Community Highlight – Gaurav Gupta

We are proud to introduce our Community Member Gaurav Gupta.

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Gaurav is one of the leading fashion designers in the world. Putting modern Indian couture on the global map, his collections have been spotted at various red carpet events such as the Emmys and Golden Globes – worn by celebrities such as Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Nicole Scherzinger, Deepika Padukone, Kalki Koechelin, Kelly Rowland,  Sonam Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit, Katrina Kaif, & Priyanka Chopra. He is frequently featured in publications like – Vogue, L’offcial, ELLE Magazine & Marie Claire.

Alumnus of both Central Saint Martins College of Art (London) and the Design and National Institute of Fashion Technology (Delhi), he was given the ‘Future of Couture’ award from the Mayor of Rome at the Altaroma Altamoda. Prior to starting his own label, Gaurav worked with illustrious designers including Hussein Chalayan, Tristan Webber and Stella McCartney.

Gaurav’s creativity and innovation is visible through his work with the lines and motion of fabric. His unmistakable take on three-dimensional embroidery and volume have created a distinctive style. His brand is truly for the modern and discerning bride!

 

Below are some of our favourites from PCJ Delhi Couture week 2013

Nikky Tibbles meets renowned pastry chef Peggy Porschen

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Community Member Nikky Tibbles met with renowned pastry chef Peggy Porschen earlier this month.

Peggy Porschen is a leading bespoke cake company based in Belgravia, London. Founded in 2003, the company is headed by award-winning cake designer and Creative Director Peggy Porschen and her husband Bryn Morrow, Managing Director.

Peggy’s cookies and cakes are renowned for irresistibly pretty and elegant designs that are not only visually stunning but also taste delicious. Peggy’s reputation has allowed her to be build a clientele of numerous celebrities and members of the Royal family. Her pastries are a regular feature among the A- list events, such as the 2011 wedding of Kate Moss and Jamie Hince, Elton John’s White Tie & Tiara Ball, Stella McCartney’s wedding, Sir Anthony Hopkins’ 70th birthday, Damien Hirst’s auction at Sotheby’s and parties for Sting and Trudie Styler, Madonna and Gwyneth Paltrow.

Click on the link below to read the full interview and to get some amazing insights about the great cake maker and tips on how to design your dream cake!

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I’m delighted to welcome cake-maker…”

Inside a real Bollywood wedding

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Actor Esha Deol‘s wedding to Bharat Takhtani was one of the highlight celebrity weddings of 2013. Esha is the daughter of Bollywood power couple Hema Malini and Dharmendra. Among the thousands of guests that attended the ceremonies,  there were a whole host of B-town’s glitterati –  from living legend Amitabh Bachchan,  Sridevi, Vinod Khanna, Vidya Balan, Zeenat Aman, Salman Khan, Rekha, Fardeen Khan, Tabu, Jeetendra, Madhuri Dixit and many others.

Esha was quoted,  ‘A wedding happens only once in our life, so I want it to be perfect’ and based on this heart warming video, we are sure it was really special!

The entire event was beautifully captured by Delhi based Badal Raja. Badal and Raja Jain are brothers that specialise in cinematic wedding films and candid photography. They have covered numerous weddings for Indian industrialists and celebrities.

Community Highlight – Fiona Cairns

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We are excited to introduce our Community Member Fiona Cairns.  For those of you who haven’t heard of Fiona, she is one of the leading cake makers in the world. Over the last 25 years Fiona Cairns has consistently created custom cakes for some of the biggest events and weddings. She has created pastries for celebrities such as Bono, Sir Paul McCartney and Pink Floyd. Her most famous commission came via the Royal Palace, Fiona and her team created an exotic, brandy-soaked fruit cake for The Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton!

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The following are few of our favourites!

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Community News – Nila Holden now supplies Fortnum and Mason

Our lovely Community Member, Nila Holden is now supplying Fortnum and Mason!

Established in 1707, Fortnum and Mason is one of the UK’s oldest and most prestigious retailers. Fortnum & Mason is recognised internationally for its high quality goods and as an iconic British symbol, holding many Royal Warrants over the past 150 years.

Congratulations Nila xx

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Community News – Savoy Weddings by Bruce Russell Launches

Strand-entrance-copy-1024x680Last Thursday a select group got together at The Savoy for the launch of Think Shaadi Community Member Savoy Weddings by Bruce Russell. An entirely personal and expert wedding service available from the moment a prospective bride and groom contact The Savoy.

The guests included Community Members Elizabeth Solaru from Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium, Leanne Roberts-Hewitt from Wild About and Florist Philippa Craddock.

Bruce is one of the top wedding planners in London and heads up a dedicated team who will oversee the entire wedding experience from the moment an enquiry is made through to the big day itself and until the very last guest has departed.

The immaculate launch took place in The Savoy’s Royal Suite. Spread over the front of the entire 5th floor, the suite offers some of the most magnificent views of the Thames. There is seamless luxury throughout the suite; with a customised mattress priced at £25,000, to ensure you receive the royal treatment. 

If you have not had an opportunity yet to experience this luxury, check out this virtual tour with the Head Butler, Sean Davoren to know what we are talking about!