New Delhi, 5th August 2016: Curated by Vogue India, Vogue Wedding Show 2016, a 3-day opulent wedding exhibition in partnership with the Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces, commenced today at the Taj Palace, New Delhi and will continue till 7th August 2016. The fourth instalment of the wedding extravaganza, showcasing the finest, latest and most exclusive services in the bridal world, saw some of the biggest names from the Indian wedding circuit come together.
At this “by invitation only” luxury fair, brides and grooms-to-be and their families have the convenience of meeting the finest purveyors of products and services pertaining to weddings, all under one roof.
Varun Bahl with his collection showcased at Vogue Wedding Show 2016 at Taj Palace New Delhi
India’s top couturiers like Anita Dongre, Falguni and Shane Peacock, Gaurang, Gaurav Gupta, INDIAN BY MANISH ARORA, JADE by Monica & Karishma, Manish Malhotra, Misha Lakhani, Payal Singhal, Sabyasachi, Shantanu & Nikhil, Tarun Tahiliani and Varun Bahl, are showcasing their exclusive and latest bridal collections at the Vogue Wedding Show 2016. Here, the invitees can make their selection in a private and relaxed environment, and enjoy one-on-one consultations with masters of their craft who effortlessly navigate the world of wedding planning. Some of the country’s most trusted jewellers, luxury gifting brands, wedding related services and other category leaders in the wedding space are also participating at the show over the three days.
Speaking at the occasion, Priya Tanna, Editor, Vogue India, said “Indian weddings are known for their style, grandeur, tradition and splendour. They are celebrations of love, togetherness and happiness. At our three-day long wedding showcase, we have curated the most luxurious and personalized wedding services for the bridal universe, to help actualize the wedding of your dreams. It is an all-access pass for brides and grooms-to-be and their families to meet the country’s foremost wedding-wear designers, view the most stunning wedding jewellery and attend masterclasses conducted by renowned industry experts in hair, make-up, beauty, nutrition and wellness. It is undoubtedly a must-do on any bride and groom’s checklist.”
At the Vogue Wedding Show 2016, guests can attend masterclasses and interact with an enviable line-up of industry experts. On Day One, Vogue India’s Fashion Director-Anaita Shroff Adajania held a workshop on bridal styling where she shared insights and tips with brides on things to buy and what to steer clear of. Avan Contractor spoke about the latest hair trends highlighting the essentials of personal and professional hair care, complete with an on-stage demonstration. The third masterclass for the day was held by the Master Chef of Taj Palace who gave insights on designing classic menus that will have guests gushing for days to come. The fourth session saw Sabyasachi introduce his collection Zanyah with Forevermark Diamonds.
On Day 2 of the Vogue Wedding Show 2016, brides can look forward to two separate masterclass sessions by celebrity make-up artist Namrata Soni, on ideal make-up looks for different functions. Furthermore, renowned wedding planner, Vandana Mohan will be sharing invaluable insights on how to plan a dream wedding. Anaita Shroff Adajania will return for Bridal Styling tips.
On Day 3 of the Vogue Wedding Show 2016, skin-care specialist Dr. Harshna Bijlani will talk about tips and techniques to achieve a flawless, glowing skin. Celebrity nutritionist Kinita Kadakia Patel will tell brides-to-be how to look and feel their best through wellness and nutrition. Furthermore, invitees will have the opportunity to interact with USL-Diageo Reserve Brand Ambassador, North India, Daniel Jones for a special masterclass session.
For Vogue Wedding Show 2016, Vogue India has handpicked some of the finest jewellers in India to showcase some spectacular wedding jewelry, namely, Amrapali, ANJALI BHIMRAJKA FINE JEWELS, Bespoke Vintage Jewels, Birdhichand Ghanshyamdas, Diacolor - Fine Contemporary Jewels, Hazoorilal by Sandeep Narang, HAZOORILAL LEGACY – South Extension, HOUSE OF SURANA By Pankaj Surana, Khanna Jewellers, Kishandas & Co. for Sabyasachi, Mehta & Sons by Narendra S.M., Moksh - Fine Unseen Jewels, Raj Mahtani Couture Jewels, Rare Heritage and SUNITA SHEKHAWAT JAIPUR, among many others. Also, a dedicated space houses a ‘Sari Pavilion’ comprising saris from different regions of the country, exhibited by names like Latha Puttanna, MYRA by Anju Narain, Naina Jain, Ratanshi Kheraj, Vani Anand, and others.
For gifting ideas and wedding related facilities, invitees can opt for some of the finest brands like Ahujasons, BVLGARI, ISHARYA, Johnson Watch Co., Noritake, Nupurh J Silverware by Nupurh and Nidhi Jain, RAVISH KAPOOR Innovative Invitations, Shingora and Tea Culture of the World.
To take care of every fine detail of any wedding, leading décor experts and wedding planners, like the Wedding Design Company, Wedniksha, and many more can be found at the show.
Speaking on the association with Vogue Wedding Show 2016, Sachin Jain, President, Forevermark, said, “The Vogue Wedding Show has emerged as a great platform and this will be our fourth year as a sponsor. We have seen the platform evolve into one that allows us to show case our expertise and offers meaningful interactions with brides to be and their families. Vogue as a brand has always been at the top its game not only for the kind of audiences it brings but also how it showcases brands and I anticipate we will have another successful outing this year as well.”
"We are very excited to have partnered with the Vogue Wedding Show 2016 which perfectly blends sophistication, luxury and grandeur in equal measures. The philosophy of The Singleton Selections is rooted in ‘inherently good taste’ with a collection that appeals to those who seek sophisticated ease and something tastefully stylish, hence making it such a perfect fit with this fabulous initiative by Vogue," said Nitesh Chhapru, Portfolio Head-Premium Core and Reserve Brands, United Spirits Limited (A Diageo Group Company).
Kamal Basu, Head – Marketing & PR, Volkswagen Passenger Cars said, “We are delighted to partner with the fourth edition of the prestigious Vogue Wedding Show. The 21st century Beetle exhibits timeless elegance and distinctive style, which fits in perfectly with the essence of this fabulously curated extravaganza. The sophisticated look and fun complimented with a powerful driving experience makes the 21st century Beetle absolutely desirable for the fashion conscious car lover and we are confident that the Vogue lovers would feel at home in the Beetle.”
Speaking at the occasion, Chinmai Sharma, Chief Revenue Officer, Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces said, “Weddings at the Taj have always been iconic. We have a legacy of hosting some of the most magical weddings. Whether it is set against a backdrop of a Grand Palace or in an idyllic beach resort or at some of our landmark city hotels in India, London, New York, Boston, Maldives, Dubai, Sri Lanka, our team of experts always deliver on exotic themes combined with inventive cuisine and exemplary service making it the preferred choice for weddings for generations. The wedding segment in India is seeing an exponential growth with guests looking for unforgettable and unique experiences for their special day. Our partnership with Vogue for the 4th consecutive year is a step towards strengthening our commitment to this segment and we will continue to create lifelong memories for our guests.”
Lastly, Vandana Mohan, Founder, The Wedding Design Company stated on the association, “The Vogue Wedding Show has become the hallmark for anyone in the business of weddings; clothes, jewelry, gifts, invitations, design and much more. At VWS, the aim has been to be the best amongst the best.....so each year as a show it competes with itself. The benchmark set for everyone who is a part of the show is EXCELLENCE. For me the show symbolises everything that we at THE WEDDING DESIGN COMPANY are known for and strongly uphold as our design philosophy - GLAMOROUS, ICONIC, CLASSIC and TIMELESS...”
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.
Participating Brands- Vogue Wedding Show 2015:
1. FOREVERMARK - Forevermark offers diamonds worthy of immortalising life’s great promises – exquisite symbols of unwavering commitment, as eternal and precious as the promise itself
2. UNITED SPIRITS LIMITED (A DIAGEO GROUP COMPANY) - United Spirits Limited (USL) is a subsidiary of Diageo plc which is a global leader in beverage alcohol with an outstanding collection of brands across spirits, beer and wine categories.
3. VOLKSWAGEN PASSENGER CARS - Volkswagen Passenger Cars is one of the twelve global brands of The Volkswagen Group. With its headquarters in Wolfsburg, The Volkswagen Group is one of the world’s leading automobile manufacturers and the largest carmaker in Europe.
4. TAJ HOTELS RESORTS AND PALACES - An intimate affair, a lavish extravaganza and everything in-between, they are maestros at orchestrating the wedding of your dreams
5. THE WEDDING DESIGN COMPANY – Bespoke experiences to treasure for a lifetime – The Wedding Design Company does it all
The Designers www.vogueweddingshow.in
BY INVITATION ONLY
Elegant and fuss-free with her signature gotapatti on bright colours, this year’s collection showcases the Indian craftsmanship that this designer is known for.
FALGUNI & SHANE PEACOCK
Providing bespoke and stylised garments with a classic sensibility and timeless quality, this label’s collection features signature gowns, anarkali gowns and more, which are inspired by the various artworks found in French and Jaipur palaces.
Capturing the beauty of traditional jamdani weaves, he interprets them on anarkalis, lehengas, saris and more, ideal for the traditionalist.
Contemporising Indian wear, this designer’s modern and dramatic ensembles include ball gowns, sari lehengas and more, making way for a sophisticated style statement.
INDIAN BY MANISH ARORA
Launched as a contemporary Indian label, this brand presents a collection that draws inspiration from the designer’s travels across the globe.
JADE BY MONICA & KARISHMA
Launched out of a unique sensibility, the designers interpret the love story of Ram and Sita in timeless pieces for the new-age bride.
Known for his intricate craftsmanship, this designer showcases a collection that merges the classic with the modern; a perfect choice for the 21stcentury bride.
Driven by a celebration of craftsmanship and heritage, this designer works towards reinterpreting traditional handwork and couture techniques to create pieces that serve as a narrative through historic Mughal legacies.
Finding inspiration in vintage fabrics and sensibilities, this designer brings contemporary Indian wear to the fore with a collection that is influenced by Indian royalty.
Focusing on high-quality traditional Indian wear, this designer presents a range that’s ideal for destination weddings. Choose from whimsical bohemian pieces, European glamour-inspired ensembles or the traditional Indian wedding line.
SHANTANU & NIKHIL
With a vision to perfectly culminate the novel and the classic, the designers’ couture gowns and silhouettes match the sensibilities of the modern bride, while the millennial groom can choose from a range of innovative drapes.
Combining western notions with Indian craftsmanship, this designer acknowledges the highest bastions of culture, poetry and dance in a collection that complements the contemporary bride.
Specialising in painterly embroideries, innovative use of fabrics and weaves, and a mastery over colour and proportion, this designer displays a fusion of floral hues and a nuanced colour palette for brides-to-be.
Encompassing all your wedding needs, make a statement with earrings, Rajasthani aads and more along with navratna-inspired pieces from this Jaipur-based jewellery house.
ANJALI BHIMRAJKA FINE JEWELS
Renowned for crafting wearable works of art, the brand depicts the trends of the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries in gemstones, pearls and coloured diamonds.
BESPOKE VINTAGE JEWELS
For brides who like old-school decadence with a modern twist, choose these heritage handcrafted one-off pieces that represent the brand’s sensibilities.
Transforming jewellery pieces into a work of pure art, brides can symbolise their love for their groom with pieces that represent undying passion and eternal love.
DIACOLOR - FINE CONTEMPORARY JEWELS
A name that originates from the union of diamonds and coloured stones, the
brand’s vast collection will cater to every occasion.
HAZOORILAL BY SANDEEP NARANG
A major name in innovative bijoux styles and designs, this brand will showcase a collection of polki and fine diamonds, ideal for your wedding or trousseau.
HAZOORILAL LEGACY - SOUTH EXTENSION
Known for its use of rare and exotic diamonds and more, the brand showcases a solitaire collection, along with matha paasas and matha pattis among others to adorn on your wedding.
HOUSE OF SURANA BY PANKAJ SURANA
Enhance your radiance with jadau and traditional jewellery from this brand, which is influenced by old Mughal architecture from India along with vintage and Art Deco motifs.
Establishing itself in the luxury jewellery space, this brand’s hallmark lies in opulent designs and meticulous craftsmanship, for statement pieces.
KISHANDAS & CO. FOR SABYASACHI
Turn back time with the brand’s jadau collection along with ’20s- and ’30s-inspired diamond and rose-cut jewellery.
MEHTA & SONS BY NARENDRA MEHTA
With bespoke designs, the brand’s collection is embellished with Forevermark diamonds, Basra pearls and more, for a royal wedding.
MOKSH - FINE UNSEEN JEWELS
Believing that it’s the details that define luxury, with the brand’s chaandbalis, cuffs and more, crafted in Japanese Keshi Pearls, diamonds and coloured gemstones, add a resplendent touch.
RAJ MAHTANI COUTURE JEWELS
Inspired by the Mughal era, the brand focuses on a traditional, heavily bejewelled look, complete with pearls, diamonds, emeralds, rubies and more.
Taking you back to the glorious past when royal families adorned themselves with gems and jewels, this brand personifies the heritage of India with a modern, eclectic twist.
SUNITA SHEKHAWAT JAIPUR
Traditional meenakari work is what this designer is known for. This year, her bridal jewellery collection will evoke both a classic and contemporary charm.
Trousseau, Gifting and Wedding Planning
Representative of distinctive styling and unrivalled craftsmanship in the world of shawls, the brand’s traditional designs are adapted with modern influences on hand-painted and hand-embroidered Temple and Mughal story shawls.
An ideology that balances classicism and modernism, the brand presents a range of scents, including six gemstone-influenced aromas, the ideal gifting choice this wedding season.
Bridging the gap between fashion jewellery and Indian artefacts, gift your friends a trinket from the brand’s edgy body jewellery embellished with Swarovski crystals.
JOHNSON WATCH COMPANY
The multi-branded watch store, which curates collections for both men and women, present an exclusive range of watches for the bride and groom, while also serving as give-aways for close family members.
Bringing beautiful crockery to the fore, the brand presents exquisite dinner sets and other accessories that serve as the perfect addition to your trousseau.
NUPURH J SILVERWARE BY NUPURH AND NIDHI JAIN
Known for creating handcrafted silverware that is artistic and unique, this duo specialises in personalisation with their wide array of customised gifts.
Celebrate your big day with one of the finest chocolate brands in the world that uses the world’s rarest and most expensive cocoa from Venezuela. Their indulgent chocolate varieties from Ivory Coast, Madagascar, Ghana, Ecuador and Trinidad make for a scrumptious gift.
RAVISH KAPOOR INNOVATIVE INVITATIONS
Conceptualising exquisite invitation cards, branding and packaging designs are
this brand’s speciality. Add an edge with these personalised invitations.
Entwining the best of traditional and contemporary, take your pick from the brand’s woollen and cashmere scarves and stoles, among other products that can be gifted to your guests.
TEA CULTURE OF THE WORLD
With some of the finest teas from India and around the world, refresh your senses with the brand’s innovative blends, which also make for the perfect gift.
THE WEDDING DESIGN COMPANY
Providing complete solutions for personalised wedding planning services, enlist the help of this dream team to make your wildest fantasies a reality.
If you want your wedding to stand out from others, consider these expert wedding planners to plan and execute the most important day of your life.
The Exclusive Sari Pavilion
Mirroring the spirit of India, this brand from Bengaluru is inspired by unique weaves from across India. Using material like silk, tissue and chiffon, it creates stunning saris. This year, it brings you a sari collection in pastel colours. Classic designs with exquisite embroidery and exotic embellishments will play up your traditional side.
MYRA BY ANJU NARAIN
Transforming traditional Indian drapes into stylish modern silhouettes, this Lucknow-based designer specialises in saris with muqaish, daraz, badla and aari-zardozi work. Her organza and chanderi saris are an heirloom fit for royalty.
Seeking to showcase tradition by fusing it with a modern day India, this Kolkata brand brings elegant Bandhani saris perfected over generations by master craftsmen from Kutch. Presenting her colourful collection in silks, satins and Benarasi brocade, this designer is inspired by the miniature paintings
of Rajasthan and reinterprets the motifs and patterns through intricate thread work.
With an emphasis on providing natural fibre and handwoven fabrics, this fifth generation family business from Mumbai has been working with traditional weaves, designs and art for over a century. Showcasing some of the finest weaves of Benaras featuring Mughal designs in its saris, it will play to your traditional side.
A blend of delicate hand embroidery and understated elegance, this label that calls Lucknow home combines contemporary motifs with the intricate craft of chikankari. Presenting a sari collection inspired by the flowers and the colours of the Indian mountains in summertime, it makes for the ideal choice.
The Dream Destinations
TAJ HOTELS RESORTS AND PALACES
Whether it’s a timeless wedding, a romantic honeymoon or a renewal of vows, Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces provides you with a wedding journey of a lifetime.
Masterclasses by the Experts
ANAITA SHROFF ADAJANIA
Vogue India’s fashion director shows you how to demystify trends and make a sartorial statement on your big day.
Hairstylist to the stars, she will reveal all the pre-bridal hair care regimes, product recommendations with tips and tricks to prep your tresses for your wedding.
DR HARSHNA BIJLANI
Nothing spells beauty like flawless, glowing skin. So learn how to take care of it in an interactive session on skincare.
KINITA KADAKIA PATEL
Get in shape and stay stress-free with tailor-made diet plans and workout sessions with this health expert.
Learn insider tips, experiment with new looks and emphasise your best features with this celebrity make-up artist.
Plan the wedding of your dreams with one of India’s leading wedding planners.