A copy of the Programme and some cue cards from each presentation
(excuse the crappiness of the pictures, I haven't used a camera in a while).
Divided into three sections, the rooftop lounge of the Park Hyatt was decorated very prettily by Paras of Design2Decor to match the Miami Chic theme. The brides were divided into two groups, "Glitz" and "Glamour." After some light refreshments we were invited to the lounge where introductions were made, and then the two groups split up. My friend and I were part of the "Glitz" group and after we seated ourselves, Garima of G + H Photography spoke to us about the best way to get the most out of a photography session. Then Shobana and Narisha of Amplified Soul Hair + Makeup Couture discussed new trends in makeup and hair, gave information on finding a makeup artist and provided tips creating a beauty regimen leading up to the big day. Each workshop was followed by a short question period.
Nirisha of Amplified Soul Hair and Makeup Couture demonstrates a hairstyle on a model.
After a short break, the groups switched sections and we met Richha and Reena of Arora Wedding and Event Planning who gave a short but info-packed talk on the do's and don'ts of coordinating your wedding day from start to finish. They were followed by Gaurav and Raksha of CTC West who gave a thorough breakdown of buying a wedding outfit, from the way the outfit is made, the types of materials and work, the trends, and the final product. We had the opportunity to pose questions to the presenters after each workshop and they made themselves available to answer more questions afterwards.
Two of the models in outfits from CTC West.
I was so impressed by both the quality and quantity of information available. These days, when most wedding magazines have becoming more of a catalogue for wedding vendors, and information on the internet is all over the place, it was really nice to find it all condensed and categorized for our consumption. It was so refreshing to find that these vendors were passionate about what they did, and their aim was to educate brides not sell to them.
I would recommend this event to any bride, and if you are interested, there will be another one coming up in the fall. Space is limited, so be sure to reserve your space. To see more (read: better) pics of the event, click here to check out Garima's post on the day.