POMPTON PLAINS, N.J., June 14, 2008â€”The Regency House Hotel proudly hosted their first ever South Asian Bridal show - Kismat Connection. Wonderful attendance by prospective brides, grooms, singles and vendors alike ensuredÂ a successfulÂ show that proved to be fun and business in equal parts.
The day long event included sessions and consultations from various bridal categories - over 40 in number and spread across the various departments requisite to plan a successful wedding. Several attendees were seen deep in conversation and consultation with these vendors. The list of vendors ranged from the high end and famous like Fine Arts Productions to the new and unique like Munira make-up and beauty salon. ABSOLUT vodka provided everyone with free cocktail samplers through the day and food was on the table day long, courtesy of the Regency House Hotel catering staff & Guru Palace of North Brunswick. The day also gave enough to keep singles interested with Bharat Matrimony - The world's largest matrimonial portal bringing a fun filled and well executed singles meet to the Regency House. Over a 100 participants enrolled and tried to make their connection with their destined partner.
The festivities followed , As the day rolled to a close and the attendees and vendors took seat beside the cat walk ramp and stage laid out in the Grand Ballroom of The Regency House Hotel. Kicked off with a very special meet & greet with the hip-hop, bhangra sensationÂ Jay Sean, things never really looked back. From the energy filled dance performance by NYC Bhangra to the melodies of Sur Madhur, showcasing some serious singing talent into the mix with renditions of Gujarati, Hindi and English songs fit for the occasion. Interspersed with all the dancing and singing were the beautiful models showcasing the best of Indian designers in a fashion show presenting the designs of Manish Malhotra, Ritu Kumar, and Benzer.
â€śWe thank all our vendors without whose support this would be impossible,â€ť said Manish "Mash" Sopariwala, VP of Operations of Regency House HotelÂ .Â Our goal was to showcase exceptional products and services to our community for their affairs and provide various options in pricing and quality.Â We were pleased with the positive feedback, both from our partners and attendees as we are encouraged to a better, more successful Kismat Connection - 2010." he added.
â€śOur partners and sponsors were first rate and an absolute pleasure to work with", said Megha Pandey,Â sales manager for the Regency House Hotel. â€śThe effort and dedication put in by all of them to support our hard work was tremendous and we hope that Kismat Connection keeps evolving into a better event, providing more value and choices to the brides, grooms, and families."
Located in the beautiful town of Pompton Plains, the Regency House provides and idealÂ location for South Asian weddings and affairs with large and varied banquet spaces, exquisite accommodations and plenty of parking and property space. The hotelÂ is surrounded by acres of serenity, beautiful landscaped gardens and gazebos.
As the evening rolled to a close, exhausted but delighted vendors and participants were seen leaving the Regency House. A personal thank you on the stage from Mash and Megha, the two main organizers of this event, seemed to please them as their efforts and work was acknowledged. Attendees were also part of a raffle draw that bestowed them with prizes ranging from honeymoon trips to electronics and gadgets.
All in all, as Kismat Connection drew curtains on the evening of June 14th, 2009 - a promise of better and classier things to come in the future,Â lingered in the air.