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With WeddingSutra on Location – The Raymond Shop @ Breach Candy

As part of our initiative ‘WeddingSutra on Location’, we invited four grooms-to-be for a unique experience at The Raymond Shop in Breach Candy, Mumbai. Here, Prathamesh Bandekar – Photo Editor with Bombay Times, Abhijeet Wankhade – an Entrepreneur, Jinesh Bhayani – a Businessman and Ishant Devadiga – a Media Consultant share their experiences.

Says Abhijeet: “I’m getting married in two months, and when I and my fiancé saw WeddingSutra’s post inviting grooms-to-be it was my fiancé who pushed me to participate, in fact, she sent in my nomination. When I received an email from WeddingSutra I didn’t quite know how to react but my fiancé was way more excited. Seeing how happy she was, I knew I had to reschedule my work commitments and make it for WeddingSutra on Location.” Adds Jinesh: “My fiancé Manali suggested we spend our Saturday with WeddingSutra on Location, initially I was a little hesitant, but then I thought why not try something new and get a feel of what it is like to get ready for the Big Day.”

Abhijeet Wankhade

All the four grooms-to-be started off by trying on different options, Prathamesh Bandekar who was the first to arrive, decided to try three different looks. He says: “My first look was a traditional charcoal gray suit with a purple shirt and tie, which seemed cool for a pre or post wedding party. The second look was a gray suit with trousers, and a quirky bow tie, which looked fantastic in the photos and would be perfect for a vintage cocktail party theme. The third and my favorite look from the shoot was a white bandhgala with black trousers, a style that I hadn’t experimented with earlier and I must say I felt it was elegance personified!”

Prathamesh Bandekar

Abhijeet, Jinesh and Ishant all picked a Tuxedo. Says Ishant: “While I was trying the different styles, the Raymond Stylist suggested a Tuxedo, and instantly an image of Jackie Chan in the movie ‘Tuxedo’ came to my mind. I tried a cool black Tux and it felt comfortable and masculine.” Adds Abhijeet: “I tried on a Tuxedo for the first time and quite loved it.”

Ishant Devadiga

With each of their looks decided it was then time to get their hair styled by Laksh Singh. Says Abhijeet: “Laksh was super-awesome at his job! I’ve always enjoyed styling my hair myself, but getting one’s hair styled by an ace hairstylist was a different experience altogether.” After all of them were ready, it was time for the Photo Shoot with Candid Photographers Ashwin Mishra and Jhalak Singhal of Shades Photography. Says Prathamesh: “ I have been a Fashion and Lifestyle Photographer for the last ten years, but this was my first time in front of the camera, and I was actually a little nervous. However, interacting with Ashwin and Jhalak, I felt at ease. I think all the other guys felt the same too.” Abhijeet confesses, “Initially, I felt uncomfortable but the photo shoot turned out to be the best part of the entire experience. Ashwin understood when I was nervous and would speak to me at those times.”

In all, the grooms thoroughly enjoyed the experience as they a got a whole new insight into dressing for their big day. Says Jinesh “It was fun being spoilt to no extent and get a chance to try different wear.”Prathamesh declares, “Raymond will be my go-to brand for all my wedding occasions. Their incredible options and perfect weddings made me feel like ‘A Complete Man’.”

Jinesh Bhayani

If you’re getting married in 2014 and would like to be a part of ‘WeddingSutra on Location’ write to us (weddingsutra@gmail.com) with your name, link to your FB profile and wedding date. Selected lucky winners get a complete ‘Wardrobe Consultation’ on how to pick the wedding outfit complimentary to your body type & personality, and experience the look you prefer with a trial styling and photo shoot in the stylized look.

Location and Date – To be decided (City – Mumbai).

Location – The Raymond Shop, Breach Candy
Hairstyling – Laksh Singh
Shoot Management – Anshu Kalwani and Tejal Karlekar
Photographs by – Jhalak Singhal and Ashwin Mishra (Shades Photography)

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