Jun 21, 2012 Celeb Weddings to Watch out for
Two high profile weddings are taking place in the land of pristine beaches and picturesque landscapes. Both the weddings are managed by two of India’s biggest wedding management companies. E-Factor are managing the big, fat wedding hosted by Delhi-based business tycoons Agarwals. And Percept D’Mark are the Wedding Planners for industrialists Piramals. Nandan, the scion of the Ashok Piramal family heads the entertainment and sports business at the Ashok Piramal Group, and is the brain behind setting up the Pune Football Club. He is marrying Anjali Naik, a Finance Professional from a prominent South Mumbai family, their 3-day intimate wedding is at The InterContinental Mauritius- located on one of the most pristine stretches of beach overlooking the Bay of Balaclava.
The Grand Mauritian owned by Indian tycoon Kiran Uttamchandani, the InterContinental and Maritim, all located in the northern part of the island, have made a lot of efforts to woo the high-spending Indian wedding population since 2010. According to Mauritius based designer Kiran Gidwani Tolaram many high profile Indian families would love to host a spectacular wedding in Mauritius, but there are several limitations too. “Most resorts don’t have a large ballroom, and the unpredictable weather means all functions cannot be held by the beach or on the lawns. But in the recent years a few resorts have set up big ballrooms, and invested in Marketing offices in India to target the Indian wedding market.” Kiran, who is originally from Mumbai got married to Anup Tolaram, a Mauritius based businessman in Thailand, simply because it was so much easier to organise an Indian wedding there. “When it comes to Indian food quality and service standards, Thailand’s resorts are par excellence. If you have to organise an Indian wedding in Mauritius, and you’re looking for the best, the only option is to fly down chefs and the kitchen team from India; an excellent Wedding Planner is also a must-have”, she explains. In fact, she herself is toying with the idea of setting up a Wedding Planning firm to exclusively cater to Indian Weddings. “But I need to spend some more time researching the market before I take the plunge. There’s no business like Weddings business, but its far too challenging to manage wedding clients demands and expectations.”
Wedding management may be a stressful affair, but with a wedding in Mauritius the hosts and planners can breathe easy, after all, the Mauritian air is considered the second best in the world.
Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort & Spa, Bangkok is one of Bangkok’s most popular wedding venues, and many Indian families have been hosting their celebrations there- intimate ceremonies and big, elaborate weddings. Couples have exchanged vows on a covered bridge overlooking gardens in full bloom or shared their first dance against the majestic backdrop of the Chao Phraya River, and celebrated with family and friends aboard a sunset Manohra Cruise.
Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) invited some of India’s leading Wedding Planners, Destination Wedding specialists and WeddingSutra.com to visit select resorts and hotels in Koh Samui, Bangkok and Hua Hin. On this occasion Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort & Spa, Bangkok hosted a special street food theme lunch. The guests from all over India- Delhi, Ludhiana, Chennai and Mumbai relished the delicacies from different places- Idlis & crisp masala dosa, Mumbai’s favorite snacks- fluffy dhoklas, tangy bhel puri & pani puri & spicy pav bhaji, North India’s all-popular chole bhathure, tikki and chicken tikka rolls.
The Pani puri and bhel puri couner
Aloo Tikkis with chole
Dahi Balle and Pani puri
Claudia Pronk, General Manager of Anantara Riverside Resort & Spa with Runjuan Tongrut (Director- TAT) and Mayuree Luangpaiboonsri, Director of Sales
Wedding Planners and TAT officials with Team Anantara Riverside Resort & Spa
Anantara offers several attractive packages and customised plans for Indian Weddings. Click here to read more about Weddings at Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort & Spa
Feb 5, 2012 Wedding People & Planners
Her creative enthusiasm generates magical moments. Meet Bangkok-based Keeran Baweja of ‘Weddings by Keeran’ which offers the most exuberant theme and destination weddings. Keeran is famous for her meticulous planning, superb ability to work on a budget and strong managerial skills. The much sought-after Wedding Planner spoke to Jaspreet Soni
After completing my post-graduation in Botany from Miranda House, Delhi, I married an Army officer, so we lived in many places, and I got to participate in many competitions and organize creative events. The experiences strengthened my passion for creativity and over the years I developed an eye for detail, and learnt how to give shape to ideas. Later, my husband took premature retirement from the Army, and we moved to Bangkok where his family resides. And then on began my career as a Wedding Planner.
- Tell us about any one theme you have executed till date, which has been one of the most memorable experiences.
The one that was truly special is a Retro Bolly/ Holly theme we executed recently. It was the client’s idea, and though a tried and tested theme, we added new dimensions by opting for life size cutouts of famous 70’s movie icons like Gabbar Singh, Sholay Buddies, John Travolta, Wonder Woman, Basanti etc with their equally famous accessories, which were placed all around the venue. We also used sound bites from the same 70’s films, giveaways such as moustaches, funky 70’s sun-glasses, polka-dotted scarves further enhanced the effect. The success of the party was quite elating!
Another theme, I always look forward to executing is the Rajasthani theme. I am deeply enamored by the multi-colored hues, jewelry, dances and structures of Rajasthan.
- Besides decor, which other aspect of wedding management do you enjoy the most?
I enjoy anything which requires detailing and follow-ups. I don’t like leaving anything to chance—be it the transport, entertainment, menus or any other aspect of wedding planning.
- Where do you shop for wedding decor elements?
I live in Bangkok but I shop for weddings whenever I travel. In short, I walk, talk, eat, drink and sleep my work. It gets too much sometimes for people around me, so I need to take myself away from my passion when I’m with my family and friends!
- What advice would you like to share with WeddingSutra readers
- Detail, Detail and Detail, to make life easier
- Give a heading to each element and then subheadings so tracking and remembering becomes easier.
- If you’re hiring the services of a Wedding Planner, choose one who gives you good advice on where your (or your parents) hard earned money should be spent and what expenditure can be avoided
- Don’t stress the small stuff on your wedding day, make sure you don’t get irritated or annoyed by anyone’s action—be they a family member, friend, acquaintance or wedding service provider. Because what you’ll remember most, is how you felt on your very special day!
Weddings by Keeran in association with Precious Time. To get in touch with Keeran write to email@example.com
The sangeet at the recently organised GVK Reddy wedding in Hyderabad was termed India’s most spectacular not because SRK and a host of b-town stars were there, but also because the Big B and his entire family was there. There was a lot of speculation on how much each star billed the family and one newspaper even reported that Salman Khan was offered Rs 20 crore for his presence (untrue). Here, we present to the best of our ability, how the business of inviting Bollywood stars as guests or performers to a wedding actually works, and what families shell out for a Bollywood theme sangeet.
A-league actors charge between Rs 1 crore to Rs 1.5 crore while SRK’s fee is Rs 2 crore. Sources say Akshay Kumar is the most business-savvy when it comes to negotiating, while among the actresses, it’s Katrina Kaif. The actresses fee range between Rs 30 and Rs 45 lakh. Says Wedding Planner Veena Bachani: “The three most sought-after names@ Weddings today are SRK, Salman and Katrina.”
Bachchans senior we are told are an exception in that they don’t regard ‘attending weddings’ a money-making exercise. They only attend weddings of families they are close friends with, like the GVK Reddy’s. And the presumption is that the Bachchans did not charge the Reddys any fee for their presence at the wedding. When families invite just one or two actors or actresses’ they or their Wedding Planners interact and firm up the deal with the Managers of the stars, but if they’re organizing a big bollywood extravaganza they hire the services of specialist firms like the Moranis owned Cineyug or Wizcraft who are considered the most powerful when it comes to getting the dates or the best rates of A-league stars.
Malaika Arora Khan is one of the most sought-after entertainers @ destination weddings in popular locales like Bali, Thailand and Goa. Source say pre Dabanng, Malaika charged Rs 5-6 lakh, and now her fee is around Rs 12 lakh. Besides flying down Malaika in business class and arranging for her stay at a suite, there are the costs of flying down her troupe—manager, choreographer, makeup artist and sometimes a dance troupe, and their fees. Sophie Chowdhary who charges around Rs 3.5 lakh is also popular and so is Yana Gupta.
While the not in the A-league actors/ actresses charge between Rs 3 and 5 lakh, other actresses like Mehak Chahal, Shveta Salve, Mona Singh, are quite popular at the grand yet not grandest destination weddings. They usually charge around Rs 1.5 lakh. But as Veena Bachani informs us the star fees is just a percentage of the spends@ the sangeet. When there is a big sangeet and performances by Bollywood stars there are several other costs like choreography, decor & stage, compere, DJ, music & sound, dancers and lighting—and the typical budget at a big, fat sangeet (not including the venues, food or an international act) hovers around Rs 50 lakh!
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Jun 7, 2011 Wedding People & Planners
Hyderabad is now synonymous with Big fat South Indian Weddings. This week industrialist GV Krishna Reddy’s grand-daughter weds in Hyderabad, and the wedding is expected to be one of the grandest weddings of the year, where Mukesh and Anil Ambani, Salman Khan, Aishwarya and Abhishek Bachchan will be the star guests. The city boasts of some of the finest properties for big conferences & weddings—like HICC and Ramoji Film City and some of Hyderabad’s shaadi specialists are much sought-after among the city’s super-rich Reddys and Marwaris. We profile Decor expert Dinaz Noria, Ace Photographer Venkat Ramana, Catering King Hemang Momaya and Event Managers Rakhi and Sanjay Kankaria.
Decor by Dinaz
One of the city’s most respected wedding vendors, the cheerful and amiable Dinaz is very popular among Hyderabad’s VIPs; she earlier worked with British Airways and moved to Hyderabad almost two decades ago, after her marriage to a city businessman. She started her creative career with creating window displays for Jewellery stores, and thanks to an encouraging response from one Jeweller, she ventured into floral & decor design for events. Since then Dinaz and her team have conceptualised and executed, many high-profile theme weddings and events in Hyderabad.
Kodak Moments by Venkat Ramana
Venkat Ramana who ranks among the finest photographers in South India, has photographed hundreds of high profile weddings. He believes ‘photography is not just an art anymore, but a full-time vocation, it’s important for the professional to understand the challenges of the competitive business and build relationships that last forever.’ Explains Ramana: “Unlike earlier, today our clients are taking more interest in photography, they’re investing more time on pre-wedding portraits and want many candid moments in their wedding album.” Interestingly, in this digital age, there is more interest in preserving the beautiful wedding moments, through beautiful prints, Says Ramana: “For many weddings we’ve printed anywhere between 1,000 and 5,000 photographs from the different wedding functions, in new innovative albums and photo books.”
Exotic Flavors by Hemang Momaya
Gaurav Caterers, is much sought-after both in the Marwari and Reddy community. Says 28 year old Hemang Momaya whose father set up the business: “My father was in the transport business, but since he loved food, he started helping his friends as a hobby. And some years later, he plunged full-time into catering. We have two distinct offerings—for Marwari weddings, a Rajasthani spread is a must-have, and for Reddy weddings, in place of the Rajasthani spread, there is a variety of rice dishes”. A very elaborate fare at a super-grand wedding with catering by Gaurav Caterers would include upto 40 varieties of chaats from Kanpur, Indore, Delhi and Mumbai. Punjabi, Mughlai and South Indian or Rajasthani delicacies, Italian, Mexican and Thai cuisine, exotic fruits from around the world, 16-18 varieties of Mango, and a spread of sweets numbering between 21 and 101.
Extravagant Events by Rakhi and Sanjay Kankaria
The dynamic husband-wife duo were running a stock broking/ finance business till 15 years agp, and the downturn in the market, propelled them to venture into a different terrain. Over the next few years, Rachnoutsav their event management company built a formidable reputation among corporate houses in Hyderabad and today their clients include the who’s who of corporate India. Explains the articulate Rakhi Kankaria: “We ventured into wedding management just three years ago, the majority of our wedding clients, are Reddy’s media, construction and manufacturing barons. Most of them still prefer the good old home town wedding vis-a-vis destination weddings at locales like Goa, Bali or Thailand. Sometimes for the engagement, upto 3,000 guests are invited, and the numbers for the wedding, go upto ten, twelve thousand or even more.” One of the most interesting wedding themes executed by Rachnoutsav was a ‘Chettinad and Thai’ fusion theme.
Jun 3, 2011 Wedding People & Planners
Gurleen Puri, one of India’s most talented Wedding Planners has been invited as a speaker to the Cannes Lions 58th International Festival of Creativity 2011- to speak on ‘Planning a Royal Indian Wedding’, a rare honour and a first in the Indian Wedding Industry. The invitation has come from the international advertising company Wieden + Kennedy which is organizing a workshop/ seminar during the Cannes Ad festival, the premier event for creative leaders around the world.
The Cannes Lions learning program features 57 world-class seminars across seven days inside the Palais des Festival. Thought-leaders and experts in all forms of communications and creative thinking get together to inspire, debate and entertain at the Festival. The seminar ‘Planning: By People who aren’t ‘Planners’ will aim to get practical insights and ideas from creative leaders. So rather than ask planners (advertising) about planning, the agency has brought together a group of people who have to plan- rigorously, creatively, imaginatively but who are from outside the small world of advertising. While Gurleen speaks about ‘How to Plan a Royal Indian Wedding’ the other speakers at the same seminar include Lt Colonel Chris Paton from the Royal Marines who’ll speak on ‘How To Plan Military Operations In Afghanistan’, Jennifer Lyon Bell, Erotic Filmmaker of Blue Artichoke Films will speak on ‘How To Plan For Real Chemistry’ and Kat Clark, Head of Campaign Communication, Greenpeace will talk about ‘How To Plan Non-Violent Intervention’.
Wedding Decor & Design by Gurleen Puri
Gurleen Puri is synonymous with orchestrating the most elaborate, large-scale wedding extravaganzas in India and abroad. She is known to plan and design not just uniquely tailored weddings, but also other personalized events. Gurleen was 18 years old when she started off as a wedding planner. Till then she had no clue – her only ambition in life was to be a DJ or a horse rider. Gurleen Puri is very eclectic in her styling– taking the best of the Indian traditional or the traditional elements from any part of the world in terms of colors, artwork, artifacts, etc and marrying them with modern florals, lighting, contemporary table linen, etc and thereby presenting the whole picture very stylishly.
May 6, 2011 Celebrity Wedding Pictures
Lakshmi Mittal may be the richest Indian in the world but he became a household name in India, only after his daughter Vanisha’s wedding in 2004 and now, the Mittal family is a ‘dream’ client for all top shaadi specialists. On 5th May his brother Pramod Mittal’s daughter Vartika got married at the luxurious Ciragan Palace in Istanbul. While the media in Turkey went ga-ga about the Steel King’s niece’s wedding, many other events hosted by the Mittal family have been much talked about, some being controversial too! We feature some of them and profile the biggest names in the fashion and shaadi business who make them happen.
Aditya Mittal’s Sangeet@ Victoria Memorial
Five years before Vanisha wed in France, Lakshmi Mittal’s son Aditya wed Megha Patodia in Mittal’s home-town Kolkata. Mallika Sarabhai and Mamta Shankar performed at the sangeet at Victoria Memorial and the wedding venue was the palatial residence of the Jains (of the Times of India group). Some of Calcutta’s citizens reacted with shock at Victoria Memorial’s trustee’s decision to rent out the sacrosanct monument for a ‘shaadi’. “Shameless money power has asserted over good sense” they screamed. “Next, Mittals will want to hire the Taj Mahal”. Mittal paid Rs 9 lakh as rent to Victoria Memorial, and back then, this was a jaw-dropping figure, but Calcutta’s business community quipped that Victoria Memorial trustees were no match for the Mittals and that he got a great deal for a steal!
Bollywood Glamour in Paris
Top notch international performer Kylie Minogue was present at Vanisha Mittal’s wedding, but it was Bollywood glamour that dazzled the guests. The script was penned by Javed Akhtar, music composed by Shankar Mahadevan and dance moves choreographed by Farah Khan. Shah Rukh and Juhi Chawla played Aditya and Megha, while Saif Ali Khan and Rani Mukherjee brought alive Vanisha and Amit’s romance. Akshay Kumar and Aishwarya Rai with their high-energy numbers and the inimitable Javed Jaffery drew the loudest applause.
Morani brothers orchestrate Big Birthday bash in London
Pramod Mittal 50th birthday was celebrated in Central London and as part of the grand celebration, there was a big bollywood show, Sajid Khan hosted the event, SRK played James Bond, and Bipasha Basu, Celina Jaitley and Dia Mirza were the sexy sirens. The event was orchestrated by the Moranis, Mittal’s favourite event managers who also managed Vartika-Utsav’s wedding in Istanbul.
Trousseau Treasures by Abu-Sandeep
Abu-Sandeep, Tarun Tahiliani and Suneet Varma worked on Vanisha trousseau and bridal wear—the biggest contract was awarded to Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla who design occassion wear for the Mittal family. The Mumbai-based duo designed Vanisha’s wedding outfit and 15 other outfits for her Trousseau. Tarun Tahiliani, designed the lehenga for the doli night, while Suneet Varma made the ensembles for the Sangeet, Bollywood night and the Mehendi.
Caterer turned restauranteur Munna Maharaj is a favourite of high profile industrialists seeking the ultimate vegetarian spread. The Kolkata-based chef’s first big break was in 1988, when he whipped up delicacies for Kumaramangalam Birla’s wedding in Mumbai, but he became known as India’s catering king, when he cast a spell with his epicurean delights at Vanisha’s wedding. Munna flew to Paris with his team of 38 chefs to prepare all the vegetarian meals at the six-day wedding affair, and his signature items Jodhpuri chakki ki subzi, the nine course badam mithai and Lakshmi Mittal’s favourite sweets—misthti doi and rosogulla.
Mittal-Saraf alliance in Mumbai
When Natasha Mittal (Lakshmi Mittal’s brother Vinod’s daughter) got engaged to Varun Saraf (son of construction magnate and Grand Hyatt owner Arun Saraf), Mumbai was looking forward to the Power Wedding of 2010. The wedding was out of the bound for the press, and hence not much is known about the ‘wow’ elements of this wedding, except that it was the classiest and most elegant affair@ Grand Hyatt, Mumbai.
Apr 5, 2011 Wedding People & Planners
The cup of joy is overflowing, so what do shaadi specialists say on Team India’s influence@ Big Fat Indian weddings. Manoj Gopalani, Director of Seventy Seven Events and Var Vadhu, believes the influence will be huge, atleast for the next few months: “In the last few weeks, many corporates arranged for screenings and spent between Rs 2 and Rs 25 lakh per event, but Big Fat Weddings, will see real cricket, pre-wedding events, where families spend a few crores or more on recreating an IPL-style ambience. He adds: “Cricketers will also be much sought-after wedding guests. Film-stars and TV artistes are and will always be in demand, either as entertainers or as guests, but for now, some families will request for cricketers as the celebrity guest, even if it’s at an astronomical fee.”
According to Saurabh Agarwal of Ahmedabad-based Red Events, many more of his high profile families are interested in their signature ‘Cricket Carnival’. “Last year we organised IPL style cricket matches as part of the grand celebrations of different weddings in Udaipur, Ahmedabad and Nagpur. In one of the matches Ajay Jadeja and Vinod Kambli, captained the bride’s and groom’s teams, Harsha Bhogle was the special guest, Mandira Bedi the host, while Veejays Ranvijay and Anushka cheered the crowds; there were team banners, flags and posters, uniforms with logos, and the trophy was named the ‘Cup of Love’, drums and cheerleaders entertained the audience, and there were specially composed team anthems too.”
Wedding Filmmakers like Mumbai’s Vishal Punjabi and Delhi’s Raja and Badal Jain are now getting ready to capture not just the shaadi, reception, mehendi and sangeet, but the cricket carnival too. Says Vishal Punjabi whose next assignment is a destination wedding in Bali: “I’ll be filming a cricket match for the first time, and I’m so looking forward to it.” Raja and Badal Jain talk about their experience of filming the Big Indian family@ cricket matches, where some audience is not in sporty attire, but dripping diamonds and colourful chiffons: “Filming cricket is interesting, but obviously not as exciting or entertaining as Bollywood-inspired wedding moments.”
While ‘Feeling Blue’ acquires a whole new meaning, Uttara Shah, Mumbai’s luxury wedding card designer says two of her clients are considering cricket theme logos, invites and give-aways. She says: “One client is thinking of flags, t-shirts or caps, which the guests can wear or bring along to the match. And for another die-hard cricket fan groom, we’re looking at designing a box in India colors—the invite is a ticket or a certificate, and in the box will be mini bats with a message from the couple.”
We always thought the Big Fat Indian Wedding was one Big Party, whoever thought, it would be one Big Game too!
Pictures courtesy: www.badalraja.com
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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Dec 14, 2010 Wedding People & Planners
Band Baaja Baraat (BBB) is a fun movie—for those who enjoy romantic flicks or like anything to do with shaadis. When we heard about the latest release by Yashraj Films with two Wedding Planners in the lead role we were excited, hoping they make a fun yet realistic portrayal on the life and times of people in the shaadi business. The film doesn’t disappoint. They are bang on when it comes to insights on how all families (wedding clients) behave—what they want (or don’t want to), their unreasonable demands and the big bollywood obsession. Equally interesting, are the insights on why so many youngsters want to be a part of the shaadi business—happy, childhood memories of weddings and the chance to eat yummy, delicious shaadi food.
Bittoo (Ranveer Singh) and Shruti (Anushka) are both from middle class families, and like all ambitious youngsters they have big dreams and aspirations. Fresh out of college they embark on a career in Wedding Planning. Shruti’s hard work and creative skills, and Bittoo’s sharp understanding of Dhanda (business) help the duo carve a niche. They quickly establish a name as the budget wedding planners in Janakpuri but Bittoo reminds Shruti that organising weddings in the budget of Rs 2.5 to Rs 5 lakh will take them nowhere, and they need a “high jump” to Sainik Farms. Luckily they gain a foothold in the space of big, fat weddings and they organise the Rs 2 to Rs 5 crore glitzy celebrations at farmhouses. But like life which cannot be a fun, happy celebration always, the film also makes a shift- to focus on Bittoo and Shruti’s differences and their relationship.
There is of course the filmi angle and the lead duo are projected as the super-creative, super-talented, super-efficient professionals. He has the ability to dance and entertain like Shahrukh Khan and manage clients as skilfully as Event magnate Wizcraft. She has the style sense of Manish Malhotra and the creative skills of decor queen Gurleen Puri. Together the duo create magic like India’s ace Wedding Planner Vandana Mohan—all this in a span of less than three years. The music is average and the sets and decor are just so-so. On the fashion front, we quite liked Anushka’s mix of Indian dresses- from dhinchak to rich and elegant worn in her official capacity as Wedding Planner at all the different locales.