Australian Indian Wedding Expo Sydney 2018 – an enchanting expose for would be bride and grooms


By Manju Mittal

As rain played hide and seek in the afternoon, Spring month of October, I walked into Hyatt Regency on Sunday 7, 2018 and was surprised to see the place packed to capacity. The event focused on the marriage between the fashion and wedding Industry providing the perfect concoction for prospective bride and grooms to gain a unique opportunity to browse some of the finest wedding couture and invaluable planning tools all under one roof.

Hyatt Regency was transformed into a large Indian Wedding celebration a la Bollywood style as audience was privy to gorgeous Sydney models walking down the ramp in extravagant Indian traditional ensembles put up by Silk and Sparkle. They cheered when the models walked the ramp, watching creatively dressed beautiful ladies. For women of a certain age fashion doesn’t matter; it is the style that counts. Highlight of the fashion show was two honourable members of Parliament Julian Leeser and Victor Dominello who walked the ramp in traditional Indian outfit, they certainly added an extra touch with their Achkans on they looked dashingly handsome.

Hyatt Regency’s rich decor, the chandeliers, the lighting perfectly matched the Indian mood of the Expo.   Rich  vibrant colours, amazing display of gorgeous wedding outfits, food, wine and jewellery, a fashion parade showcasing a range of Australian Indian bridal wear, it was an irresistible feast for the eyes. Space was complimented by a Hyatt Regency grand venue; the show boasted the accolade of being the largest indoor Asian consumer event in Sydney with wide range of exhibition stands along with catwalk throughout the day presenting the latest trendsetting wedding designs from top Indian designers.

Australian Indian Wedding Expo (AIWE ) was an indispensable platform for bridegrooms, with an interactive catalogue of some of the most seasoned wedding experts from across the Australia on the show, giving consumers exclusive insight and access to the Industry’s most sought-after wedding suppliers. From finding the perfect venue to sourcing that dream outfit, top-class photographer, luxury wedding car, caterer, stylist, Henna artist, DJ and plenty more, visitors scoured through all what was on offer under one roof.

Ms Liza Varma , former Miss Femina India, Miss India Runner Up, and leading fashion show director with over 2000 shows to her credit in India and abroad presented her first fashion show in Sydney, Australia at the Expo. Liza has also trained and groomed Miss World 2017 Manushi Chillar.   Speaking about the show and her experience grooming models Liza Varma said, “It’s been an incredible honour to be in Sydney and present the best of Indian culture to a diverse audience”.

The force behind AIWE Anju Goyal ”˜Silk and Sparkle’ delivered a great wedding show, she said: “This was our first time, and we had a fantastic experience in putting together the best of Australian Indian wedding fashion to the global audience in Sydney”.

India’s premium channel ZEE TV covered the show and telecast it in whole of Pacific Region which covers 17 countries. The Australian Indian Wedding Expo with an aim to bring a fresh stance to wedding and lifestyle expo, this business to customer event focused on the bridal trousseau and hopes to be a one stop for wedding attire. Undoubtedly attendees were left inspired by exquisite designs and innovative styling ideas, taking the idea of dream weddings to new heights.

As a mother of marriageable daughter I feel such exhibitions give prospective brides the chance to see a variety of options, why should one have to go to India for wedding arrangements if options are available, may be even better ones, for the same price right here.

Sydney’s brides and grooms to be got a lot of inspiration of what they could have on their big day, if money is no object, of course!! AIWE   proved to be one of the most enjoyable Wedding Expo in Sydney one has witnessed.

Pics Courtesy: Hrmohan Singh Walia and Manju Mittal



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