Our Masterclass- Thailand edition held at Taj Lands End, Mumbai 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 an engaging presentation by duo Neha and Darshan of Momente Weddings, who shared their experiences of planning/ managing weddings at the 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. Disha and Harsh Munshaw of Customizing Creativity shared their visual communication created for destination and beach weddings while Ankita and Akash of WeddingNama shared their wedding films shot in Bangkok and Krabi. Gaurav Arora Director- Business Development 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.
Neha and Darshan Shroff of Momente
Anisha and Noopur of Final Fling and Harsh and Disha Munshaw of Customizing Creativity
Gaurav Arora of Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts
Umesh Sawan (Wow Entertainment & Media) with Ms Supakan Yodchun and Ms Soraya Homchuen of Tourism Authority of Thailand, Mumbai Office
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. Anisha and Noopur 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 Ashmi and Ayushi 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!
Parthip Thyagarajan of WeddingSutra.com
Ashmi and Aayushi of A Travel Duet
Gauri Pradhan and Pallavee Duggal of KnottyTales
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). Please note, our Masterclasses are for all wedding industry professionals, as well as brides and grooms-to-be seeking ideas and inspiration. So we look forward to meeting many of you there!
Photos Courtesy- Dev Purbiya