Raipur: The capital witnessed one of its most glittering nights till date during the grand wedding of chief minister Raman Singh’s son Abhishek’s marriage on Friday.
The big fat wedding of the season started with Abhishek’s baraat commencing its journey from hotel Sibbal Palace to Hotel Babylon at 8 pm. Dressed in a cream white sherwani Abhishek boarded the tastefully decorated horse cart to complete his journey to meet his life partner.
The pleasant weather enhanced the blissful atmosphere. The sky was lit up with spectacular colourful fireworks amidst which the baraat (marriage procession) reached Hotel Babylon at about 9 pm.
Father of the bride-chief minister Raman Singh – was welcomed by groom Aishwarya’s father Bharat Singh Hada at the hotel’s gate according to Indian rituals. The band playing ‘Baharon phul barsao mera mehboob aya hai’ matched the occasion perfectly.
The VVIP baraat and guests
The guest list of the wedding of the season included President Pratibha Patil her husband Professor Devi Singh Shekhawat. Top political leaders like BJP’s former national president Rajnath Singh, former president Venkaiah Naidu also attended the marriage and blessed the newly married couple. Supreme Court Justice Deepak Verma, former cabinet minister Vidya Charan Shukla, MP legislative assembly speaker Ishwar Das Rohani and state ministers, MLAs, BJP leaders also attended the gala function.
The marriage reception will be held on June 25 (Saturday) at Science College ground.