A funny story - Ankit and I got to talking and hit it off brilliantl
He creates an experience
After reading all of his reviews, it's quite evident that every sin...gle one of his clients is exceptiona
After my first 1.5 hour conservati
If that wasn't enough, we also had Ankit at our reception 2 days later where he brought out a COMPLETELY
Ankit - Our guests are still raving about your paans a month later. You know our first shot of the night was a paan shot with you and we couldn't be happier. You really have turned into one of our friends and I'm a little jealous because I feel like that happens with every client of yours but I guess that just speaks volumes of how you treat every event like your own family event. Thank you for going above and beyond at both of our events for us - we will be having your paans at every chance now!!
P.S. Although there are many imitators,
Ankit is a class act and very straightfo
If you're looking for a "wow" factor at your event and someone that will follow through on their commitment
Ankit was enthusiast
Ankit created quite the paan selection for our party's menu, including the custom "Passion for Paan," with passionfru
Ankit was the highlight of our party, and, more importantl
As if he hadn't already proved how detail-ori
Whatever your function, book The Paanwaala.
Thank your so very much for bringing this Indian delicacy to America with your creative ideas of making such awesome varieties to it .
Although you are l...ocated far I am happy to have worked it out to bring it to our event .
Played the track Khai ke Paan Banaras Wala and the platter was out when my guests saw it they were so very happy and overjoyed ....
Thnx from the bottom of my heart for making my event a so very memorable one �
I have become a die hard fan of their paan. I never thought that paan could be taken to such unique and creative flavorful places. The Paanwala has taken the traditiona
The diffrent fillings and unique flavor creations are awesome. My favorite has to be the chocolate pan. There are even a kulfi and falooda paan which is fantastic.
Great job guys and good luck
People out there looking... to add a uff factor in your event this is it. Give it a try and I am sure you and your guest will enjoy each bite of the paan.
Happy Holi from The Paanwaala Family to yours!
PAAN INFUSED PHIRNI- We would not let this Holi slide by and not offer you something we have been working on for quite some time.
No better timing to introduce our newest offering ‘ Paan Infused Phirni’! If you are from North india, we won’t even bother explaining what Phirni Is. For those who aren’t too sure what it is, it is a must have desert made from slow cooking and simmering away Heavy Cream, Milk, Khoya, Pistachio, Rose w...ater and a dash of Saffron.
Now imagine, JUST IMAGINE🧐, All of that and add Paan Infusion into it.
Not for the faint hearted! But then you aren’t Desi if you don’t have a sweet tooth for our Desi Deserts!
#SJSTURNS15, Thursday, Feb 22, 2018 (A date now in the books and archived forever)
A Star Studded Night with an elegant ballroom overflowing with Talent left and right, and somewhere within that you find yourself as a guest that got to showcase our Paan Truffles to an audience like this, you got to feel humbled!! The evening was to mark the 15th year of #SJSEVENTS that has always vowed to give the South Asian Wedding industry events that could only be imagined(if that), and o...n the road of even bigger and better things. We @ThePaanwaala sure as hell would not have missed out on an evening like this to celebrate a team that’s second to none when we talk professionalism but also just pure amazing people to work with! More power to you and sincere gratitude for making us a part of the celebrations!! Being the star studded affair it was, we got to see so many familiar faces of friends from the industry we have made over the past few years and the past and future brides and grooms we have worked with. A night full of celebrations, sure as hell should have ended with some sweetness of our Paan Truffles,and we think it did!!
Planned by : Sonal J. Shah Event Consultants,
Catered by: Awadh (Chef Gaurav Anand)
Entertainment (DJ)- DJ Suhel Dj Shilpa @DjRaj
Floral Decor : Atlas Floral Decorators
Mixologist : Hemant Pathak
Beer (Yes I will list it separately because of its awesomeness) 1947 Premium Lager
Entertainment : @shienartists
Jewelery Design: Zameer Kassam Fine Jewelry
Recapturing and Reliving these amazing 2 Days at this Cabo Wedding of our bride and groom and a little reunion with past grooms and brides and amazing vendors!
Meticulous planning and an amazing group of vendors gathering together for this showdown, so nothing left to chance of not putting up a flawless and beautiful wedding amidst an amazing backdrop on this serene property #ParadisiusLosCabos.
Thank you @kis_cubed_events for making us a part of your special day and hope w...e were able to do our part in creating memories that shall stay with all of us!
Big Kudos to the A list vendors chosen by this Event Planner bride 👰 who were tasked with putting on this show, each of whom worked tirelessly and are still on it while we depart! Was a pleasure to work alongside y’all! See you guys soon!
Banga Studios KIS Cubed Events Il Pavone Bianco Wedding & Event Planner JashnATL Elegant Affairs Inc. Pacific Pictures L'Escape Destination Weddings + Luxury Events KM Henna Artistry nadia d. photography
International Assignment Number 2 in 6 months: #WeSoFANCY
Los Cabos - Get ready for them Leaves, Fresh as hell. 🍃🍃🍃 Last visit to Mexico in 2017 was a small yet beautiful town San Miguel for a super sober destination wedding!
This time headed to Cabo, a proper city we hear and a couple who plans to leave nothing behind and have a Legit BigFatIndianWedding...
The coverage shall be real time! Stay Tuned!
#thepaanwaala #globetrotter #foodtrotter #willtravelforfood #whenpassionmeetswork
#lweddingstyle #theknot #foodies #foodiegram #paan #vegan #kosher #mehdi #mexico #cabosanlucas
Kulfi ❤️Falooda Paan Valentines Day Special- Memories ❤️🍃
And for the month of Love, The PaanWaala presents the love story that although goes way back but still has the same fire and zing when infused on our crisp and ...fresh Paans!! You are cordially invited to the marriage of Kulfi Falooda with our Calcutta Meetha Paan on this auspicious day of Love!! Spread the Love!
P.S. - Turn your speakers on!
#Lovestruck #Loveatfirstbite #rabnebanadijodi #wayyyoutsidethebox #yetsoyummy #happyvalentines #thepaanwaala #classic #swag #lovewhatwedo #spreadthelove
L.A, You beauty!! We now know why they call you the City if Angels!
This is how it went down and about: A long flight 🛫🛫 for a short stint but boy did we enjoy every second. Meeting our LA Familia while tripping was just as added bonus! #FamilyOverEverything
Trying to take baby steps as we grow but then a leap here and there is fine right?...
Yes, we wanted to bring us over the West Coast ( Why devoid all our peeps out here in CA, of what it feels like to have a paan that teleports one back home).
Thank you all who stopped by and gave us an opportunity to roll one up for you . 🍃🍃Your reactions were as expected 😐 and what we hoped for❤️. Floored and humbled all at the same time y’all.
Will miss the Sunshine and the love you showered!! Adios for now, back to NY. Looking forward to be back very soon.
And goes without saying, never lose an opportunity to meet new people and make new friends. Thank you for the amazing partnership and a breathtaking event you guys created! #BestForLast!
Ajita Chopra Events SouthAsian Bride Magazine Kismet EventsAJ Studio Photography Touch of Elegance Events Peter Nguyen | Photography So-Cal Event Planner GlobalPhotography SYNX Events Robles Video Productions Riamu Entertainment Natraj Catering HQ Fine Cakes By Zehra Monsoon Catering SoCalEvents Samson Productions Minx Events Frontier Heritage Andy Shah Photography Royal Delhi Palace Kumba Events
So Long #Atlanta, So Long : We Are in awe of the enthusiasm and appreciation you guys have for our creations and shower those vibes and compliments on us each time we come over to exhibit or to execute !
Showcased our lineup of Exotic Paans amidst a Bold and Loud Rajasthani Mela theme amidst blessing of #Ganpati Sangeet Display!
A big thank you to Utopian Events for your over the top backdrop along with a Diva Jaree! 🙏🙏...
SouthAsian Bride Magazine Team : Sadaf, Payal and Raagini from ~WeddingInStyle~: Solid team Work and execution of a meticulously planned event, where we were able to meet in person with all the Brides and Grooms to be along with the rest of A- List vendors!
Alright then, time to pack our bags and head back home.
Next Stop: LOS ANGELES!! West Coast: Get ready for this storm from the East! ⛈ ☔️ 🔥
World Tour Begins ✈️🛫🍃🍃
Orlando - Jan 14th (CHECK).
SouthAsian Bride Show- Placed right in front center, directly in front on the entrance doors, making us the first stop of all the brides and grooms that walked in through those doors. Talk about pressure! 😐. The authentic decoration and the fragrance of the even more authentic ingredients worked like a charm to make it impossible for anyone to pass by without making a pit stop at our booth....
Theme on Display: A Rajasthani/Mela Theme was the theme of the day. Bold and Loud colors paired with little miniature decor on the table and off makes it a perfect blend for your Garba/Sangeet and Mehdi Nights!
Orlando - Thank you for letting us sprinkle some magic in your magical city! We’ll be back before you know it!
Remainder itinerary for the upcoming weeks: (Stay Tuned)
Jan 21st - Atlanta
Jan 28th - Los Angeles
Feb 10th - Dallas
Feb 16th - Los Cabos (Destination Wedding)
An auspicious start to 2018 for our small team. A moment of pride and humility for our little story of how it all started and why we do what we do being covered by Little India Magazine in their December cover!
Read on if you were ever curious!!
2017 - You were Beyond awesome from being written about in magazines, to being felicitated by IHG along Michelin star chefs, to the amazing vendors we were able to boast about having worked with them throughout the year!
2018 - We look forward to the journies and memories we will create again for the 2018 Brides and Groom already signed up for and the ones who will sign up.
Success as they say isn’t a result of any one individual so we aren’t any exception to the rule either...! The success for us has and always will be result of alliances and relationships we have built over the years. It’s a true honor to be able to work alongside the stalwarts of the south Asian wedding industry in only our second year. A feat not many can claim to have achieved! Thank you to all of you for the amazing partnerships in 2017. We hope to build on this foundation and do bigger and better things in the years to come!
Sonal J. Shah Event KIS Cubed Events Platinum Dream Events, LLC Premini Events Electric Karma International Royal Charms Inc Karma Events Moghul Catering @bukharagrill Tandoor Caterers NY Kama Bistro Jay Gandhi SMentertainment DjMonu Singh Mint-LI Chowpatty Catering DJ Ambition DJUSA Events Bollywood Djs Entertainment House of Talent (HOT Studio) Junoon Hemant Pathak India Heritage Center Cafe Bombay Indian Bistro & CB Catering Florista Decor Fern 'n' Decor Events Cherished Wedding Planning
Ending 2017 Right!!!! Lighting up Miami with our last wedding of 2017 in a Multi Culture Wedding. What fun!! When a Pakistani Bride ties a knot with a Haitian Groom and wants to have that one thing on the otherwise western menu, that would give the guests an idea of the strong heritage, culture and cuisine from back home, and she summons us, it makes our chest balloon out with pride and a weight in shoulders with that responsibility, which we like! 😬
Wasn't the biggest crowd ...by far that we have catered too but the real fun at the wedding was educating the guests with the age old history of paans and each ingredient that goes in (Yes they were curious 😐). Areeje and Steven, it was our pleasure to do our part in your meticulously planned wedding at this absolute stunning property @mondriancollection South Beach Miami!!! Stay Plugged In. Bigger things coming, and cometh very Soon! 🤛🏼🙌 #HappilyEverOriol #thepaanwaala
Event 3 of 3 of Thanksgiving Weekend- Check
BAAM! BOOM! BANG! KA-POW!
No, Not Random.....
Noises we heard at last nights reception event we completely crushed! Crowd mostly from Jodhpur, Jaipur, Delhi, Calcutta, some of the most renowned places to find the best ingredients that go in a paan (Ahmedabad - We love you too) , and when that crowd tells us we haven't had a paan in the US, since we left home decades ago, that warmed or may we say melted our hearts! 🙏🙏
Poorvi and Ravi, we wish you guys nothing but the best. Lots of luck and blessings from our team to your family in the years to come! May the Happily ever after begin!
Event 2 of 3 of Thanksgiving Update:
A Gilttery Red & Gold themed night full of paans for a glittering celebration of a golden couple celebrating their Gulden Jubilee (50th Anniversary).
An intimate party for close friends meant a tad more of the Paan conversations like a legit nukkad-waala-paan feeling. Got such amazing feedback to our hearts content....
Drunk'N'Love Paan gets the the paan of the night esteemed award!
Thank you Pradeep from Mantra Restaurant Paramus restaurant to have us over and the ever warm hospitality!
One last gig left for the big closeout to this weekend tonight and then some much needed rest! 😴😴
The only pat on the back each one of us needs is clients coming back to you next time they need similar service. Agreed?
Well, How about when the Bride contracts you for Mehdi Night and based on the way we killed it with the tons of customized paans being rolled up and guests raving about, you get called back in 2 days for putting on a show at the reception. 😬 (Thats what our face looked like exactly).
Goes with a saying, it will be a little different in flavor in terms of ch...oice of paans, paan shots and overall theme and decor to align with the upscale reception being planned. #Excited
1 of 3 events this Thanksgiving weekend over. On our way to the second one now, and back to the reception of the bride and groom from yesterday's event!
Thank you @poorvi and Ravi for having us over at the Sangeet Night. Rest Saturday will start from where we left Wednesday!
Lastly, Big #shoutout to the one of the best vendors there are in the industry who we had a ball performing alongside with?
Special Thank you to Premini Events such an extremely well Planned event and for the pure pleasure of working with your brilliant and super organized team!
See ya all Saturday!
#2018 and #2019 Brides and Grooms: Firstly Thank you all who stopped by at our booths today at the Grand Dulhan Expo yesterday.
We hope you loved all our creations and the skill we were hopefully able to show you while you visited us, that we promise to replicate at your wedding and ensure each guest leaves with more than a paan, rather an experience never experienced before!
Give us a call as soon as you can as these dates are on a first come first basis! You snooze You loo...se! 😐.