta, served dinner with choice delicacies to nearly 2,000 children. The week-long Anna Seva will be followed by a continuation of supply of groceries to all the orphanages and old age homes in the city for a year.

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Ambanis, Mehtas serving food to underprivileged kids at Anna Seva programme

2. 50,000 sweet boxes for Mumbai Police officials: Mukesh Ambani cheered up the Mumbai Police officials with a ‘sweet surprise’ ahead of the wedding. As a sweet gesture, Ambani sent nearly 50,000 boxes of sweets to the Mumbai Police officials. "On the joyous occasion of the wedding of Akash with Shloka, we seek your blessings and good wishes, Nita & Mukesh Ambani, Isha, Anand & Anant", was the message written on the sweet boxes.

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3. Guest list: The guest list for the wedding was not ordinary. Some of the most known persons from sports, business, music, Bollywood and even politics were seen attending the event. Google CEO Sundar Pichai, Mahindra Group chairman Anand Mahindra, industrialist Ratan Tata, Gautam Singhania, GV Sanjay Reddy, Former Britain PM Tony Blair, former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, Shah Rukh Khan, Amir Khan, Ranbir Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra were among the guest who attended the wedding.

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Left to Right: Sundar Pichai with wife Anjali Pichai, Lakshmi Mittal with wife Usha Mittal, Ratan Tata, Tata Group Chairman Natarajan Chandrasekaran with wife Lalitha

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Top left to bottom right: Raymond Chairman Gautam Singhania with wife Nawaz Modi Singhania, Mahindra Group Chairman Anand Mahindra, ADAG Chairman Anil Ambani with wife Tina Ambani, GVK Power Vice President Sanjay Reddy with wife Pinky Reddy

4. Baraat Dance: Mukesh Ambani danced with wife Nita Ambani at the Mangal Baraat during the wedding celebrations. Akash Ambani was seen grooving with father Mukesh Ambani, mother Nita Ambani, sister Isha Ambani, and younger brother Anant Ambani. Isha Ambani was seen dancing on a stage with Nita Ambani. Shah Rukh Khan was seen shaking a leg with Nita Ambani.

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5. Venue and Decoration: The Ambanis went all out with venue decoration for the celebration. Ambani residence Antilia was decked for the wedding with exquisite floral decoration. The venue was all decked up with lots of flowers and lights. The whole decor looked royal. The Mangal Parv celebration and reception of the couple will be at the same venue.

Worth mentioning here is that following yesterday's celebrations with Dinner at Jio World Centre, Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC), Mumbai, there will be Mangal Parv and (Wedding Reception) Mangal Ashirwaad on March 10 and March 11, 2019, respectively. Both the events will be held at Jio World Centre.

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