BOSTON—Packed with entertainment, shopping and one-of-a-kind Dreamcathers Fashion Show, INDIA New England News’s 8th Annual Wedding Expo & Diwali Mela is all set for Sunday, Nov. 1, at luxury Taj Hotel in Boston. New England’s over 40 best vendors will showcase their products and services and convert Taj Boston into a mini shopping mall for upcoming Diwali. The event, which will be held from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM, is free to all attendees.
Here is a tentative schedule of the entertainment program, what you will see there and a list of exhibitors:
PROGRAM: 11:00 AM—4:00 PM
10:30 AM: Registration
11:00 AM: Exhibition Center Opens
12:30 PM: Welcome and Introduction: Dr. Manju Sheth
12:35 PM: Janani Sharma:Wedding and Diwali songs
12:45 PM: Nikita Rao and Bollywood Dance Academy
12:55 PM: Java Joshi and Academy of Creative Arts
1:05 PM: Shikha Bajpai and Dancing Divas of Boston
1:15 PM: Grand Finale: Dreamcatchers Fashion Show
1:45 PM: Thank You.
Dreamcatchers Fashion Show
It is probably the nation’s first fashion show themed after dreamcatchers. Over a dozen participating models, who will display elegant ethnic wear, are dreamcatchers in their own ways. Their age ranges from teens to fifties. The team behind dreamcatchers fashion show, which is presented by INE MultiMedia, includes Ruchika Arora, choreographer, fashion designer and state director for Miss India USA pageant; Vidhi Dalia, owner and make-up artist at Flawless Creations by Vidhi; and Ambika Mangtani, owner, IndofashionZ by Ambika Mangtani. It was conceptualized by Dr. Sheth of INE MultiMedia.
Academy of Creative Arts and Kids Dances
After presenting an engaging dance performance by kids at the Spring Wedding Expo earlier this year, the Academy of Creative Arts is returning with two performances– Sun Sathiya and Bajrangbali.
It will be the first time that her academy will bring contemporary style of dance by kids to Boston. Academy of Creative Arts is an arts school where more than different forms of creative and performing arts are taught under one roof. This particular dance is choreographed by two very talented instructors of the Academy: Shikha Bajpai and Dipal Anand. It’s a medley that combines contemporary and freelance dance styles. Sun Sathiya will be followed by a devotional song to “Bajrangbali” by kids. It’s time for Diwali, festival of lights, and destruction of evil. This dance form is freestyle.
Janani Sharma to Sing Wedding and Diwali Songs
Janani Sharma, who was recently featured on ZeeTV for the very first SaReGaMaPa Lil’Champs North America — a reality show that is known for its’ highest Target Rating Point all over India, will sing Diwali and wedding songs.
Sharma was invited to Zee TV’s Famous Studios in Mumbai with her mom by her side, where she underwent a very diligent vocal training and rehearsals. Under the mentorship of senior and experienced coaches Sharma faced all the challenges and took the stage with full confidence to perform in front of noted Bollywood personalities.
Dancing Divas Boston
Dancing Divas Boston, which is founded by Shikha V Bajpai, will present an interactive dance at the mela. Dancing Divas Boston team includes Purbi Rana, Priya Balu, Priya Bagade and Shikha Bajpai. Together they will present the eternal charm of the “Mehendi” ceremony at Weddings and festive occasions.
After the Dancing Diva Boston’s performance, Bajpai will ask the audience to get ready to dance and hold an interactive dance session.
Bollywood Dance Academy
Nikita Rao’s Bollywood Dance Academy is also delighted to be a part of the Wedding Expo 2015 at Taj Boston. Bollywood Dance Academy teaches dance whether it is Bhangra dance or garba dance lessons.
Bollywood Dance Academy dance studio is based in five locations (Burlington, Lexington, Chelmsford, Andover and Nashua, NH) accepting students ages 4+ to all level. They also teach Bollywood folk, western , contemporary , hiphop and all fused with Bollywood moves.
Fall Wedding Expo and Diwali Mela at Taj Boston is organized by Desi Bridal News and INDIA New England News. Sponsors include Taj Boston, Alankar Event Planners and Decorators and Boston Sound & Light Company.
Here is the list of exhibitors:
Alankar Event Planners & Decorators
Ameriprise – Mahadev Group
Art and Memories Inc
Asha’s Arts & Collection
Bellezza Laser Spa
Boston Sound and Light Co.
Bridal Beauty by Anju
Dhol Baja Baraat
Doubletree by Hilton Boston North Shore
Flawless Creations by Vidhi
Glitter Indian Jewelry and Accessories,LLC
Happiness Baked by Thea
Jewels N More
Makeup by Marium
Miss India USA Pageant
One World Cuisine
Photos by Nitin
“Printing & Graphic Services and
Saco River Fashion House
Taj Boston Hotel.