Best of 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! 

VWS Designers

Anita Dongre

But first, let me take a selfie 😉

Anita Dongre - Selfie 1 - Vogue Wedding Show 2015

Anita Dongre’s new bridal collection is FABULOUS. It was one of the few that stirred me out of the deep slumber I’ve been in the last 2 weeks, and I was swooning left, right and centre. I may also have told her I got goosebumps looking at the beautiful colours and new designs. While it may be true, it is still an embarrassing thought to have proclaimed out loudly.

Unfortunately, she won’t be showcasing this collection of hers at Lakme Fashion Week this year (she’s showing a very different brand there), and so you can only see these when you visit her stores. Here’s a glimpse at all the beauty!

Anita Dongre - Beige Blue & Peach Lehengas - Vogue Wedding Show 2015

Anita Dongre - Pale Blue Mint Green & Beige Lehenga Collection - Vogue Wedding Show 2015 Anita Dongre - Peach & Pink Collection - Vogue Wedding Show 2015Anita Dongre - Fuchsia Pink Gota Patti Anarkali Gown - Vogue Wedding Show 2015

Where can I buy this? At Anita Dongre’s DLF Emporio store in New Delhi.

Anju Modi

Anju Modi red blouse floral print lehenga with sheer layer Anju Modi - Pale Blue & Yellow Collection - Vogue Wedding Show 2015 Anju Modi - Embroidery Work on Indigo Blue Blouse - Vogue Wedding Show 2015

Her collection from India Couture Week was available to browse at her stall, and considering there were quite a few pretty bridal outfits you can pick here, it was worth a visit. I particularly loved this blush pink jacket anarkali. Almost put it in my pocket and made a run for it. Almost.

Trousseau Pick!

Anju Modi - Pale Pink Jacket Anarkali with gold work - Vogue Wedding Show 2015 Anju Modi - Red Threadwork & Gold Embroidery Bird Motif on Pale Pink Anarkali back

Where can I buy this? At Anju Modi’s newly opened flagship store in Defence Colony, or her DLF Emporio store in New Delhi.

Manish Malhotra

Manish Malhotra - Chocolate Brown Lehenga Skirt with Gold Blouse - Vogue Wedding Show 2015

Most of his collection from India Couture Week was here. We already showed you all our top picks in a recent post, and it’s all available in stores now.

Where can I buy this? At Manish Malhotra’s flagship store near Qutub Minar in Delhi.

Sabyasachi

Ok, so I’m upset with Sabyasachi. Because his team didn’t let us click pictures. Fine, I get it. “Exclusive” and all that. But if wedding bloggers don’t get to share what the biggest bridal wear designers in the country are showcasing, something’s not right. Brides come to the blog to see what’s in store these days, what the new collection looks like before they make a trip all the way to the physical store. So…I don’t get it.

Keeping that aside, I did see the new collection with my “natural camera” and brides, you have some exquisite red Lehengas to choose from. He’s recreated chandelier motifs on one (which was lust-worthy) and a whole other range of red wedding Lehengas. But from what I could spot here, it’s mostly reds. So if you’re planning on wearing red, Sabyasachi is your best bet.

Here’s a snapshot of his stall courtesy Vogue India:

Sabyasachi - red bridal lehenga collection - Vogue Wedding Show 2015 Sabyasachi - red bridal lehenga collection - Vogue Wedding Show 2015 image from Vogue

Where can I buy this? At all Sabyasachi stores, including his Carma store near Qutub Minar in Delhi (near Manish Malhotra)

Tarun Tahiliani

Tarun Tahiliani - Peach & Gold Anarkali - Vogue Wedding Show 2015

We got a first peek at his new Bridal & Couture 2015 collection here, and found a sari we loved. It’s the same sari that’s in our Top Picks from his India Bridal Fashion Week show! Like I said, it looks as beautiful draped on a hanger as it does draped on the model.

Trousseau Pick!

Tarun Tahiliani - Embroidered Net Saree with Swarovski Embellished blouse - Vogue Wedding Show 2015

Where can I buy this? At Tarun Tahiliani’s store in DLF Emporio and Defence Colony, or take an appointment to view it at his Couture Studio in Chattarpur

Varun Bahl

Varun Bahl - Ivory Collection - Vogue Wedding Show 2015

His Couture Week collection was all here, including all those gorgeous ivories! See our favourites in the detailed post we did on his fashion show.

Trousseau Pick!

Varun Bahl - Ivory Lehenga with Floral Embroidery 1.- Vogue Wedding Show 2015

My favourite continues to be this ivory lehenga. As beautiful in person, as it looked like in the pictures from fashion week.

Where can I buy this? At Varun Bahl’s DLF Emporio store in New Delhi. Yes, basically just go to DLF Emporio and you’ll find everything there 🙂

Vineet Bahl Premiere

While he has not showcased this bridal collection at either of the recent fashion weeks, Vineet Bahl did have a few pieces we loved.

Where can I buy this? Surprise, surprise! At his store in DLF Emporio 🙂

VWS Jewellers

Sunita Shekhawat Jaipur

Sunita Shekhawat - Meenakari, Polki and Gold Jewellery Collection - Vogue Wedding Show 2015

When we had researched their work for our recent post on Vogue Wedding Show, we’d loved what we’d found online. The real thing? Didn’t disappoint either. Meenakari work seems to be their USP, and they’ve got some beautiful shades of blues, pinks, and greens working their magic onto meenakari jewellery.

Trousseau Pick!

Sunita Shekhawat - Blue Meenakari Chand Bali Earrings - Vogue Wedding Show 2015

Beautiful light blue meenakari earrings

Birdhichand Ghanshyamdas

They are a Jaipur-based jewellery store, and they were showcasing their regal-looking Amér collection at the show. I really liked this polki, diamond and emerald cuff.

Birdichand Ghanshyamdas - Polki & Emerald Bracelet in Gold

Diacolor – Fine Contemporary Jewels

Diacolor had some beautiful diamond jewellery, and our favourites had to be the stunning diamond rings – perfect for your engagement!

Diacolor - Diamond Ring Collection - Vogue Wedding Show 2015 Diacolor - Emerald Diamond Collection - Vogue Wedding Show 2015

VWS Wedding Planners

Wedding Design Company

We’ve written about them before in a post detailing what makes them one of the best wedding planners in the country. If you’re planning a wedding, I highly recommend them. They’re especially amazing at planning destination weddings, and their decor is always a hit. They’re detail oriented, and pretty much the best as what they do.

Decor Ideas! Floral Wall

Spotted a lot of flower walls at Vogue Wedding Show, and this decor idea has been seen everywhere since the Kim-Kanye wedding. Here are two for your inspiration –

Diacolor - Floral Wall Wedding Stage Decor - Vogue Wedding Show 2015 Swarovski - Floral Wall Decor 1 - Vogue Wedding Show 2015 Swarovski - Floral Wall Decor 2 - Vogue Wedding Show 2015

The Swarosvki flower wall had Swarovski crystals sporadically embedded to lend a bit of bridal bling to the wall. Swarovski will also make you this crystal monogram for you to use at your wedding party.

VWS Sari Pavilion

Swati & Sunaina | Ekaya

Saree Pavillion - Ekaya Collection 1 - Vogue Wedding Show 2015

Saree Pavillion - Swati & Sunaina Sarees - Vogue Wedding Show 2015

There was a little silk sari party going on over at the Sari Pavillion, and my favourite Ekaya was here with their silk saris in all kinds of bright shades that every young girl wants to get into. Well, and their moms too 🙂 I had seen some of Swati & Sunaina’s silk saris online, and they look like a pretty great place to shop from as well. For Ekaya, you can now visit them at their Defence Colony store to have a look at the saris. Swati & Sunaina’s saris will be available at Taj Bengal in Kolkata next on 18th August.

Mangalmayee Jaipur

Saree Pavilion - Mangalmayee Jaipur red bridal embroidered shawl in cashmere and pashmina - Vogue Wedding Show 2015

It’s a second Janavi! For those of you who don’t know Janavi, it’s a brand we discovered at the first Vogue Wedding Show here in Delhi. It was the first time I saw shawls in bright colours and embroidered beautifully to create something young girls would love to wear to winter weddings. Mangalmayee Jaipur is a second Janavi, and we found wonderfully soft chashmeres and pashminas in bright bridal colours and light embroidery to add a touch of wedding bling.

For The Grooms

We found two light sherwanis we really, really loved. They are minimalistic, because that’s how we like our grooms.

#1 Anju Modi
Anju Modi - Ivory sherwani Jacket with Gold & Soft Pink self pattern - Vogue Wedding Show 2015

 Where can I buy this? At Anju Modi’s Defence Colony store in Delhi.

#2 SBJ’s Tailormade

Tailormade - Cream Sherwani Jacket - Vogue Wedding Show 2015

Where can I buy this? At Study By Janak in South Ex market in Delhi.

NEW! The Hub

This time around, Vogue decided to add an entire section to the show which recreates a “hub” at a wedding – where you entertain yourself with a tarot card reader, pick up some bangles from the chudiwala and (this is the best bit) unwind with a mini spa massage after all that mingling tires you out.

It was the perfect way to wrap up a great day, and I’m so glad some of the designers have created exciting outfits for brides this year. If you missed out on the show, we’ve mentioned where you can go browse the new collections in Delhi at the end of each designer’s section above in the post.

Until next year…!

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5 Comments

  1. Beautiful post Shinjini, you write so well, it actually took me to the show. It is difficult for me to go there so can you talk to these designers if I select a few for me to buy?

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