The perfect wedding crafted out of your dreams came alive at Fairfield by Marriott Kolkata with the elegantly curated 3rd East India edition of ‘Shaadi by Marriott Bonvoy’ hosted at their new events and wedding venues at Ozone Convention Centre on 7th August 2022.
The ‘Shaadi by Marriott Bonvoy’ story began in New Delhi in 2017 to showcase the unparalleled hospitality expertise, timeless venues, and exquisite culinary fare that Marriott Hotels in India offer to its discerning patrons. Whether it’s the grandest ceremony of the season or the most private affair, ‘Shaadi by Marriott Bonvoy’ aims to craft that unique, luxurious and personalized experience all under one roof, with the help of its in-house wedding specialists.
With this intricately curated evening, Fairfield by Marriott Kolkata has positioned itself as a premium-wedding destination with an experience that is both exceptional and memorable, from ideation to execution. The evening was a coming-together of the city’s crème de la crème, business leaders, cinema artists and eminent families celebrating the upcoming wedding season with aplomb.
The venue, Ozone convention Centre, came to life in an opulent and regal décor with each floor depicting a different theme. While Monarch Hall, the venue of the fashion soirée, was a showcase of a palatial theme with exotic flowers gracing the ramp, Empress Hall resembled a wedding garden complete with a ‘mandap’ and a reception stage with intricate floral arrangements in natural hues. The Regent Terrace welcomed guests to the old-world charm of a bohemian wedding with vintage wooden décor, a rustic jute ‘shamiana’ and unique photo booths to capture those perfect moments.
The evening commenced with a saree draping masterclass by celebrity draper Dolly Jain and a makeup workshop by celebrity makeup artist Arti Nayar. While keeping a good balance between contemporary and traditional trends, Dolly Jain’s workshop enlightened the audience with the art of saree-draping and Arti Nayar presented different bridal looks while interacting with her audience on latest makeup trends for the upcoming season.
Fairfield by Marriott Kolkata presented an experience that transcended the guests to a dream wedding. Kolkata based bridal fashion designer Pallavi Poddar, launched ‘The Saaz Collection’, which had a combination of sarees, cocktail gowns and bridal lehengas complemented by opulent menswear collection from eminent fashion designer Ratul Sood’s label “Burlingtons of Calcutta”. Tanishq displayed an exquisite range of jewellery from its Rivaah wedding collection. The evening’s luxury mobility partner, BMW, displayed the 2 Gran Coupe and 3 Series Grand Limousine at the entrance of Ozone Convention Centre.
The showstoppers on the ramp were Bengali Cinema’s most eminent names, Nusrat Jahan, Richa Sharma, Priyanka Rati Pal, Darshana Banik and Ravi Shaw, adorned in stunning wedding ensembles.
What do the key partners have to say about Shaadi by Marriott Bonvoy
Abhishek Sachdev, Hotel Manager, Fairfield by Marriott Kolkata, “It was an absolute delight to bring ‘Shaadi by Marriott Bonvoy’ back to the city of joy, Kolkata. The hotel’s team of wedding specialists planned this extravaganza with finesse and successfully brought all aspects of a dream wedding together under one roof. With the addition of Ozone Convention Centre, Fairfield by Marriott Kolkata aims to build further upon its renowned culinary expertise and establish itself as the preferred celebration venue in the upcoming wedding season.”
Dolly Jain, Celebrity Saree Draper “Shaadi by Marriott Bonvoy is the ideal podium for me to demonstrate my skills for all the saree enthusiasts out there. Through this styling workshop at the brand new event spaces of the hotel, Ozone Convention Centre, I would educate the audience on the latest trends in draping, keeping a good balance between contemporary and traditional styles.”
Arti Nayar, Celebrity Makeup Artist “Every bride wants a perfect look for her wedding and a workshop at Shaadi by Marriott Bonvoy is the choicest platform to showcase one’s expertise, and also the latest innovations and trends in the upcoming wedding season. This is also the ideal opportunity for me to demonstrate a traditional makeup look, inspired by the Bollywood style icon, Sharmila Tagore. Think beautiful, traditional winged eyeliner trend, well defined lashes, complemented perfectly with a low bun.”
Pallavi Poddar, Fashion Design “Couturier and entrepreneur; my prolific career is all set to redefine fashion. My collection is an act of presenting India’s rich craft encapsulated in global contours, perfect for the wedding season. Shaadi by Marriott Bonvoy at the newest banqueting venues of Fairfield by Marriott Kolkata is the ideal platform for me to unveil my new line of winter Bridal Couture 2022-23 called the ‘Saaz Collection’. The collection is a symphony of delicate embroideries, subtle colors, and a beautiful range of ethnic bridal and fusion lines. My label is all about finding your personal style and bring your dream wedding to life.
Ratul Sood, Burlingtons of Calcutta
“I am absolutely delighted to be associating with a distinguished show like Shaadi by Marriott Bonvoy. For me, the timing and the platform is impeccable to launch my new Wedding Collection. The assemblage embraces intelligently curated, hand-embroidered Sherwanis, Tuxedos and Indo Western garments, offering the perfect fusion of cultural and ethnic influences blended with contemporary designs.”