I have visited a handful of wedding exhibitions in the past, but had always missed out on Wedding Asia for some reason or the other. Not this year, though. Wedding Asia was scheduled into my planner weeks in advance, and I really wanted to go see if there was anything worth visiting for.
And just like all the other wedding exhibitions, Wedding Asia is another great one-stop shop for discovering wedding designers and jewellery makers from all over the country. Heading in at 11 am is always preferable, because most exhibitions start to get really crowded and cramped for space after 2 pm.
This time around, my team and I were not able to go through every single stall, but we still picked out the best of what we did see. These were some of the note-worthy vendors we did come across –
Sanzany | Mumbai
We loved SO MANY designs! This is exactly the kind of place where a bride needs to go. They will customise the jewellery in any way you want, since they are manufacturers. They come to Delhi for exhibitions and personal appointments almost every fortnight, so even though they are Bombay-based, you can easily see their work. Lots of polki on gold – which continues to remain a hot favourite among brides. Tons of variety. Love it, love it, love it. Absolute must-visit.
Contact Details: Princess Street (022-22017740) | Bandra West (022-65247724)
Manohar Lal Jewellers | Delhi/NCR
They had some nice gold jewellery. We especially loved the this gold bangle with an intricately carved floral design.
Contact Details: Website | Defence Colony (011-46344444) | Preet Vihar (011-42181111) | Pitampura (011-27358080) | Noida (0120-4223333)
These polki earrings at Dillano Luxurious Jewels –
Madhu S | Mumbai
They have some very pretty, light outfits and dupattas. I loved these semi-formal suits that had a floral print layer peeping from underneath a sheer lightly embellished fabric in a couple of colours. This one was our favourite. You can easily wear it to one of your friend’s Mehendi functions, or even your own! And such a good keep for your trousseau – to wear to all smaller pre-wedding events. Priced at INR 9,500.
Contact Details: Juhu Scheme (+91-9820162652)
Amit Talwar | New Delhi
Spotted a very heavy anarkali in such a striking shade of red that we couldn’t help but find it an attractive choice for a bride. This one has some serious embroidery, and is therefore heavy weight-wise as well. I can just imagine a bride wearing this on her big fat Indian engagement, or even reception (if she hasn’t already worn red on her wedding day). It was priced around INR 60,000.
Contact Details: M block market, GK-1 (011-40576289)
Anju Agarwal | Kolkata
This was a pretty stall, with so many pretty designs for girls! Peaches and pinks, tiny floral motifs – it was quite pretty! Ok, I’ve said pretty one too many times already now, haven’t I? Things we loved – this peach anarkali with floral embroidery (INR 9,950). And this pink lehenga sari (INR 38,000) that wasn’t draped properly so don’t judge it by what it looks like in the picture. Also spotted this lovely peach sari hanging around, looking a little bit like a light Sabya style sari.
Contact Details: Smriti Apparels; 3, Wood Street, 2nd Floor, Kolkata (033-40629368)
Aura Kreations | Mumbai
Really liked this light embroidered peach kurta – INR 6,500 with pants, INR 5,000 for just the kurta. This stall had lots of nice light suits. And it was well-priced, too! Also spotted a pretty floral lehenga they wouldn’t let us click a picture of. See if you can find it today – it was priced really well too!
Contact Details: Website | +91-9322595577; +91-9870057275
Tassels | New Delhi
They had a lot of Sabyasachi look-alikes! Saris & lehenegas. This one sari looked like it was strongly inspired from his Couture week collection – it was so similar! I can’t believe there is a store in South Delhi that creates Sabya look-alikes. Not exact replicas, mind you – but similar to that style. If you want a Sabya aesthetic, go here. I can’t promise how alike they are though. Let’s just say…70%?
Contact Details: E-152, Masjid Moth, GK-III, New Delhi | +91-9810442231; +91-7428605402
Punit Balana | Jaipur
Lots of lighter lehengas one can wear to their mehendi function. Some with gota patti work. Light-weight, yet with enough embroidery and bright colours to make it to wedding wear category – easily.
Contact Details: Bunglow No. 2, Shivaji Nagar, Civil Lines, Jaipur | +91-9829790326
Mahima Madaan | Delhi & Jaipur
Spotted a very heavy red-orange wedding lehenga for 1.3 lakh.
Contact Details: Website |By Appointment Only | Mahima’s Crystal Mall, Jaipur (0141-4048422) | C-681, New Friends Colony, New Delhi (+91-9999044141)
Invitations by Raj Kapoor | New Delhi
Their absolute latest designs are these floral watercolour style invites, that had me crushing on them! If you have a bit of a bigger budget, you’d do good with these invites. Guests will be pleased to have such pretty boxes lying around their homes, instead of those typical ones they can’t wait to throw out after your wedding is over.
Contact Details: Website | F-89/14, Okhla Industrial Area | 9811151850 | 011-26372363/41610210
Pernia Qureshi Was Here!
Meera & Muzaffar Ali’s Kotwara launched their collection for Jaanisaar, the movie, starring Pernia Qureshi at the exhibition on Friday. Pernia looked beautiful in an ivory lehenga from Kotwara, and I particularly loved that blouse.
For those of you who followed us on Periscope expecting a live broadcast of Pernia Qureshi unveiling the new Kotwara collection, accept our apologies please! The network inside the hotel was pretty bad, and we were not able to connect! If you did follow us on Snapchat, though, hope you enjoyed the videos 🙂 Follow me on both Periscope & Snapchat (@thedelhibride) for exclusive live updates on all the fashion weeks and exhibitions that are coming up this July & August.
As for Wedding Asia, today (Sunday) is the final day of the exhibition at Ashoka Hotel in Chanakyapuri. If you’re a bride looking for her trousseau and jewellery right now, this is a great place visit. With this handy guide of a post, I hope you find what you’re looking for!
Did you spot anything here that you loved?
Can’t visit Wedding Asia today? Find a list of upcoming wedding exhibitions and other major Indian cities on our Events page.