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Sundar Weddings Show | The Maharani Diaries

It is somewhat refreshing every now and again to attend a wedding showcase that is minus the pomp and show.

Earlier in the year I was fortunate to be invited to a beautiful and intimate showcase presented by the team behind Sundar Weddings and Mint Leaf Lounge Restaurant in London.

Set in the heart of the central business district, Mint Leaf Lounge provided the perfect backdrop for couples who are looking to break tradition and opt for an intimate wedding. A touch of romance in the city! Let’s face it; an Indian wedding is incomplete without a serving of sumptuous delicacies. What a better way to highlight this than host your wedding at a stylish and sophisticated Indian restaurant.

Sundar Weddings Show | The Maharani Diaries

After the success of organizing a wedding reception at Mint Leaf last year, Ajay and LaToya Patel of Sundar Weddings decided to demonstrate how the classy restaurant can be transformed into a luxury setting. Whether it’s a mehndi function, engagement or even your legal wedding, Mint Leaf Lounge has a range of event spaces and can tailor a package suitable for your special occasion.

Sundar Weddings partnered with a host of talented wedding vendors on the day to highlight their beautiful work.

Vaishali Shah of Ananya created all the stationery for the Romance In The City showcase, including the logo, invitations, supplier name cards, order of service booklet, mehndi stationery, place cards and menus. She spoke of how she created the stationery and the experience of working with the other suppliers on the day.

Sundar Weddings Show | The Maharani Diaries

“Our stationery designs were created to reflect the opulence of the occasion as well as the prestigious venue of Mint Leaf restaurant. Printed on a luxurious pearlescent cardstock, its sheen added a glow to the overall effect of the stationery. The gold lettering and design on the placecards and menus echoed the gold of the table linen and gold rimmed glassware. The RA monogram placed within the diamond shaped design, outlined with swirls and scrolls, emphasised the unique identity and personality of the couple. The same outline of swirls and scrolls was repeated on all the stationery to create harmony and cohesion of theme through the items of stationery. We hand finished the stationery with crystal embellishments to add that extra wow factor.

For the mehendi stationery, we used brighter colours of orange and green, to reflect the more vibrant, fun celebration. We also created cute monogrammed coasters for the drinks as well as ‘advice for the newlyweds’ cards. These advice cards are a great way to add a little fun to a wedding and were left on the tables for guests to help themselves. The cards allow guests to write a few lines to the bride and groom with their advice on how to make a happy and lasting marriage, and they also double up as a keepsake for the couple.

At Ananya we love working with different vendors and suppliers; each brings a fresh vision and a new dimension to an event – all of which help to create an overall effect with stunning results.” – Vaishali Shah, Ananya

Sundar Weddings Show | The Maharani Diaries

To add to the grandeur of the occasion, models were dressed and styled accordingly for three “wedding events;” civil wedding, mehndi/sangeet and wedding reception. The team behind the styled shoot did an incredible job, setting the mood and tone for a fabulous wedding party.

Sundar Weddings Show | The Maharani Diaries

Bonnie of Dress Day was a key force in the styling of the model shoot. Here’s what she had to say about pulling off each look.

“Ajay and LaToya explained to me in great detail what they wanted to achieve on the day. The concept was shared – they wanted to show how a restaurant, Mint Leaf Lounge, could be completely transformed for a wedding venue, and that they were looking at three settings – the mehndi, wedding reception and civil wedding.

Sundar Weddings Show | The Maharani Diaries

I used the colour scheme to pull all three looks together through each supplier. Based on the brief by Sundar Weddings, I discussed what look I had envisaged, so that their contributions were in harmony with the overall showcase. After some liaising, I coordinated with them to bring this vision to life. 

In the end I was thoroughly pleased with the styling and how well everybody worked so seamlessly together to create each unique look.” – Bonnie Marshall, Dress Day

Sundar Weddings Show | The Maharani Diaries

Sundar Weddings Show | The Maharani Diaries

The reception table was without a doubt the highlight with Ananya, Niru Venkat Floral Design and Jones Hire adding an element of opulence to the venue space. Specialty wedding cake decorator, GC Couture supplied a range of bespoke tiered wedding cakes that tasted just as amazing as they looked.

Sundar Weddings Show | The Maharani Diaries

Amid the luxurious and beautiful setting, the show wasn’t complete without some mouthwatering food and drink and foot tapping music. Mint Leaf showed off some innovative Indian cuisine over the course of the afternoon. Guests couldn’t help themselves each time a new tray of canapés rolled out and after all this was over, 7-piece band Salut and DJ VNV Live got the party started.

The afternoon’s events were captured brilliantly by photographer, Kabilan Raviraj.

Sundar Weddings Show | The Maharani Diaries

Sundar Weddings Show | The Maharani Diaries

Sundar Weddings Show | The Maharani Diaries

Mint Leaf offers exclusive wedding packages for Sundar Weddings clients. If you are interested in hiring the venue for your special occasion, get in touch with Ajay or LaToya.

Showcase partners:-

Event Planners: Sundar Weddings | Venue/Co-Host/Caterers: Mint Leaf Lounge | Photography: Kabilan Raviraj | Stationery: Ananya | Cake: GC Couture | Florals: Niru Venkat Floral Design | Model Styling: Dress Day | Hair & Makeup: Roshni Hair & Makeup | Indian Wear (Asian wedding shoot): Kajal’s Couture | Bridal Wear (civil wedding shoot): Sheila Harding Collections | Shoes: Freya Rose | Traditional Jewellery (Asian wedding shoot): Deeya Jewellery | Pearl Jewellery (civil wedding shoot): Chahat Mon Désir | Hair Accessories: Donna Crain Couture | Mehndi for models (styled shoot): H Beauty | Mehndi: Preeti Jeshani | Band: Salut | DJ: VNV Live

Chijmes (Perennial Estate) | The Maharani Diaries

Singapore’s award winning historical reception venue, Chijmes annual wedding showcase was a dream come true for couples who believe in fairytale weddings. The event held earlier this year, was hosted in collaboration with Z Wedding Design and Chris Ling Photographers.

Situated in the heart of Singapore’s cultural heritage centre, this neo-gothic, architectural landmark is difficult to miss. Originally a chapel, it was converted into a multi-purpose hall and today is a dream destination for weddings in Singapore. Its unique old world charm and ambience makes for the perfect venue to create the most memorable wedding.

With its striking pointed arches, high ceilings, magnificent stain glass windows, ornate chandeliers and beautiful, intricately carved bird and floral motifs lined along the columns, Chijmes is the ideal venue for couples who are after a unique venue with all the extra trimmings.

The hall has a seating capacity for 300 people and is fully air conditioned, with a stage positioned at the back of the hall. It is fully equipped with state of the art audio-visual equipment, including a projector screen and as an added bonus, wifi access.

Chijmes is managed by the popular wedding planning group, Watabe Wedding. You have the choice between long or round tables with world-class food and beverage options. As for the wedding ceremony itself, why not opt for a tranquil outdoor courtyard setting or perhaps you might want to steer clear of the Singapore heat, Chijmes have a number of packages to suit your budget and tastes. In addition, the Watabe group offers exclusive packages on top of the Chijmes venue services.

A number of well-known wedding suppliers were present on the day to offer their knowledge and expertise to future brides and grooms.

Established in 2003, Z Wedding Design boasts of a celebrity clientele. On the day, the contemporary bridal boutique house presented gorgeous 19th century inspired gowns paying tribute to the prestigious venue. Wedding gown consultants provided professional fitting and styling advice as well as planning tips. The boutique is located on Tanjong Pagar Road and the designers/stylists are available for personalized bookings throughout the year.

Whether it’s pre-wedding, destination wedding or even a studio shoot, international photographer/videographer, Chris Ling and his talented team design wedding packages suitable for all budgets. Chris is currently based in Singapore and Hong Kong with plans to extend his services to the wider Asian market and Australia.

Wedding planners, Amperian’s elegantly styled dessert table was without doubt one of the highlights of the showcase. The team of talented decorators, designers and stylists can formulate a package to cater for all your wedding day needs. From stationery to hair and makeup and dessert table, Amperian pride themselves on great service.

Style & Me is an image consultancy service providing fashion and style knowledge for men and women who want to shine on the biggest day of their lives. Situated in Duxton Hill, Fumi Lee and her team manages your overall appearance by matching according to your body shape and the sort of colors that will complement your skin tone and personality.

How many of us have struggled with DIY calligraphy? Famous for imparting skills in arts, crafts and the aesthetics, The Workroom were there to save the day conducting a calligraphy master class. The team host creative workshops and master classes, including monthly calligraphy classes.

Chijmes | The Maharani Diaries

For the busy bride, The Workroom also create bespoke invitations and stationery, but for the bride-to-be with a more creative spirit, then enroll in a class ASAP. With a clientele boasting of Chanel, Dior and Gardens By The Bay, we are sold!


Wedding entertainment is a key element of any Asian wedding and certainly something that you shouldn’t compromise on for your wedding. Sparkle Live Music are a team of versatile music professionals who cater to local and international audiences and their detailed wedding packages covers a wide repertoire ranging from pop, jazz, rock and evergreens in various languages. The performers also accommodate special requests.

Other vendors present on the day included Elite Flora, rentals supplier, XOXO & Co. and Insagram photo printing specialists, Instaprint. Beauty experts from the industry were also in presence to impart their knowledge about looking your best on the wedding day.

If you’re after luxury coupled with mouth-watering food amid stunning historical surroundings, then Chijmes is no doubt the venue of choice.

Chijmes is located at 30 Victoria Street, Singapore 187996.

Watabe Wedding can be contacted on +65 6336 5320 or via email, chijmes@watabe-wedding.com.sg

*Note – this is not a sponsored post.

Images courtesy of Ashween Anand of Life 360 DegreesWatabe WeddingYour Singapore and Honeycombers.