WeddingSutra hosted the WeddingSutra Influencer Awards at The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai on April 25th, 2018. The spectacular evening was conceptualized and designed to honor professionals from where the worlds of fashion, beauty and advertising intersect with the world of weddings. These inspirational professionals’ thought leadership and flawless execution influenced and shaped the wedding market in the last one year.
With top designers, celebrities and the cream of Mumbai’s society present at the event, this sure was a glamorous evening celebrating excellence. Judged by an advisory body that comprised highly respected industry icons, stars and stalwarts of fashion and hospitality, the winners were highly deserving of the accolades. The names of the juggernauts in their fields are:
- 1. Vandana Mohan – Wedding Designer, The Wedding Design Company
- 2. Shreyansh Baid – Shreyansh Innovations for Manyavar
- 3. Lubaina Sheerazi – Oman Ministry of Tourism, India
- 4. L’Oréal Paris
- 5. Tanishq
- 6. Devika Narain – Wedding Designer, Devika Narain & Company
- 7. Flyrobe
- 8. Raymond Group
- 9. Punit Jasuja – Wedding Designer, Second Floor Studio
- 10. House on the Clouds – Wedding Filmmaker
- 11. Shaadi Squad – Wedding Planner
The super talented Winners of WeddingSutra Influencer Awards 2018
The recipients of the awards were chosen collectively and carefully by the jury – Malavika Sangghvi (Writer and Columnist), Pradeep Guha (Chairman – 9X Media), Tina Tahiliani Parikh (Executive Director, Ensemble), Devangi Nishar Parekh (Creative Director – Aza Fashions), Manish Malhotra (Couturier), Taljinder Singh (Area Director – Mumbai Hotels and General Manager – Taj Mahal Palace Mumbai), Jaspreet Chandok (Vice President – IMG Reliance), Kunal Jeswani (CEO- Ogilvy & Mather).
The event was also a glittering platform for some of the most esteemed fashion designers in the industry. Christened Experience Partners – Arpita Mehta, Shubhika Davda, Nishka Lulla, Payal Singhal, Natasha Dalal, Bhairavi Jaikishan, Shivan and Narresh, Nikhil Thampi and Nachiket Barve created concept tables inspired by their latest wedding collections. Adding a wealth of visual resonance, their muses and guests, also came dressed in outfits from their recent lines furthering the glamour quotient of the event. The night also saw an engaging session with designer duo Shivan & Narresh who discussed the evolution of the millennial bride, changing mindsets and the rise in popularity of exotic locations like Seychelles as both, wedding destinations and getaways.
As the evening unfolded The Taj Mahal Palace indulged the attendees in some scrumptious cuisine and delectable beverages at a sit-down dinner that was appreciated by all.
With a star-studded guest list and a historic, luxurious venue, the WeddingSutra Influencer Awards 2018 was an evening of celebration, warmth, charm and pure inspiration.
Present at the event were Malavika Sangghvi, Pradeep Guha, Tina Tahiliani Parikh, Devangi Nishar Parekh, Jaspreet Chandok, Kunal Jeswani, Parvin Dabas, Preeti Jhangiani, Kim Sharma, Pernia Qureshi, Payal Singhal, Nachiket Barve, Nikhil Thampi, Aarti Surendranath, Nisha JamVwal, Tanaz Doshi, Zeba Kohli, Chhaya Momaya, Raaj Sanghvi, Vivan Bhatena, Azmina Rahimtoola, Deepti Gujral, Colleen Khan, Aditi Govitrikar, Suzanne Pillai, Laila Mallya Singh, Candice Pinto and many more influential celebrities, designers and social influencers.
Make sure you watch this space as we bring to you all the highlights of the Awards Gala in the coming days!
The glamorous Experience Partners of WeddingSutra Influencer Awards 2018
The stunning Seychelles Itinerary exclusively designed by designer duo Shivan and Narresh for WeddingSutra Influencer Awards 2018
Fashion and Luxury Entrepreneur Payal Shah in conversation with Shivan & Narresh on new age brides and their Seychelles inspired collection
Natasha Dalal and her muses dressed in her latest collection raised the glamour quotient at the Awards Gala
Anjali Gaekwar (center) with popular fashion bloggers Mitali and Summiyya of House of Misu
Clockwise from top left: Sunil Datwani, Arpita Mehta and Kiran Datwani; Azmina Rahimtoola; Candice Pinto along with Vipul and Shamlee Bhagat; Devangi Nishar, Payal Shah and Parthip Thyagarajan.
Clockwise from top left: Lubaina Sheerazi; Summiyya Patni Shah; Shreya Mishra and Aishwarya Singh; Preeti Jhangiani and Parvin Dabas.
Clockwise from top left: Malavika Sangghvi and Raaj Sanghvi; Aditi Gowitrikar and Grishma Sekhsaria; Surbhi, Nachiket Barve and Malavika Sangghvi; Pernia Qureshi.
Clockwise from top left: Tajlinder Singh and Devangi Nishar presenting the award to Lubaina Sheerazi of Oman tourism; Punit Jasuja of Second Floor Studio receiving the award from Malavika Sangghvi; Tina Tahiliani Parikh presenting the award to Shreyansh Innovations for Campaign Manyavar; Siddharth Sharma and Vivek Kashyap of House on The clouds receiving the award from Kunal Jeswani.
Clockwise from top left: Deepti Gujral and Nisha Jamvwal; Aastha Sharma; Shibani Dandekar; Shivan Bhatiya, Madhulika Mathur and Jaspreet Chandok.
Tanisha Rahimtoola and Arpita Mehta with her muse
Papa Don’t Preach by Shubhika’s muse at the designer’s concept table
Laila Mallya, Sherina Dalamal and Payal Asnani
Niskha Lulla with her muse; Nikhil Thampi with his muse
Samuel Berlie; Danielle Rebello of ANS Entertainment
Event Partner- Seychelles Tourism Board
Event Associates and Decor- Taj Wedding Studio, Vivaah, Evolis, Jean Claude Biguine, Johnnie Walker – The Journey and Grover Zampa
Venue- The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Mumbai
Hospitality- Convido Events Concierge
Security- YK Securities
Emcee & Entertainment- Vishaal Rasquinha, Samuel Berlie, ANS Entertainment
Invitations- Evolis and Kankotri
Gifting Partner- Papabubble (Caramels Artesans)
PR & Communications- Katalyst Reputation Management
Fashion Photography- Dev Purbiya Photography, Happyframes, Photosynthesis and PhotoAlchemy
Event Photography- Fotografia9