Hong Kong entrepreneurs Kishore Samtani and Kumar Vaswani hosted a reception banquet and five-day destination wedding celebration for more than 1,300 guests at their children’s wedding at a resort in Phuket last week.
The wedding of Kunal Samtani to Divya Vaswani was billed the largest wedding ever held in Thailand with five days of festivities at the resort from Nov 28, reports Phuket News.
Kishore and wife Mala Samtani had jointly organised the event together with Divya’s parents, businessman Kumar and Priya Vaswani.
“It took almost a year to plan,” Sally Mangharam from Bangkok-based Mantra Events, which collaborated with Indonesia-based Innaz Communique, told Asia Samachar.
A 3,200-square-metre air-conditioned marquee, Thailand’s largest, was built for the wedding celebrations.
The wedding entourage occupied the entire resort of 615 rooms, villas, all function space and F&B outlets. Guests at the wedding reception were entertained by a number of world-class performances by international artistes, Akon, Jason Derulo, Akshay Kumar and Salman Khan, according to the Phuket News report.
The resort served guests more than 25,000 meals, 12,000 coconuts, over 1,500 bottles of premium liquor and champagne throughout the five-day celebrations, the report said.
In April 2017, Kishore was the promoter for Da-Bangg, a HK$15 million song and dance extravaganza with Bollywood megastar Salman Khan as one of the main draw.
More than 36,000 Indians live in Hong Kong, the fourth largest ethnic group, according to official statistics.