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Inside a 30 mn dollar wedding

Last updated on: April 27, 2017 09:16 IST

1,100 guests. A cruise liner. A dream wedding in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea.

Zoya Akhtar's Hindi film Dil Dhadakne Do was the inspiration for the dream wedding of UAE-based high school sweethearts -- Adel Sajan, heir of construction major Danube group and dentist-turned-model Sana Khan.

The destination wedding, that took place across four days, on the luxury cruise liner Costa Fascinosa, reportedly had a price tag of approx $30 million (Rs 200 crores approx). 

Adel Sajan and Sana Shaikh wedding

IMAGE: Sana and Adel pose on the cruise in blue outfits while welcoming the baraat.
All photographs: Kind courtesy Wizspk Communication

Adel Sajan and Sana Shaikh wedding

IMAGE: The wedding planners, Wedniksha, had different themes each day of the wedding celebrations.
More than two tonnes of flowers were imported from different parts of the world to decorate the ship for the wedding. This included 1,000 tulips from Holland, 20,000 red roses and 1,000 Hydrangea flowers from Ecuador.

Sana Adel wedding

IMAGE: The colour co-ordinated baraatis.

Adel Sajan and Sana Shaikh wedding

IMAGE: The couple pose with parents inside the cruise.

Adel Sajan and Sana Shaikh wedding

IMAGE: Golden girls -- Sana with mother-in-law Sameera.
Sana's outfits were designed by Neeta Lulla.

Adel Sajan and Sana Shaikh wedding

IMAGE: A team of 42 beauticians and hair stylists were flown in to dress the guests for makeovers  as per the themes. A team of six were responsible for tying turbans for the baraat ceremony.

Adel Sajan and Sana Shaikh wedding

IMAGE: Ethnic regal was the theme for the sangeet. Sana's embellished green gown, with this dramatic cape, looks grand.

Adel Sajan and Sana Shaikh wedding

IMAGE: Sana poses with her love at her sangeet.

Adel Sajan and Sana Shaikh wedding

IMAGE: The lit-up interiors would make anyone's jaws drop.

Adel Sajan and Sana Shaikh wedding

IMAGE: The calm and composed bride getting ready for the gala dinner.
Sana represented Bahrain at the Miss India International pageant in 2010.

Adel Sajan and Sana Shaikh wedding

IMAGE: Sana flaunts her glow-in-the-dark white gown designed by Neeta Lulla.

Adel Sajan and Sana Shaikh wedding

IMAGE: Doesn't she look like a princess?

Adel Sajan and Sana Shaikh wedding

IMAGE: The Danube family in colour-coordinated white outfits for the gala dinner on the final day of the wedding celebrations.

Adel Sajan and Sana Shaikh wedding

IMAGE: Actor Juhi Chawla was among the B-town guests who attended the wedding.

Adel Sajan and Sana Shaikh wedding

IMAGE: Shilpa Shetty made an appearance on stage to congratulate the couple.

Adel Sajan and Sana Shaikh wedding

IMAGE: Malaika Arora Khan was also one of the attendees.

Adel Sajan and Sana Shaikh wedding

IMAGE: The parents of the groom also performed and entertained the guests.

Adel Sajan and Sana Shaikh wedding

IMAGE: The guests were treated to several live performances, including a water rocket show, aerial acts, song,and dance events. About 75 chefs were flown in from India to serve the guests across the four days of the wedding.