Majestic Jewels

Jewelry…one of our favorite obsessions. Can a girl really ever have too much? According to Coco Chanel, before leaving the house, “a lady should look in the mirror and remove one accessory.” We’re not so sure this applies to maharanis…especially with jewels this majestic! On this one subject, Coco, we’ll have to disagree for now. Photos by Arrowood Photography. Jewelry designed by Manjusha Jewels; selected for a fashion photo shoot by Anais Events.

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Venue Feature :: The Fairmont San Jose

We design and plan a lot of weddings in a lot of different spaces. Sometimes we’re putting up mandaps outside along the beautiful California coastline and other times we’re transforming hotel ballrooms into beautiful Bollywood-styled celebrations. When it comes to choosing a wedding venue in Northern California, we are spoiled with a variety of options.

So this got us thinking that we should periodically feature some of our favorite venues on our blog! Today we’re sharing some photos of our work at the fabulous Fairmont Hotel San Jose. This particular Fairmont is an amazing hotel because there are so many versatile spaces to work with. With over 13,000 square feet of space, we can include a lot of design elements and have plenty of room for wedding guests too. (And you know we throw BIG weddings!) Plus, the downtown location offers overnight guests many options for dining and entertainment the following day.

Without further adieu, enjoy some photos of the Fairmont San Jose’s ballroom as decorated by yours truly for two different weddings. All photos by Wedding Documentary Photo+Cinema. Designs by Anaïs Event Planning & Design.

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Some afternoons, we get a craving for sweets here at Anais Events. And on those particular afternoons, we happen to be drawn to images of…wedding cakes! A lot of planning and creativity is involved in creating the perfect wedding cake and the topper should definitely be the ‘icing on the cake’ so to speak. If you’re looking for a clever way to top it all off, consider using decorative word art like the options pictured here. But don’t look too long…you just might start craving a slice of cake too!


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We’re mad about midnight blue! Pictured here, Bipasha Basu in a midnight blue anarkali by Manish Malhotra, paired with a statement necklace by Maheep Kapoor. Photo Credit to IE Photo.


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As seen in Today’s Bride Magazine 2014, our styled shoot titled Emerald & Azure. This shoot was inspired by one of our biggest obsessions…peacocks! Photography by Nudrat Owens :: Design & Styling by Anais Events.

{For more photos of this styled shoot, please click here.}

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Real Wedding :: Tim & Amber :: Reception

Planning, Design, Florals & Stationery: Anaïs Event Planning & Design
Photography/Video: Jesse Johal
Tents: Raj Tents & Classic Party Rentals
Rentals: GN Rentals & Classic Party Rentals
Lighting, Music & Entertainment: Wicked Entertainment
Bride’s Makeup/Hair: Bridal Looks by Sumaira
Henna: Neeta Sharma, Mehndi Designer
Groom’s Reception Suit: Hugo
Reception Venue: Larsa Banquet Hall

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Planning, Design, Florals & Stationery: Anaïs Event Planning & Design
Photography/Video: Jesse Johal
Tents: Raj Tents & Classic Party Rentals
Rentals: GN Rentals & Classic Party Rentals
Lighting, Music & Entertainment: Wicked Entertainment
Bride’s Makeup/Hair: Bridal Looks by Sumaira
Henna: Neeta Sharma, Mehndi Designer
Ceremony Venue: Hughson Sikh Temple

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Avadh Durbar

Actress Huma Querishi showcases Harpreet & Rimple Narula’s summer 2014 collection, immersed in reams of luscious textiles, tailored to recreate the rich costumers worn by erstwhile royals of the court of Avadh.

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Photography: Harpreet Narula / Jewels: Amrapali, Naina Balsaver Ahmed
Images credit: Hello India Magazine

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Roses + Cala Lillies

Happy Wedding Wednesday everyone. Photo by Irish Grzanich Photography; Bouquet by Anais Events.

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Fashion Spotlight :: JJ Valaya

Designs by JJ Valaya, fashion designer and couturier from New Delhi, India.

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