New Orleans Special Event Show

February 16th, 2010

IMG_1250 Nikki and I had so much fun in New Orleans at the Special Event Show! We dined at Emeril's Restaurant, walked the French Quarters and Riverwalk, and stayed in the fun and artsy Warehouse District. It was Nikki's first official speaking engagement and she did great! Here's more about the seminar: sc003a9f18 January 18, 2010 The Special Event: Creating an Opulent Indian Wedding by Exquisite Events By Rebecca Borough Exquisite Events, a full scale event coordinating company based in Westlake Village, CA, had the pleasure of traveling to New Orleans last week to speak at The Special Event Show, the largest show and convention for the event planning industry, on Creating Opulent Indian Weddings. Nikki Khan, Owner and President of Exquisite Events has been in the event planning industry for fifteen years and has specialized in South Asian weddings for the past ten years, making her an expert on the subject matter. The title of the breakout session was “Creating an Opulent Indian Wedding; Influenced by the Moghul Dynasty.??? The audience was delighted to learn a brief history on the Moghul Empire and how that has influenced today’s traditions when it comes specifically to weddings. Next Khan spoke about modern day Indian weddings, including the four to five different events leading up to and even after the wedding day, touching on each of the major religious ceremonies in the subcontinent; Hindu, Sikh, and Muslim ceremonies. A video was shown demonstrating Moghul architecture and video clips from a few very opulent Sikh and Hindu weddings that Exquisite Events has coordinated in Los Angeles. The session ended with ten minutes of Q&A where the guests were excited to ask Nikki, their new mentor on Indian weddings, about anything that had peaked their interest during the talk or more personal items from event coordinators planning their first Indian wedding. This was the first of hopefully many educational sessions from Exquisite Events. It proved to be a success as it was very helpful to new coordinators, directors of catering, and hotel and venue managers. As a Special Event Show staff member commented, “this was the most helpful session at the show, by far.??? Nikki Khan hopes to expand her business, which focuses primarily on design and coordination to also offer consulting for hotels, venues, and independent coordinators.

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February 16th, 2010

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  • #Repost @archdigest - #JacquesArpels was inspired by the clover shapes in architecture inspiring him to design his famous Alhambra collection, which is also our inspiration for one of our upcoming events! #inspirationeverywhere #designinspiration #eventdesign #alhambra #moorisharchitecture #vancleefarpels ・・・
Half a century ago, inspired by the decorative patterns Jacques Arpels observed on his travels, @vancleefarpels launched Alhambra—a clover-shaped gold medallion resembling a Moorish quatrefoil. “As an architectural element, it appears in almost every culture,” says Van Cleef & Arpels’s current president and CEO, Nicolas Bos. “In jewelry, it’s just as adaptable.” Today the French luxury brand remains captivated by the motif, having reimagined it in myriad styles and stones. This past May, to mark the Alhambra collection’s 50th anniversary, Van Cleef launched nine new pieces with a party at the 16th-century El Badi Palace in Marrakech. While celebrating with them, AD found a few more not-to-miss sights in Marrakech, including the  14th-century Islamic college Ben Youssef Madrasa pictured here.
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  • When guests entered the ballroom they dined on chandelier tables that were beautifully paired w/ custom chair covers ❤️🌹#WeddingWednesday
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Did someone say #latebrunch? Yeah, this is way better than our basic Eggs Benedict. 📸 @alexpreview
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