Our latest Masterclass- Thailand edition held at the newly opened Shangri-La Hotel in Bangalore attracted a wonderful mix of wedding industry professionals– from top destination wedding specialists, emerging wedding planners, wedding photographers and film-makers to creative professionals– like invitations & gift specialists, make-up artists & stylists.
The session started with a presentation by Neha and Darshan Shroff of Momente Wedding Planners. The co-founders of Momente, one of India’s top wedding management companies shared their own experiences of planning/ managing weddings at destination wedding hot-spots in Thailand. Khun Soraya Homchuen, Director of Tourism Authority of Thailand, Mumbai spoke about the incentive schemes for families/ planners planning an Indian wedding in Thailand. Harsh Munshaw of Customizing Creativity spoke about the visual communication their company has created for shaadis in Thailand. Akhil Kulkarni of Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts spoke about their magnificent properties in Bangkok and Chiang Mai which are among the most preferred destinations for Indian weddings. Ace wedding photographer Dev Purbiya shared his Canvera Photobooks featuring amazing weddings in Thailand and his experiences at picture perfect venues.
The lunch hour witnessed a lot of networking and informal experience sharing– with young and senior wedding planners exchanging notes on their journey in the shaadi business. The second half of our Masterclass featured two sessions– the before and after of weddings. Noopur Badkar of Final Fling, a company specialising in Bachelor and Bachelorette bashes presented some cool ideas for very stylish and personalised pre-wedding parties. After which Deepti Punjabi of A Travel Duet spoke about how they craft unique travel itineraries for those seeking a bespoke holiday. The session ended with a presentation by Parthip Thyagarajan of WeddingSutra on how our e-magazine is the most useful online resource for anyone planning a destination wedding, especially in Thailand!
Many of you have written in enquiring how you can be a part of our Masterclass, and when we are organising one next. We will announce the dates and venues here as well as on our FB page (www.facebook.com/weddingsutra
Neha and Darshan Shroff of Momente Wedding Planners. Soraya Homchuen (Tourism Authority of Thailand- Mumbai office).
Dev Purbiya (Dev’s Photography) and Noopur Badkar (Final Fling).
Akhil Kulkarni (Shangri-La) and Harsh Munshaw (Customizing Creativity).
Deepti Punjabi (A Travel Duet)
Parthip Thyagarajan (WeddingSutra.com), Pritie Jain (Bling Mushrooms) and Sofia Mathew (Watermark Events, Kochi).
Radha (Eventia, Mysore), Mahendra G (Neferrtiti, Bangalore), Soraya Homchuen.
Canvera Photobooks- Weddings in Thailand photographed by Dev Purbiya.
Thailand Wedding Invites designed by Customizing Creativity
Photos Courtesy- Dev Purbiya