INDIA New England 2010 Wedding Expo


Photos by Timeless Lens Photography,

INDIA New England held its first Wedding Expo on Sunday, March 7, at the Taj Boston hotel in Boston.

The event drew a capacity crowd of 350 people, who were treated to the sounds of Boston-area band House of Bangalore, food prepared by the Taj Boston chefs and a bridal fashion show created by local designer Shelley Chhabra of the Chhabra Bridal Wear boutique in Cambridge, Mass.

The event was documented by Billerica, Mass.-based Timeless Lens Photography, while wedding planner and decorator Shobha Shastry of Northborough, Mass.-based Alankar turned the exhibition hall into a visual masterpiece with wedding decorations.

Shastry also was one of several presenters of wedding workshops throughout the day, giving a presentation on “Planning the Perfect Wedding.” In addition, Seshu Badrinath of Avon., Conn.-based Seshu Photography spoke on the topic of the “Documentary Approach to Wedding Photography,” and Amit Parwani of Kay Pee Jewelers in Burlington, Mass., tackled the topic of “Engagement & Wedding Jewelery.” Mona Kumar, a member of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts’ Fashion Council, spoke on the topic of “Bridal Attire & Fashion,” while Salvatore DeGeorge of the Taj Boston hotel and Tim Needham of the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville, Conn., gave a presentation on “Selecting a Wedding Venue.”

Genevieve Levin of Remarkable Blackbird in Gray, Maine, provided henna/mehndi body art to many of the event attendees.

In addition to a grand prize raffle of use of a six-day state at a Taj hotels honeymoon suite, event gold sponsor Qatar Airways provided two airline tickets to a luck raffle winner.

The show featured booths showcasing 22 New England wedding providers. For a complete list of vendors, visit www.indianewengland/weddings.


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