‘Jewels of the Rajputana’, Zoya’s most exquisite and grand collection of the year pays tribute to the magnificent legacy of the Rajputs. Camels, kotah painters, the golden desert, swirling skirts, mirror work, colorful turbans, intricate leatherwork and the culture’s noble and courageous history, are all elements that served as muses to design Zoya’s latest majestic collection, crafted with the finest polki in unique settings, exquisite handcrafted enameling & also embellished with precious stones. Inspired by this unique collection, we hosted our latest Bridal Beginnings shoot at Zoya for which we invited three brides-to-be to be a part of this shoot. Here in the first of the three-part series we feature Rhea Hirani who is tying the knot with her beau Rishabh Shah this year (read more about Rhea and Rishabh here).
The Jewels she wore
Rhea wore a dazzling pair of jhumkas designed with string of pearls, and a statement ring depicting a surreal pond of hazy blue water atop a dancing grove of diamonds, radiating royal grandeur.
Rhea picked a bridal ensemble by designer duo Falguni and Shane Peacock. She says: “I chose a royal and chic gold hue lehenga with self embroidered panels and red floral embroidery at the hem. It was teamed with a deep red velvet collared embroidered jacket. It’s an outfit that is very ‘me’ and a style I love- traditional lehenga in contrasting colors and fun silhouettes.”
To compliment the bridal lehenga and jewellery, Makeup Artist Kumar Iyer created an updo with Rhea’s hair, just with a little teasing and hairspray. For makeup, he used a neutral color eye shadow, and then lined her eyes with brown by Lakmé Absolute. He then added a hint of color on her cheeks with a Bobbi Brown cream brush. He finished by highlighting her lips with a deep maroon matte shade.
Photos Courtesy– Amit Barot Photography
Location- Zoya, Khar