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RAGHAV PERFORMS at DulhanExpo in Cherry Hill, NJ
 

Raghav Performing Live at DulhanExpo at Cherry Hill

 

Raghav surrounded by fans at DulhanExpo on Sept. 23, 2007

 

Raghav Performing Live with a huge Fanfare at the 20th DulhanExpo

 

DulhanExpo Organizer Sumit Arya, Artist Raghav and Model Nidhi

 

FASHION SHOW at 20th DulhanExpo in Cherry Hill, NJ
 

Nidhi in a 'Rose Boutique' original at DulhanExpo

 

Miss Pakistan Worldwide 2007 'Kanwal Bashir'
in a 'Rose Boutique' original at DulhanExpo

 

A 'Karamjit Bhinder' creation at DulhanExpo

 

Miss Pakistan Worldwide 2007 'Kanwal Bashir'
in a 'Aashmaa Creations by Nita & Sharda Bhandari'
from Jaipur, India at DulhanExpo

 

Nidhi in a 'Aashmaa Creations by Nita & Sharda
Bhandari' from Jaipur, India at DulhanExpo

 

Wedding Talent Showcase at 20th DulhanExpo in Cherry Hill, NJ
 

Ritesh Rathod of Medley Entertainment Performs Live

 

Live Tabla & Shehnai by 'Shaadi Ki Shehnai'

 

Live Sitar by Roger Lipson of 'Shaadi Ki Shehnai'

 

Saawariya Promo at 20th DulhanExpo in Cherry Hill, NJ
 

Saawariya Display at DulhanExpo

 

Saawariya Display at DulhanExpo's Registration Area

 

Vendors at 20th DulhanExpo in Cherry Hill, NJ
 

Rose Boutique by Kitty & Kiran Jain of Hicksville, NY

 

Lamhe Bridal Consultants

 

Horses for Baraat by Caliber Farms

 

Kim's Photo Studio

 

Desi Flora by Raj Bussetty

 

Aashmaa Creations by Nita & Sharda Bhandari of Jaipur, India

 

Bridal Makeup & Mehndi by Nina Doshi

 

Creative Decor by Harsha Pandya

 

Co-Host: Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill

 

 


'DulhanExpo': The Hottest Desi Bridal Show Rocks Long Island

April 10, 2006 LONG ISLAND, NY:
DulhanExpo Bridal Show rocked the Long Island suburb of New York on April 9, 2006, for the fourth time in the past Four Years. This was the 13th Bridal Expo by the pioneers in South Asian Bridal Shows, Dulhan Inc. Out of 13 shows, 8 have been hosted in the state of New Jersey and one in VA/DC/MD. The huge demand of Bridal Shows in Long Island was not being met by any other exposition company, so Dulhan Inc. decided to turn this annual phenomenon into a twice-a-year event. Today this event co-hosted by Sitar Restaurant is a force to reckon with, in Tri-State Desi Wedding Industry and the only one of it's kind in the entire New York State.

MAIN ATTRACTIONS:
At Huntington/Long Island Hilton, a rotating crowd of more than 2000 attended the event on Sunday, April 9 and enjoyed numerous benefits offered by the organizers and the 60 participating vendors. The highlights of the show included Live Performance by BellyTwins from California, Fashion Show by some world renown designers, 21 item complimentary buffet by Sitar Restaurant, Guest of Honor Kamal Dandona of Bollywood Awards, $10,000 in free raffles including a Carnival Cruise to Bahamas and much more. If you are sorry that you missed it, the next semiannual edition of DulhanExpo is scheduled again at the Huntington/Long Island Hilton for September 24, 2006. And if you are a bride who can't wait that long to plan her wedding, then there is the New Jersey show coming up just for you on April 30, 2006, at Newark Airport Doubletree Hotel. More Info is available at the site DulhanExpo.com

THE ORGANIZERS:
The organizers Sumit and Shikha Arya are the founders and heads of the International "Association of South Asian Wedding Professionals", with 3000 plus members worldwide. Sumit Arya has been serving the brides as a photographer, a mandap decorator and a wedding planner for 20 years and owns the 'Shamiyana Wedding Center' in Iselin, New Jersey. Shikha Arya besides organizing DulhanExpos, also is the fastest rising Bridal Make-up Artist on the horizon and owns the 'Moulin Rouge Salon & Spa' in Roselle, NJ. This makes Dulhan Inc. the only company that stands at the crossroads serving both the Brides and the Vendors equally, fairly and without any conflict of interest.

BELLY TWINS:

The live performance by BellyTwins was the highlight of the evening. Audience's jaws were seen hitting the floor as they showcased their dance talent. BellyTwins are obviously available to dance at weddings and private events, that's why they were seen at the DulhanExpo. Neena and Veena are world famous belly dancers who have made a huge name for themselves in the mainstream America. They have been interviewed in practically every network talk show and appeared in numerous television shows and Hollywood movies. They teach Middle Eastern and South Asian dance forms through their school 'Eastern Dance Company'. They are also the pioneers in Fitness Instruction via Belly Dancing. They have produced 5 instructional DVDs and written a book 'The way of the belly'.

FASHION SHOW:
The fashion ramp at the DulhanExpo saw a huge lineup of Designers and Boutiques this time. A perfect amalgamation of culture, tradition, and modernism emerged out of the treasure-coves of designers like Karamjit Bhinder & Shahrukh Zainab and Boutiques like Charms Couture & Khubsoorat Libas. The jewelry that complimented the amazing designs were collections by Shreya Jewelers, AVS Jewels & Karol Bagh Jewelers all from Hicksville, NY. Beautiful models that showcased these designs are associated with the modeling agency 'Today's Model'. The show was choreographed by Shikha Arya & Karamjit Bhinder.

MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT:
Yes, you get serenaded by the mystical sounds of Anand Patole's Tabla and Anjana's Sitar, as you walk into the reception area, a standard warm welcome is to be expected at each DulhanExpo. Next DulhanExpo in New Jersey will also see Ramesh Maraj melting away the food court area with his sexy saxophone sounds. The April 9 expo also had the towering personality of the master dhol player Boota 'Sher' Sheikh, who gave a sample of his international level talent on the stage. Saurabh Jain of Dhoom Entertainment, Ritesh Rathod of Medley Entertainment and Hina Trivedi entertained the crowds with their silky voices fit for weddings, garbas, sangeets and even Bollywood.

PAMPERING GALORE:
Like always Bridal Pampering was on top of the agenda at the DulhanExpo. If free admission and free parking was not enough, 21 item complimentary buffet by Sitar Restaurant topped it off. In addition to that, complimentary hot beverages were served by the Hilton Long Island. Now, if all this sounds too good to be true, imagine free mehndi applications by Ruchi's Mehndi, Dulhan Mehndi, Beauty Zone, Khubsoorat Nina Lamba's Salon, Moulin Rouge Salon & Spa and Nina Doshi. Nikki, Nadi, Pam & Shikha of Moulin Rouge Salon and Dulhan by Shikha Arya went to the extent of offering free mehndi, free make-overs, free massages and free eyebrow threadings right on the spot. Now which Bridal Show can top that?

TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCEMENTS:
Before the 1st Annual International Grand DulhanExpo scheduled for December 3, 2006, taking place at the Garden State Exhibit Center, NJ, takes the US bridal shows to the level of Indian and British shows, the 13th DulhanExpo already made some technological advancements unheard of at US bridal shows. Thanks to Teyaari.com, the registration area was completely computerized for the first time, where the brides and casual visitors sat down and keyed in their information. This also revolutionized the raffle system. The fashion show ramp & the stage was lit up by the state of the art lighting system and two huge screens displaying the names of the designers and other credits, courtesy of DJ Kucha and company.

CARNIVAL CRUISE TO BAHAMAS:
$10,000 worth of gifts and discounts were raffled off at the 13th DulhanExpo. All that registered online as well at the walk-in registration area were automatically entered into the raffle. Some major discounts and gift offers included $1000 discount from Sumit Arya Photography, $2000 discount from Dave's Photo, three huge silk flower arrangements by Paragon Designs, An outfit worth $200 from Khubsoorat Libas and many more. Leila Rizvi of Brooklyn, New York was the proud winner of the Grand Raffle "A 4 day/3 night trip for 2 to the Bahamas aboard Carnival Cruiselines", courtesy of Steve Pollock, an independent distributor of Royal Prestige Health Systems, a line of premier kitchen utensils.

NEXT BRIDAL EVENTS:
Even if you visited this event, we encourage you attend the other upcoming events by DulhanExpo to maximize your choices among vendors. If you have never visited a DulhanExpo, then you don't know what you have been missing. You don't have to be getting married to attend these events... many casual visitors frequent these shows for fun, fashion shows, food, entertainment and wholesale priced fashion and jewelry shopping.

The 14th DulhanExpo is scheduled for Sunday, April 30, 2006, at the Doubletree Hotel, Newark Airport, New Jersey. Some unique attractions are... Fashion Designs of Kavita Agrawal, traveling especially from Kathmandu, Nepal; Bellydancing by the Fusion Bellydancers troupe of Dance Soul Company; Saxophone serenades of Ramesh Maraj, Drum beats of Dhol Master Madan Madi and the live music of Saurabh Jain & Ritesh Rathod. Food samples being tasted are courtesy of Royal Albert Palace, Shahnavaz Palace and a few more yet to be confirmed. Another trip aboard Carnival Cruiselines to BAHAMAS is being offered by Royal Prestige for the lucky raffle winner. Among many other attractions, Calibre Farms will be taking the attendees out for a little spin around the grounds of the Doubletree on their Royal Wedding Chariot.

The 15th DulhanExpo is planned for Sunday, September 24, 2006 at the Huntington/Long Island Hilton. This particular date is already attracting many International Indian & Pakistani Vendors, as this time of the year suits them best.

The 1st Annual International Grand DulhanExpo scheduled for December 3rd, 2006 at the Garden State Exhibit Center in Somerset, New Jersey will showcase 200-300 wedding, home and fashion related vendors across a huge 80,000 square feet floor. The day will be saturated with the trade show, practical wedding planning seminars, healing spiritual workshops, world class performances by wedding industry related talents, top international designers, a mega food court and huge list of giveaways.

For more information on Dulhan Expos and related wedding planning services one can visit DulhanExpo.com. Registering online saves you lots of time at the reception desk. One can call Sumit and Shikha Arya at 1-866-4DULHAN for further information about booths and sponsorships.

Guest of Honor, Kamal Dandona of Bollywood Awards (middle) and the organizers Sumit & Shikha Arya
BellyTwins Neena & Veena's perform live at the 13th DulhanExpo in Long Island
Fashion Designer 'Shahrukh Zainab' with DulhanModels backstage
Model Manisha Panwala presenting a breathtaking design by Madhu of Charms Couture
Ace Dhol Player Boota Sher, in full costume, enjoying a complimentary massage from Nadi of MoulinRougeSalonAndSpa.com
Leila Rizvi of Brooklyn, NY won the Carnival Cruise to Bahamas, courtesy Royal Prestige