700+ wedding fraternities unite to create 101 Destination Weddings at WV Connect
by EVENTFAQS Bureau Weddings | April 20, 2023 | News
WV Connect Asia's largest Wedding Summit 700+ wedding fraternities 101 Destination Weddings
Asia's largest B2B wedding summit, WV Connect, returned for its highly anticipated second edition from April 3 to 5, 2023, in the city of Mahabalipuram. The summit, which promoted Indian wedding destinations, brought together the global wedding industry and celebrated the brightest minds in the field. With over 700+ wedding industry professionals in attendance, participants explored ECR Tour - Mahabalipuram's déstination wedding properties, engaged in panel discussions, attended master classes, and networked with numerous brands on display.
Renowned industry leaders graced the summit, including Rituraj Khanna, CEO, Q Events and President, WV Connect; 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; Namrata Soni, Celebrity Makeup Artist; Sima Taparia, Indian Matchmaking Netflix Fame & CEO, Suitable Rishta; Joshua Karthick, CoFounder, Stories by Joseph Radhik; Gittika Ganju Dhar- Anchor I Actor | Writer I Communication Coach at Ministry of Talk - Made in India.
The event's highlight was the WV Awards, which celebrated wedding industry associates and vendors who have persevered through challenges to achieve success. The awards, influenced by the principles of Kintsugi and the imperfectly perfect qualities of the wedding industry, featured 39+ categories, including Best Wedding Destination Venue, Space Decor, Wedding Planning, Photograph, Visual Storytelling, Gifting, Bridal Makeup, Jewellery, and more. The transparent awards process was tabulated by EY (Ernst & Young), a reputable global auditing firm.
The summit also showcased an exclusive Bridal Fashion Show by Studio 149, choreographed by Karun Raman. The show featured renowned names like Teju Ashwini, Sai Siddarth & Meenakshi Govindarajan, and added glamour to the event.
101 Destination Weddings for disadvantaged couples
A social initiative committed to uplifting economically disadvantaged and differently-abled communities in India has achieved a remarkable milestone. On April 5 from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM at the Radisson Blu Temple Bay Resort. WV Connect - Asia's Largest B2B Wedding Summit, successfully married 101 couples free of cost in a breath taking beach destination ceremony complete with premium decor, a couple of photo-shoots, a flower shower and more.
The initiative drew the attention of nearly 700+ wedding professionals from around the world who were present to bless the couples. WV Connect's innovative approach demonstrates the wedding industry's commitment to giving back to the community.
The success of this event was made possible by the contributions of numerous brands and individuals who offered Silk sarees, Veshtis & Shirts, 2gm gold Mangal Sutras (Thaali), 1 Month Cooking Masalas, Cooking Vessels, home appliances, and services of venue, decor, photo & videography, sound & light, design, planning and execution were all provided to ensure a memorable experience for the 101 couples.
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WV Connect, Asia's Largest B2B Wedding Summit, successfully married 101 couples free of cost at a beach destination ceremony with premium decor, a couple of photo-shoots, a flower shower & more.