It is not every day that you get to see a wedding ambience soaked in so much verve, class, glitterati and glamour all under one roof. The highly acclaimed designers Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla kept us all awestruck with their latest set of work which they displayed in ‘Shaadi by Marriott’—The Biggest Shaadi of 2017. It was an agglomeration of emotions, feel and grandeur. The designers are known for their timeless designs, sophisticated artistry and contemporary awareness. The biggest shaadi of 2017 minutely showcased the majesty of an Indian Wedding. The collaboration of these two noteworthy fashion gurus with the believer of ‘passion for hospitality’—JW Marriott, was glorious.
‘Shaadi by Marriott’ was organized to express ‘exclusivity’ in the true sense of the word. It also showed us how it looks like to have a personalised wedding experience. All these exquisite initiatives were topped with luscious food, remarkable venue, phenomenal decor and the perfect service standards.
The illustrious event started with abundance of jollification, euphoria, music, dance and vitality and why not, after all it was India’s first fashion wedding where drama, sex appeal, mood and beautifully blended as one. The show had a sequence of each wedding ritual from the engagement to the haldi and finally the shaadi. Every outfit demonstrated the character and aura of the Indian wedding which was well brought up by much charisma.
In India, the colour red is considered auspicious and the colour black is considered unfavourable. Keeping these stereotypes in mind, it takes ‘an iron fist in a velvet glove’ to gently introduce colours like black, blue and white as the wedding dress colours. Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla effortlessly broke the commandment of an Indian Wedding and yet managed to win all the hearts…which is something extraordinary. It was the most panache packed ramp walk to witness ever that blew everyone’s socks away.
It was a celebration for the eyes to observe such charm and delicacy of fashion. The models ruled and owned the ramp by wearing beautiful, layered dresses in white and pastel shades having lots of ruffles, bows and trains & designs (AMARD, PHULWARI, AUBUSSON, BOUGAINVILLEA, PATOLA, SPRING BLOSSOM and etc) and the males donned PARIS(man-anarkalis) in black, possessing prominent silver embroidery on them. They all looked mesmerising which elevated the traditional yet contemporary look having timeless colours of white, gold and cream to a divine level. This event also marked the debut of Saboo (the popular jeweller) for Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla’s Fine Jewellery Collection which is simply ravishing.
The music which played was a blend of the old and new with a lively twist. It seemed as if it was a reunion of the bold and beautiful Bollywood divas like Shalini Passi, Ridhima Kapoor, Shahnaz Hussain, Saudamini Mattu, Jaya Bachchan, Pernia Quereshi, Disha Patani, Mandira Bedi, Sara Ali Khan, Natasha Nanda, Khushnooma Kapadia, Pinky Reddy, Shweta Bachchan, Shobhna Bhartia, Bindya Judge, Amrita Singh and many more divas in the luxurious ball room of JW Marriott.
For the showstopper, there was a Band-Baaja-Baraat welcome with dhols and shehenaiyaas and in the climate of such ceremonious fashion, who could have been a better choice as a showstopper, other than our very own Sonam Kapoor…who herself is an epitome of ‘sugar-spice-sass & class’.
She walked the ramp and owned the ambience with poise and aplomb which is an arresting part of her luminous personality. She looked sensational in the exquisite white lehenga which is called Burano bridal lehenga, inspired by Venice, having swarovski crystals and intricate embroidery made with white ad silver sequins, net and beads teamed with a Victorian collar blouse. The ravishing red Kaleeras completed her bridal look and her overall appearance expressed the most romantic story a bride could ever tell. With all these gala, the scintillating evening ended with the clink of toast glasses to the event standardized by The Toast Events.