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?
- You can breathe here. It’s not suffocatingly crowded like every other wedding exhibition in Delhi is. Since it’s Invite Only, a limited number of visitors are around and you can browse in peace.
- You can buy everything in one place. The best of Indian bridal wear designers and other luxury wedding vendors are all under a single roof! If you’re thinking, “Pfft…I can find that at DLF Emporio too” – no, you can’t. Don’t believe me? Read on.
- Personal Appointments. You can book personal appointments with all your favourite designers during the 3-day show. So if you want to meet Sabyasachi for your wedding lehenga, Anita Dongre for your Sangeet outfit and Shantanu & Nikhil for your Reception gown – you can make it happen! (Why yes, that is my bridal trousseau dream team!)
- Exclusive access. You have a pick of the absolute latest bridal collection, of which some pieces might not even be in stores yet! Last year, I got to see Tarun Tahiliani’s collection before they launched it at India Bridal Fashion Week.
- Masterclasses! So this is something they introduced last year, and I LOVE it! They bring in bridal experts who take short classes at VWS. They give you tips and tricks, and answer all your questions. With the line up they have this year, I can hardly wait for August to get here! 🙂 More details about the classes at the end of this post.
How Can I Attend?
What’s In Store This Year?
Note: Please take prior appointments if you want to meet them and talk in detail about your wedding outfit! If you just want to browse, of course, then appointments are not required.
- Anita Dongre (I love almost everything she makes, season after season! Last collection was called Summer Bride)
- Anju Modi (loved her collection last year)
- JADE (Mumbai-based designers whose first collection will remain my favourite forever)
- Manish Malhotra
- Monisha Jaising
- Sabyasachi (the king of bridal wear. Last year’s Couture Week show was incredible)
- Shantanu & Nikhil
- Tarun Tahiliani
- Varun Bahl
- Vineet Bahl
- Sania Maskatiya (She is an acclaimed Pakistani designer, and I’m curious to see what she has in store)
- Amrapali Jewels (for the experimental bride)
- Anmol Jewellers
- Birdhichand Ghanshyamdas
- BN Jewels
- DIACOLOR Fine Contemporary Jewels
- Hazoorilal Legacy
- Hazoorilal By Sandeep Narang
- Khanna Jewellers
- Kishan Das & Co. for Sabyasachi (Sabya curates his favourites from one of the best jewellery makers in the country!)
- Mehta & Sons
- Raj Mahtani
- Sunita Shekhawat (I did some research on her, and her meenakari work looks FABULOUS! Can’t wait to see the pieces in person! She’s based in Jaipur so her stall is a definite must-see at VWS for me)
- Tibarumals Jewellers
A dedicated space will house a ‘Saree Pavilion’ comprising sarees from different regions of the country.
- Ahujasons (the shawl-makers)
- Nordic Kandie (marzipan as an alternative “kuch meetha” favour to send to your guests along with the wedding invitation)
- Ravish Kapoor Innovative Invitations
- Tea Culture of the World (different types of “healthy tea” as wedding favours)
- Vera Wang for Wedgwood (Dinnerware, Stemware and Giftware designed by Vera Wang)
- Wedding Design Company (one of the best in the country. I’ve written a detailed post about them here)
- Wedniksha (Wizcraft’s wedding planning wing)
By Namrata Soni, Makeup Artist. She is Sonam Kapoor’s go-to makeup artist, and that should be reason enough. She will break down facts and myths, and teach you how to choose the right primers, foundations and powders. Her session will also include lessons on using a variety of eyeliners and colours, combining lipsticks and blush, and wearing make-up that’s ideal for all kinds of events—from a black-tie event to a glamorous wedding.”
By Anaita Shroff Adajania, Vogue India Fashion Director. The workshop will introduce you to everything you need to know about bridal style, including new-age drapes for the modern bride and what trousseau items to steer clear of. Take Mr. Husband-to-be along because she will cover groom styling as well.
Wellness & Nutrition
By Kinita Kadakia Patel, Nutritionist. Kinita believes in having a “healthy, nutritious diet that is sustainable with realistic goals, not desperate ones.” I’m sold already! She will also cover ways to avoid stress eating.
By Dr Harshna Bijlani, Dermatologist. She will cover all the latest in technologies, treatments and products to have your skin looking its best.
By Savio John Pereira, Celebrity Hairstylist. He will take you through the essentials of personal and professional hair care, complete with an on-stage demonstration. The session will cover diet, skin, fitness, and even emotional stability(!) along with subjects on personal and professional hair care, natural and chemical products. Savio says he will help you chart a month-wise, pre-wedding plan to get fabulous hair.
By Vandana Mohan, Wedding Planner. She’s the founder of Wedding Design Company, one of the best wedding planning and decor companies in the country. I attended her masterclass last year, and it gave some insight into the world of wedding planning. No details are available yet about exactly what she’s going to cover this year, but considering how big a topic wedding planning is, a short class might give you just enough insight to get started.
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See You At The Show!