"Indian weddings for me should always have that 'Indian-ness' in it."
The third edition of the highly exclusive Vogue Wedding Show took place at the Taj Palace in New Delhi between August 7 and 9, 2015.
Showcasing a mind-blowing 45 designers, the three-day fashion phenomenon was strictly ‘invite only’, and saw the very best Indian designers and A-list celeb guests grace the venue.
From Manish Malhotra to Swarovski, we were able to indulge in the finest bridal collections for 2015.
DESIblitz has all the highlights from the Vogue Wedding Show extravaganza.
The winner of National Film Award brought his A-game with his embroidered saris, gorgeous sangeet lehengas, and Bohemian mehendi lehengas.
Using silks, georgettes, and silk jacquards, the collection was made with the modern bride in mind.
Speaking of his extraordinary designs, he commented:
“Indian weddings for me should always have that ‘Indian-ness’ in it which comes a lot through the clothes which the bride and the groom wear.”
One of Bollywood’s favourite designers, British-born Manish unveiled his exquisite bridal designs.
A long queue formed for guests to enter his exhibition, but it was most definitely worth the wait.
Sheer veils were paired with stunning soft pink embellishments. He also focused upon a floral design on a selection of designs to mould a feminine collection.
Dubbed the princess of ‘Bohemian luxe’, Monisha was another standout designer at the show.
Entitled, ‘The Sailing Bride’, her effortlessly chic designs were perfect for the laid-back bride.
Fashion mogul, Varun wowed the crowds with his couture fashion, displaying a collection of rich, unique avatars.
His designs are for today’s women who are ‘non-conformist’ yet simultaneously ‘classic’.
Anju Modi’s bridal collection is beautifully elegant. The Anju Modi bride is said to be ‘fashion-forward in her dressing and traditional in her beliefs.’
Other designer names included Anita Dongre, JADE by Monica & Karishma, Ritu Kumar, Saniya Maskatiya, Shantanu & Nikhil, who displayed gorgeous bridal avatars.
Tailormade, the iconic designer Tarun Tahiliani, and Vineet Bahl ‘Premier’ also showcased their exquisite pieces.
Arrays of sari labels by Swati & Sunaina, Myra by Anju Narain, Ekaya, Lakshmi, and Mangalmayee Jaipur were also presented, and put the finishing touches on the fashion parade.
Of course, no wedding show would be complete without jewellers and their flawless designs.
Sunita Shekhawat Jaipur took a mystical direction this year, creating jewellery that has both a classic and contemporary charm:
“Each piece is crafted with gold, meenakari work, diamond polkis and pearls as well as rare, precious and natural-coloured stones.”
Other jewellers included Anmol Jewelers, BN Jewellers, Bharany’s, Birdhichand Ghanshyamdas, and Diacolor – Fine Contemporary Jewels.
Amrapali presented a collection of precious stones and rubies, with the traditional bride in mind for the designs.
Khanna Jewellers appreciated the art of handcrafted jewellery, displaying some stunning designs for a traditional yet adventurous bride.
Crafting bridal jewellery for the classic Mughal princess, Raj Mahtani showcased traditionally heavy maang tikkas, naths and mathapattis to mould his desired look.
“I love everything about the Mughal empire – the passion, the design, the romance, the art and the cultural experiences of that time period, I love the sheer grandeur!”
Maintaining the standard of the weekend were designers: Tibarumals Jewellers, Hazoorilal By Sandeep Narang, Hazoorilal Legacy – South Extension, Kishandas & Company for Sabyasachi, Mehta & Sons, and Raj Mahtani, Rose, Bespoke Vintage Jewels and Gehna Jewellers.
The weekend even made sure that brides-to-be had everything down to their décor sorted for the big day.
Namrata Soni gave an exclusive masterclass for brides on why it is important to prep your beauty regime for their wedding day.
Vera Wang’s collection for Wedgwood offered the crowds some contemporarily classic giftware.
From fine china tableware, to crystal stemware and silver giftware, her range was inspired by bridal gowns, where she extracted the detailing and transfused it into giftware.
Synonymous with class and elegance, Swarovski’s wedding services ranged from not only fine crafted crystal jewellery, but bridal décor to complete any wedding theme.
Using lacquer coated pearls and opaque finished stones, Swarovski’s collection was iconic and fantastical.
Mangalmayee Jaipur since 1911 offered a made-to-order service, providing customised saris, accessories and other designs to cater specifically for your bridal theme.
Isharya presented cost efficient jewellery which can be as dramatic or as simple as the bride desires, whilst Ezma promoted their woollen textile pieces, such as handwoven kaani shawls and stoles.
Customised bridal lehengas with a contemporary twist were part of the Myra collection by Anju Narain, which would be perfect for any high fashion wedding.
Other designers showcasing were: Nupurh J. Silverware, Ahujasons, Gallerie Alternatives, Swati & Sunaina, Vivaha in Amazing Thailand, Tea Culture of the World, Noridic Kandie, Ekaya, Lakshmi, Wedniksha, and Ravish Kapoor who also offered their quality standard bridal services.
With so many designs showcased during the third edition of Vogue Wedding Show 2015, brides have a vast selection of different looks. From bridal attire to celebratory décor, the weekend catered to every wedding need.
And with giftware and other services even tended to, the big name designers have once again made it easier than ever for you to plan your big day.