Agra- the city of love and home to the iconic Taj Mahal witnessed a glamorous “Wedding Diaries by Hilton” show at DoubleTree by Hilton Agra from September 1st to 2nd, 2023. The star-studded event was a mélange of glitz, glam and drama. From au-courant fashion inspirations to the esteemed presence of Bollywood celebrities, the extravagant event was a glimpse of unparalleled elegance. It marked a significant moment for Hilton India. Unveiling Agra as an exotic destination for big-fat Indian weddings, grand celebrations and large-scale weddings was the vision of this dazzling affair.
Agra is now asserting itself as an exquisite abode for destination weddings due to its awe-inspiring landscapes, rich cultural heritage and warm hospitality. This paradisiacal place has all the ingredients to outright a grand destination wedding elegantly. It is infused with nature’s unparalleled beauty including the calming Yamuna River, lush green foliage and terrain of beautiful venues. Intricately designed historic monuments, like Agra Fort, and Akbar’s Tomb and an iconic one that resembles eternal love – the Taj Mahal can act as a picturesque backdrop for your wedding. From fresh petha to aromatic Mughlai food, a flavourful tapestry of delicious food is available here. A shopping hub for brides-to-be, home to top-notch hotels and resorts with world-class facilities and proximity to the airport makes Agra an ideal destination to exchange your vows.
Bollywood stars such as Shilpa Shetty, Mallika Arora, Sobhita Dhulipala, Diana Penty, and over 30 supermodels graced the runway for some of India’s top designers. The two-day soirée included a fashion show, wedding exhibition and wedding conclave. The event started on an enthusiastic note with a fashion show by leading designers of India like Paulmi and Harsh, Gopi Vaid, Varun Bahl, and Aslam Khan. Bollywood divas Shilpa Shetty, Malaika Arora and Sobhita Dhulipala showcased their elegance on the runway wearing six yards of elegance, dramatic trails and captivating silhouettes. However, stylish yet chic footwear by Oroh Shoes and exquisite jewellery from AP Jewellers took centre stage.
In addition to the ravishing fashion show, the event hosted a wedding exhibition that showcased premier brands catering to all-wedding-related shopping including jewellery, bridal couture, footwear, and other wedding essentials. The exhibition aimed to provide a one-stop solution for all wedding shopping needs. Brides-to-be this is your cue to take notes!
On the second day of the event, a wedding conclave was organized in collaboration with the Uttar Pradesh Wedding Association, featuring prominent figures and stalwarts from the industry, including government officials and renowned names from the wedding business. The conclave included informative talk shows and sessions on various topics related to weddings and tourism.
Shyam Kumar, the General Manager at DoubleTree by Hilton Agra, was instrumental in driving and curating the event. He expressed pride in the event’s enthralling success, stating that Agra had the privilege of witnessing luminaries from the fashion industry, along with top designers and supermodels. DoubleTree by Hilton Agra played a significant role in curating the event flawlessly and set new benchmarks of sophistication and elegance for future events.