When we speak of royalty, we speak and think of grandeur, class, extravagance and unmatched luxury. It’s a romance with the ultimate best; a world that’s dreamy and desirable. Palaces have been quite the favorite destination among the elite for wedding celebrations and the surrounding festivities. But, since a big fat Indian wedding has a burgeoning guest list, sometimes numbers rocketing above 1,000 guests, palaces seem inadequate to hold such a large audience and may often get knocked off the list of venue options.
Although, as we all know, circumstances have changed given recent times, and intimate gatherings, small celebrations are what families are opting for. With a guest list restricted to not more than 200-250 these days, palace weddings are all set to make a ‘shahi’ entry in the wedding space. These royal homes will now host some of the most stellar wedding celebrations in the future.
Anshu Khanna is a name that’s synonymous with celebrating India’s royal culture, traditions and promoting the great Indian treasure trove of design. Anshu has spent the last 30 years in exploring and learning about the craft, culture and cuisine of Princely India. She founded one of India’s first lifestyle communication atelier – Goodword Media – and some of the most reputed names were launched by her. Designers like Rohit Bal and Raghavendra Rathore; authors like Arvind Adiga and Namita Gokhale and several other prominent names were launched by Goodword.
Clouds End Villa, Dharamshala
Her biggest contribution to Indian heritage is the platform Royal Fables that showcases and celebrates the regal history of India. Anshu will be moderating an engaging and enriching panel discussion on wedding celebrations in palaces at The World of Weddings. The panelists will be members from royal families.