India’s big fat wedding season is no stranger to lavish, elaborate weddings invitations. But this fancy wedding invite from former Karnataka minister and mining baron, Gali Janardhan Reddy, for his daughter’s wedding seems to have just raised the bar.
The wedding invitation is actually a box, which opens to display a small LCD screen playing a pre-wedding video of Reddy’s daughter Bramhani with son-in-law Rajeev.
The video starts with the family lip-syncing a welcome song announcing the upcoming nuptial, followed by visuals of the bride-to-be swirling in flowy dresses across extravagant flower decorations and the groom pacing in a traditional attire against the backdrop of white, heavenly horses.
The one-minute video plays out with shots of the to-be bride and groom giving each other coy looks while the family blesses the couple by throwing flowers at them. The entire production features a luxurious mansion, idols, flower canopies and waterfalls.
What stands out in the video is how the entire family is involved in the song-and-dance saga, which makes it look like the opening montage of a soap opera.
The video also includes the details of the venue and timing. The wedding, slated for November, is expected to be a grand event studded with celebrity guests.
The host, Gali Janardhan Reddy is a former Karnataka minister, who was jailed in September 2011 for involvement in illegal mining activities undertaken by his firm, the Bellary Brothers. He was released on bail in January 2015.