With wedding bells ringing louder this season, JW Marriott Hotel Pune paired its bespoke ‘Shaadi by Marriott’ concept with the exquisite creations of India’s reputed couturiers – Shantanu & Nikhil and the result was a spellbinding association which saw gorgeous couture, gourmet cuisine and gracious hospitality all come together for a memorable event.
On November 17, 2018, the ace designer duo unfolded an enchanting wedding collection that was curated and inspired by the ‘Shaadi by Marriott’ concept. The collection embodied the spirit of crafted luxury that flawlessly marries classic with contemporary elements.
The fashion show commenced with the arrival of distinguished celebrities, including actress Dia Mirza who was the showstopper for the evening and came clad in an exquisite emerald gown.
Sought after for their innovative ruffled gowns and sarees, Shantanu & Nikhil’s designs included anti-trend elements that promises every millennial bride a unique, signature style. Presenting a new take on Indian wear, from pastels to jewel shades, the designer duo share, “’Shaadi by Marriott’ is a beautiful concept by Marriott International Inc., and we are elated to present our Anti-Trend Ceremonial Couture at a location as well curated as JW Marriott Hotel Pune. This Shantanu & Nikhil collection has connotations of minimalistic grandeur which is dramatized by edgy representations of the modern Indian bridal attire. Since we are showcasing in Pune after a while especially through our Ceremonial Couture Collection, it is appropriately set at the JW Marriott Hotel Pune which is known for its warm hospitality, exemplary service, and exquisite curation. ‘Shaadi by Marriott’ X Shantanu & Nikhil is a marriage of celebrations and contemporary Indian values.”
The ‘Shaadi by Marriott’ initiative aims at delivering the perfect wedding experience by meticulously meeting essential parameters of a wedding. The JW Marriott Hotel Pune property provides guests with an unsurpassed 40,000 square feet events spaces to host their dream nuptials. It’s chic and plush interiors in an idyllic setting are designed to please the senses. With in-house wedding specialists, the hotel’s team goes a mile further with The Wedding Studio – a bespoke offering which helps families plan the ultimate wedding with flawless execution.
Highlights of this special evening that was marked by extravagance and elegance included dazzling set-ups. Taking inspiration from wedding festivities, the booths showcased an ideal setting for each ceremony, from the gorgeous pink and gold decor for the ‘roka’, hanging crochet lamps for the mehndi to a roof of flowers for the reception!
While the decor was a delight for the eyes, the team served up a gastronomic treat as well! The menu included special delicacies prepared by the chefs, along with innovative concoctions by the mixologist and bartenders.