“Why don’t you do something with Grooms-to-be too” many of our readers (both to-be-brides and to-be-grooms) commented after we published photos of ‘WeddingSutra on Location’ with brides-to-be. Little wonder, when we posted an announcement on www.facebook.com/weddingsutra for our forthcoming event at Studio Aboutir, the newest men’s wear destination in South Mumbai, we were deluged with emails. Not just from grooms, but from their brides too, telling us how eager they were that their groom-to-be should win this unique experience. It was a tough call, shortlisting the 5 we could invite, but what was heartening was that so many were willing to travel from outstation to meet us at Studio Aboutir. Finally, the event took place on a Friday evening. The heavy rains that day did not dampen anyone’s spirit, and all the invitees turned up at the scheduled time. They were from different cities- Mumbai, Pune, Ranchi and Jodhpur, and from different work backgrounds- businessmen, architect, doctor and film-maker, and all of them had fun while deciding on their ensemble; that there were plenty of ethnic choices with an international ‘feel’ is what they liked most about Studio Aboutir’s merchandise.
Businessman Akshay Kalyanpur in a timeless classic Bandhgala in an an ivory shade. A crisp, elegant look in muted tones of ivory and gold, with fabrics like jute with antique gold embossing texture.
Film-maker and Photographer Vivek Kumar in a maroon silk brocade Sherwani
Architect Kunal Rathi in a white silk brocade Sherwani accessorized with a jeweled brooch.
From left to right Akshay, Vivek and Dr Apoorv Jain. Apoorv is wearing a rich silk blue Sherwani with pleats and pin-tucks.
The yummy food spread by Aditi Dugar of Urban Gourmet
From left to right, Parthip Thyagarajan of WeddingSutra.com, Anupam Mittal of Shaadi.com and Manish Banthia of Studio Aboutir
Jimmy Felix, Manish Banthia and Parthip Thyagarajan
Hairstyling and Makeup- Johitt and Johann Arora
Photographs by Dev Purbiya