Those who follow me on my social media pages or accounts would know that I was invited to attend the Vogue Wedding Show 2015. Curated by Vogue India, the ‘by-invite only’ Vogue Wedding Show 2015, a 3-day luxurious wedding exhibition held from 7-9 August in partnership with the Taj Group, concluded bringing together the best of the country’s designers, jewelers and wedding services.
The moment I entered the premises of the hotel there was hustle and bustle all over! There were so many people all around! The staff of the hotel, the organizers, people from Vogue, Designers, customers and many more.
India’s top couturiers like Anita Dongre, Anju Modi, JADE, Manish Malhotra, Monisha Jaising, Ritu Kumar, Sabyasachi, Shantanu & Nikhil, Tarun Tahiliani, Varun Bahl , Vineet Bahl and for the first time acclaimed Pakistani designer Sania Maskatiya, showcased their exclusive and latest runway bridal collections at the Vogue Wedding Show 2015. Here, the invitees made their selection in a private and relaxed environment, and enjoyed one-on-one consultations with masters of their craft who effortlessly navigate the world of wedding planning. Some of the most trusted jewelers, luxury gifting brands, wedding related services and other category leaders in the bridal space also participated at the show over the three days.
Separate halls were dedicated for different forms of art, for example, one huge hall was only for wedding attires for both brides and grooms, another hall was just for the jewelry brands and so many to pick from! Vogue India handpicked the finest jewelers and brought them all under one roof to showcase spectacular wedding jeweler, with brands like Amrapali Jewels, Anmol Jewelers, Bharany’s, Birdhichand Ghanshyamdas, BN Jewels, DIACOLOR Fine Contemporary Jewels, Hazoorilal Legacy, Hazoorilal By Sandeep Narang, Khanna Jewelers, Kishan Das & Co. for Sabyasachi, Mehta & Sons, Raj Mahtani, Rose, Sunita Shekhawat, Tibarumals Jewelers, among many others.
For the first time a dedicated space housed a ‘Saree Pavilion’ comprising sarees from different regions of the country, showcased by brands such as Ekaya, Lakshmi, Mangalmayee Jaipur, Myra by Anju Narain and Swati & Sunaina.
For gifting ideas and wedding related services that are luxurious and original, finest brands like Ahujasons, Nordic Kandie, Ravish Kapoor, Swarovski, Tea Culture of the World, Vera Wang’s elegant dinnerware, stemware and giftware for Wedgwood, and many more were found at the show.
There was a whole area dedicated to drinks and refreshers and it was a hot spot! Also the top designers were seen interacting with their clients/customers about their plans on the designs of their wedding attire. The decoration was amazing and the whole show was quite well organised.
At the Vogue Wedding Show 2015, guests could attend masterclasses and interact with an enviable line-up of industry experts. Vogue India Fashion Director- Anaita Shroff Adajania held a workshop on styling where she shared contemporary style tips and tricks for brides and grooms as well as things to buy and what to steer clear of. Trade aces from Forevermark along with Vogue India Fashion Features Director- Bandana Tewari and designer Sabyasachi addressed an exclusive panel discussion on everything to know about diamonds. Celebrity hairstylist Savio John Pereira took guests through a step-by-step process, highlighting the essentials of personal and professional hair care, complete with an on-stage demonstration. Furthermore, grooms had the opportunity to interact with international Master Mixologist from Diageo- Nicholas Ord for a special session on rare and exclusive malts.
There was also a workshop on this season’s hottest trends from the world of weddings showcased by Vogue India Editor – Priya Tanna and Senior Fashion Editor – Priyanka Kapadia, on 8th August, 2015. Make-up specialist Namrata Soni shared a break down facts and myths, and instructed attendees on how to wear make-up that’s ideal for all kinds of bridal events. In her masterclass, on 9th August, on how to plan your dream wedding, renowned wedding planner Vandana Mohan shared some invaluable insights. Skin-care specialist Dr. Harshna Bijlani talked about tips and techniques to flawless, glowing skin in her session. Celebrity nutritionist Kinita Kadakia Patel taught the brides-to-be how to look and feel their best through wellness and nutrition.
As wedding specialists over the years, Taj Hotels, partners of Vogue Wedding Show, provided expert guidance to guarantee a perfect wedding event.
To take care of every fine detail of any wedding, leading decor experts and wedding planners, like the Wedding Design Company, WEDNISHKA were also present among others.
It was quite an informative and extensive show, where you could plan everything about your wedding under one roof. A dream big fat Indian wedding is what you get from here! From great wedding costumes, to jewelry, gifts, wedding planners and so much more!! If you have a dream wedding, this is the place you can be to get it fulfilled.
About Vogue Wedding Show:
The Indian wedding market is rapidly growing at an annual rate of 25-30 per cent. While wedding fairs are a common feature in recent times, there is nothing that caters solely to affluent families with big marriage budgets. Identifying this need-gap, Vogue India’s exclusive, ‘by invitation only’ Vogue Wedding Show acts as the final arbitrator of luxury for discerning audiences, connecting them to the finest brands in the bridal space.
The Vogue Wedding Show, a specially curated exhibition by Vogue India, featuring the most luxurious and personalized wedding services, was launched in 2013. Given the overwhelming response it received, Vogue India launched The Vogue Bridal Studio in 2014, with an attempt to bring the city’s elite a preview of the main event in August and a chance to interact with distinguished representatives of the fashion and bridal couture industry. As an extension of the event, Vogue India has created the
Vogue Wedding Book – A keepsake wedding directory featuring each participating brand editorially. Having a year-long relevance, the book is complementary with the September issue of the magazine.
About Vogue India:
Connecting women with what’s beautiful, illuminating and inspiring, Vogue India was launched in September 2007. Vogue India is the 17th edition of the ultimate style bible and is a 100 per cent owned subsidiary of Condé Nast International. For over 100 years, Condé Nast has produced some of the finest, most successful and iconic magazines worldwide. Vogue India celebrates the growing presence of women who define and influence the new Indian modernity with grace, style and achievement. Priced at Rs. 150, Vogue India is a monthly magazine and available across 100+ towns.