Sujay Pathak , Managing Director
Sujay is the go-to-guy at MWP. Being a post graduate in Finance and with a background in IT; he not only manages the backend technical work but also looks after the all the managerial work that matters. Sujay’s vision is that MWP should help couples plan the wedding of their dreams while reducing the cost of their special day. He also wants MWP to be an ultimate online resource for couples to get acquainted with the hottest venues, best vendors, and find truckloads of inspiration and ideas for their celebration. Having been in the business for a good number of years now, Sujay brings deep understanding of the wedding business in India as well as an extensive network of top wedding professionals.
Sujay put his connections in the wedding industry to good use by introducing the concept of wedding packages in the Indian market. Sujay’s vision is that MWP wedding packages should help couples plan the wedding of their dreams while reducing the cost of their special day.
He also oversees the flawless execution of MWP’s Wedding Services and is the reason behind an energised & enterprising team at MWP. His mantra of wedding planning is to make it lovely; make it unique; make it memorable; and in the end be money well spent.
Ruchita Parelkar , Creative Director + Lead Planner
Ruchita is a much sought after creative stylist and wedding designer from Mumbai. She has trained under and worked with top wedding planners from the UK and is the co-founder of Elite Wedding Planner and SR Events. . After successfully completing her bachelor’s in Engineering, it was Ruchita’s exceptional creativity and artistic abilities that encouraged her to pursue a career in event planning from an early age. She started SR Events and later co-founded Elite Wedding Planner at the age of 20.
She is a consummate perfectionist when it comes to the little details, and is brimming with endless brilliant ideas, so it’s no wonder that she is well-known for delivering benchmark celebrations that are raved about for years to come. Her calm positive personality and solid experience in event production, puts even the most anxious couples at ease.
She says, “We at MWP would like to think of ourselves as wedding ateliers! We believe that utilizing creative elements such as lighting and textured fabrics allow even the simplest of designs to leave a lasting impression. We will work with you from conceptualisation to completion; and together we will create your event as perfectly as you envisioned it. From the perfect theme, decor, lighting, signature table setting, your wedding design will be bespoke and effortlessly beautiful.”
Having been in the business of designing and decorating weddings for many years now; and after talking to several industry professionals and couples getting married, she realized that couples looking to get married in India needed more resources to plan their dream wedding. She was inspired by the thought of organising the wedding market in India and helping couples find the right talent at the right price for their wedding day. She also came up with the idea of designing online wedding packages that will help couples realize the dream wedding they always wanted at affordable rates. Her vision is to make MWP’s wedding packages a resource for brides looking to have a fabulous wedding that is visually stunning without going overboard on their set budget.
Aloha Mehta, Editor in Chief + Curator for MWP Blog
After a long love-affair with design, Aloha, a self-confessed wedding junkie, discovered her true passion for Indian weddings, after planning her own wedding in Nainital in April 2013. She fell in love with the process of planning a wedding and the enjoyment of searching for the best ways to add a personal touch to the wedding day. However, she was disheartened by the lack of trust worthy and high utility wedding information available on the net to help Indian brides.
She decided to associate with the most sought after wedding planners and use their expertise and knowledge to present future brides-to-be with a friendly, fun and personal online wedding resource.
Aloha’s vision is that MWP should be a reliable wedding website that is designed to help brides connect with an outstanding community of the most talented wedding professionals. She has travelled the country to connect with the best wedding artists and industry experts to provide a list of handpicked wedding vendors that is seen on the MWP Vendor Guide. Her love for girly details, and always a dash of pretty is the signature style of MWP.
She says, “I love weddings! I love all the excitement, the inevitable nerves, as well as all the behind the scenes planning that goes into the big day. As a wedding planner, it’s a privilege to be an important part of a couple’s wedding day. Every couple have their own story, style and personality and that’s what makes it so special. I absolutely love everything that goes into planning an Indian wedding from the small personal details to the grandeur and the big moments. Every day, it’s an honour to collaborate with some of India’s finest wedding industry professionals to create stunning editorial inspiration for MWP blog. I have travelled the country to get you intimate knowledge about the latest in weddings, and to connect you to the best wedding professionals in India.”
Shivani Singh, Venue Relationship Manager
Shivani works hard to find the best venues that specialize in Indian weddings. She collaborates with Indian and foreign wedding venues on a daily basis, trying to get the best deals and discounts for MWP clients. She has successfully managed an exclusive tie up with more than 50 great venues to get married at. She also helps wedding venues to reach out to and connect with their target audience. This way, it is a win-win for both venues as well as our clients!
Shivani is also a part of our wedding planner team and is very passionate about Indian weddings. Coming from a hospitality background, Shivani lays immense emphasis on great customer service at MWP. She is also a professional dancer, and helps brides put finishing touches on their first dance if they so desire.
Krunal Vasani , Vendor Relationship Manager
Krunal helps MWP vendors reach their target audience. He is always looking for fresh talent, hidden gems and up-coming wedding professionals alongside continually dealing with the best-of-the-best experienced wedding professionals in the country.
When it comes to wedding execution at MWP he makes sure our weddings are flawlessly executed and is ever ready to handle the bumps along the way. He looks into vendor management, logistics and client communication.
He says,” I have worked hard to develop strong relationships with local vendors and I pride myself on my expertise when it comes to pairing couples with the right vendors based on their style and budget.”
Pearly Gupta, Relationship Manager
With a remarkable background in law, finance and event management, Pearly is in charge of Member Relations at MWP. Ever since she can remember, she has been in love with weddings. Her passion for fine art, photography, customer service and networking along with a certification in wedding planning, makes her a perfect fit for MWP’s team. Pearly oversees which wedding professionals are to be added on our site, scrupulously going through their work profiles. Once a part of MWP, she constantly works with artists listed on our site to improve their membership value.
She also assists in our wedding planning projects and is our “extra set of hands” on the wedding day. She is a fabulous help to our lead planners and always goes out of her way to ensure that our clients enjoy their wedding day.
She says, “Ever since I can remember, I’ve loved Indian weddings, and I never would have imagined that my passion for weddings would turn into a career! Even before joining MWP, I would save details of best wedding vendors, photographers and wedding decor that I came across in my laptop. That’s why working as a vendor manager never feels like a job. As somebody who is completely obsessed with weddings, I enjoy rigorous time spending on deciding the decor, the flowers, designing, arrangements, makeup, mehendi, couture and photography. In short, all aspects of planning and executing a wedding is the happiest time in my routine.”
When she’s not working hard on finding us the best members for our site, you would find her cooking some delightful treats (which we take full advantage of ) or learning and performing the latest in photography.