Pratishtha Rana

As a concept, Shaadi by Marriott packs all that a luxury wedding must; glamorous decorations, dazzling music performances, cocktails, canapes and buffet services, leisure time at the pool or spa, and a perfectly tailored plan for, both, intimate and grand weddings.
A bespoke wedding celebration by the Marriott International, Shaadi by Marriott recently concluded its Pune edition at the Sheraton Grand Pune Bund Garden Hotel. The event was headlined by Manish Malhotra’s fashion show. Ten Marriott properties – nine from Pune and one from Mahabaleshwar — participated in the one-day soiree, which also welcomed premium salon and spa Jean Claude Biguine and artisanal leather goods brand Tiger Marron to present their luxury offerings.
LuxeBook attended the extravaganza at Sheraton Grand and experienced one of the most elaborate wedding presentations, star-studded with celebrities, influencers, and the hospitality industry’s A-listers.

The event kicked off with a day-long display of magnificent décor by Shaadi by Marriott’s wedding décor partners, Bandhan, Forever Weddings and Deluxe Decorators. Generously bedecked with opulent chandeliers, bright flowers, elegant lightings, luxury consoles and stands, the sight was one to behold.

Next, a regal lunch hour awaited the guests, called the Sajan-kot. Prepared by Chef Nader Shaikh. It was a top-notch arrangement of traditional food, abundant and sophisticated. Heavy-looking Kansa plates, bowls and glasses adorned the table spread, contrasted subtly with a glass of wine.
The menu Pangat, included an authentic range of dishes, starting from Kothimbir wadi, Bharleli vangi and Chawal chi usal to Pandhra rassa, Mutton kolhapuri, Bhakri roti and Pitla. Amti and Puri with Shrikhand brought a sweet end to the fulfilling meal.

The melodious sound of Shehanais and tablas set the mood for the evening, which culminated with a spectacular couture show by Manish Malhotra in association with Raniwala 1881 jewellery. Embellished lehengas, sequinned saris and dramatic blouses for brides and floral and pastel sherwanis and kurtas for grooms.
A glamorous play of ruffles, sequins and the quintessential red palette made a fashionable appearance as well. Pooja Hegde, last seen in Housefull 4, strutted down the ramp in her showstopper outfit – a ravishing silver lehenga accentuated with blush pink floral embroidery and finished with a flowy cape dupatta.