Nov 28, 2011 Celebrity Wedding Pictures
Kanchi Kaul and Shabbir Ahluwalia’s sangeet ceremony on Thursday night was a big filmi affair! Their close friends and family made a special video about the couple, and everyone had great fun watching it. All the guests had a blast on the dance floor and the highlight was Shabbir dancing to ‘Hoga Tumse Pyara Kaun’ and ‘Aye Kanchi’ in praise of his beautiful bride-to-be. Kanchi looked stunning in a creation by Kolkata’s famed bridal wear designer Anamika Khanna accessorised with Jadau jewellery.
Kanchi Kaul and Shabbir Ahluwalia
Samita & Aashish Chaudhary. Aditi Govitrikar
Barkha Bisht & Indranil Sengupta. Gauri & Yash Tonk
Models Candice Pinto, Anchal Kumar. Ravee Gupta & Manoj Biddvai
Nov 25, 2011 Celebrity Wedding Pictures
Mumbai Model Nicole D’Silva married Boston based Pervez Taufiq at a beautiful celebration on 11-11-11 at the picture-perfect Hyatt Key West Resort and Spa in Florida. Pervez Taufiq is the lead singer for Living Syndication, and is also working on a solo album. Nicole’s modelling career began after she participated in the Miss India Pageant 2007.
Taufiq has been visiting India regularly, since he is also the voice for Sony Pix channel in India. He met Nicole two years ago, at Blue Frog whilst out with his friends. They struck up a conversation there, but as they parted ways and went to different after-parties, they ended up at the same places 3 times that evening! The couple have set up their new home in Boston and early next year, they will be in India to host their Mehendi and Wedding Reception in Karjat.
Nov 22, 2011 Celebrity Wedding Pictures
Post the wedding (click here to read more) at the Agiary in Colaba, the Iranis and Camas (bride Reah’s parents) hosted an elegant reception at Adenwala Baug, the Camas sprawling home in South Mumbai.
The who’s who of Tinsel Town turned up to wish the families and many guests tweeted what a wonderful evening it was. Amitabh Bachchan and Ritesh Sidhwani spoke about the Camas magnificent home. “Returning from wedding reception of Boman Irani’s son@ the 150 year old Parsi home in the middle of most congested Tardeo. Amazing”, said Bachchan. “Off to bed after an amazing Parsi bhonoo @bomanirani sons wedding reception, can’t forget to mention the magnificent location Adenwala Baug.”
Ritesh Deshmukh and Juhi Chawla. Arjun Rampal and Gauri Khan.
Shabani Azmi and the bride’s mother were classmates@ Queen Mary’s School, Mumbai. Avantika Malik
Simi Grewal and Tabu
Shazahn Padamsee and Tara Sharma
Maddy and Lara Dutta
Boman Irani waves to the crowds. Sonakshi Sinha
Nov 21, 2011 Celebrity Wedding Pictures
|Reah Cama and Danesh Irani
Danesh, son of Veteran actor Boman Irani married Reah Cama at a traditional Parsi Wedding at the Agiary in Colaba, Mumbai on 17th November. The Iranis and Camas hosted two receptions- the post wedding reception was at lawns of the Agiary. The second reception for the Bollywood fraternity was at Reah’s sprawling bunglow ‘Adenwala Mansion’ in Nana Chowk on 20th November. Layla, the Irani’s pet-labrador looked regal in a brocade jacket and diamante-studded collar and welcomed the guests at the entrance! Immediately after the celebrations Boman Irani tweeted: “Tired! Clothes stained, jaw hurt from smiling, voice lost saying ‘thanks for coming’! Feet swollen, could not sleep! But feeling great!”
Danesh, 26 and Reah, 31 have been dating since over four years. Danesh is an Event Consultant in Dubai, where he specialises in Bollywood-related events. Reah hails from a highly distinguished Parsi family and she was working with a Dubai-based retail chain.
The newly weds with Zenobia and Boman Irani
The bride with her brother Rohaan and parents Ayra and Jamshed Cama
Nov 21, 2011 Bridal Shows & Wedding Exhibitions
Jean Claude Biguine in association with WeddingSutra.com and G.Prima hosted an evening of pampering for to-be-weds and Wedding Planners, at the Jean Claude Biguine salon in Bandra.
For the invitees, this was a special experience—thanks to JCB’s beautiful spaces, their staff’s expertise and the pampering treatment. Everyone wanted to know more about JCB’s bridal packages and were most excited to learn about JCB’s all-new service– spa bridal showers for Brides-to-be. JCB’s Sangeet, Cocktail & Wedding Hair & Make-up packages start at Rs 6,000. The pre-wedding package is priced between Rs 10,000 and Rs 15,000. Click here to learn more
To-be-brides and Wedding Planners at the evening
JCB’s expert interacts with the guests
The venue—the rooftop of the Jean Claude Biguine now a hotspot for spa bridal showers
Left, a couple deciding on their package. Right, guests check the photo album of Wedding Photographer Shruti Joshi Mohapatra
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Nov 21, 2011 Celebrity Wedding Pictures
Deepa Chari married Gajendra Yadav in his home town Jaipur on November 12th. The celebrations were a simple and traditional affair, with functions like the Engagement, Sangeet, Mehendi. For the different functions the dusky beauty wore traditional creations which she bought from stores in Jaipur, and her make-up was done by Delhi’s popular make-up artist Kazi.
Deepa Chari and Gajendra Yadav
Deepa met Delhi-based Gajendra, a former model and Grasim Mr. India Finalist currently working as a Senior Manager with an IT MNC in Gurgaon, through common friends. Deepa, a Mangalorean has lived in Mumbai always and she’ll be moving to Delhi after marriage. Says Deepa: “I’ll continue to pursue modelling after marriage, there are enough assignments in Delhi, and I’ll travel to Mumbai as and when there’s work there.” Deepa says she loves Delhi’s winters and food, and is looking forward to her first stay outside Mumbai.
Deepa’s best friend Anjali Raut alongwith her sister Alesia Raut attended the celebrations. A few friends from the modelling and fashion fraternity like models Sucheta Sharma, Harrison James and Makeup Artist Cherag Bambboat were also there. The same group of friends is now looking forward to attending Anjali’s wedding celebrations which will take place between December 4th and 6th in Chandigarh. Anjali is marrying Singapore-based Akshaay Gill.
(Left) My Best Friends Wedding– Deepa Chari and Anjali Raut. (Right) Sisters Anjali and Alesia Raut. Anjali’s marriage is in Chandigarh in December.
Nov 15, 2011 Celebrity Wedding Pictures
India’s newest spin sensation R. Ashwin, 25 tied the knot with his childhood friend Preethi Narayanan in Chennai on Sunday. The traditional wedding was a low-key affair attended only by family members and close friends after which more friends and family blessed the newly-weds at a simple reception.
The 25 year old off-spinner, who made his debut in the first Test against the West Indies in Delhi flew to Kolkata immediately after his wedding reception, with his newly-wedded wife, for the second match starting on Monday.
This is not the first instance of a busy cricketer playing just after tying the knot. Recently, Gautam Gambhir got married a week before the start of the opening Test at Ferozshah Kotla in New Delhi. Much before this, Bradman did something similar in 1932. Sir Don and Jessie Bradman were married in St Paul’s Church in Sydney on April 30, 1932. Their honeymoon was unusual with his wife accompanying her husband on a Goodwill Tour to the US and Canada.
Nov 14, 2011 Celeb Weddings to Watch out for
Many years ago, we met a very young Junelia when she was working with an international style apparel brand. We were struck by her grace and style and instantly knew the beautiful girl would make a mark in the world of fashion and style! Later, Junelia who also dabbled in acting & modelling, went on to study in UK and returned to her home town Mumbai, to embark on a career in styling and design. Today, Junelia runs her own studio in Bandra, where she custom-designs formal gowns, resort wear and Indian ensembles. She will soon retail in stores nation wide with her pret line. The designer is engaged to the pioneer of stand-up comedy in India, Ash Chandler. He is also an accomplished singer and actor with films like Mixed doubles, Guzaarish and Love Wrinkle free. We wish the charming to-be-weds luck with wedding planning and lots of happy years ahead.
Nov 11, 2011 Marriage & Wedding Trends
We are always excited to see couples put their own twist on time honored tradtions and when wedding photographer, Devendra Purbaiya shared Sonal and Sri’s wedding card with us, we knew its something that we would like to share with our readers. Says Devendra, “Personal and Classy were the keywords that were buzzed into my ear by this cute couple Sonal and Sri, who are getting married in December. I said I have not really done any wedding card design. They said they trusted my instincts. So I started with the card design with the help of my design artist friend Anushri Chordia. Mr. Kayu from KolorKode in Bangalore helped a lot in selecting the perfect paper. Since the wedding is in Udaipur, we decided to build a storyline of Prince and Princess. But a few pictures were missing.”
Since the couple live in the US, it was impractical for them to fly down to India for a portrait shoot. That’s when photographer Mohaimen Kazi stepped in and shot some beautiful pictures of the couple. Take a look at the beautifully designed card – it sets the tone for their upcoming wedding in Udaipur that Devendra will be photographing for them.
Marcel Proust the French novelist aptly said “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes”. Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces brings you 10 ‘Rooms with breathtaking views’ from across it’s locations in India and abroad.
The Maharani Suite at Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur
Perched high above the desert capital of Jodhpur, the Umaid Bhawan Palace stands as one of the last of the great palaces of India commanding 26 lush acres. One of the most striking suites in the Palace is the Maharani suite, the personal chamber of the erstwhile Maharani of Jodhpur. The suite is a reflection of her personal style in its decor of pink, black and chrome shades. It comprises of an imposing bedroom, a living room, a magnificent dining room and a spacious bathroom with a Jacuzzi. It also includes an all-embracing walk-in wardrobe area, changing room, in-room SPA, a steam room and a private kitchenette.
The spectacular views of the imposing structure of the Mehrangarh Fort, the sweeping lawns dotted with dancing peacocks and chirruping birds, the stunning sunsets, and a canopy of stars over your balcony will mesmerize you into the days of Royal life. Perchance you’ll cross paths with Royalty! Click here for more
Tata Suite at the Taj Mahal Palace
At the water’s edge’ in the city’s heart and overlooking the Gateway of India with panoramic views of Mumbai Harbour, the luxurious Tata Suite is named after Jamsetji Tata. A befitting tribute to Indian industry and society, the suite is a reflection of the glorious art and architecture of the colonial history of India. In every corner, the essence of India is palpable and this is reflected in the clear makrana white marble floors, the intricate timber and the hand-knotted carpets. With an eye for detail, every piece of furniture or a fixture stands out as a marvel of its own. Even the hand-picked collection of art adds a rustic charm to the suite and pays a fitting tribute to the father of Indian industry. Click here for more
Premium Indulgence Cottages at Vivanta by Taj Fisherman’s Cove Chennai
Built on the ramparts of an old Dutch fort, yet it remains the charming beach resort that’s almost one with the Bay of Bengal. With uninterrupted panoramic views of the Bay of Bengal, the Premium Indulgence Sea View Cottages are rustic and are on the beach front. Lovers of the sea, this is your ideal abode. Discover peace and tranquility while you enjoy the sand, surf and sea breeze. Click here for more
Deluxe Delight rooms at Vivanta by Taj, Dal View Srinagar
Perched on the Kralsangri hill that captures the finest panoramic view of the Dal Lake, the hotel is surrounded by the majesty of the Zabarwan Mountains. Accented in copper, local timber carvings and warm earthy colours, the resort evokes the spirit and ethos of the Kashmir valley. The Deluxe Delight rooms offer you a panoramic view of the valley. They pack in modern comfort with a private sit out. Discover the intricate magic of Jamawar work adorning the headrest of the bed. Enjoy the luxury of space of an extra large bathroom with a rain shower cubicle and a large bathtub. Paradise rediscovered, in a stylish new avatar. Click here for more
Premium Temptation Suite at Vivanta by Taj Malabar Kochi
A hidden gem situated on Willingdon Island, the Taj Malabar Kochi is a fine balance between yesterday and tomorrow. With a magnificent view of the Cochin harbour, the heritage wing built in 1935 has graceful Victorian interiors that aptly reflect the inherent beauty of Cochin.
The Premium Temptation Suite is one of the finest suites of the hotel that is spread across a remarkable 1,043 sq ft of luxurious personal space. With a separate living room, a study area, dressing room, and a spacious bathroom, the suite reflects graceful Victorian interiors and generous spaces showcasing ethnic artifacts. This is it. Click here for more
Luxury Suite at the Taj Tashi Thimpu, Bhutan
The mountain kingdom of Bhutan remains one of the old world’s last few strongholds, as yet unspoilt by civilization. Set in the heart of the Thimphu Valley, the Taj Tashi is a gateway to a land steeped in mythology and magic.
The Luxury suites offer an unrivaled living experience and offer a breathtaking two-sided view of the Thimpu valley and the mountains dotted with charming examples of Bhutanese architecture. The suite arrangement includes a large living room, bedroom with a walk-in closet, canopy bed and an equally large bathroom that you will find fitted to your utmost satisfaction. Click here for more
Taj Club Suites at Taj Lands End, Mumbai
Situated from the 22nd to the 25th floors, these aesthetically designed suites offer an immaculate view of the Arabian Sea and the Rajeev Gandhi Sea Link. Spectacular by day and night, the view captures the very essence of the fascinating city of Mumbai.
The suites are inspired by the need to provide simplicity, modern elegance and functionality to with luxuriously spread spaces that seamlessly flow into each other. The subtle useof colour and contemporary design elements evoke a residential studio environment with generous spaces. Click here for more
A Commonwealth Suite at Taj Boston
Taj Boston, the Crown Jewel of Boston Hotels, occupies the city’s most prestigious address. This 1927 landmark hotel overlooks the picturesque Public Garden with swan boat rides and the Boston Common’s ice-skating at Frog Pond.
With spectacular views of Commonwealth Avenue and the Park, also known as The Public Garden and The Boston Common, the Commonwealth suite is 1,040 sq ft. It features a master bedroom with two queen beds and a large residential parlour area. The place to be since 1927! Click here for more
Ultra Loft Suite at BLUE Sydney
Cool, urban; yet cozy and homely; BLUE Sydney’s boutique chic offers a laid back designer lifestyle straight from the streets of New York but equally home in Sydney. The Wharf Woolloomooloo has awoken as one of Sydney’s most sought-after addresses, combining the hotel with a marina, restaurant and apartment complex.
Sleeping is serious business at BLUE Sydney. This apartment sized split level Ultra Loft Suite with panoramic views of the city sky line and marina is equipped with a master bathroom and bedroom overlooking a spacious lounge and dining area. The Ultra Loft Suite gives the bed the respect it deserves. Plump goose down pillows and duvets that have softened classical shapes; the sheets are the finest quality with 250-thread count. Click here for more
Premium Indulgence Water Villa at Vivanta by Taj Coral Reef Maldives
A tropical holiday with breathtaking ocean views and dramatic sunsets, the Coral Reef Maldives offers the ideal escape at a stunning value proposition.
The Premium Indulgence Water Villa is destined to be your personal paradise with a thatched roof and outer deck overlooking the water with sun loungers and a space for a quiet dinner. The experience is completed with an open air shower and wide wooden ladder going straight into the lagoon. Click here for more