Over 50 premium brands participate at 5th Vogue Wedding Show
The Vogue Wedding Show, India’s luxury bridal exhibition, returned for its fifth year with actress Aditi Rao Hydari as the face of the flagship property. The event saw Aditi walk through the designers’ and participating brands’ stalls, interacting with the eminent faces from the wedding industry. Wearing a hand-painted, printed, georgette Sabyasachi sari from his Udaipur Spring Couture 2017 collection, with a sequined shimmer blouse in gold, and exquisite Subhanallah earrings from the designer’s recently launched jewellery collection.
Held in association with Forevermark, supported by BMW, Johnnie Walker The Journey, Seetu Kohli Concepts, and organized in partnership with Taj Hotels Palaces Resorts Safaris, the fifth edition of the specially curated, luxury event featured some of the most premium and personalized category leaders and services from the Indian wedding circuit. Grander and bigger this season, the Vogue Wedding Show 2017 was held from August 4- 6 2017 at the Taj Palace, New Delhi, and offered guests the opportunity to make selections for their dream wedding.
At this “by invitation only” luxury fair, apart from enjoying personal meetings with India’s topmost bridal couture designers like Manish Malhotra, Sabyasachi, Tarun Tahiliani, Anita Dongre, Shantanu & Nikhil, Gaurav Gupta, Rahul Mishra, JADE by Monica & Karishma, Monisha Jaisingh, Payal Singhal, Falguni Shane Peacock, and Shyamal & Bhumika, guests also received the exclusive opportunity to meet with wedding specialists, India’s finest jewellers, trousseau gifting brands, décor experts, and wedding planners.
The attendees of the Vogue Wedding Show 2017 got the chance to attend exclusive masterclasses and interact with an enviable line-up of industry experts. These included a workshop on styling, where celebrity style mentor and Vogue India’s Fashion Director, Anaita Shroff Adajania, shared contemporary style tips and advice for brides and grooms. In her masterclass, celebrated wedding planner Vandana Mohan shared some vital insights on how to plan your picture-perfect dream wedding. Skin-care specialist Dr. Harshna Bijlani spoke about techniques to get that glowing, flawless skin in her session.
Make-up specialist Namrata Soni broke down facts and myths, and instructed attendees on how to wear make-up that’s ideal for all kinds of bridal looks. Celebrity hairstylist Rod Anker took guests through a step-by-step process underlining the need for personal and professional hair care, complete with an on-stage demonstration. Celebrity nutritionist Kinita Kadakia Patel informed brides-to-be on how to look and feel their best through wellness and nutrition.
Speaking about the Vogue Wedding Show, Priya Tanna, Editor, Vogue India, says “Weddings in India are richly steeped in tradition, and yet contemporary in their essence– they are more than events, they are memory makers. To help craft the wedding of your dreams, we have brought together a select gathering of experts, brands and services at our three-day long wedding showcase. From the country’s leading bridal wear designers, stunning jewellery brands to masterclasses conducted by renowned industry experts in hair, make-up, skin, beauty, nutrition and wellness, it is a ready reckoner for every bride and bridegroom to be. No wonder then that in its 5th year, the Vogue Wedding show has become seminal to the industry.”
On being the face of the 5th edition of Vogue Wedding Show, Aditi Rao Hydari says, “It’s totally incredible to be the face of the 5th edition of the Vogue Wedding Show. If it's Vogue you can expect nothing but the best and I enjoyed every moment of being here. Weddings are a happy occasion and everything here at the Wedding Show is like an ode to the most beautiful wedding.”
For the Vogue Wedding Show 2017, Vogue India showcased some spectacular wedding jewellery, with leading names like Amrapali, Anjali Bhimrajka Fine Jewels, Anmol, Birdhichand Ghanshyamdas, Bharany’s, Diacolor Fine Contemporary Jewels, Hazoorilal by Sandeep Narang, Hazoorilal Legacy – South Extension, House Of Surana By Pankaj Surana, Kantilal Chhotalal, Khanna Jewellers, Moksh – Fine Unseen Jewels, Raj Mahtani Couture Jewels, Rakyan’s Fine Jewellery, Rare Heritage, Renu Oberoi Luxury Jewellery, Savaab, Sunita Shekhawat Jaipur, amongst many others. Also, a dedicated space housed a ‘Sari Pavilion’ comprising sarees from different regions of the country such as Laju Shaparia, Latha Puttana, Naina Jain, Palam Silks, and Ratanshi Kheraj Sarees.
For gifting and trousseau ideas, and for wedding related facilities that are luxurious and original, brands like Ahujasons, Anahata, Disneyland Paris, Fabelle Exquisite Chocolates, Foodhall, Magnificence by Shalini Beriwal, Nordic Kandie, Nupurh J Silverware by Nupurh and Nidhi Jain, Ravish Kapoor Innovative Invitations, Shingora, The Good Life Company, The Kingdom of Bahrain, Timeless Weddings at the Taj, and Wednikshka were found at the show.
Speaking about the association with the Vogue Wedding Show 2017, Rakhee Lalvani, Vice President – Public Relations & Corporate Communications, Taj Hotels Palaces Resorts Safaris says “We are proud to partner with Vogue for the fifth consecutive year of the Vogue Wedding Show. Generations of families have celebrated their weddings at our magnificent palaces in Rajasthan, our quintessential city hotels in India, or our idyllic beach resorts, and we are proud to continue this tradition with them, with enhanced offerings like the wedding concierge and the online retail collection for the bride’s trousseau. Indian destination weddings are increasing with every passing year and this is evident at some of our iconic hotels in London, New York, San Francisco, Maldives, Dubai, Sri Lanka, Langkawi as well as in India. With a unique combination of distinctive locales with a sense of place, exotic themes, inventive cuisine, gracious and warm service, every wedding at Taj is truly unforgettable.”
Sachin Jain, President Forevermark said, "We have been associated with the Vogue Wedding Show since inception and have seen a wonderful synergy with them. Vogue attracts the best clientele to their show who believe in purchasing beautiful products which are responsibly sourced just like a Forevermark diamond. Forevermark goes beyond the 4Cs to select the world's most beautiful diamonds and each diamond has a unique inscription number which is an assurance of its promise. The Vogue Wedding Show is a great platform to showcase the brilliance of Forevermark and we hope to continue our association in the future as well."
Nitesh Chhapru, VP Marketing, Diageo India said, “Vogue Wedding Show is the epitome of luxury under one roof and a perfect platform that celebrates life’s best milestones just like Johnnie Walker, an extraordinary scotch whisky for the most memorable occasions. Celebrating these milestones and inspiring people to continuously Keep Walking is what Johnnie Walker The Journey is all about. We are delighted to be a part of the Vogue Wedding Show which complements our distinctive way of celebrating life’s memorable moments.”
Seetu Kohli, Managing Director, Seetu Kohli Concepts said, "This is our first time at the Vogue Wedding Show and we are absolutely delighted to be a part of this glorious show. It not just gives us an opportunity to showcase our collection to the discerning audience but also is extremely motivating for us to be surrounded with so much creativity all around. This was probably the only platform in India where we were very confident of presenting our extremely distinguished brand Ralph Lauren Home for the very first time in India and we are so glad that we are here. We are opening our flagship showroom in Delhi in September and we feel privileged to be able to interact with the right clientele here and plan our collection even better for the launch in India. My compliments to the entire Vogue team and I thank them for having us here. We are looking forward to being a part of this beautiful show in a much bigger way next year."
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