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With WeddingSutra on Location – Astha Shrivastava

As part of our new initiative ‘WeddingSutra on Location’ we invited four brides-to-be for a unique experience at Fizaa (by Zarine Khan), the multi-designer fashion studio in Juhu, Mumbai. Starting with a Style Consultation, a Makeover and a Photo shoot, each of the four participants got to interact with some of the best names in Bridal & Wedding services. Here, in the third of the four-part series, Astha Shrivastava, an architect, blogs about her experience.

“The moment my wedding date was fixed, I couldn’t stop thinking about what needs to be done; while the arrangements and events bit is something which is keeping me and my family busy, what kept me most preoccupied was thinking about what to wear and where to shop, and I didn’t know where to start. A friend suggested I check the album ‘Lehenga LookBook’ on WeddingSutra’s FB page. I loved the album but I still couldn’t figure out what I should wear. I’m a jeans and tee girl, so I haven’t really bought too much Indian wear, and I was confused whether I should go very traditional, or pick something contemporary Indian. One day when I was browsing through the WeddingSutra blog, I read about ‘WeddingSutra on Location’ and immediately dashed off an email to tell them how eager I was to be a part of it. I was selected and super excited. On the day of the event, when I entered Fizaa, I was overwhelmed to see the variety of colors and styles in Indian wear. After I met all the experts, stylist Sakshi Mehra suggested I try a Shyamal & Bhumika lehenga- red and white with intricate gold and silver work, with a white and gold dupatta. I loved what I saw in the mirror and decided to go with it. For Makeup Kumar Iyer asked me what I wanted– and here I was a little clear, I wanted to look like a Gujarati bride, but with light and natural make-up, Kumar smiled and nodded, and I was reassured that he knows what I want. Hair Stylist Ishita Khanna gave me a fabulous side bun with few flowers to complete the look. During the photo shoot I was a little conscious, but Shreya Sen made me comfortable while she clicked away. Oh, I never knew a photo shoot could be so much fun! I walked out of Fizaa happy that I had learnt so much about clothes, make-up and hairstyling in three hours.”

If you’re getting married in 2013 and would like to be a part of ‘WeddingSutra on Location’ write (weddingsutra@gmail.com) to us with your name, contact no and wedding date. Select 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)

Astha’s Look

Outfit- Shyamal & Bhumika
Makeup- Kumar Iyer
Hair- Ishita Khanna
Photography- Shreya Sen
Styling- Sakshi Mehra
Shoot Management- Tejal Karlekar and Shaan S Khanna

Photographs Courtesy- Shreya Sen

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