Letter From The Editor: Our Editor In Chief talks about what makes this year’s Weddings & Honeymoons issue special, and introduces our cover girl, Pooja Hegde. By Aindrila Mitra
The year may be drawing to a close, but India’s biggest wedding season is here in full swing, in all its colourful glory. Travel + Leisure India & South Asia’s special annual edition of Weddings & Honeymoons 2021 is everything you need to plan, probably, the most important day of your life. Our carefully curated sections on the best of bridal jewellery, couture, and accessories will help you design the perfect trousseau. From the latest in beauty products and bridal make-up trends—this issue lets you in on the au courant flavour of Indian weddings. Whether you are planning a destination wedding in India or abroad, make sure you don’t miss our concise list of venues that will bring festive vibrancy to your postcard-perfect wedding celebrations. From the best of luxury hotels, boutique properties, international destinations, and more—we have you covered when it comes to your wedding checklist.
As a part of our cover story spread, we take the lovely Bollywood actor Pooja Hegde to Hilton Goa Resort to experience a slice of ‘Hilton Wedding Diaries’. Read more about Hegde’s dream wedding destination and how she perceives herself as a bride. In addition, bridal couturier Rahul Mishra and celebrity stylist Tanya Ghavri share the latest bridal-fashion trends, as well as tips and tricks for brides- and grooms-to-be, ensuring they look their very best on their special day.
The pandemic has been tough on the wedding industry, especially when our shaadis entail a long guest list. The new brides and grooms, however, have adapted to the current situation of limited capacity, just as the world has. Find out all about digital influencer Juhi Godambe’s beautiful wedding during the times of COVID-19, and what she did to ensure everyone was safe, without compromising on fun and laughter. Food is the pièce-derésistance of any desi wedding, and our feature on regional cuisine will throw light on what makes a wedding menu the talk of town. There’s plenty more to savour, especially if you’re planning the wedding of your dreams, followed by an idyllic honeymoon. So, enjoy the read!
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