The second edition of WV Connect happened on April 3,4,5 at Mahabalipuram promoted Indian wedding destinations, converged global Wedding Industry amd celebrated the brightest minds with Conferences, Masterclasses, Awards & more!
It was a splendid opportunity to explore destination wedding properties in Mahabalipuram, engage with over 600 + wedding industry veterans, and numerous brands on display, where participants can attend over 18 hours of masterclasses, with Popular names like,
Rakhi Kankaria- Founder, Rachnoutsav Events, Meltem Tepeler- Founder, KM Events, Jaydeep Mehta- Founder, True Events Live, Vikram Cotah- CEO, GRT Group of Hotels & Resorts, Dhruva Kumar- CEO, Weddings by Dhruva, Edgardo Zamora- CEO, Revelry Events, Rituraj Khanna- CEO, Q Events & President WV Connect, Namrata Soni- Celebrity Makeup Artist, Sima Taparia- Indian Matchmaking Netflix Fame & CEO, Suitable Rishta, Mrinalini Chandra of Kaliras by Mrinalini Chandra, Isha Multani the Wedding Influencer, Tarini Manchanda of The Initial Studio,Vijay Arora- Director, Touchwood Group,Rajeev Jain- MD, Rashi Entertainment, Ambika Agarwal- Fouder, The A Cube Project.
Under 39+ categories like Best Wedding Destination Venue, Space Decor, Wedding Planning, Photograph, Visual Storytelling, Gifting, Bridal Makeup, Jewellery, etc, the brightest minds of the wedding industry were celebrated with a transparent awards process tabulated by EY (Ernst & Young). This years WV awards was deeply influenced by the principles of Kintsugi and the imperfectly perfect qualities of wedding industry associates and vendors who have persevered through challenges to achieve success.
The night started off with a bang as the red carpet was rolled out and celebrities, nominees, and guests made their way into the venue. Fashionistas were in their element as they flaunted their designer outfits, jewelry, and accessories with an exclusive Bridal Fashion Show by Studio 149 & choreographed Karun Raman Featuring names like Teju Ashwini, Sai Siddarth & Meenakshi Govindarajan.
Last day of the Wedding Summit, 101 economically backward and differently-abled couples were married free of cost worth one crore with Mangalsutra, household items to all of them and setting a world record.
Filled with stunning performances from musical acts and dance troupes, the audience was captivated by the talent and creativity on display. The highlight of the night, of course, was the award presentations. Emotions ran high when one by one, the winners were announced and made their way to the stage to accept their trophies.
Overall, it was a night to remember and the wedding fraternity is eagerly waiting for the next edition!