Feb 27, 2011 Destination Weddings
Two business tycoons hosted their daughter’s wedding in February. Tarini, elder daughter of Sajjan Jindal tied the knot with Vikram Handa. Trishla, the artist-daughter of Samir Jain, Vice Chairman of The Times of India group married Miami-bred, Stanford graduate Satyan Gajwani. Ace Wedding Planner Vandana Mohan managed the Jindal wedding. The pre-wedding celebrations were at Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa, Maldives and the wedding at the Jindal farmhouse in Delhi. The Jain wedding at Jagmandir, Udaipur, was around the same dates as the Jindal wedding, and was co-ordinated by 360 Degrees, the event management division of The Times of India group. Some of Delhi’s A-list bridal specialists and wedding vendors were contacted by both families, and they had to take the tough decision to figure out which wedding to go to. We presume many VIP guests faced a similar quandary!
When Tanvi, the younger daughter of Sangita and Sajjan Jindal got married in Florence last year, WeddingSutra published reports on how the Florence media went ga-ga over the Maharajah style wedding. Back in India, the wedding generated a lot of interest too. Many WeddingSutra visitors are enquiring if we’ll be featuring elder sister Tarini’s wedding photographs. But the bride and groom wish to keep it private, and so we have no pictures to share. We’re still trying though! Media moguls Jains also guard their privacy fiercely, so here again we have no pictures or details on the Trishla- Satyan wedding.
Fashion enthusiast Tarini ran Muse the erstwhile store in Kala Ghoda, she now lives in Abu Dhabi where Vikram manages his family business; Trishla, a poetry and literature graduate from Stanford, is Meera and Samir Jain’s only child. Her first solo art exhibition was held last year, and besides wielding the paintbrush, Trishla takes keen interest in spirituality writings and has over-seen the launch of Times weeklies Times Crest and The Speaking Tree. Satyan relocated to Delhi some years ago, he works with the Internet division of the Times of India group.
Trishla Jain (left) and Tarini Jindal
Dec 1, 2009 Wedding People & Planners
Divya Chadha resigns from 360 Degrees; sets up her own event management company. Neha Arora resigns as Director (Events) of Grand Hyatt.
Divya Chadha worked in the wedding division of 360 Degrees, the event management arm of The Times Group. She is setting up her own event management company. Neha Seth who worked as the Director (Events) of Grand Hyatt earlier worked as Associate Director (events) at Hyatt Regency.
Divya lived in London before she relocated to India in 2007. She talks about her rich experience at 360 degrees: “One of my very first brides’ in Bombay was an NRI client from Lagos. I spent close to 10 hours a day, 6 days a week for 3 months at my clients’ residence until we flew to Udaipur where the wedding was held. The week before the wedding I was spending about 14 hours a day at their residence. It’s not an easy task because one gets involved in the day-to-day family affairs when working in such close proximity with a client”. One of the projects that she holds close to her heart is a merger of two hearts– a New York bride and a Mumbai groom. Divya says: “We had planned an elaborate Sangeet function which would in turn become a Family Awards ceremony similar to that of Filmfare Awards! I recall endless hours going over the MC’s script and collaborating costumes for all the family and friends to wear for their dance sequences. One of the lighter moments involved hunting around the city for the multi-color skirt that Madhuri Dixit had worn for her famous ‘ek do teen’ song so we could use it as part of the sangeet!”
Divya is now busy with managing wedding projects in Delhi, Mumbai and Jalandhar: She says: “The first wedding will take place in mid-December in Goa. The theme of this mixed caste wedding involves a Zen Buddha Lounge for the Cocktails followed by a very contemporary mix for the Reception. The Mumbai wedding is for a Marwari family and will follow a more traditional décor for the home functions; the engagement & sangeet will have a contemporary design. The wedding in Jalandhar is for an NRI Sikh Punjabi couple and has a Bollywood theme for the Sangeet and a Royal theme for the main reception.”
For a change, Neha Seth is attending weddings and not organizing weddings. Between Grand Hyatt and Hyatt Regency Neha has handled over 500 weddings. She got married to Chetan Arora (the Subway man), last year and after a very hectic year at work in 2009, she decided to quit her plum job at Grand Hyatt to spend time pursuing her leisure pursuits.