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 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 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 – 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!

 

Community Highlight – Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park

At Think Shaadi we are committed to working with the best and most exclusive wedding venues in London.  One of our favourites is the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park.

This breathtaking venue, located in the heart of Knightsbridge with stunning views of the Royal Park, is a spectacular location to host your big day.  It doesn’t matter if your event is royal in scale or more intimate, choosing the Mandarin by Hyde Park is guaranteed to make your wedding special.

In addition to providing a wonderful space to host your event, the Mandarin also has a wide range of services to ease the hectic process of planning a wedding.  For example, each couple who book the Mandarin Oriental are provided with a Wedding Planning Specialist to help with the event.

We would also like to thank one of our photography partners, the spectacular Paul Johnson of Paul Johnson Photography, for providing the photos below.

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Happy New Year!

This past year we have been incredibly busy here at Think Shaadi building our platform, bringing on new partners, and growing our community.  It has been a lot of hard work, but more fun than you can possibly imagine.

2014 promises to bring even more excitement for us as we look forward to the launch of our platform, and our first couples plan their dream wedding with us.  It’s very exciting and all happening in 2014.

Make sure to follow us on this amazing journey.  Stay up to date by following us on Twitter and Facebook or by signing up for our newsletter below!

Vera Wang’s Spring 2016 Bridal Collection

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Vera Wang began a sweeping transformation of the bridal industry in 1990 with the opening of her flagship salon at the Carlyle Hotel in New York City. Even today, the salon showcases bridal collections known for its’ sophisticated drama, feminine detailing and contemporary approach to design. Vera Wang’s renown unique fashion has dressed high-profile clientèle such as Michelle Obama, Emma Watson and Sandra Bullock. Last month brought the bridal haven that is Vera Wang’s Spring 2016 Bridal Collection to Vera Wang at Brown’s just off London’s infamous Bond Street.

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The collection caters for the millennial woman who is liberal and wants to feel free. It features soft floral French nets and attention to small floral details. Vera Wang conventionally uses traditional cuts and decided to take a different approach, and execute a collection with delicate flow and gorgeous light fabrics in soft white and cream hues. The show-stopper within the collection for me was the black corset-style bridal gown with black soft feathers that crafts the skirt. Not only does this look elegant and glamorous, but it creates a dramatic look and is certainly one of a kind to walk down the aisle in.



Vera Wang also announced the début of her Spring 2016 Bride Collection via a short film titled ‘Hotel Madrid’, directed by Gordon von Steiner; this is definitely worth watching.

If you want to look seductive through sophistication on your wedding day, then Vera Wang is your ultimate answer. See my favourite selection of bridal dresses from their collection below.

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Written by Victoria Das

Victoria is a London based blogger. She has a passion for fashion and food, with a speciality in contemporary Asian fashion. Victoria runs the blog London Ki Ladki. Here’s where you can find her around the web – Facebook: London Ki Ladki – Instagram:  London Ki LadkiTwitter: London Ki Ladki

Photo Credits: Vera Wang and London Ki Ladki