New Delhi: When it comes to marriages, Indians believe in the Big Bang theory. Here is the example of lavish big fat Indian wedding. After the unforgettable marriage ceremony of Mitesh and Vikram Chatwal now the next extravaganza marriage ceremony happened in Venice.

NRI industrialist Pramod Agarwal spent Rs 6.4 crore for his daughter's wedding, which saw elephants lumbering down canal city.

Grand palazzos, gondolas and Colombian pop star Shakira in person! It couldn't get bigger than the grand Indian wedding of Britain-based industrialist Pramod Agarwal's daughter in Venice at a reported cost of 10 million euros (Rs 6.4 crore).

The May 12-14 affair to remember saw as many as 800 guests and 72 hours of celebration, the high point of which was a performance by Shakira. The three-day extravaganza saw elephants and horses traipsing down the charming Italian city of canals.

Agarwal, an Indian born metals commodities trader and investor, hosted the wedding of his daughter Vinita to Muqit Teja at the San Clemente Palace Hotel and Resort.

According to the website, a huge team of coordinators and specialists from Mumbai and Delhi was flown down to conceptualize the grand affair, which included logistics and hospitality teams, decor tycoon Sumant Jayakrishnan along with ace photographers Badal and Raja Jain, while well-known chefs from India took care of the Indian cuisine.

This is not the first time an international artiste has performed at an Indian wedding. International popstar Akon also performed at the wedding reception of Mumbai socialites Kajal Fabiani and Gaurav Assomull in Monte Carlo this March.

Bollywood is not far behind either. From Shah Rukh Khan and Malaika Arora, stars have often been seen performing at high-profile weddings.

Congress leader Kanwar Singh Tanwar's son's marriage in Delhi, for instance, saw a slew of Bollywood stars taking to the stage. These included Shah Rukh and Neha Dhupia, Zarine Khan.

In 2004, ace businessman Laxmi Mittal's daughter's wedding saw Shah Rukh, Juhi Chawla, Saif Ali Khan and Rani Mukherjee showing dance moves choreographed by Farah Khan. Akshay Kumar and Aishwarya Rai also set the stage on fire with high-energy performances.

Courtesy:Mid-day.com