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Indian Summer Wedding Fair @ Hedsor House

HedsorHedsor House opened its doors this week to reveal the grandeur of this stunning Georgian stately home with an exquisite Indian Summer Wedding Fair. The country house which is suitably located within 45 minutes from London, and set in 100 acres of Buckinghamshire parkland with Grade II listed gardens, became a vision of illuminated splendour to the delight of the many visitors.

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Privately-owned and immaculately sustained by the Shephard Family, Hedsor House is not only a luxury venue for weddings, it takes pride in making sure it is also seen as a contemporary and current venue, celebrating high profile events with clients and global brands such and Mercedez-Benz, BBC, Ferrari, Johnny Depp and our favourite George Clooney, who recently filmed his latest advert being kidnapped to Hedsor House for Nespresso!

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Upon arriving at the grand entrance hall, guests were promptly transported into an aura of enchantment with lighting effects by Just Seventy Ltd – an event design management company, creating the exuberance to set the stage for an evening of quintessential wedding inspiration.

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The heart of the Centre Hall with its domed ceiling, transformed into a ceremonial setting with an elegant archway of flowers by florist Wild About that streamed through the magnificent mansion – creating a bouquet of delightful scents and shades of an Indian Summer.

Hedsor House is renowned for its own historical features and period characteristics. Nonetheless, amongst the supreme heritage, the house also offers a blank canvass along with a natural radiance to create just the right ambience for that perfect country wedding.

 

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Of course, for every wedding the reception is positioned at the very heart of the occasion, and to present its finery, there is nothing quite as prominent as the Grand Ballroom!   Catering for up to 150 guests the Indian Summer theme flowed into a selection of ostentatious table settings created by the artistic Rachel Ramsbottom of Create.  The inventive team from Create also supplied the delicious food throughout the evening, providing guests with a selection of succulent savoury and sweet canapés bursting with flavour and colours.

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Bride Icon would like to thank Hedsor House for a wonderful evening.  It is the perfect country house for a luxury wedding with a picturesque backdrop for civil wedding ceremonies and blessings.  Not only can the ceremonies take place in the house and estate, but outdoor blessings can take part on the beautifully preserved green lawns.  Of course, Indian weddings –  as we know it – can be a large scale affair, but Hedsor House can equally take up to 800 guests with a marquee – making it the perfect Indian Summer wedding!

For more details on Hedsor House weddings visit their website www.hedsor.com

Aashni & Co Spring/Summer Bridal Trunk Show

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Aashni & Co the UK’s leading Indian high fashion multi-brand store will be hosting the Spring/Summer 2017 Bridal & Luxury Prêt Trunk Show on Friday 9th June from 11.00 am to 6.00 pm

Visitors to the store will have an exclusive opportunity to meet leading designers Gaurav Gupta, Varun Bahl and Sunita Shekhawat.

As a UK exclusive, fashionistas will have the chance to discover and browse the avant-garde and fashion forward designs by Gaurav Gupta; the delicate and feminine styles with an edge by Varun Bahl; and exquisite, heirloom-worthy jewels by Sunita Shekhawat.  Shoppers will also get an insight into their heirloom and existing jewellery pieces at the show from an expert, and are invited to bring their pieces along.

With a winning mix of ensembles and jewellery, the collections will comprise bridal and trousseau staples, as well as pieces for the entire wedding party that’s presented by the fashion luminaries themselves!

The Spring/Summer Bridal & Luxury Pret Trunk Show

Date:  Friday 9th June 2017

Time:  11.00 am to 6.00 pm 

Aashni & Co, 47 Ledbury Road, London  W11 2AA

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Pakistan Fashion

Pakistan Fashion Week, London 2017

Pakistan Fashion
Asaaleh

Pakistan Fashion week took place in London’s historic Lancaster House this week, which witnessed the first Pakistani celebration of fashion in its two hundred year history. The eleventh season of Pakistan Fashion featured over 40 of Pakistan’s leading and emerging designers presenting their latest collections. With leading Pakistani models Fouzia Aman, Fia khan and Eshal Fayyaz walking the ramp, Bride Icon have selected some of our favourite looks from Asaaaleh, Aisha Imran, Uzma Babar and Lajwanti.

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The production was designed by event directors Riwayat and led by the accomplished Creative Director Adnan Ansari, which incorporated the 70th anniversary celebrations of Pakistan’s independence. Organised in partnership with the High Commission of Pakistan, London, the event was one of a series of events planned by His Excellency Syed Ibne Abbas, Pakistan’s Ambassador to the UK.

Pakistan Fashion
Aisha Imran
Pakistan Fashion
Aisha Imran

Over two thousand people registered for the event which saw a catwalk run through the three grand halls of the Royal Palace. Ambassadors from a large number of London based embassies joined the celebrations, which included a nine room exhibition allowing the guests to talk with the designers and buy from their collections.

Pakistan Fashion
Uzma Babar
Pakistan Fashion
Uzma Babar

Fashion is one of Pakistan’s leading export industries and runs to a multi-billion pound industry and growing. Events profiling the leading names of that industry serve to challenge the West’s perceptions of Pakistan and increase the trading links between our two nations.

Adnan Ansari, Creative Director at Riwayat said “It was a privilege to work so closely with the High Commission to deliver this hugely successful event. Their commitment to deliver a truly inspiring event matched with Riwayat’s expertise and ability to deliver was a powerful force. We are so proud of our Pakistan and so proud to present it’s best face on a huge platform in London.”

Pakistan Fashion
Lajwanti
Pakistan Fashion
Lajwanti

Event Directed by Riwayat
Commissioned by Pakistan High Commission, London
Head Stylist Nabila
Consultant Advisor Maheen Khan
Hair and Make up Saima Kiran
Choreographer Hajira Ahmad of EBH
Official Photographer Shahid Malik
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Fashion Parade

Fashion Parade Bride & Luxury Pret: Monday, 6th Feb 2017 @ One Marylebone, London

Fashion Parade

Mustang Productions will celebrate Pakistan’s 70 years of Independence on Monday 6th February 2017 with the inaugural Fashion Parade Bride & Luxury Prêt, powered by Studio by TCS, at London’s historic former church, One Marylebone.  The exclusive event will showcase Pakistani bridal and luxury prêt collections, to an audience of London and South Asia’s elite, from the industries of fashion, media, business and finance.

Some of Pakistan’s leading designers will feature collections on the catwalk, including Nilofer Shahid, Nomi Ansari, HSY, Shamaeel Ansari, Maria B, Faiza Samee, Saira Rizwan, Rani Emaan, Seher Tareen,
Tena Durrani and Sherezad Jewellery. Hair and makeup by the dynamic duo, Aamir and Ambreen will complete each bridal look with a flawless finish.

For the first time in the history of Fashion Parade, consumers can purchase the showcasing designers collections via Studio by TCS, the headline sponsor of Fashion Parade Bride, and an exciting new fashion portal.

Fashion Parade BrideFashion Parade (FP) is the brainchild of entrepreneur Sadia Siddiqui, who launched her first fashion event five years ago, presenting luxury South Asian couture to a British audience.  Fashion Parade Bride is the newest addition to the FP platform. “I created FP four years ago with the view of promoting Asian designers on a quality platform targeted to an international audience,” explains Sadia.

“Pakistan’s fashion industry has come a long way in the last 70 years, with Pakistani designers at par with some of the world’s best. The design philosophy and ethics in Pakistan today reflect its culture and heritage, and combining an international appeal. It is an honour and privilege for me to showcase Pakistan’s leading and emerging designers to an international audience on the FP platform, with an aim to get Asian and in particular, Pakistani fashion recognised and appreciated on an international level.”

One Marylebone is a Grade I listed building and one of London’s most historic sites. It was chosen to host the inaugural Fashion Parade Bride in this milestone year to combine English heritage and Pakistani culture, as FP commemorates Pakistan’s Independence.

Mustang Productions has partnered with the British Asian Trust, a charity founded by HRH The Prince of Wales to transform lives in South Asia. The funds raised during Fashion Parade Bride will go towards life-changing programmes in the Trust’s children’s projects.

Pakistan Fashion Week

Pakistan Fashion Week 2016

Pakistan Fashion Week London is the brainchild of Team Riwayat which is headed up by directors from across Pakistan, India and the United Kingdom. Riwayat’s journey has been a rich one so far, and the 10th edition of PFW London took place at the Sheraton Grand Park Lane, a five-star Art Deco hotel in the heart of London’s Mayfair on the 26th and 27th of November 2016.
Deepak Parwaniaisha-imranThe show featured some 30 top designers from the subcontinent and beyond, with the two-day event focussing on latest trends in Asian designer-wear including contemporary and formal/bridal/ resort selections.  
Some of Pakistan’s top designers showed their latest collections at the event, including Deepak Perwani, Maheen Khan, Shamaeel Ansari and Agha Noor. The show itself was hosted by the very talented and renowned TV host Hajra Lalljee.

Zeshan Bariwalazeeshan-bariwalaRiwayat were honoured to welcome to the event Pakistan’s High Commissioner, His Excellency Syed Ibne Abbas as well as Ambassador Tehmina Junjua, the Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations.  Riwayat were also delighted that the cast of the film Dobara Phir Se were present at the grand opening show. This included actors Tooba Siddiqui, Hareem Farooq and Sanam Saeed as well as its renowned director Mehreen Jabbar.

Sahir AtifSahar AtifThe show was enhanced by some of Pakistani top models including Fouzia Aman, Eshal Fayyaz, Hira Ejaz, Sana Fakhar and the TV star Fia Khan. Sana Khan, the famous film actor, walked the catwalk for designer Moazzam Abbasi alongside some very talented British models. Nabila, the famous stylist from Pakistan, styled the models for the ramp shows.

Rana NomadRana NomadThe fashion shows were followed by an exhibition by the designers, which is an integral part of our event. The exhibitor’s hall that played host to the designers’ collections was packed to capacity on both days, with fashionistas and others flocking in to grab next season’s fashion statements.

Riwayat’s mission is to present the best of Pakistan’s fusion of east-west fashion under a western roof. PFW10 has successfully managed to excite and captivate a global audience with the creative geniuses that are the cream of Pakistan’s fashion designers.

Event Produced by: Riwayat Ltd @riwayatuk
Choreography: Hajira Ahmad @ EBH @eventsbyhajira
Official Photography: Shahid Malik @iamshahidmalik
Head Stylist: Nabila @nabila_salon
Hair and Make-up supported by Saima Kiran @saimakiran
PR by Enigme Internationale @enigme_internationale

Red Dot Jewels

A Fashionable Evening With Red Dot Jewels

Entwined amongst their trademark for stunning jewellery pieces, Red Dot Jewels presented an evening of Diwali celebrations and fashion. Bride Icon were invited to view the illuminating range of asian jewellery, combined with a selection of beautiful fashion designs by renowned tailor Manoj Makwana.

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Shalini Gupta Patel, Founder and Creative Director of Red Dot Jewels offers authentic fine pieces of handmade jewellery, created with traditional Indian craftsmanship. Situated in Pinner, North West London, Red Dot Jewels brings together a beautiful and chic collection of bridal and ready to wear jewellery. Framed in a stylish setting with a bridal lounge for the momentous statemPreview Changesent pieces, Red Dot Jewels also includes a pret collection of subtle Indian inspired collections. Shalini’s great love for Indian culture, art and fashion features significantly into each of these creative designs.

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The evening was completed by Manoj Makwana’s debut collection of Indian fashion.  Manoj is renowned for his professional tailoring and alteration methods. With accolades ranging from western designers such as Ian Stuart and the man behind the tailoring for the Asian fashion industry, you can see exactly why his debut collection oozes perfection and style.

An evening of refined elegance and exquisite jewellery!

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                       Photos by Sinni Kumar