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Over 50 of India’s topmost wedding experts come together for the fourth edition of Vogue India’s annual wedding extravaganza - Vogue Wedding Show
New Delhi, 5th August 2016: Curated by Vogue India, Vogue Wedding Show 2016, a 3-day opulent wedding exhibition in partnership with the Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces, commenced today at the Taj Palace, New Delhi and will continue till 7th August 2016. The fourth instalment of the wedding extravaganza, showcasing the finest, latest and most exclusive services in the bridal world, saw some of the biggest names from the Indian wedding circuit come together.
At this “by invitation only” luxury fair, brides and grooms-to-be and their families have the convenience of meeting the finest purveyors of products and services pertaining to weddings, all under one roof.
India’s top couturiers like Anita Dongre, Falguni and Shane Peacock, Gaurang, Gaurav Gupta, INDIAN BY MANISH ARORA, JADE by Monica & Karishma, Manish Malhotra, Misha Lakhani, Payal Singhal, Sabyasachi, Shantanu & Nikhil, Tarun Tahiliani and Varun Bahl, are showcasing their exclusive and latest bridal collections at the Vogue Wedding Show 2016. Here, the invitees can make their selection in a private and relaxed environment, and enjoy one-on-one consultations with masters of their craft who effortlessly navigate the world of wedding planning. Some of the country’s most trusted jewellers, luxury gifting brands, wedding related services and other category leaders in the wedding space are also participating at the show over the three days.
Speaking at the occasion, Priya Tanna, Editor, Vogue India, said “Indian weddings are known for their style, grandeur, tradition and splendour. They are celebrations of love, togetherness and happiness. At our three-day long wedding showcase, we have curated the most luxurious and personalized wedding services for the bridal universe, to help actualize the wedding of your dreams. It is an all-access pass for brides and grooms-to-be and their families to meet the country’s foremost wedding-wear designers, view the most stunning wedding jewellery and attend masterclasses conducted by renowned industry experts in hair, make-up, beauty, nutrition and wellness. It is undoubtedly a must-do on any bride and groom’s checklist.”
At the Vogue Wedding Show 2016, guests can attend masterclasses and interact with an enviable line-up of industry experts. On Day One, Vogue India’s Fashion Director-Anaita Shroff Adajania held a workshop on bridal styling where she shared insights and tips with brides on things to buy and what to steer clear of. Avan Contractor spoke about the latest hair trends highlighting the essentials of personal and professional hair care, complete with an on-stage demonstration. The third masterclass for the day was held by the Master Chef of Taj Palace who gave insights on designing classic menus that will have guests gushing for days to come. The fourth session saw Sabyasachi introduce his collection Zanyah with Forevermark Diamonds.
On Day 2 of the Vogue Wedding Show 2016, brides can look forward to two separate masterclass sessions by celebrity make-up artist Namrata Soni, on ideal make-up looks for different functions. Furthermore, renowned wedding planner, Vandana Mohan will be sharing invaluable insights on how to plan a dream wedding. Anaita Shroff Adajania will return for Bridal Styling tips.
On Day 3 of the Vogue Wedding Show 2016, skin-care specialist Dr. Harshna Bijlani will talk about tips and techniques to achieve a flawless, glowing skin. Celebrity nutritionist Kinita Kadakia Patel will tell brides-to-be how to look and feel their best through wellness and nutrition. Furthermore, invitees will have the opportunity to interact with USL-Diageo Reserve Brand Ambassador, North India, Daniel Jones for a special masterclass session.
For Vogue Wedding Show 2016, Vogue India has handpicked some of the finest jewellers in India to showcase some spectacular wedding jewelry, namely, Amrapali, ANJALI BHIMRAJKA FINE JEWELS, Bespoke Vintage Jewels, Birdhichand Ghanshyamdas, Diacolor - Fine Contemporary Jewels, Hazoorilal by Sandeep Narang, HAZOORILAL LEGACY – South Extension, HOUSE OF SURANA By Pankaj Surana, Khanna Jewellers, Kishandas & Co. for Sabyasachi, Mehta & Sons by Narendra S.M., Moksh - Fine Unseen Jewels, Raj Mahtani Couture Jewels, Rare Heritage and SUNITA SHEKHAWAT JAIPUR, among many others. Also, a dedicated space houses a ‘Sari Pavilion’ comprising saris from different regions of the country, exhibited by names like Latha Puttanna, MYRA by Anju Narain, Naina Jain, Ratanshi Kheraj, Vani Anand, and others.
For gifting ideas and wedding related facilities, invitees can opt for some of the finest brands like Ahujasons, BVLGARI, ISHARYA, Johnson Watch Co., Noritake, Nupurh J Silverware by Nupurh and Nidhi Jain, RAVISH KAPOOR Innovative Invitations, Shingora and Tea Culture of the World.
To take care of every fine detail of any wedding, leading décor experts and wedding planners, like the Wedding Design Company, Wedniksha, and many more can be found at the show.
Speaking on the association with Vogue Wedding Show 2016, Sachin Jain, President, Forevermark, said, “The Vogue Wedding Show has emerged as a great platform and this will be our fourth year as a sponsor. We have seen the platform evolve into one that allows us to show case our expertise and offers meaningful interactions with brides to be and their families. Vogue as a brand has always been at the top its game not only for the kind of audiences it brings but also how it showcases brands and I anticipate we will have another successful outing this year as well.”
"We are very excited to have partnered with the Vogue Wedding Show 2016 which perfectly blends sophistication, luxury and grandeur in equal measures. The philosophy of The Singleton Selections is rooted in ‘inherently good taste’ with a collection that appeals to those who seek sophisticated ease and something tastefully stylish, hence making it such a perfect fit with this fabulous initiative by Vogue," said Nitesh Chhapru, Portfolio Head-Premium Core and Reserve Brands, United Spirits Limited (A Diageo Group Company).
Kamal Basu, Head – Marketing & PR, Volkswagen Passenger Cars said, “We are delighted to partner with the fourth edition of the prestigious Vogue Wedding Show. The 21st century Beetle exhibits timeless elegance and distinctive style, which fits in perfectly with the essence of this fabulously curated extravaganza. The sophisticated look and fun complimented with a powerful driving experience makes the 21st century Beetle absolutely desirable for the fashion conscious car lover and we are confident that the Vogue lovers would feel at home in the Beetle.”
Speaking at the occasion, Chinmai Sharma, Chief Revenue Officer, Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces said, “Weddings at the Taj have always been iconic. We have a legacy of hosting some of the most magical weddings. Whether it is set against a backdrop of a Grand Palace or in an idyllic beach resort or at some of our landmark city hotels in India, London, New York, Boston, Maldives, Dubai, Sri Lanka, our team of experts always deliver on exotic themes combined with inventive cuisine and exemplary service making it the preferred choice for weddings for generations. The wedding segment in India is seeing an exponential growth with guests looking for unforgettable and unique experiences for their special day. Our partnership with Vogue for the 4th consecutive year is a step towards strengthening our commitment to this segment and we will continue to create lifelong memories for our guests.”
Lastly, Vandana Mohan, Founder, The Wedding Design Company stated on the association, “The Vogue Wedding Show has become the hallmark for anyone in the business of weddings; clothes, jewelry, gifts, invitations, design and much more. At VWS, the aim has been to be the best amongst the best.....so each year as a show it competes with itself. The benchmark set for everyone who is a part of the show is EXCELLENCE. For me the show symbolises everything that we at THE WEDDING DESIGN COMPANY are known for and strongly uphold as our design philosophy - GLAMOROUS, ICONIC, CLASSIC and TIMELESS...”
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