Divya and Vithika, two Bangalore based friends are the sought-after Wedding Planners for well-heeled families not only from Bangalore, but for the super-rich residing in smaller towns around Bangalore. The duo who are both former models and Beauty Queens state: “We receive many calls from brides in towns like Tumkur, Coimbatore, Bellary and Tirupur who need help with shopping in bigger cities especially understanding fashion, colors and styling, grooming, nutrition and skin care. According to them, many of their clients have the unique requirement of wanting South Indian creations with a designer touch. “While some clients look for traditional or timeless creations from Ritu Kumar, or dazzling wear by Neeta Lulla, many still prefer elaborate kanjeevarams, especially for the wedding functions. So we take their kanjeevarams to designers who embellish the saree with original one of kind designs, and sometimes they even create an interesting langa davani (which is a fusion of the South Indian pavadai davani and North Indian lehenga choli).”
The largest wedding which Divya and Vithika organized was for 11,000 guests in Tumkur. “The Kalyana Mandapams (marriage halls) continue to be sought-after for the main wedding function, and now most clients prefer the five-star hotels for the pre or post wedding parties, or a venue like Palace Grounds, if their guest-list is huge.” With years of experience in modeling and their great interest in fashion, decor and style, they believe they possess a unique edge, in matters of wedding management: “A wedding is a very creative event. And while we are pretty organized on the management and logistics support aspect, we also add immense value by giving clients extensive inputs on colors, trends and styles—be it for their trousseau, the wedding themes or venue decor”, say the duo who share a common passion for people and all things bright and beautiful.
For both Divya who won Miss India Earth crown in 1997, and Vithika who won the same crown in 1998, their most memorable wedding experiences, are their own respective weddings. Vithika, a Marwari married a British Joseph Cairns at the Jai Mahal Palace in Jaipur while Divya a Rajput married Awanish Kumar at the Asiad Towers, near Siri Fort Auditorium in Delhi. “Equipped with eight years of experience in events spanning from corporate to private parties we realized that true job satisfaction came from being a part of a very special wedding. No other event brings the satisfaction as that of seeing two families unite”.
Divya Chauhan and Vithika Agarwal
Vithika and Joseph Cairns Wedding
Weddings by Divya Vithika Wedding Planners
To get in touch with Divya and Vithika log on to www.divyavithika.com. You can also meet Divya and Vithika at “Trousseau Carnival” at UB City, Bangalore where they have organised workshops every evening between 5.00 pm and 7.00 pm, till 12th September.