When Mumbai’s ace Event Stylist Gurleen informed us about the Wedding Studio at the lobby level of JW Marriott, Juhu, we were happy to hear about what might be one of the first of its kind studios in India. The Wedding Studio, conceptualized and executed by Gurleen is a wedding inspiration place. She says: “Its interiors reflect the vibrant wedding experience. And at a practical level– its the space where the Marriott teams, our teams or other wedding planners & decorators on the Marriott panel conduct their meetings with clients. So we can interact with them not always at a ‘restaurant’ or ‘office’ but at a ‘studio’ to personalize their dream wedding.”
Many assume that Gurleen of Mumbai-based Gurleen M Puri Associates is a Wedding Planner. However, Gurleen is not a Wedding Planner but an Events & Wedding Stylist. “Its a conscious decision to stick to the creative elements of a wedding– we of course do have our affiliations with companies who take care of wedding logistics & management but ‘Gurleen M Puri’ focuses on the style story- after all, every one of our clients look for a unique theme, chic designs, and the most ‘wow’ décor for the big day.”
Says Pavithran Nambiar, General Manager of JW Marriott: “Our hotel has successfully set a benchmark for the other hotels in the city and is one of the most preferred wedding destinations for HNIs, Corporate and Bollywood celebrities in Mumbai. And while the Wedding Stylist/ Decorator and the Wedding Planners may have their hands-full with new demands we always get requests for novel menus and innovative set-ups. Or how each of the functions can be held at very different set-ups which can be transformed for the Mehendi, Sangeet, Pheras or Reception. Our Grand Sangam ballroom is best suited for large receptions or cocktail parties whereas the alfresco salt water pool section is ideal for weddings and smaller functions. Whatever be the scale of the event or the number of events taking place here, clients know we can help them execute their elaborate or complex events with ease. And that we are here to offer them the personalized service to make their dream wedding come true.”
The Wedding Studio, Lobby level, JW Mariott, Juhu, Mumbai.
Photos courtesy- Dev Purbiya