10 Essential Shopping Stops for Fashion Forward Brides in Mumbai

From contemporary designs to glamorous silhouettes, edgy cuts to statement pieces, fashion forward Indian brides are going the distance ahead of their wedding day!

Every bride wants to be remembered for her timeless elegance with a memorable modernity. Are you the girl who wants to stand out and thinks outside the trousseau chest? Well, this is our roundup of the 10 essential shopping stops in Mumbai for you!

1. Sabyasachi Mukherjee
He’s the first word in bridal wear. The master of bridal lehengas, Sabyasachi Mukherjee’s creations feature unusual fabrics, texturing and detailing. His fusion of styles, use of patchwork with gorgeous embellishments, across a vibrant and diverse color palette evokes images of ancient and medieval ages. Subtle, stand-out and unforgettable, the ‘Sabya bride’ is a modern woman who wants to hints of the traditional in her bridal ensemble.


2. JADE Couture
An eclectic diffusion, the Bridal Heirlooms line features contemporary cuts and intricate craftsmanship. JADE by Monica and Karishma offers brides opulent, designs in dramatic evening wear and options of organza skirts with capes and crop tops for more minimalist tastes. They have recently also launched their bridal couture collection ‘Videha’s Siya’ inspired by the celebrated love story of Ram and Sita depicted in the form of Mithila art.

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3. AZA
The most well established multi-designer network of stores in Mumbai and Delhi, AZA is a curated collection of the country’s most highly acclaimed and celebrated designers. AZA caters to a wide range of couture, diffusion and prêt collections brides-to-be with an emphasis on ‘occasion-wear’. The collection features more than 200 designers including stars of the industry; Anamika Khanna, Manish Malhotra, Rohit Bal, Sabyasachi Mukherji, Varun Bahl, Anushree Reddy, Gaurav Gupta, SVA, Rajesh Pratap Singh, Pankaj and Nidhi and more. AZA gives every bride a kaleidoscopic look at trousseau potential.


4. Manish Malhotra
With one of his most recent brides being none other than Mira Rajput at her wedding to actor Shahid Kapoor, Bollywood’s favorite designer Manish Malhotra is known for his eclectic fusion appeal – glamorous ensembles in traditional Indian colours, textures, embroideries and with exquisite craftsmanship. His collections include bridal and diffused categories to inspire the new-age bride.

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5. Gaurav Gupta
Gaurav Gupta’s reputation as a master of motion fabric and three-dimensional silhouettes precedes him. The modern Indian wedding roster of events makes room for Gupta’s contemporary, couture gowns that can be shown off at pre-wedding cocktail parties and non-traditional wedding receptions. Must “be seen to be believed”, the true impact of his creations are best experienced in person, at his whimsical, Greek inspired store in Mumbai!

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6. Jean Claude Biguine India
This international chain of beauty experts have just launched the Biguine Makeup Service offering brides to be with three key packages: The Traditional Bride, The Modern Bride and The 18K Gold Bride. Whether you choose a traditional look, or a modern one with smokey eyes, nude or firecracker red lips or the sun-kissed bronzed day look or illuminated evening look, the packages are customized to enhance facial structure and include hairdressing.

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7. Forest Essentials
Forest Essentials takes a leaf out of the sixteen ancient Indian ‘shringars’ or ceremonial rituals of beauty and adornment that have been performed on brides for thousands of years. Vedic scriptures list the details of a beauty regimen for brides in the three weeks that precede her big day – including caring for the hair, polishing the skin and applying nourishing masques before elaborate bathing rituals. Forest Essentials takes those traditionally formulated oils, pastes and makes them readily available to you to provide pure, natural glowing skin for your big day.

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8.Gehna Jewellers
Gehna marries concept to design with bridal pieces crafted with precious stones that make a bold statement. The attention to detail and meticulous architecture of the jewellery is what makes Gehna the preferred choice for every bride and her family. With a range that includes exquisite Azva gold jewellery and delicate platinum jewellery, Gehna is a must-visit.


9. Lakmé Pro Stylist Studio
Founded in 1952, Lakmé is designed for and has remained the most beloved beauty brand for contemporary Indian women across the ages. True to form, with the launch of Lakmé Pro-Stylist Studio – a flagship retail store nestled in Grand Galleria, High Street Phoenix in Lower Parel, Mumbai – the brand once again shows why it knows the heart of Indian bride.

The store is a unique confluence of retail and salon, offering one-stop access to the latest products, quick salon services and Lakmé’s unique backstage and runway expertise through makeup experts. Discuss your wedding day looks or learn makeup secrets from Lakmé Fashion Week backstage experts here.

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10. Jimmy Choo and Christian Louboutin
Once you’ve settled on the most beautiful lehenga, the jewellery and make up, it’s time to take your feet fashion forward in a stunning pair of heels. Say ‘I Do in Choo’ with exquisite styles ranging from timeless satin heels to glamorous embellished pumps or make an ‘uber glam’ statement with Christian Louboutin’s signature glittery red soles. Get ready to be spoilt for choice between the edgy heels at the Jimmy Choo store at Trident, Mumbai and the Christian Louboutin Wedding suite in South Mumbai. Louboutin offers customization of shoes to match the wedding clothes and will discuss the perfect height of heel to maximize the bride’s comfort. The shoes are then handcrafted at their atelier in Paris!

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Photos Courtesy- Happy Flashbacks, Ramit Batra and My digital Stories

Top 10 bridal looks from Lakme Fashion Week (Winter Festive 2016)

From shimmer and sparkle to quirky and minimalist, we witnessed an inspirational range of bridal wear at the recently concluded Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2016. Take a front row seat as we present a curated list of the top 10 bridal looks from the Lakme Fashion Week (Winter/Festive 2016)

1. Sabyasachi Mukherjee for the Royal Touch
Sabyasachi Mukherjee’s grand finale at the Lakme Fashion Week featured a glowing and pregnant Kareena Kapoor as the showstopper. Looking every inch a royal queen, she strode the ramp in a dull grey lehenga that was heavily embellished with gold thread work and tassels from Sabyasachi’s ‘Illuminate’ collection. The muted colour as well as the long, full-sleeved kurti over the lehenga was a departure from the rich, feisty hues and navel-baring cholis that typically rule the bridal catwalk. So expect black, grey and silver ensembles to take centre stage this season as Sabyasachi, one of India’s top trend-setting designers, sets the note with these colours at LakmeFashion Week.

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2. Shantanu and Nikhil for Spanish Splendour
Malaika Arora Khan looked mesmerising as she glided down the ramp in a black cut-out mermaid style gown with full-length slit sleeves and gold embellishments. The black ensemble by Shantanu and Nikhil was both daring and demure, and is a perfect option for a haute reception or glamorous after party. The designer duo’s collection was titled ‘The Matador’s Mistress’ and found expression in fabrics like velvet, tulle and silk. Formal Spanish-inspired gowns, capes, broad-shouldered matador jackets over embellished skirts, and accents in rich reds, deep blues, emerald greens and passionate plum wowed the audience. So go ahead and be inspired to experiment with a pick from this collection that will transform you into a sizzling Senorita.

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3. Sonam and Paras Modi for Metallic Magic
Black was again one of the highlights of SVA’s designer duo Sonam and Paras Modi’s collection when actress and showstopper Prachi Desai dazzled in a black lehenga with beautiful motifs and a shoulder-baring blouse with matching threadwork. The collection titled ‘Mon Passe’ was inspired by ancient art deco which was evident in their choice of fabrics such as metallic brocade alongside other natural fabrics. Long red toga style gowns, glittering edgy lehengas with jackets and innovative cuts of blouses and bodices alongside a beautiful colour palette makes this collection a very versatile one for modern brides.

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4. Manish Malhotra for Dramatic Sparkle
A sprightly Shraddha Kapoor strode down the ramp clad in Bollywood’s favourite designer Manish Malhotra’s youthful ensemble featuring a dark green – almost black – velvet lehenga with a rather daring blouse that had applique-style embroidery. This outfit was part of the designer’s ‘XTech’ collection at the Lakme Fashion Week. That same youthful vibe of Shraddha’s ensemble makes the designer’s occasion wear collection perfect for sangeet and mehendi functions as it features net and chiffon fabrics paired with signature embroidery, festive florals, sparkly sequins, ravishing resham work incorporated in contemporary ways in lehengas and anarkalis. For example, a bright yellow lehenga with sequins was paired with a modern blouse with grey silk panels and netted applique work. We recommend paying special attention to the innovative blouses which the designer has paired with gorgeous lehengas, and stunning gowns with floral motifs.

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5. Ridhi Mehra for Minimalist Pursuits
Actress Ileana D’Cruz showcased designer Ridhi Mehra’s finely-honed creativity in a deep maroon lehenga with a floor-length chiffon and deep-cut embroidered choli from her ‘Arcadia’ collection. Perfect for a grand wedding, the ensemble had all the hallmarks of this fast-growing designer’s signature stamp of craftsmanship and minimalism. This showstopper lehenga featured a rather interesting fountain motifs at the hem, a departure from floral twirls and paisley bootis. Check out her lehengas in hues of white and pink with floral motifs and loose jackets, deep-cut blouses and dupattas in net, georgette and crepe. This collection offers options of stunning ensembles in lighter shades alongside darker ones for added variety.

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6. Payal Singhal for Classic Charm 
Modern silhouettes and sharply-tailored ensembles in glitzy pastels were the highlight of designer Payal Singhal’s collection titled ‘Pakizah’. There was lavish use of silk in many outfits, be it modern ‘dhotis’ to elegant skirts and tops in separate hues but with matching motifs. The reigning popularity of black found expression in her designs too, from lehengas to dresses and ‘dhotis’ paired with embroidered tops. This collection allows one to mix and match separates with elan, and is ideal for modern multi-function weddings. Bollywood newcomer Saiyami Kher was the showstopper in a pastel embroidered lehenga with an off-shoulder blouse – and this no-dupatta look may get popular thanks to its western vibe.

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7. Anushree Reddy for Contemporary Cool
Pink, yellow, green – these fun, festive colours were combined in fetching ways in Anushree Reddy’s vibrant collection titled ‘The Wedding Chronicle’. The effervescence of the collection stands out making it perfect for bridal trousseaus with a peppy, breezy vibe. Think silver blouses, airy dupattas, floral motifs and kitschy glittery trims and unusual colour combinations. Shilpa Shetty owned the ramp in an orange lehenga with pretty pink dupatta that is a safe yet sensational choice for traditional dos especially when paired with the designer’s body-hugging cholis or strappy bodices.

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8. Saroj Jalan for Traditional Elegance
Actress Radhika Apte looked every inch a bride in her showstopping  zardosi-embroidered velvet lehenga in traditional red. Part of designer Saroj Jalan’s ‘Gulzar’ collection, it signified the traditional elements of the designer’s signature work, be it in fabrics, motifs or ornate embellishments. Worried that the lehenga looks too heavy? The designer says that it is very light and easy to manage as it is almost weightless. Her creations spanned shades from rich red, orange and pinks and are distinct thanks to their meticulous hand-stitched motifs in gold and silver thread.

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9. Payal Khandwala for the Fierce Fabulosity
With her collection titled “The New Emperor’, Payal Khandwala’s edgy collection featured specially developed fabrics from Benares, sharply-tailored silhouettes and layered ensembles that were a refreshing departure from traditional flowing lehengas. The colour palette spanned jewel tones of green, purple, red, gold and magenta. This collection eschewed pastels for powerful blocks of deep hues especially in her blazers, capes and ponchos. Take a pick from this collection if you want to flaunt an edgier vibe or make an alternate statement at a wedding.

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10. Gaurang Shah for Wonderful Weaves
There’s a reason why designer and textile maestro Gaurang Shah is so popular when it comes to Indian weddings – his handloom textiles are works of art in themselves. His collection for the Lakme Fashion Week titled ‘Vrindavan’ featured rich traditional fabrics from all across India such as Kanjeevaram, Kotah and Banarasi brocade. Ornate ghagras, lehengas and anarkalis shared pride of place alongside light sarees draped in interesting ways and featuring traditional motifs and arresting colour combinations. When it comes to weave and weft, Gaurang has his finger on the pulse of modern fabrics with an Indian essence,  and we predict this collection will find pride of place in many bridal trousseaus this season.

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Evara Bridal Inspiration – Think Pink this Spring

WeddingSutra Editors have put together a bridal inspiration board for your spring wedding events. This look in bubblegum pink Manish Malhotra lehenga with a silver blouse is chosen to highlight the avant-garde Platinum Evara neck-piece that is a bride’s dream come true. Crafted in eternal platinum to last a lifetime, the stunning necklace is embedded with diamonds. Not only will all eyes be on you, this stylish and versatile piece can be worn again at special occasions. You can team it up with almost anything in your wardrobe – be it Indian or western.

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Seen here: 1. Manish Malhotra lehenga choli in bubblegum pink with mirrors and sequins 2. Platinum Evara necklace set 3. Christian Louboutin Alta Rita Silver sandals 4. Bottega Veneta clutch 5. Elegant Evara Platinum Bangles.

From Antilia to Sri Lanka- Mapping the stars of Shaadi Season

Like the scarlet and gold poinsettia every winter, shaadi season also brings up some well beloved familiar people and places every year. Wedding ensembles by Manish Malhotra, appearances by Shahrukh Khan, the gorgeous Turf Club, the magnificent designs at the largest farmhouses in Delhi, regal celebrations at Jagmandir or Umaid Bhavan Palace and the most stylish post-wedding parties at destination wedding hot-spots.

The last two shaadi seasons though, have brought whispers of a new, fantastic venue that features on every wish-list– the Ambani residence, Antilia which has played host to some of the grandest pre-wedding and post-wedding soirées.

Friends of and those privileged to receive invitations from the country’s wealthiest family are still breathless from the extravagant fashion show conceptualized by Manish Malhotra for the pre-wedding celebration of an Ambani clan member. Yes, you heard it right. Manish Malhotra was roped in to design a collection dedicated only to the very exclusive fashion show that set the mood for three days of a lavish wedding.

The theme was OTT. The models wore ornate bridal creations. The living room and prayer areas of Antilia were decorated in an opulent floral theme by wedding-designer extraordinaire, Gurleen Raheja. All the ingredients to make it one of the grandest indoor celebrations witnessed.

Tonight, Antilia plays host to a post-wedding party for none other that Harbhajan Singh and his new bride, Geeta Basra. Manish Malhotra and Gurleen Raheja have been asked to play an encore and design thematic décor. It will be a wonderland!

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While they may not all have their celebrations at Antilia, other big fat Indian weddings are no less incredible. When businessman Atulya Mafatlal walked down the aisle the second time with society diva Sheetal Mafatlal in 2000, their wedding was the talk of the town. 16 years later, Atulya’s daughter Marushka wed Pune businessman Rohan Seolekar and the series of events took place across the Turf Club and a large golf course outside Pune.

And there are the exotic destination weddings too. This year’s palette of incredible skies, beaches, starry nights and crazy dancing include venues like the luxurious Shangri-La, Muscat, Jetwing Blue Negombo in Sri Lanka and Udai Vilas, Udaipur. Ace designer Kunal Rawal’s sister Sasha Rawal tied the knot at the Shangri- La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa in Oman. The wedding was attended by Sonam and Rhea Kapoor, amongst other Bollywood celebrities. This week fashionista Aparna Badlani of eclectic multi-designer Atosa said her ‘I Do’s’ in Serendib, at the Jetwing Blue Negombo in Sri Lanka.

Shaadi SeasonSasha Rawal and Samarth Bajaj

While Thailand, Sri Lanka and Oman are deservedly popular international destinations, a post on high profile Indian weddings will never be complete without mentioning Udaipur, Jodhpur or Jaipur. Builder and billiards champion Rishabh Thakkar wed writer and actress Sukhmani Sadana at the Samode Palace, Jaipur this week. While Udai Vilas, one of the finest hotels in the world played host to another high profile (and very private) wedding.

Shaadi SeasonSukhmani Sadana and Rishabh Thakkar

We’ll be back with more news once the Wedding Planners & Designers, who include Cineyug, MEW (Motwane Entertainment & Weddings), Svaha Events, Shaadi Squad, The Wedding Peeps and Gurleen Raheja come back with all the sights and sounds of Shaadi Season!

Sania Mirza’s sister Anam Mirza gets engaged

Ace tennis player Sania Mirza’s sister Anam got engaged to her Hyderabad-based advertising professional beau Akbar Rasheed at a lavish private ceremony in Hyderabad with close family members’ presence. The guests enjoyed the tantalizing Nawabi Hyderabadi daawat.




Anam Mirza looked stunning in a gorgeous baby pink ghagra choli by Manish Malhotra and diamond jewellery. We are swooning over her chunky diamond engagement ring.

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Sania Mirza too dazzled in a Manish Malhotra creation and hair and make up by Bianca Louzado.


Photos courtesy- Kamal Kiran Photography

A Couture Soirée By Manish Malhotra

Manish Malhotra unveiled his couture line, ‘THE EMPRESS’ STORY’ at the Amazon India Couture Week yesterday.  The collection very elegantly spotlights Indian detailing on classic Western silhouettes – think textured fabrics, voluminous gown-like silhouettes that could be worn as lehengas, trails of exquisite silk – lending the woman an air of majesty. The colour palette ranges from metallic silver and antique gold to rich burgundy, old rose pink, pearl grey and coffee brown.

The finale show also shared a glimpse into the Manish Malhotra Men’s Collection – replete with structured jackets, trench coats and waistcoats, in hues of blue and black with a touch of intricate embroidery. The evening also featured handcrafted shoes for the gentlemen – marking the brand’s first-ever foray into accessories. The Men’s Collection will be available at the brand’s much-awaited standalone men’s boutique in Delhi this winter.





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Lehenga Spotting at Lakmé Fashion Week – Part 1

From luxurious indulgence to quirky and dramatic, we spotted a range of lehengas at the Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2015 that will interest brides-to-be’s. In the part 1 of the series, we bring you the best from the first few days of the Show.

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Creations by Manish Malhotra

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Creations by SVA – Sonam & Paras Modi



Creations by Anushree Reddy

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Creations by Suneet Verma

Creations by Sabyasachi Mukherjee

With WeddingSutra on Location- Esha Shah

As part of our initiative WeddingSutra on Location, we invited three brides-to-be for a unique experience at Manish Malhotra’s couture store in Khar, Mumbai. Starting with a Style Consultation, followed by a Makeover and a Photo Shoot, each of the participants got an opportunity to interact with some of the best names in Bridal & Wedding services.

Here, in the last of the three-part series, bride-to-be Esha Shah writes about her experience with WeddingSutra on Location at Manish Malhotra.

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“I visit regularly, looking for new ideas and references for my wedding. It’s a great resource to know about all the latest bridal trends and WeddingSutra on Location is one of their features that I always enjoy reading. Needless to say I was absolutely thrilled when WeddingSutra invited me for a shoot at Manish Malhotra’s flagship store in Khar.

Once I reached the store I was welcomed by the WeddingSutra team. They were very warm and friendly and showed me some of the shortlisted bridal outfits. The moment I mentioned to them that I love the look of the color pink on me, they suggested a stunning raw silk lehenga in pink with very intricate jaal work and a gold sequin embroidered border. The raw silk material gave it a very royal look and feel, and it was teamed with a raw silk embroidered blouse and pink net dupatta with buttis. After I slipped into the lehenga, the team at Manish Malhotra store helped me with a few fittings that were required, and then it looked absolutely perfect.

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Once we were done with the outfit selection, I was introduced to make-up and hair expert duo- Kumar Iyer and Laksh Singh. They were so sweet and patient, and really took time in understanding my skin and preferences. Since I like to leave my hair down, we decided to do a half up-do with a dramatic maangtikka from Azva. As for the make-up, Kumar did a wonderful job in keeping it very natural with just some drama around the eyes and pink lips.


To bring the look all together, team WeddingSutra selected gorgeous long earrings from Azva, which complimented the headpiece and lehenga. All ready, I looked at myself in the mirror, and I was ecstatic to see my complete bridal look!


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Finally it was time for the shutterbugs. I was introduced to photographer Shreya Sen who was such a pleasure to work with and made the session fun and enjoyable.


The entire experience with WeddingSutra on Location was amazing to say the least. I’m taking back so many useful insights for my big day. Thank you team WeddingSutra!”

Esha’s Look
Makeup artist Kumar Iyer found Esha’s face an absolute delight to work on. He started with Lakmé Absolute Face Stylist Concealer in Honey around her eyes and then used Lakmé Absolute Mattreal White Intense Skin Cover Foundation in Beige Honey to create a base and even out her skin tone. He later applied the Lakmé Absolute White Intense Wet and Dry Compact to set the base. Kumar created little drama with her eyes using Lakmé Absolute Drama Stylist Shadow Duos in Pink Wink and gave her strong winged eyes with Lakmé Absolute Gel Addict Eyeliner in Black. He then curled her lashes and applied three coats of Lakmé Absolute Flutter Secrets Dramatic Eyes Mascara to open up her eyes. Esha mentioned to Kumar that lipsticks don’t stay on her, so he used the Lakmé Absolute Lip Tint in Pink Sorbet to stain her lips and one coat of Lakmé Absolute Plump & Shine Lip Gloss in Cherry Shine. Kumar felt that her face needed no contouring, so he just brushed few stokes of the Lakmé Absolute Face Stylist Blush onto her cheeks. Finally, Esha’s hair was blow dried with some extensions to give volume and then tonged and curled to give a soft fresh look.

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If you’re getting married in 2015 and would like to be a part of WeddingSutra On Location*, write to us at with your name, link to your FB profile and wedding date. Selected lucky winners get a complete ‘Bridal Wardrobe Look’ consultation on how to pick the wedding outfit complimentary to your body type & personality, and experience the look you prefer with a trial makeup and photo shoot in the makeup look.

*Location and Date – to be decided, City – Mumbai

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Outfit- Manish Malhotra
Jewellery- Azva
Makeup – Kumar Iyer for Lakmé Absolute
Hairstyling- Laksh Singh
Shoot Management–Tejal Karlekar, Kashmera Samant, Neelam Lakhani
Photographs byShreya Sen

With WeddingSutra on Location- Khushboo Gala

As part of our initiative WeddingSutra on Location, we invited three brides-to-be for a unique experience at Manish Malhotra’s couture store in Khar, Mumbai. Starting with a Style Consultation, followed by a Makeover and a Photo Shoot, each of the participants got an opportunity to interact with some of the best names in Bridal & Wedding services.

Here, in the second of the three-part series, bride-to-be Khushboo Gala blogs about her experience with WeddingSutra on Location at Manish Malhotra.

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“WeddingSutra on Location is an experience like no other and so many brides-to-want to be on Location and I too was hoping I would get the opportunity. When I got a call from WeddingSutra informing me that I was selected for the next one, I was thrilled. But I was on cloud nine when I found out that it is happening at Manish Malhotra’s Store! And I couldn’t wait to see myself as a Manish Malhotra bride!

The day arrived, and after the initial round of introductions with team WeddingSutra and the experts, I was shown the ace couturier’s latest bridal collection. There were so many beautiful outfits, all of which I loved, in fact I was quite confused. But thankfully there was an able team to help me! I decided to try a gorgeous sangeet outfit, a lime green georgette lehenga with Kashmiri tilla highlighted work. It had a nice mix of gold and silver work, and the full sequin blouse and heavily embroidered lime green dupatta brought out its charm. And once I tried it on, I was sure this was the one!

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Next up was the make-up session with renowned makeup artist Kumar Iyer. When you are in such experienced hands, all your apprehensions disappear! I left everything up to him, and he gave me an out-and-out glamorous look with glittery eyes and dark lips. He then left my hair on one side, adding so much more grace to my overall look! Jewellery by AZVA completed the look and now I ‘felt’ like a bride I always wanted to be.

Next was photo shoot time with candid photographer Shreya Sen. Being someone who is a little camera shy, I had my doubts on how well I could pose. But Shreya put me at ease, I enjoyed the session and it was a perfect end to a memorable day. Thank you WeddingSutra for the wonderful experience and making me feel like a celebrity bride for the day!”

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Khushboo’s Look
Khushboo has light and translucent skin and full lips. Kumar used the Lakmé Absolute Face Stylist Foundation in Golden Medium for the base which blended beautifully into her skin. He then emphasized her eyes with a touch of Lakmé Absolute Color Illusion Eye Shadow in Blue Pearl and finished with Lakmé Absolute Gel Addict Eyeliner in Black and Lakmé Absolute Kohl Ultimate to give a smudged look. To complete the eye makeup, Kumar applied multiple coats of Lakmé Absolute Flutter Secrets Dramatic Eyes Mascara on Khushboo’s long lashes. He also brushed on a hint of Lakmé Absolute Cheek Chromatic Baked Blusher in Day Blush on her cheeks. Kumar adds, “Her lips were the pièce de résistance”. He started with a coat of Lakmé Absolute Lip Tint in Wine Punch shade and topped them with Lakmé Absolute Gloss Addict in Plum Perfect shade for a fabulous and full pout. Hair Stylist Laksh Singh blow dried her hair and after adding few extensions, he styled her hair in waves clipped to one side to add glamour.

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If you’re getting married in 2015 and would like to be a part of WeddingSutra On Location*, write to us at with your name, link to your FB profile and wedding date. Selected lucky winners get a complete ‘Bridal Wardrobe Look’ consultation on how to pick the wedding outfit complimentary to your body type & personality, and experience the look you prefer with a trial makeup and photo shoot in the makeup look.

*Location and Date – to be decided, City – Mumbai

Khushboo@WeddingSutra on Location
Outfit- Manish Malhotra
Jewellery- Azva
Makeup – Kumar Iyer for Lakmé Absolute
Hairstyling- Laksh Singh
Shoot Management–Tejal Karlekar, Kashmera Samant, Neelam Lakhani
Photographs by- Shreya Sen

Behind the Scenes- WeddingSutra on Location@Manish Malhotra

We hosted our last WeddingSutra on Location at the studio of top couturier and Bollywood’s favorite designer- Manish Malhotra. The three brides-to-be who were ecstatic to experience a dress rehearsal in his signature ensembles were Purva Kewlani, Esha Shah and Khushboo Gala.

Photographed by Shreya Sen, here are some of the behind the scene moments– team WeddingSutra managing it all, makeovers by Makeup Artist Kumar Iyer with the Lakmé Absolute range, hairstyling by Laksh Singh and jewellery by Azva.

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Keep logging on to, as we will soon feature more photos of the final look of each bride-to-be and what they personally had to say about their wow experience with WeddingSutra on Location at Manish Malhotra.

Location- Manish Malhotra Couture Store, Khar
Makeup – Kumar Iyer for Lakmé Absolute
Hairstyling- Laksh Singh
Jewellery- Azva
Photographs by- Shreya Sen