Elegance & Style Displayed Throughout at Taj Boston Bridal Expo and Diwali Mela

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BOSTON—Elegance & style displayed throughout at Taj Boston ballrooms on Sunday as hundreds of people attended INDIA New England News’ 8th annual bridal expo and Diwali mela throughout the day. Over 40 vendors displayed their goods and services. About 1,700 people attended the event. Videos and more photo slides of the event will be released in upcoming days. (Photos: Rasik Mehta.)

The main highlight of the event was Dreamcatchers Fashion Show based on a show with the same name conceptualized by Dr, Manju Sheth. The show highlighted people who have fulfilled their dreams.

“It was a wonderful experience to showcase the dreamers of our community in our first theme-based fashion show called Dreamcatchers,” said Dr. Sheth, president of INE MultiMedia, which produced the show. “We are very touched with the overwhelming response and multiple requests to make the Dreamcatchers Fashion Show an annual event and a Diwali tradition to showcase the dreamers of the year. We are going to look into it.”

It was probably the nation’s first fashion show themed after dreamcatchers. The team behind dreamcatchers fashion show, which was presented by INE MultiMedia, included Ruchika Arora, choreographer, fashion designer and state director for Miss India USA pageant; Vidhi Dalia, owner and make-up artist at Flawless Creations by Vidhi; and Ambika Mangtani, owner, IndofashionZ by Ambika Mangtani.

The day-long expo was packed with entertainment and shopping. Hostess of the evening was Dr. Sheth. Emcees were Shirin Bakre and Shaleen Sheth.

Academy of Creative Arts presented two performances– Sun Sathiya and Bajrangbali. Janani Sharma, who was recently featured on ZeeTV for the very first SaReGaMaPa Lil’Champs North America — a reality show that is known for its’ highest Target Rating Point all over India, sang Diwali and wedding songs.

Dancing Divas Boston, which is founded by Shikha Bajpai, presented an interactive dance at the mela. Dancing Divas Boston team members Purbi Rana, Priya Balu, Priya Bagade and Bajpai together presented the eternal charm of the “Mehendi” ceremony at Weddings and festive occasions.

Nikita Rao’s Bollywood Dance Academy presented several dances, featuring children. Fall Wedding Expo and Diwali Mela at Taj Boston was organized by Desi Bridal News and INDIA New England News. Sponsors included Taj Boston, Alankar Event Planners and Decorators and Boston Sound & Light Company. The Dreamcatchers fashion show was sponsored by Harvard Pilgrim HealthCare.

The following exhibitors displayed their goods and services:

Alankar Event Planners & Decorators

Ameriprise – Mahadev Group

Art and Memories Inc.

Asha’s Arts & Collection

Avnish Fashions


Bellezza Laser Spa

Blueprint Occasions

Boston Sound and Light Co.

Bridal Beauty by Anju

CooperLou Productions

Dhol Baja Baraat

Doubletree by Hilton Boston North Shore

Espresso Dave’s

Ethnic Rocks

Flawless Creations by Vidhi

Fleurishing Flowers

Glitter Indian Jewelry and Accessories,LLC

Happiness Baked by Thea

Henna Café


Jewels N More

Kohinoor Collection

Makeup by Marium

Manpreet Khurana

Mary Kay

Midav Films

Miss India USA Pageant

Noureen Design

One World Cuisine

Our Bazaar

Photos by Nitin

Pinot’s Pallette

Preeti’s Trinkets

“Printing & Graphic Services and


PrupleGanesh Photography

Saco River Fashion House

Sangeeta’s Bazaar

Shikha’s Glory

Syna’s Collection

Taj Boston Hotel.


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