Gaurav Palrecha (R) and his bride Tuisha Seksaria are welcomed at Da Nang Airport in central Vietnam, January 24, 2023. Photo courtesy of Da Nang Tourism Department
The wedding of an Indian couple has been going on in the central city of Da Nang for five days with more than 350 guests served by a team of 100 staff and chefs from India.
Gaurav Palrecha and his bride Tuisha Seksaria, who come from Indian billionaire families, arrived at Da Nang International Airport on Tuesday, the third day of the Lunar New Year, in preparation for their wedding party that began a day later and which would last until Sunday.
More than two tons of materials, costumes and props were transported from India for the wedding party, according to the city’s portal.
The wedding ceremony will take place at a luxury beach resort in Da Nang.
Satish Ramnani, director of Veydaa Events Company, which is hosting the wedding event, said Da Nang, with its luxurious accommodation facilities, has much potential to become a destination for lavish weddings.
This is the second time Da Nang has been chosen as the wedding venue of Indian billionaire families.
In late November 2019, an Indian billionaire family hosted a wedding party lasting four days for their daughter in Da Nang with more than 600 guests.
India was the city’s fifth largest source of foreign visitors in 2022.
Budget carrier Vietjet Air launched its first direct flights from Da Nang to Mumbai with a frequency of three flights per week from last October.
City authorities said this year the city is targeting upper-class Indian families organizing lavish weddings for several days in Da Nang at a cost of up to billions of Vietnamese dong (VND1 billion = $42,644).
Da Nang is the busiest tourist city in central Vietnam, and is used as a springboard to access three worldwide famous heritage sites – the Imperial Capital of Hue, the My Son Sanctuary and Hoi An Ancient Town.