Our latest WeddingSutra Engage event was held at the newest destination wedding hotspot – the beautiful InterContinental Chennai Mahabalipuram Resort.
WeddingSutra Engage is an exclusive event that serves as a powerful platform for professionals in the weddings industry, and this time, some of the leading names who were present included Neha and Darshan Shroff from Momente Wedding Planners, Priti Sidhwani from Dreamzkraft, Sneha Tejwani and Anisha Bathija from Occasionz Unlimited, Mushtaq Ali and Ipsita Biswas Ali of Celebrations, Pooja Ghai of Tranquiil World, Reshme Saigal of Reshme Saigal Weddings, Ashish Bohra of Perfexion Events, Mahendra G of Neferrtiti, Shilpa and Sonika from S&S – Events & Weddings.
Tina Tharwani of Shaadi Squad quipped: “What an absolute pleasure the last two days have been! Thank you team WeddingSutra for organizing this and nailing it with perfection! Tejveen Kaur of T’zires said: “The hospitality, the food, and everything about this experience was amazing. ICC Chennai was wonderful in every possible way!” Ekta Saigal Lulla said: “Found a gem of a place for destination beach weddings!”
The team got together to exchange ideas, trends and learnings under one roof. Check out highlights of the event below:
Day 1: A Grand Welcome
A luxury coach was arranged to escort guests to the luxurious InterContinental Chennai Mahabalipuram Resort. On arrival, they enjoyed a traditional welcome with fresh coconut water and flowers. Since the first day was primarily about settling down and relaxing, the agenda was deliberately kept light. Guests were served a sumptuous lunch at the Melting Pot restaurant.
After leisurely activities at the pool, they enjoyed a detailed tour of the stunning property, its architecture, lovely spaces, restaurants and leisure services.
This was followed by a sundowner and an early dinner at the resort’s Tao of Peng which is considered as one of the best contemporary Chinese restaurants in Chennai.
Day 2: The WeddingSutra Engage Event
At dawn, the team headed out to explore the temple town of Mahabalipuram along with renowned historian, Chithra Madhavan. She shared details about the rich, ancient history of the beautiful temple town. After a lavish breakfast and some leisure activities, the WeddingSutra Engage event commenced.
Since the theme of the event focused on wedding venues and its impact on photography, there were many important points that were put across during the panel discussion. After the informative session, guests were treated to a delectable high tea spread followed by dinner and cocktails by the bay.
Renowned historian Chithra Madhavan sharing details about the rich, ancient history of Mahabalipuram
From left clockwise. Darshan Shroff (Momente Wedding Planners), Shilpa Rohera and Sonika Advani (Events & Weddings by Shilpa & Sonika), Arindam Kumar (Area GM- South India at IHG), Vijai Singh, Parthip Thyagarajan and Manav Goyal (Director at Adyar Gate Hotel Ltd)
Divya and Vithika (Divya Vithika Wedding Planners), Vijai Singh – (General Manager – Intercontinental Chennai Mahabalipuram Resort) and Parthip Thyagarajan (CEO WeddingSutra.com)
From left to right. Roma Kundnani, Shruty Tiwari, Arindam Kumar (Area GM- South India at IHG), Manav Goyal (Director at Adyar Gate Hotel Ltd), Vijai Singh, Parthip Thyagarajan, Tina Tharwani and Sneha & Anisha
Wedding Planners & Professionals from Mumbai, Pune, Delhi ,Bangalore, Rajasthan, Goa & Chennai participated in this WeddingSutra Engage
Also check out: WeddingSutra Bridal Diaries at InterContinental Mahabalipuram