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Best of Vogue Wedding Show 2015

11 Aug Wedding Design Company - Table Decor with red roses- Vogue Wedding Show 2015

THE Vogue Wedding Show kicked off in Delhi this Friday, and if you’re wondering – was it really worth attending? – the answer’s a resounding yes. Of course, it’s a luxury wedding exhibition, so we expected nothing but the best-in-the business designers and jewellery makers at Taj Palace Hotel.

We spent a whole day at Vogue Wedding Show, and covered every inch of it. Not a single stone unturned. Here are the stalls we loved and our favourite pieces from the show!  Continue reading

Bridal Beauty Lessons from Namrata Soni’s Masterclass: Exclusively for TDB

29 Jul Bridal Beauty tips from Namrata Soni Masterclass at Vogue Wedding Show

Ask me to list out the best bridal makeup artists in India, and Namrata Soni is the first name that will come out of my mouth.

If you’re wondering “Namrata who?” then you, my dear friend, have been living under a rock. Namrata Soni is THE celebrity makeup artist, who is responsible for Sonam Kapoor looking fabulous at every major and minor event. She makes everyone from Nargis Fakhri to Twinkle Khanna look amazing and sophisticated, and it’s no wonder brides will kill to book her for their big day.

Naturally, when we had bridal makeup and beauty questions, we got Namrata Soni to answer them. Only the best for you, my brides!

THAT’S RIGHT. Step aside, Sonam. Namrata is ours this week.

*Security looks about ready to throw us out*

Ok ok, give us 30 freakin’ minutes with her, will you?

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Everything You Need To Know About Vogue Wedding Show 2015

20 Jun

Everything You Need to Know about Vogue Wedding Show 2015

Vogue Wedding Show 2015

A luxury wedding exhibition where the vendors are hand-picked by the people behind Vogue magazine. This is it’s 3rd edition. I’ve attended the previous two (and even written about the first one!) and found VWS to be one of the best wedding exhibitions out there.

When & Where

7-9 August, 2015 at Taj Palace Hotel, New Delhi

What’s So Special About It?

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TDB’s Day Out! Vogue Wedding Show Day 3

6 Apr

I’m going to make this post short, and wrap it up really quick - because it mainly serves as a reference guide to the Vogue Wedding Show, which will end in another hour, so a lot of this information is relevant to guides who are at the show RIGHT NOW.

What you get when you enter VWS

What you get when you enter VWS

You MUST visit the DLF Emporio Wedding & Gift Registry. Why? One, because a gift registry is a brilliant idea for your wedding - imagine getting gifts you had on your wish list, and only those gifts! And two, because they’re giving away VOUCHERS WORTH INR 10,000 to anyone who registers TODAY! The voucher has no hidden T&C - I got one myself! I have a birthday coming up, so I made myself a gift regisrty for that! :) You can shop at Bottega Veneta, ETRO, Jimmy Choo, Luxxe Box, Paul Smith and TUMI using that voucher.

That's me with my gift voucher!

That’s me with my gift voucher!

Christian Louboutin obviously has very pretty shoes. The whole world knows that. But did you know they also customise shoes? They can make you pretty much anything you want - you get to choose the base color and material (leather, satin, etc) as well as what design you want on it, from just your wedding date in sequins to a full of glitter pair of heels, everything is possible here! I got a goodie bag from their representative here - Louboutin takes care of it’s clients in style!

VWS

You should also check out Atlantis (The Palm Dubai), Taj Group and One & Only Resorts to plan you destination wedding and honeymoon. Atlantis has two suites that have massive aquarium walls literally in the room! And One & Only Resorts have some beautiful properties - I met Adele here (a very sweet lady from Cape Town) who helped me with planning my next trip!

Adele helping me with planning my second honeymoon!

Adele helping me with planning my second honeymoon!

All in all, the first ever Vogue Wedding Show was a pretty brilliant idea that was very well executed. The show went off without a hitch - atleast for the visitors! Next year, I hope Anamika Khanna takes up a bigger space because a lot of people were obviously interested in her designs, and she needs space to accommodate the large number of visitors! Thank you, Vogue! And a big thank you to all the wedding experts who were so warm and welcoming, it was a pleasure meeting all of you!

You can read up on Day 1 at VWS here, and Day 2 here.

TDB’s Day Out! Vogue Wedding Show Day 2

6 Apr

Follow thedelhibride on Twitter or like us on Facebook to keep up with the Vogue Wedding Show – I’m live-tweeting my way through it on all 3 days – 4th to 6th April!

Image 1On my second day at Taj Palace, I saw a lot more men visiting VWS. I’m assuming the women decided to bring along their fiancés, husbands and fathers to do some serious damage to their wallets.

It was also a little more crowded today (but still nowhere near as crowded as a typical wedding exhibition gets), probably because of Friday being the beginning of a weekend and serious buyers having flown in keeping the weekend in mind. Maximum crowd is expected on Saturday, but you’ll still have plenty of space to move around comfortably – or so I hope.

There were so many luxury wedding service providers, I can’t possibly detail out all of them in this post. But I’ll give you a snapshot of what I saw, and what I loved. It will make for a quick reference guide for brides attending the show today, and provide an overview to those of you who couldn’t attend. Here goes!

 1. Sheena Sippy Photography

She’s the only photographer at the show. Other than clicking fantastic pictures, she makes photo books – basically wedding albums, but with a concept. Along with photographs, she incorporates elements from the wedding that made it special for the couple. For example, she printed the lyrics of a Metallica song in one wedding album because that was the couple’s song. She takes care of the tiniest details in this album, so if you’re a newlywed and didn’t get a chance to get your wedding shot by Sheena, you can still give her your pictures and she can make a memorable wedding book for you. Price? Approximately INR 2,000-3,000 per page. In recent times, she has shot Boman Irani’s son’s wedding.

2. Ekaya

Loved their bright hued saris! Classic pieces from their Banarsi silk sari collection is on display here.

3. Namrata Soni Makeup & Hair

Has created looks for Sonam Kapoor on numerous red carpet events as well as photoshoots. She charges INR 50,000 for bridal makeup, hair and draping – if the wedding is in India.

Wedding Invite Designers

4. Vivek Sahni Design

Superb designs, and I fell in love with their pastel shade cards with watercolor artwork! They make really beautiful cards, that will cost you a minimum of INR 400-500 each.

5. EDC

The Entertainment Design Company has made cards for a lot of biggies in India, such as Karan Johar and the Ambani’s. They have fantastic designs here, and I was pleasantly surprised to see cutwork cards – I had wanted one for my wedding but was not able to find someone who would do a trustworthy job at lasering the card. They have a store at Defence Colony, if you’d like to visit them.

Wedding Planners & Related Services

6. Wedding Design Company

I loved their décor display table (you can see pictures of it in their Facebook album from the show here) – it gave me so much inspiration for great centerpiece ideas! They’re wedding planners and cover pretty much every aspect of wedding planning, from scratch to the final stages. I’ve always loved their work, and was glad to meet the team. WDC is headed by Vandana Mohan, who is such a pleasant lady! And their representative, Devika, was super friendly as well! The whole stall had a very open, welcoming charm to it.

7. FNP Weddings

Part of the Fernsnpetals group, they’ve been in the wedding planning business for a long, long time. They’ve even collaborated with THE Preston Bailey on weddings in India! While FNP Weddings focuses on high budget weddings, fnpfloral does smaller scale weddings as well, catering to budgets even lesser than 10 lakh.

8. Harsha K

They’re into organizing events, and even do trousseau and gift packing! You can make out their skills just by looking at how beautifully they have wrapped up this chocolate I got from them.

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I met Harsha Heeramaneck and Radhi Kilachand here. They’re Indians who live abroad, and their Gujarati accents were lovely to listen to! Very pleasant ladies to talk to. You can visit their website at www.harshak.in

9. Quintessentially Weddings India

They’ve recently launched their wedding planning services in India. Another global brand, with a minimum wedding budget of 5 Cr and charge approximately 20% as wedding planning fees.

Jewellery

10. Rose

It’s a famous jewellery boutique, with a store in Mumbai and one in DLF Emporio as well. I met Purnima Sheth there who was such a sweet lady – she showed me diamond bracelets in different kinds of settings that would be closer to the budget I had in mind.

Your food guide to the Vogue Wedding Show:

I also ate a LOT today. Had some yummy sugar coated cookies at Taj Khazaana stall, a milk chocolate at Pallavi Jaikishan that had a Gryffindor (any Harry Potter fans, here?) sign look alike embossed onto it, and delicious rum and raisin chocolate at Ganjam! Basically, I was on a sugar overdose and felt like a little kid that’s been let loose in an amusement park – with fascinating characters to meet and keep myself going all day with cotton candy and slurpees and caramel popcorn and chocolate ice-cream. As you can see, I quite enjoyed Day 2 at Vogue Wedding Show. Are you heading there today?

You can read up on Day 1 at VWS here, and Day 3 here.

TDB’s Day Out! Vogue Wedding Show Day 1

4 Apr

Follow thedelhibride on Twitter or like us on Facebook to keep up with the Vogue Wedding Show - I’m live-tweeting my way through it on all 3 days - 4th to 6th April!

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When you enter the driveway of Taj Palace, you can feel the buzz of Vogue Wedding Show. Once I was in, I was given a folder (which was very useful to collect all the brochures I kept getting at every stall) that contained all the information I needed to know about the show – list of designers and other wedding experts showcasing their work + maps of the two halls in which the show was taking place. The Durbar Hall has the Indian Bridal Couture and Jewellery stalls, while the Shahjehan Hall has “wedding services” companies – such as the wedding planners, invitation card designers, etc. I asked if I could bring in my SLR camera, but it was not possible. So you’ll have to make do with my description of what I saw – I hope I can add pictures later if and when Vogue makes them available.

I’ll give you a brief overview of the Indian Bridal Couture section first. Warning: If you’re a bride to be and can afford to spend upwards of 2 lakhs on a lehenga and above 1 lakh on an anarkali, you’ll find the information below actually helpful. For the rest of you, I hope I can giveaway free designer wear to my blog readers some day :) In the meanwhile, we’ll just drool over these!

1. Sabyasachi

Let’s begin with the God of bridal wear. I saw a lot of netural shades here, a lot of beige and ivory. The lehengas I liked?

  • There was one gorgeous lehenga with aari work – beige and ivory. It’s the first one you see when you walk in. The work on it was very heavy. But, heavy aari work done tastefully looks gorgeous. And Sabyasachi probably created the word tasteful in the fashion world.
  • A peach net lehenga, which is so fluffy and the color so flirty that you’ll feel like a princess in it! It had a heavily embroidered blouse and the lehenga had 2 layers. The top layer had sequins. Beneath it was another net layer that had white threadwork on it (gone are the days when we saw brocade under net – thank God, I was never able to warm up to the trend). I fell in love with this lehenga – it was just so pretty and fluffy! If you’re having a day wedding and are looking for a pastel shade lehenga, you should consider this. Price 1.95 lakh.
  • A lighter-than-salmon pink chikankari lehenga, which was also all fluffy and pink and pretty! The blouse had very neatly embroidered small flowers on it - similar to my wedding blouse actually. Wait a minute, did I just compare my wedding blouse to one from the Sabyasachi collection?! *grins* The dupatta looked like a starry night in the sky, a salmon pink sky with a generous sprinkling of tiny silver stars on it.

I also saw a unique “parsi sari” (in Sabyasachi’s words). It was a salmon pink sari, which had a pale blue border on it’s sheer heavy pallu.

About Sabyasachi - He talks the same way in real life as he talks on Band Baaja Bride (the show on NDTV). And his collection was actually wearable. It also made me wonder – are pastel shades in?

2. Anamika Khanna

Her area was full, full, full! Every time I stepped in, there were too many people around her. She had personal appointments back-to-back. Lehengas I liked?

  • A beautiful and elegant white lehenga jacket. The jacket had silver gota patti work on it, while the lehenga had silver aari work embroidered onto it. The lehenga looked fluffy mainly on account of the full ghera it had.
  • A silver gota patti work lehenga, that was so full of work that the beautiful shade of the turquoise blue base underneath only managed to peep through sparingly.
  • While I was in there, a bride was trying on an eggplant purple silk lehenga with a heavily embroidered red blouse.

I managed a peep at a cobalt blue long jacket filled with white embroidery – it was gorgeous! Also, it was just 5,000 rupees shy of 4 lakh in cost!

About Anamika Khanna – she was super sweet. I had entered her “stall” twice, and had not been able to view half the collection because of her ongoing appointments. I had spotted the cobalt blue jacket from a distance, but was not able to get to it. Finally, when I entered the third time, I asked one of the assistants to please show me the cobalt blue jacket, but once she realized it was right behind where Anamika was standing (it was quite crowded to get to that piece), she asked me to come again later please! Anamika spotted us, and quickly asked the assistant, “Which piece should I hand over to you?” She realized I wanted to look at it, and ensured I got it in my hands, even though she was in the middle of a personal appointment and really needn’t have put in the effort! I thought it was really sweet on her part to do that. Now you know why I said she was super sweet. She really is, isn’t she?

3. Suneet Varma

He was walking around saying hello to his dear friends, saw him chatting with Anamika & Sabyasachi. I saw a classic white lehenga with a red border here. Unfortunately, it reminded me a lot of something I have seen at Frontier Raas before - isn’t it sad that I’m comparing a Suneet Varma design to Frontier? It’s obviously the other way around - they copied it from him. But the one thing I LOVED here was a heavy red anarkali! It was so, so beautiful! Everything about it was lovely – the design in which the back was cut, the way it flowed, the embroidery. Perfect for a bride’s trousseau. I want it.

4. Pallavi Jaikishan

Didn’t see her today. Her collection had a lot of pastel shades with floral threadwork (which is what Mehak of peachesandblush.com loved about her collection last year). The pieces I liked were:

  • A net pista green lehenga with gold gota patti work and chiffon flowers, paired with a bright pink blouse. Lots of floral embroidery on it.
  • A pista green sari with the same work as the lehenga
  • A pale yellow sari with bright pink border
  • A rani pink and red subtly shaded sari with relatively heavy golden emroidery

The bridal lehengas were too blingy for my taste, unfortunately. But the sari collection was nice.

5. Tarun Tahiliani

There were a lot of pastels and neutral shades in his collection as well. I’m confused though - aren’t bright colors in? Or was that last season? Fasion bloggers, help! He had a lovely toned down collection for grooms – sherwanis in shades of ivory, and black. I felt bad for the boys though – they have such limited color options. I also managed a peek at yet another salmon pink fluffy lehenga that looked very princess-like. Dreamy! And another heavily embroidered lehenga that probably weighed 10 kilos…or more!

6. Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla

They had a very limited collection on display. And out of the 4-5 that were on display, none that catered to my taste :(

Others that need a mention and no, these cannot wait till tomorrow to be written about:

1. Judith Lieber has a scheme on “a trousseau box of clutches”. These are blinged out clutches, fit for a party and cost upwards of 1 lakh each. But if you buy a box of 4, you get 20% off. Boxes of 2 and 3 can also be customized at discounted rates. I saw a very pretty pale blue clutch here that I want. On a side note, did you know that pale blue is my current favourite color? I’m obsessed with it.

2. Janavi is a must visit. I met Puneet (who, btw, I later realized is the CEO of the company) who showed me pashmina shawls in bright shades – pinks and oranges, with embroidery on them that’s similar to that done on a sari! This is all from their Wedding Collection, which may or may not be available at their DLF Emporio store post the exhibition. The shawls were really soft, and are fit to wear over a sari or suit without spoiling the whole party look you’ve got going. I fell in love with a burnt orange shawl that had antique gold, almost bronze subtle embroidery on its border (INR 20,000). You can also buy men’s stoles for INR 10,000 – put them together, and you’ve got the perfect wedding gift for a bride and groom. Janavi also had pashmina saris and cute summer stoles with colorful animals embroidered at the end of the stole.

Looking forward to Day 2 of Vogue Wedding Show!

Any one in particular you want me to meet and talk to? Have a look at the full list of wedding experts here and let me know.

You can read up on Day 2 at VWS here, and Day 3 here.

Vogue Wedding Show 2013: The Official Press Release

27 Mar

There are wedding exhibitions. And then there’s THE VOGUE WEDDING SHOW (VWS). This April, leading wedding experts will converge under one roof to help create magic at your luxury wedding.

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What is the Vogue Wedding Show?

It is a specially curated exhibition featuring the most luxurious and personalized services in order to plan and prepare for your big fat Indian wedding in grand style.

When and where will it take place?

4-6 April, 2013. Taj Palace, New Delhi.

Who is it for?

It’s for brides and grooms planning a luxury wedding in the upcoming year.

How can I attend the show?

You will need to register here. Entry is “By Invitation Only” and only selected brides and grooms will receive an invitation to attend the event.

Why would I want to attend VWS?

The selected brides and grooms will enjoy access to renowned names from the world of weddings through private appointments and consultations. In order to spare you from the stress of travelling across the country in search of wedding service providers, Vogue is bringing the connoisseurs of wedding luxury (such as Sabyasachi & Suneet Varma) to a single location for your convenience.

Will I have access to only trousseau designers?

Jewelery, décor, hotel and gifting experts will also be available, along with leading wedding planners.

Give me names.

  • Bridal wear designers - Meet Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla, Anamika Khanna, Pallavi Jaikishan, Sabyasachi Mukherjee, Suneet Varma and Tarun Tahaliani in person.
  • Jewelery - Anmol Jewellers, Heeramaneck & Son, Kothari Fine Jewels, Nirav Modi Jewels and Rose (from Mumbai); Bharany’s, Hazoorilal Jewellers and Khanna Jewellers (from Delhi); Ganjam (from Bangalore), Krishnadas & Company and Vijay Vithaldas (from Hyderabad), Gem Palace and AMER by the House of Suranas (from Jaipur), and Raj Mahtani (from Kolkata). International brand Chopard, will showcase their latest jewellery and watch collection.
  • Wedding & Honeymoon venues - meet experts from leading hotels such as the Taj Group, One & Only Resorts, and Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai
  • Luxury gifting - Christian Louboutin, Ekaya, EZMA, Forest Essentials, Globetrotter, Janavi, Judith Leiber, Mont Blanc, British luxury gifts brand Halcyon Days and many more.
  • Décor experts and wedding planners - Entertainment Design Company, Harsha K., Quintessentially Weddings, Rob Van Helden by Ferns N Petals, Vivek Sahni Design, The Wedding Design Company and Shane Connolly.

How does it work?

With Vogue’s assistance, the invited bride-to-be will be able to book Private Consultations, by appointment with all the bridal wear designers present so that she can spend one-on-one time with top names to create her dream outfit. Through Vogue, guests can also book private appointments with any of the world renowned brands and leading wedding service providers present to plan every detail of their wedding.

How do I book these appointments?

For priority and to know more about making your private appointments with leading designers and luxury brands, call +91-9920275113, +91-9833458651 or visit http://vogue.in/vogue-wedding-show

Are you planning to attend the Vogue Wedding Show?

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