As part of our initiative ‘WeddingSutra on Location’, we invited four brides-to-be for a unique experience at Anita Dongre’s Bridal Studio in Lower Parel, Mumbai. Starting with a Style Consultation, a Makeover and a Photo shoot, each participant got to interact with some of the best names in Bridal & Wedding services.
Here in the first of the four-part series, bride-to-be Nikita Bhatia shares her experience with WeddingSutra on Location at Anita Dongre’s Bridal Studio.
“I regularly visit WeddingSutra.com and whenever I view the photographs of Real Brides and their outfits I am hugely inspired. While going through the Editor’s Blog I read about WeddingSutra on Location. I felt it is a brilliant initiative to help brides-to-be, so I wrote in and was thrilled to receive an invitation for the next WeddingSutra on Location. I was even more thrilled to hear that this time it was at Anita Dongre’s Studio! I had seen her latest bridal collection online and had loved it, so I couldn’t wait to wear her ensembles.
On the day of the shoot I walked into the store, all happy and excited where I met the WeddingSutra team who introduced me to Wedding Planner Candice Periera. Candice asked me about my different wedding functions, and we talked about what I was planning to wear. We then checked out the beautiful bridal creations at the store. I was earlier thinking of wearing a traditional red or pink outfit, but what caught my eye was a gorgeous blue velvet lehenga. It had gota patti and zardozi embroidery and was teamed with a cream and gold brocade choli. I tried it on and after I got a nod of approval from others, I knew I had picked the right one!
After the outfit was decided it was time to get my makeup done by cheerful Makeup Artist Recinda Martis. We had a brief discussion about what makeup and hair would suit the outfit, and I completely surrendered to her plan. I loved the smokey eyes and the way my hair was swept to the side with soft curls. When I saw the final outcome, I was stunned! I never thought I could pull off a side up-do, and I always felt dark eye makeup does not suit me, but this experience gave me an all-new perspective.
Then came the difficult part – posing for the camera! I have never been good with it, usually I don’t know where to look, how to sit, what to do with my hands, I smile too much or too little, and my eyes close too often! But Photographer Dev Purbiya was very patient and kept it simple and uncomplicated. And for once posing seemed effortless and so much fun!
All in all, the experience with WeddingSutra on Location was absolutely wonderful! I had a great time chatting with other brides-to-be, and felt like a diva in Anita Dongre’s beautiful outfit. Thank you again WeddingSutra, I knew this would be a great experience, but it was so much better than I expected it to be!”If you’re getting married in 2014 and would like to be a part of ‘WeddingSutra on Location’ write to us (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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).
Jewellery- Azva (Bangles) and Pinkcity (Necklace and Earrings)
Outfits and Location- Anita Dongre Bridal Studio, Phoenix Mills, Lower Parel, Mumbai
Makeup & Hair- Recinda Martis
Styling- Candice Pereira (Marry Me- The Wedding Planners)
Shoot Management- Anshu Kalwani and Tejal Karlekar
Photographs by- Dev Purbiya