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‘Tie the Knot Bazaar’ – tips, tricks, pictures and more…

Few weeks have gone by since tanaRi events brought together some amazing talents from the South asian wedding industry to the Tie the Knot Bazaar, which took place at Soigne K in November.   Since then we have received many requests to share more details of the event, so here we go…

Tie the Knot Bazaar incorporated many new ideas for brides-to-be and here is a slight refresher for you…

* Décor: Less is more is such a beautiful philosophy.

Sometimes weddings with minimal and simple décor can be the most beautiful weddings.  Taking that inspiration, tanaRi events’s table was decorated with a simple tall centerpiece that complimented tanaRi events’ colors. As part of décor, we also included turquoise cake pops.

Using food and drinks as part of your décor is a great idea that you can use.  Keep the colors & flavors synchronized with your overall theme and you’ve got a winner!

*Desserts: Tiered-cakes are classic and will always ‘in’.  However, these days focus has shifted a bit from elaborate cakes to dessert bars with a mélange of bite-sized delectables, including cupcakes or cake pops.  Bittersweet NYC provided us with perfectly sized and succulent cake pops in our colors, which were much appreciated by the guests as well.

*Entertainment: What will people remember most about your wedding? Along with food, entertainment is one of the most important at a wedding reception.  You could choose a DJ/Band for music or more exotic  choices of entertainment.

At Tie the Knot Bazaar, we had middle eastern dancers, who performed a variety of dance and introduced a range of props, even swords were at play :), which was extremely entertaining.  The best part of the dance, as noted by the guests,  was that they danced to music from different parts of the world, including Bollywood.

*Photobooth: Even though photo booths are not new, Tie the Knot Bazaar took a very unique take on this idea.  We customized it for a South Asian wedding theme.  The booth was lined with saris and the many accessories included a pagdi (a Indian headpiece worn by men), saris, dupattas (silk stoles), hand made mustaches, bindis, eye glasses and the like.  This is definitely a place to be very creative.  Our lovely photographer, KSD Weddings captured many candid shots of the guests.

In addition to this the vendors brought together great tips and tricks for today’s bride.   We are glad to have presented this opportunity for you and truly honored that you enjoyed it!

Just in case you missed it, check out Part One of ‘Tie the Knot Bazaar’ blog – http://wp.me/s1AGiI-success.  If you have feedback from the event, feel free to send us an email to info@tanarievents.com

Photos courtesy: KSD Weddings  Location: Soigne K

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Thank you for being a part of ‘Tie the Knot Bazaar’

Beautiful weather, gorgeous location, delicious hors d’oeuvres, mouth-watering desserts, amazing talents from the wedding industry, South Asian inspired photo booth… the list could go on and on about the special features of the first annual ‘Tie the Knot Bazaar’.

In short, we are excited to report that the 250+ guests who attended the event had an excellent time and we had so much fun putting this event together!  In your words  “Tie the Knot Bazaar was a huge success”.  We are overwhelmed by the kind words and thank you so much for your participation, good wishes and support!  tanaRi events’ is happy to have hosted this event and we love you for being a part of ‘Tie the Knot Bazaar’.

tanaRi events’ sends our heartfelt thanks to our vendor partners Chef Hemant Mathur from Tulsi, Reena Vadehra & Jaee Likhite from 3 Bees Paperie, Surbhi Sahni from Bittersweet NYC, Tina Doshi from KSD Weddings, Heidi Evora- Santiago from Damali NYC, Soigne Kothari from Soigne K, and Jayesh Rana from Raaz Entertainment for joining us in this effort to bring the best for our friends.

Sharing a few highlights from the evening… More pics coming soon.


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It is here! ‘Tie the Knot Bazaar’ will take place tomorrow, November 8th.

After weeks of preparation, ‘Tie the Knot Bazaar’ is less than 48 hours away and we at tanaRi events’ can’t wait to see everyone!

tanaRi events’ will host the first annual ‘Tie the Knot Bazaar’ at Soigne K in New York City on November 8, 2011.  The event will feature top wedding professionals from the world of fashion & accessories, photography, custom stationery, hair & makeup, fine dining and entertainment in New York City.

The guests will be entertained with dance performances by Eastern Dance Group, delectable appetizers and drinks by Tulsi NYC and desserts from Bittersweet NYC.  They will also have the opportunity to learn how to drape a sari and receive a free makeover by the talented artists from Damali NYC.

We know that most of you have it on your calendar and we love all you organized peeps! 😉 Those who pre-registered will be eligible to win prizes and giveaways.  A few lucky guests will have the opportunity to win a designer shawl from Soigne K or a Chef’s special five-course tasting menu with wine pairing from Tulsi NYC and other prizes.

Event Details:
Name: Tie the Knot Bazaar
Date: November 8, 2011
Location: Soigne K, 717 Madison Avenue, New York, NY
Time: 4:30 pm – 8:30pm

Pre-register for the Tie the Knot Bazaar online by sending an email to rsvp@tanarievents.com and qualify to win prizes.

Thanks to our vendor partners Chef Hemant Mathur from Tulsi, Reena Vadehra & Jaee Likhite from 3 Bees Paperie, Surbhi Sahni from Bittersweet NYC, Tina Doshi from KSD Weddings, Heidi Evora- Santiago from Damali NYC, Soigne Kothari from Soigne K, and Jayesh Rana from Raaz Entertainment for joining us in this effort to bring the best for tanaRi’s friends and supporters.

If you have questions, feel free to contact us at info@tanarievents.com or 917-628-0273.  See you tomorrow!

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Where can I go 4 custom stationery inspired by South Asian designs?

Meet our guest bloggers, Jaee Likhite & Reena Vadehra from 3 Bees Paperie, giving a snapshot of the story behind the company and how they could help your wedding stationery needs.

3 Bees Paperie is an eco-friendly, social event stationery company inspired by South Asian designs. Launched in 2009 by two friends – Jaee Likhite and Reena Vadehra – the company aims to usher in a new era of unique and luxury stationery for South Asian brides and grooms by offering high-quality, eco-friendly paper with contemporary designs.

The inspiration for the company came from a common reality for many South Asian brides – the range of choices for modern wedding stationery is slim. The duo saw a lot of their friends get their invitations made from India and heard about the problems of gaudy design choices, poor paper quality, slow turnaround time, and poor customer service.

The idea, then, was to combine South Asian aesthetics with the Western appreciation for high-end paper. The result is a modern, unique and fresh alternative for wedding stationery for both South Asian and non-South Asian brides and grooms. 3 Bees Paperie has since branched out to baby, personal, and holiday stationery as well.

The girls at 3 Bees Paperie also wanted a commitment to green stationery –their lines carry recycled and FSC-certified papers. They also work with printers who use eco-friendly technology.

From Persian emblems to tribal art to henna patterns – 3 Bees Paperie’s ready-to-order line, Couture Weddings, offers 10 distinct designs to suit any wedding theme. Included in each stationery suite are wedding invitations, inserts, save the dates, RSVP cards, and thank you cards.

Aside from the 10 designs available in their ready-to-order collection, 3 Bees Paperie also offers custom design services to couples, including a complementary consultation, with their Made for You service. Working closely with the married couples-to-be, Jaee and Reena extensively research designs and motifs to match the wedding theme. The finished invitation suites are unique and personal, matching the preferences and personalities of the engaged couple.

View 3 Bees Paperie’s bridal collection at tanaRi events’ Tie the Knot Bazaar on November 8 at Soigne K.  In addition to showcasing wedding stationery, Reena will be available to answer any questions about paper, design, and the various printing processes. 3 Bees Paperie will also be offering a special gift in one of the raffle prizes. 

tanaRi events’ would like to convey our thanks to 3 Bees Paperie for their help in designing our Tie the Knot Bazaar event flyer.

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Indian Designer Fashions & Exquisite Artistry on Madison Avenue

Soigne K on Madison Avenue features Indian designer fashions & exquisite artistry.  Here is a chance to get to know the woman behind the brand. 

Soigné Kothari, the founder and president of her eponymous multi-brand specialty store, Soigne K, is an entrepreneur, jewelry designer, businesswoman, gourmet chef, wife, and mom, rolled into one fashionable force, and seems to do it all with great elegance.

Born and raised in Mumbai, India, some of Soigne’s earliest memories of fashion and jewelry were during her visits to family business locations, where luxury goods were being made and sold.  Her taste for elegance and one-of-a-kind handcrafted pieces led her to pursue a degree in fashion merchandising from FIT, Mumbai.

Soigne went on to become a successful jewelry designer in India with the Karma line of spiritually inspired jewelry.  When she moved to the States sixteen years ago, Soigne carried on her vision to bring India’s breathtaking heritage and exquisite artistry and make it accessible to the discerning American woman.

In September 2010, she launched her store, Soigne K, located in the mid-60s on New York’s prestigious Madison Avenue providing a platform for luxury goods and couture fashion by Indian designers and artists.

Through the designers showcased at her Madison Avenue boutique, Soigne hopes to dispel “the preconceived notions of Indian fashion, involving a colorful peasant skirt or a sari”.  The store introduces the American audience to exemplary fashions that blends the rich, cultural fashion voices of India and the fast-moving trends of the West.

The first floor of the sleek minimalist two-storied space carries high-end dresses, resort wear, fashion jewelry, scarves and belts by contemporary Indian designers.  The second floor features traditional Indian wear, exquisite evening gowns, formal dresses, jackets and handcrafted jewelry.

On November 8th, Soigne K will be the place to be at for brides-to-be and fashion enthusiasts seeking the best in the wedding industry.  The ‘Tie the Knot Bazaar’ hosted by event planning company ‘tanaRi events’ will showcase an array of talent from the world of fashion, photography, fine-dining, hair & make-up, entertainment, and the like.  Soigne K will have sari-draping tutorials and exclusive deals for the guests of ‘Tie the Knot Bazaar’.   RSVP today to join us on Nov 8thrsvp@tanarievents.com

(Photo Credits – Soigne K; Writer & Editor: Remya Thomas)

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