As part of our initiative ‘WeddingSutra on Location’ we invited four brides-to-be for a unique experience at Ensemble, the multi designer store near Lions Gate, 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 first of the four-part series, Yuti Mehta, a freelance fashion designer, who is tying the knot with her long-time boyfriend in Mumbai this December writes about her experience:
Ever since my wedding dates got fixed, I have been hooked on to WeddingSutra. One day, while I was on the Editor’s Blog I happened to read about ‘WeddingSutra on location’, and I wrote to them right away. I was thrilled when I received a reply, inviting me for their next on Location at Ensemble.
It was 10.00 am on a Thursday morning, the elegant doors of Ensemble opened, and I felt a little odd entering the iconic store all by myself. The Receptionist guided me to the first floor where the bridal wear is showcased. There I got a warm welcome from the WeddingSutra team who introduced me to all the experts they had invited- Wedding Planner Neha Shroff, Makeup Artist Kumar Iyer and Photographer Shreya Sen. Now I felt comfortable and was excited about the makeover. The first step was deciding on what to wear. Neha Shroff showed me a few bridal lehengas and I was immediately attracted to a stunning fuchsia colored lehenga with intricate hand embroidery set in pink stones. It was complemented with a gold embroidered blouse and a heavy tulle dupatta. I tried on the outfit and felt really nice.
Next it was time for hair and makeup. Once I briefed Kumar on what I wanted, he smiled and I figured he knew exactly what I was looking for, perhaps many brides have told him something similar, I wanted to look like a traditional bride, but I didn’t want very traditional make-up. He quietly went about doing his work with his deft fingers, and when it was done, I looked at myself in the mirror and was pleased.
What I also loved about my look was the Jewellery- all chic and elegant gold creations. Anshu from the WeddingSutra team told me they were creations by Azva available at select Jewellery stores. I wore the necklace, earrings and bangles which complimented the outfit beautifully; an earring used as a Maangtika ‘completed’ the look. Finally, it was time for the Photo Shoot with Shreya Sen. I’ll call her brilliant because I never had to put on a ‘smile’ or be conscious about my posture.
I’m sure every bride-to-be who has been a part of WeddingSutra on location has left feeling pampered and content, and my experience was no different! I was overwhelmed with all the little details the entire team took care of to make me feel so special!
If you’re getting married in December 2013 or early 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)
Outfit – Angor by Ensemble Design Studio (available at Ensemble)
Makeup & Hair- Kumar Iyer and associate Hairstylist Laksh Singh
Styling- Neha Shroff (Momente Wedding Planners)
Shoot Management- Tejal Karlekar and Anshu Kalwani
Photographs Courtesy- Shreya Sen