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    #AASHNIWEDDINGSHOW

    Hosting a one of a kind Wedding Show the USP of the shopping event was the gathering of India's top Designers sharing the space for the very first time in the UK. Key Designers in attendance for the Wedding Show included Manish Malhotra, Sabyasachi, Anamika Khanna, Anju Modi, Varun Bahl and like.

    Highlights

    • 22

      Exhibitors

    • 5

      Masterclasses by Industry Experts

    Venue

    The Dorchester ,
    53 Park Lane, Mayfair,
    London W1K 1QA

    Show Directions
    In 2018, Aashni + Co Wedding Show presented on one platform high end, bridal and occasion wear by India's most celebrated designer brands – from established, A-list fashion houses to the crème of new gen talent, namely: Anamika Khanna, Sabyasachi, Tarun Tahiliani, Gaurav Gupta, Shyamal and Bhumika, Sunita Shekhawat, Elan, and like. The participating designers presented their collections to shop exclusively in the UK at Aashni + Co Wedding Show, rendering it further unique. In excess of 1400 visitors were wowed by the event taking place and the opportunity of meeting and interacting with some of the leading Indian designers themselves.

    ABOUT AASHNI + CO WEDDING SHOW

    The Neo South Asian bride is fashion forward, knows exactly what she wants and won´t settle for anything but the best. The Aashni + Co Wedding Show promises a tailor-made trousseau shopping experience with a special emphasis on bespoke services. India´s top rung of designers all under one roof in London is no longer a dream for the city´s brides-to-be! Leaving no stone unturned to make these bridal sartorial dreams (and more) come true, say goodbye to multiple trips to India with your entire family just to score the best looks that are also value-for-money. Our Wedding Show not only gives you the chance to meet and interact with your favourite designers, but also to shop their latest collections at Indian prices. Come and chat to us about all your planning, fashion and beauty dilemmas or book a seat at our masterclass hosted by industry experts!

    In the following weeks and months we will start to release more details of 2019's content, but get ready to see breathtaking designer wedding gowns, intricate cakes, impressive blooms and just about everything you need to host a super-stylish wedding.

    EXHIBITOR LIST- 2019

    CLOTHING

    • Anita Dongre
    • Gaurav Gupta
    • Manish Malhotra
    • Shyamal & Bhumika
    • Abhinav Mishra
    • Amit Aggarwal
    • Anjul Bhandari
    • Astha Narang
    • Gaurang
    • Jayanti Reddy
    • Mrunalini Rao

    JEWELLERY & ACCESSORIES

    • Ahujasons
    • Emmy London
    • Jaipur Gems
    • Khanna Jewellers

    WEDDING SERVICES

    • Ambreen
    • Chakra
    • RWS LONDON
    • Shaanmu
    • The Wedding Design Company
    • Zita Elze

    TICKETS

    The Dorchester, 53 Park Lane, Mayfair, London W1K 1QA

    General Enquiries - weddingshow@aashniandco.com

    Standard Tickets

    Entry into the Exhibiton

    £ 30.00

    No ticket is required for childrens below 8 years

    Variety is the spice of life that's exactly what you will find in the repertoire of designers who exhibit with us. From the industry's newest rising stars to fashion legends who need no introduction, we bring them all to you!

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    Exhibitors

    2015 - 2018

    • AASHNI + CO

      Designer

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    • AMIT AGGARWAL

      Designer

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    • Anita Dongre

      Designer

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      Anita Dongre

      Anita Dongre has been at the forefront of the Indian fashion scene for over 20 years. A household name and a highly respected leader in the global fashion fraternity, she is also celebrated for her commitment to reviving, sustaining and empowering traditional Indian crafts. With a desire to make fashion accessible, she crafted a folio of brands to meet the Indian consumers need for fashionable wear. Global Desi & AND, her two popular high street brands and her eponymous luxury label ANITA DONGRE with its fine bridal wear, couture, and pret, along with the jewellery brand Pink City are the hot favourites of Bollywood divas, and fashionistas.

    • AHUJASONS

      Designer

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      AHUJASONS

    • Astha Narang

      Designer

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    • Abhinav Mishra

      Designer

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    • Amrapali

      Jewellery

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      About Amrapali Jaipur

      Amrapali Jaipur is a celebration of the timeless Indian art of adornment and authentic master craftsmanship. Breathing new life into centuries-old traditions of jeweler, Amrapali embodies a unique, bold and eclectic style. Like the legend of its namesake, a renowned courtesan of ancient India, Amrapali Jaipur is the expression of a mysterious, eternal world of delight. It has been the most favoured brand of the rich and famous world ever since its inception in 1978. Over the years of excellence and exquisiteness, Amrapali has created a fan club of several famous families like Hermes, Corum, Porche, and Barbie-Muller. The Amrapali rage has also caught the imagination of glamorous stars of Hollywood and Bollywood equally.

    • Ambreen Ahmed

      Makeup Artist

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      About Ambreen Ahmed

      Innovative, perfectly crafted and always bang on-trend, Ambreen is easily the most exciting make-up artist working today. Marking & celebrating her 10 years in the make-up world this year, the darling of the UK Asian beauty industry, with her fresh, ever-involving make-up styles has graced as many fashion spreads, celebrity photoshoots and catwalk ramps as she has beautified celebrities & brides all across the nation. Showcasing her talents at wedding shows such as Quintessentially Concierge Wedding Atelier, Aashni & Co Wedding Show and the Asiana Bridal Show. Bollywood's A-list designers Manisha Malhotra at the Dorchester, Anju Modi at the Royal Exchange – by Akshay Patra and Fashion Parade London are some of the profile shows Ambreen has showcased her Art of Make-up.
      Having worked with global icons & brands such as Oscar de la Renta, Estée Lauder, Mac Cosmetics, Laura Mercier, Benefit Cosmetics, Ambreen showcased her artistry skills by hosting her first ever Masterclass for Global Make-up brand Mac Cosmetics presenting 'Asian Bridal with Ambreen' at their global flagship pro store in London, after the huge success of this Ambreen hosted her Masterclasses at he world renowned Selfridges London and Selfridges Birmingham.
      Ambreen is also a firm favourite among Asian designers, including international Indian fashion gurus Manish Malhotra, Anju Modi, Satya Paul, Rohit Bal, Arjun & Anjalee Kapoor, Sabyasachi, Soltee by Sulakshana Monga and UK haute couture boutiques such Aashni & Co for whom she has showcased her talents.
      With a portfolio to die for including numerous ad campaigns and featured in high-end fashion bibles such as OK magazine, Hello magazine, Asiana and Asiana Wedding, it's little wonder that the renowned make-up maestro is now one of the most sought-after artists around. From renowned Bollywood photographer Avinash Gowarikar to Bollywood beauties Nargis Fakhri, Kanika Kapoor, the legendary Shabana Azmi and the Deols of Bollywood, video shoots for Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, British Asian stars such as Jay Sean, Raghav, to UK celebs like Sophie Anderton, Neev Spencer everyone wants a touch of Ambreen's signature creations. She earns her reputation for treating all her subjects – be they models, celebrities or brides – like a work of art in the making, designed to match the individual client's features and needs to perfection. Her youthful vibrancy and winning personality ensures she brings out the one ingredient you won't find in the world's most expensive beauty kit – inner beauty. Behind her is a full force of trained artists whom she has mastered to perfection…the Ambreen Make-up team.

    • ANJUL B

      Jewellery

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    • CHAKRA EVENTS AND BESPOKE CATERING

      Designer

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      CHAKRA EVENTS AND BESPOKE CATERING

      CHAKRA EVENTS AND BESPOKE CATERING

    • EMMY LONDON

      Designer

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      EMMY LONDON

      EMMY LONDON

    • Gaurang

      Designer

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      Gaurang

        

    • Gaurav Gupta

      Designer

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      About Gaurav Gupta

      Creating paradigm shifts, blurring boundaries, questioning identities and norms within, deconstructing duality and flights of fantasy have always remained the plot of the Gaurav Gupta narrative. Over the span of over ten years, the designer has revolutionized the fashion landscape of the country with collections that are conceptual, creative, cutting edge-and cool at the same time -- making the brand a favourite with the progressive, fashion-aware, global women of today. Women who aren't afraid to explore and express their identities. Women who embrace the new and charter the unscaled. And of course, countless celebrities at the red carpet hold the brand as their trusted special.
      Season after another, Gaurav's pret & couture collections have taken audience into the worlds of Greek Gothic goddesses, forest nymphs, inebriate royalty and mystical forests. His introduction of the Saree Gown, Jacket Gown, Risque Couture, Metallic Embroidery & Three-dimensional draping have have redefined the way Indian brides dress.
      Gaurav Gupta's Couture 2015 Show & the Grand Finale Show at the recently concluded Lakme Fashion week were testimony to the designer's prowess in the disciplines of design and fashion.

    • Jaipur Gems

      Jewellery

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      Jaipur Gems

      JAIPUR GEMS OF HERITAGE AND HEIRLOOMS
      What makes a jewellery an heirloom? How do you know if your jewellery will eventually be an heirloom piece worn and worn for generations to come? Siddhartha Sacheti of Jaipur Gems gives you tips on what to look out for when investing in heirloom jewellery:
      1. Design: When it comes to design, buying a piece of jewellery can be compared to buying art. Timeless designs should be your priority when selecting jewellery. Look for inspirational design features that reflect a jeweller's vision and tells a story. A jeweller's inspiration could range from architecture of a region to art of the land to cultural symbols, all these elements combine to show the passion of the jeweller and as a result makes the jewellery an heirloom piece. If a jeweller can tell you a story about his design inspiration with equal passion then you know you are in good hands and you will also feel the same way about your purchase for decades to come.
      2. Quality: A well reputed jeweller will always use the highest quality materials to ensure that he doesn't compromise on the design. Jewellery that brings out the beauty of the stones and enhances the grace and charm of the wearer also. If the choice of gemstones and material is of utmost importance to the jeweller then you can enjoy the jewellery today and for years to come.
      3. Craftsmanship: An heirloom piece has many virtues. If you have bought from a reputed jeweller who has generations of history and a passion to serve then you've found the brand that you must invest in. Attention to detail is what sets apart superior craftsmanship of any design.
      4. Limited edition: Mass produced jewellery can never be an heirloom piece because that involves a large scale manufacturing process that is not individual and lacks the passion of the maker. It is the same difference between a couture piece and an off the rack piece. It's no surprise then that this kind of jewellery won't be passed on from one generation to another.
      About Jaipur Gems
      Classically designed and finely crafted, the House of Jaipur Gems has been nurtured by generations of craftsmen for over 700 years to create jewellery which ultimately becomes a legacy. An ode to love, an association with beauty and sophistication the Jaipur Gems contemporary Jadau and Diamond jewellery collection is a range of exquisitely crafted pieces celebrating grandeur and splendor in jewellery that transcends time. Embellished with precious stones, each design is a limited edition, a delight for eyes thus etching a lineage, an era of royalty and exclusiveness. Whether it is the bridal boutique or the elegance of pearls, each piece reflects an important piece of jewellery thereby becoming the ultimate legacy. Some are inspired by India's royal past, some are inspired by the modern day woman; there is a sense of fulfillment and a sense of pride in both. It's that pride that the House of Jaipur Gems has captured and translated into an ornament that will last them a lifetime. Over the past three decades, Jaipur Gems has become synonymous with classic and luxurious jewellery. "We opened our first store in 1974 [in Mumbai], but our family has been in the jewellery business for seven generations," says Siddhartha Sacheti, who has been running the business with his parents and brother since he returned from America in the '90s, armed with a degree in gemology. Jaipur – City Of Royals
      Forts, palaces, architectural marvels and tales of valour, all in their own way, bear testimony to the glory that Jaipur, , is and was just after it was conceived by Sawai Jai Singh in 1727. Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan, was the first planned city in northern India with a history that dates back to the 12th century when the Kachchwaha clan o Rajputs arrived at the old fort palace of Amber in the Aravalli Hills.
      Called the Pink City because of the colour of the stone exclusively used for the construction of all structures. Jaipur is one of the most beautiful cities of India. The culture, architecture, tradition, art jewellery and textiles of Jaipur have always charmed the travellers. It is one city that. Even after modernisation, still holds to its roots and values. The glorious past of Jaipur comes alive in the palaces and forts in the city where once lived the royal clans. The majestic forts and havelis, the beautiful temples, the serene landscapes, and the rich cultural heritage, have made Jaipur an ideal destination for tourists.

    • JAYANTI REDDY

      Jewellery

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    • Khanna Jewellers

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    • Manish Malhotra

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      MANISH MALHOTRA

      Manish Malhotra's creativity and genius span the broad spheres of Bollywood design, Styling, Diffusion and the Everlasting Bridal and Couture. Manish is a pioneer in the field of fashion in the country today. His diffusion label 'MANISH MALHOTRA' has become a success since its launch in 2004 and has proved once again why he is the country's favourite when it comes to dressing India's most beautiful and glamourous.
      Manish, known for his bridal wear and immaculate colour sense, has designed for some of the most striking personalities in the Indian film industry, high profile politicians, industrialists, top global corporates and affluent families across the globe.
      Manish Malhotra has also been felicitated by National Institute of Fashion Technology, Delhi and the Indo American Society for his contribution to fashion designing. He was also presented the Rajiv Gandhi Award by the Mumbai Pradesh Youth Congress 2002 for his contribution to fashion in India.

    • Mrunalini Rao

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    • RWS LONDON

      Designer

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      RWS LONDON

    • SHYAMAL

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    • TARUN TAHILIANI

      Designer

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      About TARUN TAHILIANI

      The Tarun Tahiliani brand has set out to create the ultimate "India Modern": a brand with a view in the present moment, but, ultimately much steeped in the Indian traditions of draped form and the techniques that millions of Indian craftspeople imbibe with love. The silhouettes combine western notions of cut, construct and nish but using Indian heritage and craftsmanship. The Tarun Tahiliani Design Studio creates couture, occasion wear and ready-to- wear, which is a fusion of Indian craftsmanship and ne textiles with contemporary, international chic. His unique combination of historical opulence and contemporary style also lend themselves to couture.

    • Varun Bahl

      Designer

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      Varun Bahl

      Varun Bahlis one of the few remaining true artists and couturiers' in the Indian fashion industry. He is one of a handful of designers who has stuck true to his style and artistry in the onslaught of tasteless commercialization of the fashion design business. He is best known for creating style signatures within global styling cues so that his clothes are fashionable but unique.
      Best known for his expertise in blending the classic with the contemporary, the antique with the new and innovative use of fabrics to create a dreamy love affair for today's kind of customer- a reflection of elegance, avant-garde, non-conformist yet rooted in classics. Most of his clients swear his clothes are their heirlooms like jewelry because of their classic sensibility and incredible quality.
      The label's passion for both the design process and the ultimate garment is fueled by the designers artistic sensibility and discerning eye for detail. The belief of the label is to pave the way for couture to be embraced as part of one's daily wardrobe with the generous use of exotic motifs and rich luminous tones like old rose, fuchsia and reds reflecting luxe glamour that makes a statement. Be it a new spin on old classics like anarkali dresses in pastels or sari-gowns in sensuous colors which make for the perfect style statement for an evening soiree or that special occasion. The designer's innate aesthetic ability to look beyond the obvious and continuously revisiting and reinterpreting his relationship with his customers and giving form to new patterns in the design kaleidoscope has been the key to his success and extremely loyal client base comprising of Bollywood celebrities, known personalities from different walks of life, fashionista's and fashion critics alike. Varun Bahl designs embody glamour, sophistication and are an inherently sexy luxe style statement.
      A design graduate from the National Institute of fashion Technology, New Delhi, Varun launched his label in 2001.
      Varun showcased his Spring/Summer 2004 collection at White in Milan to international acclaim and great commercial success. He was also chosen by Camera Nazionaledella Moda Italiana, Milano to showcase his SS '07 and AW '07/'08 at Milan Fashion Week, making him one of the first few Indian designers to have participated in the event.
      Varun Bahl has a commercially successful menswear prêt label with acclaimed Indian filmmaker Karan Johar called Karan Johar + Varun Bahl since 2010.

    • VANDANA MOHAN

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      VANDANA MOHAN

      VANDANA MOHAN

    • ZITA ELZE

      Floral Artist

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      About ZITA ELZE

      ZITA ELZE background info: Weddings and Events 2015
      From bespoke wedding flowers through to entire concepts Zita Elze's event and wedding designs are theatre at its purest – immaculately conceived, perfectly scripted, organised down to the finest detail, inspired, individual, heartfelt and always breathtakingly beautiful.
      Zita Elze can arrange every aspect of a wedding from bride's, groom's and attendants' flowers through to venue, decorations and catering. She particularly welcomes collaborations with event organisers and other wedding businesses both in the UK, Europe and further afield. You can visit her at her eponymously named shop in London's leafy suburb of Kew.
      Just a few doors away from the flower shop, the Zita Elze Design Academy was set up in London in 2010 and is now one of the leading flower schools in the world with a reputation for originality, excellence and innovation, training both professionals and beginners.
      Award-winning floral artist, designer, teacher and creator of the Living Embroidery Bridal Collection, Zita Elze studied artistic bookbinding in Paris, followed by Interior Design at London's KLC School of Design and Garden Design at the Inchbald School of Design, where she graduated with a distinction. She won the prestigious Design and Decoration Award 'Graduate Garden Designer of the Year 2003′ and opened her eponymously named first shop in Kew in the same year. In 2009, Zita won a silver-gilt medal for her first major exhibit, entitled A Celebration of Life, at the Chelsea Flower Show, where she revealed her ground-breaking floral embroidery technique.
      Zita Elze Flowers also caters for private and commercial clients in every field, managing everything from floral design for films (Great Expectations) and special events to shop launches, exhibitions and daily deliveries to homes, hotels, restaurants and other businesses.
      www.zitaelze.com
      zita@zitaelze.com
      Zita Elze Flowers 287 Sandycombe Road, Kew, Richmond, Surrey,
      TW9 3LU, UK
      +44 (0)20 8940 0040

    MASTERCLASS SCHEDULE

    12:30 PM

    VANDANA MOHAN OF WEDDING DESIGN COMPANY

    The driving force behind The Wedding Design Company, the ace wedding planner is the mastermind behind the nuptials of Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh. She will share insider tips and tricks, and reveal what it takes to pull off a hush-hush celebrity wedding.

    2:00 PM

    SABYASACHI

    The most sought-after bridal couturier for Indian brides will decode bridal trends for 2019, and will discuss celebrity brides he dressed last year such as Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra

    3:30 PM

    SHAANMU X DIIPA KHOSLA

    Diipa Khosla is a newlywed fashion influencer while ShaanMu is a celebrity make-up artist to Bollywood stars. The two will collaborate for a masterclass where Shaan will demonstrate the season's top beauty looks on Diipa.

    5:00 PM

    KAVITA COLA X SHRADDHA AND ARCHANA DHANKAR

    Three UK-based fashion influencers — Shraddha, Kavita Cola and Archana Dhankar of Fashion for Royals will discuss the influence of Instagram on current fashion choices.

    EXHIBIT WITH AASHNI + CO WEDDING SHOW

    Want to be part of UK's biggest luxury show for South Asian brides? Download the form below and send it back to us to join our roster of stalwart exhibitors.

    Venue

    The Dorchester
    53 Park Lane, Mayfair,
    London W1K 1QA

    FAQ

    • 1. WILL I BE ABLE TO SHOP AT THE WEDDING SHOW?
    • 2. WILL I GET TO MEET THE DESIGNERS?
    • 3. HOW IS THE PRICING DIFFERENT FROM INDIA? WILL I BE PAYING MORE?
    • 4. HOW IS ACWS DIFFERENT FROM OTHER ASIAN BRIDAL SHOWS IN THE UK?
    • 5. WILL THERE BE A CATWALK SHOW?
    • 6. ARE THERE PLACES TO EAT AND DRINK AT THE SHOW?
    • 7. ARE CHILDREN ALLOWED AT THE WEDDING SHOW?
    • 8. WHAT IS AASHNI + CO?
    • 9. WHO ARE THE ORGANISERS OF THE WEDDING SHOW?

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