Exotic Dulhania Bazaar Wedding Expo
Events By Show Stoppers was honored to be a sponsor of the fabulous Dulhania Bazaar wedding expo and fashion show in 2009. The expo targets South Asian brides. Show Stoppers designed the entire stage set and ambient lighting. It was quite a cultural learning experience and we are looking forward to designing weddings for this wonderful international group.
Our friend, Shy Kahn, was a joy. Shy is one of the producers of the show and saw to our every need. We learned so much from Shy and appreciated her allowing Events By Show Stoppers to be one of the sponsors. Between her shows in Chicago and Scottsdale, she is quite busy year round. Congratulations, Shy, on an incredible show!!!
The Dulhania Bazaar was held at the spectacular J.W. Marriott Desert Ridge Resort. The J.W. Marriot astounded us with their efficiency and the way they accommodated us with literally everything we needed. Ken and I give our sincerest thanks and appreciation to Connie Thibault and her staff. Everyone was a pleasure to work with. The entire experience could not have been more fun and beautiful.
Here are some beautiful images from Katrina Wallace, Sedona Bride Photography:
The runway for the fashion show was 36ft. long. We designed one of our vivid rose petal carpets for the models to stroll through, strike poses and show their unbelievably intricate and stunning saris. We used colors that coordinated with the fuchsia, pink and orange color palette used in the lighting and stage fabrics. The models entered through the hand-carved, antique Indian archway shown at the rear of the stage. They proceeded under the traditional Mandap and continued down the runway to the pulsing beat of current rock music remixed in the different languages represented at the show. Absolutely incredible!
This image shows the details of our Mandap. We purchased 4 antique, intricately, hand-carved teak columns that were once in the entry of a lavish estate in India and used them for the columns of our Mandap. Exotic fresh flowers were placed on top of the columns. Yards of gorgeous embroidered sari fabric was draped around the columns and over-the-top of the structure. The iridescent sheer fabric shimmered magically in the spotlights. Finally, sparkling, jeweled tassels were used as fabric tie-backs.
Palm trees up-lit in orange flanked each side of the stage. Paisley patterns were projected onto the air walls behind the stage in orange and fuchsia.
Here you can see another view of the Mandap. Tangerine fabrics were used to screen the dressing room behind the stage.
We love these images of the gorgeous models stepping through our rose petal carpet! The boisterous crowd expressed their approval over-and-over in ever increasing enthusiasm.
If you get a chance, don’t miss the Dulhania Bazaar. It is a real treat for brides of all nationalities!