On February 22nd, a premiere wedding consultant and dear friend of The Plaza, celebrated their 15 year Anniversary and Rebrand. After these 15 glorious years in the industry, Sonal J. Shah Event Consultants wanted to refocus their efforts on setting the new standard for luxury wedding planning so naturally, it called for a grand affair. They sought out the help of their loyal clientele, behind-the-scene team of experts, and general community of support to ensure the success of this truly monumental event.
We love hosting South-Asian Weddings here at The Plaza. Everything from the Baraat, to the colors of the Mandap - The Plaza truly lights up with the sheer energy of Indian Weddings and Celebrations.
Performers were at every corner of The Plaza in New York City from beginning to end. The moment the elevator doors opened into the foyer of the Ballroom, guests were greeted by glasses of champagne and a five piece musical ensemble led by Sarah Charness playing in front of an ornate silver floral tree dripping with orchids and crystals. Upon entering the Ballroom, guests had the opportunity to enjoy performances from a mirrorball aerialist, flash mob and stage dancers from Shien Artists, receive a Lipstick Reading, take photos from a life sized Mirrored Selfie Booth or indulge in insatiable ethnic dishes from Chef Gaurav, and delectable buffets from The Plaza, all night long. East coast oysters were shucked by Oysters XO ladies, served with all the right accompaniments and a bonus – a shot of tequila! Let us not forget Award Winning Mixologist, Hemant Pathak, who provided the most edible libations you could dream of and molecular cocktail spheres from the innovative geniuses at The Grand Bevy. Flair Bartenders also had guests entertained as they flipped bottles and whipped up delicious cocktails throughout the night.
For guests with a sweet tooth, delectable desserts were available from City Sweets & Confections, Bittersweet NYC, The Paanwaala, and last but certainly not least 321chillz. The dance floor was packed all night as three of New York City’s greatest South Asian DJ’s spun all of the hits from yesterday and today. DJ Shilpa, DJ Raj, and DJ Suhel certainly knew how to get the party started and keep it rocking the entire duration of the event. To complete the majestic look of the event, expert lighting was provided by Bentley Meeker, phenomenal floral was provided by Atlas Floral designer Jeannie Fortunato and luxe furniture was provided by Highstyle Rentals.
It was an elegant affair to say the least and we are beyond thrilled to celebrate 15 years of such incredible memories, momentous achievements, and life-changing love stories. We are also grateful to the CPS Events team at The Plaza Hotel for providing exceptional service and professionalism to ensure this event was celebrated as the extraordinary milestone that it truly was.
Images: Salwa Photography