Vogue Wedding Show (VWS) is my favourite luxury wedding exhibition in India. It gives brides and grooms access to the very best fashion designers and other wedding vendors under one roof. What makes it extra special is that you can make appointments to meet everyone from Sabyasachi to Manish Malhotra and try out their absolute latest designs (which sometimes haven't even hit stores yet!). Realistically, you could wrap up atleast half your wedding planning needs if you spend a day here. Add to this Masterclasses with experts in bridal beauty, fitness and styling, and you can very well understand why VWS is my favourite.
This year saw the 4th Edition of Vogue Wedding Show at Taj Palace Hotel in New Delhi. The invite-only event seems to get bigger and better with every passing year! I spotted the usual favourites - Anita Dongre and Wedding Design Company - while discovering a designer from Pakistan who was making her debut at VWS. Needless to say, there was plenty to love for brides and grooms. Here are 8 Things To Love from VWS 2016.
She's not known as the Queen of Gota Patti for nothing. Her India Couture Week designs were here for brides to try out and book for their big day. From hot pinks to bright oranges and deep purples, it was a colour riot at her stall!
She came down all the way from Lahore, Pakistan to make her debut at VWS this year. We loved how Misha and her team greeted us with such warmth and so much love. This stunning gold piece was my favourite lehenga! To place an order with them, you can drop an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or message them on WhatsApp (+92-3008248389).
We've already shown you the metallic gowns and lehengas we loved from Gaurav Gupta's India Couture Week show earlier this month. This was just another chance to ogle at them in person!
She's a Lucknow-based designer who makes the most stunning saris and plays around with chikankari, chanderi, etc in both soft and bridal hues alike. Unfortunately, we weren't allowed to click pictures of this AMAZING blush pink sari on display here. It took over a year to create, and was priced over 1 lakh, but it was hands down one of the most beautiful saris I've ever, ever(!) laid my eyes on. How to get in touch and place your order: Email them on email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, or call on +91-8874023111.
In the news last year for making Shahid Kapoor's wedding invite, Ravish Kapoor (no relation to Shahid! :p) showcased some unique pieces of wedding stationary this year. From oil paintings on inserts to this 3D beach-themed invite with shells inside, his designs continue to leave an impression!
One word - Yummmyyyyy!!! If you're trying to figure out an insanely delicious "something sweet" to send out with your wedding invites to your nearest and dearest, Royce Chocolates are the PERFECT choice.
Best known for their enamel meenakari work with polki jewellery, Sunita Shekhawat is a Jaipur-based brand that's a must-visit at Vogue Wedding Show. The enamel is in a whole range of colours - from light green to turquoise blue and even white! Do ask to have a look at their lotus designs if you visit - they're a super pretty option as well.
Image courtesy: Vogue India
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