Tarun Tahiliani, Vandana Mohan, Ojas Rajani unveil bridal trends at the WeddingSutra Masterclass, New Delhi

Interactive sessions on all things bridal and beautiful – under one roof – clicks with the capital’s brides-to-be

Delhi dulhans, thank you for your overwhelming response to the WeddingSutra MasterClass! We, along with our partner, Shangri La’s Eros Hotel, put our best foot forward to welcome our guests, who included over 60 brides-to-be and the who’s who from the wedding and fashion industries. The hotel provided impeccable hospitality, and the elegant decorations by top wedding decor companies such as Ferns N Petals, Tab Events, MB Events and Olive 9 Events added a further festive vibe to the atmosphere.

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Bride-to-be Sakshi Mittal who works in HR at Snapdeal won the ‘Early Bird’ prize by reaching the venue well before the registrations commenced at 9.30am. She got a chance to be styled by Tarun Tahiliani in a creation from his ready-to-wear summer collection, and enjoyed a makeover by make-up guru Ojas Rajani. Other ‘Early Bird’ brides won stylish accessories by Outhouse.

The event commenced with guests browsing a curated collection of WeddingSutra Favorites: Invitation cards by Ozel Design, photobooks by Canvera, jewellery by Aetee and Outhouse, gifts by Wrapstar and chocolates by Zeba Kohli of Fantasie.

Tarun Tahiliani encouraged brides to trust their own judgement when figuring out what will suit them best. “You are all mature, educated young women. Lots of ‘experts’ will tell you about the must-knows and must-avoids, and while it is good to hear the experts, always listen to your inner voice when you do the complete dress rehearsal with make-up applied, hair styled and wearing your bridal ensemble with all the jewellery and accessories. Then ask yourself if what you see in the mirror is something you love?”

Wedding planner extraordinaire Vandana Mohan, of The Wedding Design Company, helped brides to dream a little – by visualising what they want and what will make them and their loved ones truly happy. “You can have a dream wedding or theme celebration anywhere provided, of course, the theme blends with the venue you have chosen and represents how you want to celebrate,” explained Mohan. She gave the example of the gorgeous chandeliers in the Shangri-la Ballroom, the venue for the Masterclass. “When you work around your theme at such a venue, it will be a waste if the stunning chandeliers are not the highlight of the decor. Also wedding destinations are chosen for various reasons, but let your personalities as a couple rule the decision. If it is Goa you choose then let everything be about the Goa vibe. Colours and clothes should be chosen keeping the weather in mind. For example, if you want to don heavy, traditional ensembles for most functions, it is better to choose a venue that is more suited for a grand, traditional celebration.”

She further added, “Whether you hire a wedding planner or not, it’s always a great idea to involve your loved ones. For example, one bride I knew didn’t want to bother her aged grandparents with any responsibility. But at one point she just told her grandmother that she was responsible for her wedding jewellery. The grandmother was thrilled and touched that there was something she could do for her granddaughter on her big day.”

She concluded by sharing, “We as planners make dreams come true. But these are dreams that you must realize with your whole family, for it’s the intimate moments and togetherness that makes a wedding. The ‘Big Fat Indian Wedding’ maybe everything we all envisage, but ultimately, it’s all about love, family, friends and lots of bonhomie!”

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Vandana Mohan of The Wedding Design Company and Parthip Thyagarajan. Vinayak Das and Snigdha Sheel of Photo Tantra.

Executive Chef Neeraj Tyagi, of Shangri-La’s Eros Hotel, treated guests to a pre-lunch session and shared interesting updates about what was trending in wedding cuisines. He also described the revamped Food & Beverage offerings at the hotel, and introduced his culinary team. “They are my core strength and manage every detail at the back end,” he declared proudly. He then extended an invitation to everyone to savour the elaborate spread put together by his team and showcase the food inspired by all five of his new outlets– Tamra (Multi-cuisine), Sorrento (Italian), Shang Palace (Chinese), Grappa (Bar) and Mister Chai (Indian Street Fusion).

The beauty and hair sessions got brides asking many questions. Celebrity hairstylist Rod Anker spoke about the peculiarity of Indian hair, and how to play around with what you naturally have. “Go ahead and experiment with different hairstyles for different seasons, just as you wear different clothes in summer and winter,” he quipped. “If you are building up to the big day, remember that too many products or treatments may not be the need of the hour. Instead, opt for a good diet and healthy regime alongside targeted treatments which give your hair that shine, body and bounce.”

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Clockwise from left: Dr Amee Daxini, Chef Neeraj Tyagi and Rod Anker of Rod Anker Salons 

Dr. Amee Daxini’s session focused on the importance of a good cleansing routine where she spoke extensively on the concept of a skin’s pH balance, harsh cleansers and how they harm your skin. She highlighted that Dove is mild because it is pH neutral, and invited the brides-to-be to put their favorite beauty bars through the Litmus Test. Dr Daxini also shared how some brides wanted to get more information on different skin treatments, while others were confused if certain advanced products would work for them or not. “What finally matters is not medicines and procedures, but discipline and belief in yourself and your doctor,” she remarked.

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A bride-to-be takes the litmus test with Dermatologist Dr Amee Daxini

Make-up whiz Ojas Rajani tapped into on-trend make-up ideas , specifically the ‘no-make-up’ look which is gaining popularity among Indian brides these days. “It’s amazing to see how much attention brides are giving to make-up and hairstyling, unlike a few years ago when the focus was mainly on clothes and jewellery,” she shared. Her tip for brides wanting to ‘go natural’? “Don’t convince your make-up artists to go too light. After all, it’s your big day and you need to shine and stand out in real life as well as in your wedding photos.”

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Brides-to-be listen to Makeup maestro Ojas Rajani with rapt attention

Vinayak Das and Snigdha Sheel of Photo Tantra showcased their Canvera photobooks and talked about what stays with couples much after the wedding celebrations are over – their memories in the form of handy photobook-style wedding albums. They also shared their experience about how they find today’s brides much more photo savvy. “They make an effort to find a good wedding photographer, and unlike earlier, there is more time allocated for bridal portraits, be it capturing the behind-the-scenes ‘getting ready’ moments to full-length fashion-editorial style shots.” Vinayak and Snigdha had a word of advice though for all for future brides. “Today, many style blogs and city portals attempt to come with lists such as of ‘The top 10 candid photographers in the city’ and the like. However, couples should not take these as the ultimate reference. Instead, they should opt for more credible wedding-specialist sources like WeddingSutra when it comes to deciding on their wedding photographer.”


And they enjoy the Masterclass together!

The event wrapped up with guests demanding an encore… which we will announce soon. WeddingSutra thanks all our partners for making this MasterClass a hit – Alok Chakravarty, Director of Sales & Marketing, and his teams at Shangri-La’s Eros Hotel, brand partners Dove, Lakme Absolute and Canvera, and event partners Tarandeep of Master Sound, Raksha and Manoj Chawla of Mansa and Abhinav Bhagat of Abhinav Bhagat Events.


From left to right: Parmeet Singh Nayyar, General Manager of Shangri-La’s Eros Hotel New Delhi, Tarun Tahiliani and Parthip Thyagarajan of 


15 lucky brides-to-be win gift hampers from Dove

Photos Courtesy- Photo Tantra


Delhi Brides! Meet Tarun Tahiliani at the WeddingSutra MasterClass

Announcing the dates for the most popular bridal and wedding inspiration event in India! This month at the WeddingSutra MasterClass in New Delhi meet master couturier Tarun Tahiliani and interact with some highly influential people from the world of bridal fashion and weddings.

At the MasterClass on Saturday, 21st May (9.30 am to 3.00 pm), Team WeddingSutra and our carefully selected panel of experts will offer guidance and inspirations for all your wedding needs– from the finer details to those day-changing major decisions

Delhi brides, consider yourselves very lucky! Expect invaluable expertise, advice and demos on:
- shopping for your wedding outfits
- top beauty tips and tricks
- selecting the best make-up artist
- picking the right photographer and know how to pose for the best photos

Our panel includes
- Master couturier Tarun Tahiliani
- Wedding planner extraordinaire Vandana Mohan of The Wedding Design Company
- Makeup maestro Ojas Rajani
- Celebrity hairstylist Rod Anker
- Top destination wedding photographers Vinayak and Snigdha of Photo Tantra

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Entry by Invitation only

Brides-to-be interested in participating can WhatsApp +91-9820300973 / 9820076986 the following details

a) Your name
b) Date of your wedding
c) Your contact nos

Limited seats also reserved for wedding industry professionals interested in ideas, inspiration and networking.


Wedding Makers and Creme de la Creme in Vienna for the Jindal-Jasani wedding

Parth, Jindal scion and son of industrialists Sangita and Sajjan Jindal is marrying his childhood sweetheart Anushree, the daughter of Uday Jasani, a construction mogul. Society butterflies will remember their gorgeous engagement at the classic celebration venue, the Crystal Room, Taj Mahal, Mumbai last year. The couple both former school-mates at the Cathedral and John Connon School then took off with their closest friends for a pre-wedding celebration to the Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur.

Now, their wedding celebrations will commence with a ‘Symphony in Love’, a welcome dinner at the Hofburg Imperial Palace. Celebrations continue at iconic venues across venue and will crescendo with a wedding hosted at the Belvedere Palace, themed ‘Celestial Rhapsody’. Read more here

The guest list includes a host of high-profile and high-society folk who the Jindals and Jasanis count as family and friends. The revelers will fly in to Vienna on the evening of the 6th looking forward to a delectable few days of luxurious hospitality (and even deliciously, a performance by none other than Enrique Iglesias!)

The wedding makers have already made tracks to Vienna. These include Aditya Motwane and Team (Motwane Entertainment & Weddings), Vandana Mohan and Teams (Backstage Productions and The Wedding Design Company), Aman Anand and Nemish Sanghvi of Kickstart Entertainment, Chef Ritu Dalmia, US based Photographer Mili Ghosh, DJ Gaurav Malvai and DJ AJ, Makeup Artists Shamlee Arora and Vipul Bhagat and Bollywood Mehendi Artist Veena Nagda.

Inside Anushree and Parth Jindal’s Palace Wedding Venues, Hofburg Imperial and Belvedere Palace

All love stories are perfect, but when it involves the union of two business scions (Anushree Jasani & Parth Jindal) and their illustrious parents (Nunu & Uday Jasani, Sangita & Sajjan Jindal), renowned for their hospitable generosity, luxurious tastes and love for the good things in life, you can be sure even the most well-travelled billionaires will be looking forward to this wedding!

The Jindals and Jasanis will host over 800 guests between the 7th and 9th of May across the most aesthetic and interesting venues in Vienna, at themed celebrations inspired by music, love and a history of Austrian culture and the arts.

Anushree Jasani Parth Jindal

Hofburg Imperial Palace – Welcome Dinner
Seat of the illustrious Habsburg Empire, Hofburg Imperial Palace today houses the official residence and offices of the President of Austria. Its lavish structure and grounds were originally created in the 13th century and continuously improved upon over the centuries with the most recent addition completed in the 1900s. A symbol of history, the arts and ultimate luxury, the first celebratory dinner will be hosted here, themed ‘A Symphony in Love’.

Liechtenstein Palace – Mehendi
Palais Lichtenstein is an architectural jewel and residence of the aristocratic Lichtenstein dynasty and venue for the Mehendi. Recently renovated and restored to its full heritage glory, guests will be able to enjoy its Baroque stucco ceilings, Rococo Revival interiors and dance on parquet flooring by Michael Thonet. On the Bankgasse, in the heart of Vienna, close to the Burgtheater, it will be decorated in accordance with the theme ‘Floral Orchestra’ and we can’t wait to sing its praises!

Art for Art – Sangeet
We cannot get over the sheer genius of choosing Art for Art, one of Europe’s biggest art studios as venue for an electric sangeet! In the middle of Vienna, surrounded by the historic, green Arsenal, painters flock these halls painting and creating stage sets for the likes of the Vienna State Opera, the Vienna Volksoper, the Burgtheater and other internationally renowned theaters! Through a huge glass front, you can see the Arsenal and the historic dome of Heeresgeschichtlichen. Wedding designers are crackling with excitement and anticipation at the idea of the sangeet and its theme “The Sound of Music”.

Belvedere Palace- Wedding
It doesn’t get more classic Vienna than the baroque architectural jewel that is Belvedere Palace. The two palaces, (Upper and Lower Belvedere) house a wealth of Austrian art dating from the Middle Ages to the present day. The grand wedding will take place at the Upper Belvedere that incorporates the Sala Terrena, Grand Staircase, Carlone Hall, Marble Hall and Palace Chapel and perhaps as a nod to marriages made in heaven, is themed ‘Celestial Rhapsody’.

Austria and Spain set to host the grandest shaadis this year

Destination Vienna
Parth Jindal, son of industrialists Sangita and Sajjan Jindal is marrying Anushree Jasani, daughter of Mumbai builders Uday and Nunu Jasani, in Vienna next month. Over 800 guests are expected at the 3-day celebrations to be held at different venues including Belvedere Palace, one of the palaces of the former royal family of Austria. International sensation Enrique Iglesias will be there to enthrall guests though whether he’ll be performing at the Sangeet or the post wedding reception is a secret for now. Top shaadi singer Mika will be flying in to Vienna too. A host of big names from the world of weddings and their teams (over 180 in number) are travelling to Austria for the Jindal-Jasani wedding. Mumbai’s Aditya Motwane (Motwane Entertainment & Weddings) is orchestrating the wedding along with local hospitality and event specialists. Delhi’s Vandana Mohan is conceptualising the design and décor. Ritu Dalmia is curating the menus in coordination with high-profile chefs from Europe while the family has roped in haute couturiers like Rohit Bal and Abu-Sandeep for the ensembles.

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From top left (clockwise)- Belvedere Palace Vienna, Anushree and Parth Jindal, Sangita and Sajjan Jindal, Enrique Iglesias.

Whispers of Weddings in Monaco and Spain
Curious to know where the grandest Indian weddings are taking place in 2016? As always, you’re reading about it here first. This winter will witness some mega weddings in Jodhpur, Jaipur and Udaipur in Rajasthan, power weddings in Delhi and Mumbai of course; but finally it’s the few uber-glam yet elegant weddings in Europe which make big news. This time the locations are Monte Carlo in Monaco and Barcelona in Spain. An NRI family will host the Monte Carlo wedding in July. Spain is expected to witness two spectacular destination weddings – one celebrated by a London based NRI family and the other by a Gujarat/ Mumbai based business tycoon. The planners have requested us to keep the details under wraps now, so we can’t reveal more!

New Horizons for Middle Eastern Magic
While Thailand, Turkey and Bali will always be the international hotspots for Indian Weddings, it’s the surge in weddings in the Middle East since 2014 that is an interesting development. A little birdie tells us Isheta Salgaoncar (Mukesh and Anil Ambani’s niece) and Neeshal Modi (Jewellery czar Nirav Modi’s brother) who were formally engaged at The Trident, Mumbai last week are now checking out some wow venues in the Middle East. While Shangri-la Muscat and the Ritz Carlton properties in Abu Dhabi and Muscat have hosted some high profile Indian weddings, the newest Middle East destination that is keen to get a slice of big Indian wedding pie is Jordan and the Delhi office of Jordan Tourism is working hard to get the wealthiest Indians to celebrate their special events there.

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Isheta Salgaoncar and Neeshal Modi with her parents Dipti and Raj Salgaoncar

Gurleen’s Round the World Roundup
With so many options around the world, where does this leave good, ol’ big fat Indian weddings held at the country’s iconic hotels and sprawling grounds? “They’re thriving,” smiles ace Wedding Designer Gurleen Puri. “Destination Weddings at the newest locales may be more fashionable, but for many families a home town affair continues to be very practical”, says Gurleen. “But there’s no denying that destination weddings are shaping trends and aspirations for well-heeled brides and grooms”, observes Gurleen who enjoys the local flavour of home town weddings as much as the fun-spirit of destination weddings. “In 2015 wedding work took me to Gujarat and Rajasthan several times and each of the assignments were challenging yet emotionally satisfying; on the travels and leisure front I enjoyed a wedding recce to Oman, after which I attended a wedding at the newly-opened Anantara property in Abu Dhabi. As a guest, each of these experiences were unique and that is what hosts look for – to give guests a unique setting through decor, food, entertainment or an all-new venue of course.”

Power Weddings this Season

The season’s line-up of high profile shaadis started off in October with a destination wedding in Chantilly, France. Gokul Agarwal, scion of RNA Builders married Shloka, a lifestyle journalist, whose parents are Devangana and Vijay Chhabria (owner of Sea Palace Hotel, Colaba).  The 300 plus guests stayed in different hotels in the lace town and the celebrations began with a ‘Moulin Rouge’ theme sangeet at Le Musee du Cheval, where guests turned up in lace gowns, furs and masks. Day two was an Indian-theme night at an airport hangar where singer Mika performed. The main wedding ceremony was held at a magnificent castle.

Shloka and Gokul ChhabriaShloka and Gokul Agarwal

Last month, Mumbai was talking about two big ‘Bank’ weddings. Both were not big, fat weddings though. HDFC Bank Chairman Deepak Parekh’s son Siddharth wed his English-American girlfriend Claire O’Neil at an intimate celebration in Jodhpur. The functions included the Sangeet at Mehrangarh Fort, the Christian wedding at the Balsamand Lake Palace, and traditional Indian nuptials at Umaid Bhawan. The groom, an Entrepreneur and his bride, who works with the Taj Group of Hotels both wanted a private ceremony and the wedding was managed by Divinity Weddings from Mumbai. The guest list was small and all were requested not to give any wedding presents and donate to the charity Apne Aap Women’s Collective.

ICICI Bank head-honcho Chanda Kochhar opted for a good ol’ home town celebration for her daughter Aarti’s marriage to Aditya Kaji. The functions all elegant dinners with the who’s who of corporate India in attendance were held at Taj Mahal Palace, Taj Lands End and The Trident. Nita Ambani who is close to the groom’s family hosted a garba theme celebration at Antilla.

Aarti Kochhar and Aditya KajiAarti Kochhar and Aditya Kaji

AA The Grooms mother and bride's parents with Nita and Mukesh AmbaniThe groom’s mother and bride’s parents with Nita and Mukesh Ambani

Delhi is talking about the big, fat wedding of Pallavi Lodha, daughter of Parasmal Lodha (part-owner of Peerless Finance) and Rahul Jain, son of FIEM Group’s Dr JK Jain. The pre-wedding functions were held at the Lodha’s 150-acre farm at Chattapur where singers Arijit Singh and Atif Aslam performed. The main wedding ceremony was held at a former PM’s sprawling residence.

Jaipur was witness to a ‘starry’ celebration when corporate head-honcho Sunil Alagh and actress Maya Alagh’s daughter Anjori, also an actress wed Delhi businessman Rohit Goyal. The celebrations were held at Samode Palace, Samode Bagh and ITC Rajputana and co-ordinated by Svaha Wedding & Special Events. Over 300 guests including Hrithik Roshan and Zayed Khan were there at the three-day celebrations. DJ Aqeel a close friend of the bride’s brother-in-law (Sameer Nair, Group CEO of Balaji Telefilms), kept the guests grooving till the early hours at the finale party.

If its a celebration in the family of Bollywood’s favorite couturier Manish Malhotra we needn’t tell you that it sparkled with star guests. Or that the bride wore the most mesmerizing Manish Malhotra ensemble! The ace designer’s niece Rriddhi wed Tejas Talwalkar (from the Talwalkar fitness chain family) and K Jo, Rekha, Sridevi, Urmila Matondkar, Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna and Priyanka Khanna were there. All the celebrations (Sangeet, Pheras and Reception) were held at JW Marriott and styled by Gurleen M Puri.

Manish Malhotra4 Rridhi and TejasTejas Talwalkar and Manish Malhotra’s niece Rridhi

GuestsSridevi & Boney Kapoor, Rekha, Sidharth Roy Kapoor & Vidya Balan at the wedding

Manish Malhotra2 Rridhi and Tejas with Punit Malhotra and Manish MalhotraRridhi and Tejas with Manish Malhotra and Punit Malhotra

decor 2Venue- JW Marriott. The decor for Sangeet, Reception (Banquet Hall) and Wedding (pool-side) by Gurleen M Puri

A blog post on glittering weddings will be incomplete without a mention of the ’21 Carat Weddings’ i.e. of the scions of most well-known Jewellers and Diamond Merchants. Delhi’s Hazoorilal Jewellers hosted the most spectacular celebration in Udaipur and Delhi with each event being styled by ace couturiers and managed by a different event companies. Mumbai’s TBZ family on the other hand hosted a private celebration at Grand Hyatt, Goa. Between this month and next, some of the biggest diamond merchants from India and Belgium are hosting weddings at the city’s newest mega wedding hot-spot- NSCI, Worli

Weddings 2015
The society wedding of 2015 is expected to be that of NRI business magnate Sanjay Hinduja with designer Anu (Mahtani) Mirchandani. According to a relative of the groom, the to-be-weds and their closest friend, a prominent Mumbai socialite are working with the finest talent from the world of weddings to make the Udaipur celebration a truly magnificent affair. After the 3-day celebrations at different venues like Jagmandir Island Palace, The Zenana Mahal and City Palace, the celebrations will continue in Mumbai with a reception at a South Mumbai hotel. In fact the same Udaipur venues hosted a very high profile wedding between November 21st and 24th. Ambika Patni, the daughter of the late IT business magnate Narendra Patni wed Scott Kennedy (from President Kenney’s clan) and guests flew in from over 20 countries for the celebrations at Zenana Mahal and Jag Mandir.

When interior designer and top art collection Kavita Singh and her husband Jasjit Singh (MD of Associated Capsules) hosted their son’s wedding at Umaid Bhawan Palace, The Gipsy Kings were flown in from South of France to perform live, and it was billed as the wow wedding of the year. Now their daughter Nandini Singh is engaged to Tariq Premji, son of of IT Mogul Azim Premji. But this time the Singhs have decided to keep it simple and low-key, much like the way billionnaire Premji known for his austere lifestyle would like it too; most likely the nuptials will be held close to Mumbai, in February or March 2015.

Power Wedding Makers

Decor & Design- Q Events by Geeta Samuel, Gurleen M Puri, Dhun Cordo, Vandana Mohan
Event Planning- Aditya Motwane (MEW- Motwane Entertainment & Weddings), Divinity Weddings, Seven Steps (Seventy EMG), Cox & Kings (Wedding Division)
Catering- Chef Hemant Oberoi (Taj Group), Sanjay Vazirani (Food Link), Puneet Sikand, Virender Handa (Creative Cuisines)

Inside the Vogue Wedding Show 2014

Its the destination where the country’s most stylish brides are heading to this weekend- the 2014 Vogue Wedding Show that showcases the latest and most personalized services from the bridal and wedding world.

Tarun Tahiliani, Sabyasachi, Manish Malhotra and more of India’s top bridal couturiers all under one roof. Brides-to-be and their mothers deciding on elaborate jewellery sets, sister of the bride frantically clicking dressing room pictures for review later. A packed masterclass on bridal trends by Vogue’s fashion director Anaita Shroff Adajania and wedding trends by Wedding Designer Vandana Mohan. An open bar by Diageo and an elegant high tea by the Taj Palace, New Delhi. Here are some images of Day 1 and Day 2 from the most exclusive, luxurious and stylishly curated Indian wedding exhibition. Captured by Vinayak Das of Photo Tantra for

Ensembles by Sabyasachi

Begani Jewels

Manish Malhotra with visitors




The Vogue Team- Oona Dhabar, Priya Tanna and Priyanka Khanna



Watch this space for more photos from the Vogue Wedding Show 2014@Taj Palace, New Delhi.

Photos Courtesy- Photo Tantra

5 reasons you must be at the Vogue Wedding Show 2014

The Vogue Wedding Show is a three-day bridal extravaganza, curated by Vogue showcasing the best, latest and most exclusive services in the bridal world. Many WeddingSutra readers are looking forward to attending this show, and for many others who want to know what makes this show truly special, here’s more

- Personally meet and interact with the country’s leading bridal wear designers. All your favorites, from Sabyasachi Mukherjee to Tarun Tahiliani, Manish Malhotra and JJ Valaya, Monisha Jaising all under one roof.

Sabyasachi Mukherjee

Tarun TahilianiBrides-to-be in creations by Tarun Tahiliani. Photo courtesy- Shreya Sen

Manish MalhotraA bride-to-be in a creation by Manish Malhotra. Photo courtesy- Dev Purbiya

- A private and exclusive viewing of India’s most exquisite jewellery. Look out for the coveted collections of Begani, Rose, Nirav Modi, Amrapali, Anmol, Raj Mahtani and many more.

Begani JewelsBegani Jewels. Photo courtesy- Shreya Sen

- Access to master classes with industry experts sharing insights and tips on décor, makeup, skincare and wellness. Meet and consult with leading names like Vandana Mohan, Malavika Kohli, Rod Anker, Namrata Soni, and many more.

- Grooms can browse through the latest menswear collections from leading designers and indulge in special master classes on lifestyle trends, malts and more.

- From unique gifting ideas to luxury watch brands, the country’s best wedding makers to bespoke menswear, all this and more at the Vogue Wedding Show 2014

We asked ace Wedding Designer Vandana Mohan who is closely associated with the show to share a wedding planning tip she’d like to share with WeddingSutra readers. “Before I share a tip I typically ask 100 hundred questions”, quips Vandana. “The first question I am often asked by most brides-to-be is- ‘how can you make my wedding truly different’. And my answer is, its not me or any other wedding specialist who can make your wedding different. Its upon you, your fiancé and your families to make it different. It is natural for every bride to be confused– initially she may not know what she wants, or many choices may leave her bewildered. But my one tip to every bride-to-be is- you must have a dream for your wedding. Dream big and then figure out what you like and love, and then go ahead and enjoy the journey.”

The Vogue Wedding Show is being held for the second time at a destination that has been the perfect venue for glittering wedding celebrations since many many years- Taj Palace, New Delhi. So if you’re there make sure you meet the Taj Hotel teams who work with you to give unique experiences- unique menus designed for each ceremony, gorgeous choices for indoor and outdoor banquet rooms, beautiful accommodations and the expert catering team that thrives on making every detail of the event extravagant, elegant and lively.

With a week left to go, register now, to be invited for the country’s most exclusive bridal extravaganza.  Guests are requested to call on 9920274470 or visit for more information.

Date: August 1-3, 2014
Destination: Taj Palace, New Delhi

Love and Laughter

Model, actor turned Executive Producer Shaana Levy met Mumbai Entrepreneur Uraaz Bahl through a common friend, and when the strikingly handsome couple decided to tie the knot it didn’t take them too much time to finalize on their wedding venue. The warm and vivacious person that she is, she wanted a place that is royal and pampering, her heart was set on a Jodhpur wedding and the magical weekend wedding was held at Umaid Bhawan Palace.

The Kenya born daughter of a Swiss-Hungarian father and Gujarati mother and London bred Uraaz (who happens to be Parmeshwar Godrej’s nephew) started off their wedding planning by chronicling their romance and courtship on an elegantly designed website, and after finalizing a few more wedding details, they got in touch with Vishal Punjabi of The Wedding Filmer to capture their celebrations of love. Vishal Punjabi was thrilled to hear about their wedding theme: “The wedding theme wasn’t inspired by a color, place or film; the theme was titled ‘laughter’ . Because that’s all you see when Shaana Levy and Uraaz Bahl are together: the widest of grins, hidden, shared jokes and uninhibited displays of genuine affection.”

Their friends came in from as far as Mexico, and some had flown close to 48 hours to be present for the intimate 150 people affair at the majestic Umaid Bhawan Palace. Their ceremony was a spiritual one, that took the best from their multiple faiths and the goodness of their friends. The guests couldn’t stop gushing about the elegant and awe-inspiring décor and how gorgeous yet natural Shaana looked in a Sabyasachi lehenga and statement jewels. We don’t need to tell you more– you can see much more in the dreamy wedding highlights film titled ‘Happily Ever After’

Wedding Details

Location- Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur
Wedding Planners- The Wedding Design Company/ Backstage Productions (Vandana Mohan)
Make up and Hair – Namrata Soni
Entertainment- DJ Gaurav, DJ Sunny, Freddy the Sax Player, Bamboleo Band
Wedding Cake- Confiserie Sprüngli
Photography- Bikramjit Bose, Tom Kelly, Rahul Sonkusare
Wedding Film- The Wedding Filmer

Mallya Wedding in Bali will be an intimate affair, Vyas bros to perform@ Sangeet

Laila Mallya and Samar Singh at a brunch
the duo hosted at a South Mumbai lounge

If you’re presuming Vijay Mallya is hosting an epic bash for his daughter’s wedding, you’re mistaken. Laila Mallya and Samar Singh’s destination wedding in Bali this week-end will be an intimate affair, with less than 250 guests. The wedding venue, as we had reported is the Ayana Resort and Spa (click here to read more). According to their friends the program for the three-day celebrations have all been worked out as per the couple’s wishes, and it’s a family and friends only affair. Delhi-based Wedding Planner Vandana Mohan is managing the event and decor. The Sangeet is on the 19th, Bollywood’s ace choreographer Masterji Rajendra is choreographing the family’s dance performances and singer Sandeep Vyas, a favourite perfomer at big, fat destination weddings and his brother DJ Sanjeev Vyas will be there.

(From left to right) Rajendra Masterji, Wedding Planner Vandana Mohan, Sandeep Vyas and his DJ brother Sanjeev.

Rajendra Masterji has choreographed the sangeet performances at many bollywood family weddings, like Ash-Abhi, Rinkie Khanna, Karishma Kapoor and Ridhima Kapoor. Sandeep Vyas and his DJ brother Sanjeev are much sought-after for their high-energy dance numbers@ Sangeets.