Oct 10, 2012 Celeb Weddings to Watch out for
Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan’s shaadi may not be a Big Fat Indian Wedding, but there’s lots to talk about the most-awaited wedding of the year. We don’t have any details on the Reception to be held at Pataudi near Delhi, but here are the Mumbai wedding specialists who are involved with the celebrations in Mumbai- at Saif’s home in Bandra and the Taj Hotel.
Magical Decor by Gurleen M Puri
The very stylish and elegant Gurleen M Puri has been in the business of wedding decor since over two decades; though her company is primarily involved in wedding decor, she is popularly known as one of India’s most successful Wedding Planners. Gurleen is married to construction magnate Vijay Raheja and the day to day operations of Gurleen M Puri Associates are managed by her able business partner Sudha Khanna. We can’t wait to know about the wedding decor theme, and the elements & colors with which Gurleen and Sudha execute bride Kareena’s dreamy vision.
Family Man Manish Malhotra
At the ongoing Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week, Manish was asked what he is designing for Kareena Kapoor’s wedding. “It’s a wedding which is very close to my heart. After all, it is like a family wedding. I cannot divulge much, except that it has got an Indian appeal to it”, said Manish.
Gurleen M Puri and Manish Malhotra
Makeup Magician Mickey Contractor
Kareena who is Lakme’s Brand Ambassador has chosen Mickey Contractor to get her ready for the big day. For three decades makeup magician Mickey Contractor has been wielding his magic wand on Bollywood’s brightest beauties usually for hit films and advertising campaigns. So naturally, most of the beauties choose to get Mickey for their wedding day, provided of course he is free on the big day. Mickey Contractor who is the Director of Makeup Artistry for MAC India recently co-launched the MAC + Mickey Contractor 2011 makeup line that is customised to suit the Indian woman’s skin tone.
Right Moves by Rajendra Masterji
The gregarious dance choreographer we hear is taking classes for the couple’s closest friends- with everyone’s hectic work-day schedules, giving them instructions on what to do late at night, is no easy task. But this may come easy to the endearing dance master who was the choreographer for Abhishek-Aishwarya’s shaadi too.
Mickey Contractor and Rajendra Masterji
On record- DJ Bosco
DJ Bosco is one of India’s most sought after Disc Jockeys for Events. A favorite among NRI Sindhis, Bosco is known to be the master of all genres of music.
Feb 2, 2011 Celeb Weddings to Watch out for
Lara Dutta and Mahesh Bhupathi’s wedding celebrations are at the Taj Fort Aguada and Holiday Village, Goa on February 19th. The Sangeet is on February 18th and while Mahesh’s latest tweet is about his ‘practise’ for the sangeet, Lara announced that she is wearing a Ritu Kumar creation.
The decor for the Wedding events is being done by Dreamz Kraft, which is run by Priti Sidhwani who is Film Producer Ritesh Sidhwani’s sister-in-law. Dreamz Kraft, the favourite Wedding Decor & Wedding Planner of Bollywood families, recently did the decor for Neelam Kothari’s simple wedding at Taj Land’s End and the grand set-ups for Neha Oberoi’s (daughter of Dharam Oberoi) wedding at the same venue. We hear the decor at Lara-Mahesh’s wedding will be very Victorian, in keeping with Lara’s tastes. The invitation cards have a very English design too, with rose patterns and are designed by Delhi-based Entertainment Design Company (EDC) whose most famous wedding clients are Aishwarya and Abhishek Bachchan.
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Jan 5, 2011 Celeb Weddings to Watch out for
Imran Khan marries Avantika Malik early next week and there’s excitement and buzz about many more Shaadis in B-town.
Avantika Malik and Imran Khan
On Saturday, 8th January the Mehendi function takes places at the Malik familys farmhouse in Karjat. On Monday, Avantika and Imran will be at the Marriage Registrar’s office after which they are hosting a party at the Taj Land’s End. After the newly-weds return from their honeymoon, Imran’s uncle superstar Aamir Khan will host a grand reception. Watch this space for more details on the wedding celebrations.
Lara Dutta and Mahesh Bhupathi
WeddingSutra first broke the news on Lara and Mahesh’s beach wedding in Goa. The beautiful couple are marrying at a Taj property in February this year and over two hundred guests are attending the celebrations in the land of fun, sun and sands.
Ritika Jolly and Sammir Dattani
The talented actor got engaged to his long-time sweetheart at a stylish ceremony at Tote, Mumbai on December 19. An MBA by qualification, Ritika earlier worked in the corporate sector and is now keen to make a career as a Bollywood script writer. According to the buzz, the cute-looking couple are planning a grand wedding sometime in March 2011, but the dates will be finalised depending on Sammir’s film shoot schedule.
Lisa Ray and Brett Wilson
Actress/ model Lisa Ray is marrying Canadian businessman Brett Wilson (53), though the couple haven’t announced the wedding date yet. Brett, like Lara is also a cancer survivor, having successfully battled an advanced stage of prostate cancer. Fifteen years older to Lisa, the good-looking Brett is the father of three young adult children and also known as the generous dragon on CBCs hit business reality show- Dragon’s Den. The wealthy merchant banker slowed down his highly hectic lifestyle, to spend more time on his most passionate priorities: his family and friends, traveling the world with his children, and to support various support groups to help cancer patients.
Another glamorous couple is tying the knot. Big Boss actor Sameer Soni has announced that he will marry Neelam Kothari sometime in January or February. According to reports, this will be a low-key affair. This is the second marriage for the model turned actor, and the actress turned Jewellery Designer. Sameer was earlier married to Rajlaxmi Khanvilkar, and Neelam was married to a UK based businessman.
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Nov 15, 2010 Taj Hotels Resorts Palaces
From the opulent interiors to the verdant palace lawns Taj Falaknuma Palace offers the perfect setting for fairytale weddings. After ten years of sensitive restoration, the Taj has infused new life into this sixty room private palace to offer visitors a glimpse of the imperial lifestyle of the Nizams who once governed the legendary city of Hyderabad. What was once the sole preserve of visiting royalty- King George V and the last Russian Tsar, Nicholas II will soon be yours to host the nuptial of your dreams.
Nestled amidst unique themed gardens, Taj Falaknuma Palace is a rare blend of Italian and Tudor architecture. And it comes complete with every convenience – from state-of-the-art amenities to a palace butler. Made of Italian marble, the palace is home to priceless art and artifacts. The ornate inlaid furniture from Kashmir, rich handcrafted tapestries from France, Venetian chandeliers and intricate frescos, all give the palace its distinct Baroque style.
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• The palace is a sublime setting – perfect for bespoke weddings and memorable receptions.
• The terrace is a spectacular venue for hosting wedding dinners – it offers breathtaking views of the city far below.
• Shahi Dastarkhan provides a perfect setting for more intimate events like Mehendi where soldiers with mashals in their hands align the entrance to the romantic setting of the Chowki dinner (traditional low level seating.)
• Famed as one of the most beautiful space in the palace and inspired by the Mythological Indra Bhavan, the Durbar Hall is an ideal venue for grand wedding reception.
• The Dining Hall at Falaknuma has the world’s largest dining table, made in seven pieces which can seat 101 people at a time. Adding to its beauty are five enchanting Belgian Chandeliers adorning the ceiling. The dining hall has a collection of art restored to its original glory. An ideal place for sit down lunches and dinners for a more intimate ceremony
• The beautiful traditions of Rajasthan come alive at these gardens at the palace. The garden showcases Rajputana architecture in the three magnificently constructed Jharokhas overlooking the city. An immaculately sculptured fountain further enhances the beauty of the garden. An ideal venue for hosting evening parties, receptions and cocktails, it accommodates about 100 guests..
• Gol Terrace provides a dramatic setting for an evening of cocktails and music.
• After the festivites are over and the guests have left, rejuvenate yourself at the Jiva Grande Spa where time-honoured Indian therapies & treatments are offered in an ambience of tranquility and solitude.
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