A whopping five million rupees was spent on the magnificent wedding reception of Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza and Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik in Sialkot, where flowers costing Rs. two million were brought to decorate the stage, and expert chefs from Lahore were brought for preparing the dishes.
Over one thousand guests attended the function at the Hockey Club of Pakistan in Sialkot on Sunday, where Sania was dressed in a green and maroon ‘sari’, while Shoaib wore a white ‘sherwani’.
The entire stadium was decorated for the occasion, and sixteen different types of flowers brought from a Lahore based firm were used to decorate the stage.
The guests at the function were served a large variety of cuisines, as the expert chefs prepared a combination of ‘desi’ and traditional meals of Punjab, The News reports.
Security was heightened inside and outside the club, and only the people with special invitations were allowed to enter the venue.
According to reports, several relatives and friends of Shoaib could not hand over gifts to the newly-wed couple because of the security restrictions.
The local administration’s insistence on enforcing the energy conversation measures also led to some problems during the function.