Meet The Speakers
Recognized as one of the top planners in USA and honoured by the Life & Style magazine as “Best Celebrity Wedding Planner”. Has worked with clients such as Jennifer Lopez, The Rolling Stones, Elton John and others.
Sonal J Shah
Sonal J. Shah is the founder and creative force of Sonal J. Shah Event Consultants, LLC. She is USA’s most renowned, premiere celebrity expert on South Asian and Cross Cultural weddings. She is also the author of the book ‘The Complete Guide to Planning the Perfect South Asian Wedding’.
Tarun Tahiliani is a renowned Indian Couture designer. His design studio creates couture, diffusion and pret-a-porter which are Indian in their sensibility, yet international in their appeal. Notable celebrities such as Lady Gaga, Kareena Kapoor Khan, British heiress Jemima Goldsmith and many others have worn his creations.
International wedding-planner is not only a nick name. Muriel Saldalamacchia is behind the label since 2008. Young in the industry – only a short decade – Muriel’s business has grown all along as fast as the luxury wedding market. She has been traveling from Provence, Lake Como to New York City for years and planning extravagant events on these three locations, for HNWIs and Royalties.
Her motto “Elegance is free, more is always possible” takes her to ever changing elite destinations where positive luxury reigns.
Ali Bakhtiar is a French architect and designer, specializing in large-scale and expansive projects.
Born in Tehran and imbued with Classical Persian culture, he has been active in the countries of the Arabian Gulf for more than 20 years. He has kept himself busy these past two decades by organizing the most beautiful events, ranging from luxurious princely weddings to extravagant royal anniversaries in Asia and Europe; leaving his mark in the cities of Dubai, Udaipur, and Nice. Furthermore, the ALI BAKHTIAR FIRM proudly boasts new locations in both France and the Republic of Ireland.
She is a renowned cake designer who caters to Royalties. She is best known for creating the royal wedding cake for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, which she chose to be a lemon elderflower creation.