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Call it the girl-gang, the mod-squad, the cute crew, having your besties by your side at the most important times in your life is an unparalleled feeling.

Bride-to-be Mansi Shah had always envisioned a fun pre-wedding shoot with her friends. The minute she found out she was selected for the My Best Friend's Wedding photoshoot with WeddingSutra, she invited five of her best girls to make the most of this opportunity!

BridesmaidsBride Mansi and her bridesmaid share a candid moment together

She’s been a tomboy all her life, so her friends Shruti, Drashti, Ishita, Nikita and Divya were really looking forward to seeing her all dolled up for a pre-wedding rehearsal with WeddingSutra’s curated list of wedding experts.

The day started with the bride and her bridesmaids being invited to the beautiful suite of the luxurious JW Marriott Sahar, Mumbai. The contemporary interiors of the plush suite instantly wowed the ladies. “The rooms are so spacious and luxe; we already feel like princesses!” Mansi exclaimed. But there was more to come... the WeddingSutra team welcomed the girl squad with some exquisitely designed gift boxes from Payal Savla Designs which left them gleefully surprised!

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BridesmaidsStunning lehengas from Benzer

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Happily trading tips and compliments, the bridesmaids, Shruti, Drashti, Ishita, Nikita and Divya chose pastel lehengas from Benzer. Mansi went with a stunning midnight blue velvet lehenga with intricate gold zardozi work and a striking pink dupatta, which not only gave a royal touch to her ensemble but was a gorgeous contrast with her bridesmaids’ choice of pastels. “I loved the Benzer lehenga because the cut and the color suited me. I also feel that the blue balanced the other pastel shades beautifully,” she said.

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Gorgeous antique bridal jewelry from Arena Jewelers helped accentuate the bridal look. Mansi’s choker and statement earrings added to the regal allure of her attire. Her bridesmaids were spoilt for choice and picked the most exquisite kadhas, maang-tikkas, bangles and earrings and coordinated them with the color of their lehengas. Nikita said, “I am not a fan of jewelry but Arena’s jewelry collection changed my mind. It was all so beautiful! I chose to wear simple gold earrings and bangles that went perfectly with my all green outfit.”

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It was their first experience with professional hair and make-up services, so the girls were really excited when professional makeup artists from Jean Claude Biguine gave them invaluable tips on skincare and makeup. The tomboy bride smiled, “I don’t wear makeup everyday. This was an amazing experience because they helped accentuate the best of my features and also gave me some amazing tips which will definitely help me on my big day!”

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Finally, it was the moment they’d all been waiting for… the photography session with Natasha Samant who helped put the girls at ease and also shared some handy tips on posing effectively for a bridal shoot. “We confess, we all were a bit conscious about the shoot but Natasha calmed us down. She was so friendly, happily chatting with us during the entire shoot that we didn’t even realize that she was actually shooting while conversing with us!” laughs the blushing bride-to-be.

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BridesmaidsThe bride and her bridesmaids excitedly open their Payal Savla gift boxes

Playing ‘dress-up’, taking selfies, sharing inside jokes, the day turned emotional for Mansi at one point as she looked at her childhood friends and found herself reminiscing over the years of memories they shared. “We’ve all been friends for so long,” she said, watching her girls, “I feel so lucky to have my best friends with me on this beautiful occasion. I feel like a bride already! This shoot was like a dream come true for us and I cannot thank WeddingSutra enough for this wonderful opportunity!”

We at WeddingSutra enjoyed giving Mansi and her friends a memorable experience, and we wish them all the best!

BridesmaidsDrink Stirrers from Payal Savla Designs

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BridesmaidsThe bride and her bridesmaids with their Canvera Photobook

Location: JW Marriott Sahar
Outfits and Clutches: Benzer
Bride's Jewelry- Arena Jewelers
Makeup and Hair: Jean Claude Biguine
Bridesmaid Gift Boxes: Payal Savla Designs
Photobook Partner: Canvera

Photography-The Storyteller by Natasha Samant.

Getting married in 2017? Would you like to be a part of My Best Friend’s Wedding Shoot? Write to us at editor@weddingsutra.comwith your name, link to your FB profile and wedding date.

*Location and Date– to be decided, Cities– Mumbai/ Delhi/ Bangalore

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