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Stall decor here, a piece of jewellery there: all that caught our eye at the India Story Wedding Diaries

Even if shopping for shaadi was not on your mind, The India Story Wedding Diaries was perfect for browsing and buying



This is how Kshitij Jalori packages his classic saris. An Ajmer boy based out of Delhi, Kshitij is a textile designer and painter who launched his label in end-July and got mashru, prints, saris, jackets, kurtas, pants, suits, leather footwear, and pashmina brocades in cashmere to Wedding Diaries.
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This is how Kshitij Jalori packages his classic saris. An Ajmer boy based out of Delhi, Kshitij is a textile designer and painter who launched his label in end-July and got mashru, prints, saris, jackets, kurtas, pants, suits, leather footwear, and pashmina brocades in cashmere to Wedding Diaries.
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A brass chandelier gifted by artist Narayan Sinha to Soumitra Mondal for his new home’s dining table, added to his stall decor at Wedding Diaries. “My clothes were all ethnic and I wanted that royal touch. It blended well with the silk curtains,” said Soumitra.
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A brass chandelier gifted by artist Narayan Sinha to Soumitra Mondal for his new home’s dining table, added to his stall decor at Wedding Diaries. “My clothes were all ethnic and I wanted that royal touch. It blended well with the silk curtains,” said Soumitra.

Special mention

We loved how The India Story co-founders Abhilasha Sethia and Madhu Neotia channelled casual cool Sunday vibes on the last day of the three-day exposition. While Abhilasha looked soothing in a pastel yellow chikankari kurta, Madhu opted for a grey handloom ensemble.
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We loved how The India Story co-founders Abhilasha Sethia and Madhu Neotia channelled casual cool Sunday vibes on the last day of the three-day exposition. While Abhilasha looked soothing in a pastel yellow chikankari kurta, Madhu opted for a grey handloom ensemble.

Eye-catchers

The Fleur De Lis corner, by The Entertainment Design Co., looked soft and romantic. “This time we have come with a full new collection of sweetmeats and a lot of gifting items also. We are making our own mithais, dates, chocolates and cookies. The entire packaging is done 
in-house. We also have a huge collection of tea like Moroccan and jasmine,” said Poonam Khandelwal of The Entertainment Design Co.
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The Fleur De Lis corner, by The Entertainment Design Co., looked soft and romantic. “This time we have come with a full new collection of sweetmeats and a lot of gifting items also. We are making our own mithais, dates, chocolates and cookies. The entire packaging is done in-house. We also have a huge collection of tea like Moroccan and jasmine,” said Poonam Khandelwal of The Entertainment Design Co.
Madhu Jain came to Wedding Diaries with her signature line of ikat, only this time the ikat was on bamboo silk, a fabric developed by the textile expert that has won her several accolades. “I wanted to show this fabric in Calcutta as the city understands fabrics. A lot of people are very intrigued. It’s got bamboo fibre, yet it’s a very soft fabric, not coarse at all,” says the designer from Delhi who’s a champion of sustainable fashion.
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Madhu Jain came to Wedding Diaries with her signature line of ikat, only this time the ikat was on bamboo silk, a fabric developed by the textile expert that has won her several accolades. “I wanted to show this fabric in Calcutta as the city understands fabrics. A lot of people are very intrigued. It’s got bamboo fibre, yet it’s a very soft fabric, not coarse at all,” says the designer from Delhi who’s a champion of sustainable fashion.

Classic to traditional to quirky to contemporary. For the bride and the groom or the space they’ll soon call home. Also for family and friends. Even if shopping for shaadi was not on the mind, browse-and-buy was the thing to do at The India Story Wedding Diaries in association with t2, held at Swabhumi from September 14 to 16. A few things that t2 loved...

Toramally’s hand-painted and tattooed shoes, crafted out of Italian leather, looked elegant. “We specialise in hand-welted shoes. The core of the brand is menswear. This year we have introduced womenswear,” said Rahul Shastri, founder and design head.
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Toramally’s hand-painted and tattooed shoes, crafted out of Italian leather, looked elegant. “We specialise in hand-welted shoes. The core of the brand is menswear. This year we have introduced womenswear,” said Rahul Shastri, founder and design head.
Kalyani Chawla’s Rezon was one gleaming corner with her new collection and we loved this centrepiece.
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Kalyani Chawla’s Rezon was one gleaming corner with her new collection and we loved this centrepiece.
“Give people gifts that they can actually use. So go for utility items,” said Kalyani, who got statement silverware like dining sets, thalis, boxes, trays, bar sets, tea sets, dinner sets and platters, embellished with lapis lazuli, jade, rose quartz, marble and crystal.
In The Know Fragrance Design from Delhi came with scented candles and gift boxes specially designed for weddings. We loved the personalised chocolate boxes. “We have chocolates in which you can have your names written.
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In The Know Fragrance Design from Delhi came with scented candles and gift boxes specially designed for weddings. We loved the personalised chocolate boxes. “We have chocolates in which you can have your names written.
We can also sit with the bride and groom and create perfumes based on their personal memories,” said Ruchi Vaish, founder.

Text: Saionee Chakraborty

Pictures: Rashbehari Das and Pabitra Das

The Artemist block was laden with art as gifts. “We have boxes, paintings, trays, sofas, prints, even furniture and hand-painted portraits,” said owner Aradhana Dalmia.
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The Artemist block was laden with art as gifts. “We have boxes, paintings, trays, sofas, prints, even furniture and hand-painted portraits,” said owner Aradhana Dalmia.
Rohan Arora packs all his couture shoes in wooden boxes, lending it a classic-cool touch. What’s trending is also in those boxes — block heels for her.
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Rohan Arora packs all his couture shoes in wooden boxes, lending it a classic-cool touch. What’s trending is also in those boxes — block heels for her.
Ankit Kawatra went to a wedding once and saw massive amounts of food getting wasted. That’s when, at 22, he quit his corporate job and started Feeding India. “What we do is basically tackle the problem of hunger, malnutrition and food waste in the country.
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Ankit Kawatra went to a wedding once and saw massive amounts of food getting wasted. That’s when, at 22, he quit his corporate job and started Feeding India. “What we do is basically tackle the problem of hunger, malnutrition and food waste in the country.
Here at the event we are spreading awareness about how anyone can donate excess food. Be it from a wedding, restaurant or hotel. You can call our helpline number and our team will come to your doorstep and collect your food. We are present across India. We take care of the quality,” said Srishti Jain, co-founder.
A much-in-demand dental service prior to a wedding? “Bleaching. We just had a groom who is getting married in December, he wanted a quick fix. Also, redefining smiles. Your smile is priceless, right?” said dental experts Alexander M. Simon and Anjana Viswanath.
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A much-in-demand dental service prior to a wedding? “Bleaching. We just had a groom who is getting married in December, he wanted a quick fix. Also, redefining smiles. Your smile is priceless, right?” said dental experts Alexander M. Simon and Anjana Viswanath.
Amalraj Sengupta’s brass bug brooches, cufflinks, pendants and rings made for gifting options with a twist.
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Amalraj Sengupta’s brass bug brooches, cufflinks, pendants and rings made for gifting options with a twist.
Benaras by Citrus’s “boho-chic jewellery for girls who want to be who they are” were oh-so-cool. The animal-inspired earrings, rings, neckpieces and brooches were made of brass-metal with gold plating. Think destination weddings, mehndi, brunches or trousseau picks.
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Benaras by Citrus’s “boho-chic jewellery for girls who want to be who they are” were oh-so-cool. The animal-inspired earrings, rings, neckpieces and brooches were made of brass-metal with gold plating. Think destination weddings, mehndi, brunches or trousseau picks.
Laju Shaparia had a quick tip for those opting for patolas for weddings. “You could have some embroidery done on the sari, on the border or the palla.
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Laju Shaparia had a quick tip for those opting for patolas for weddings. “You could have some embroidery done on the sari, on the border or the palla.
Sangeets are great for patolas, or even the main wedding ceremony,” said Laju, who got more of double ikat weaves in jewel tones paired with embroidered blouses. An offbeat colour to try? Peacock blue.

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