My Best Friend Nazish’s Wedding
A day of cocktail glamor with DNA Jewels and Skinn by Titan for the bride-to-be Nazish and her bride squad.
How exciting is it when the first of the squad is set to tie the knot? Bride Nazish was over the moon when her troupe of bridesmaids came into town with just one thing on the agenda – an afternoon of glamour and good times. The bride and her besties had a day of indulgence, preening and pampering with a walk through different wardrobes and picking accessories for a sophisticated cocktail soirée.
One of the most coveted experiences of weddings is the chance to live out the fantasy of looking and feeling like royalty, gilded and sparkling with precious gems. For their cocktail party, the squad wanted to imbibe an air of delicate elegance into their look, and were styled with scintillating pieces from DNA Jewels, famed for their exquisite fine handcrafted silver jewellery that can be customized to suit every taste and budget. Contemporary designs encrusted with brilliant diamonds and glittering semi-precious coloured gems sparkled in the afternoon sun.
In shimmering, eclectic couture from Pankaj and Nidhi, the women got their glam on. Their sunkissed, iridescent visages were coutured by makeup artists Neha Shah and Awantica Khanna Sharma. And as a famous fashion icon once said, “No elegance is possible without perfume,” the stunning looks were finished with the inimitable perfume choices from the range of alluring fragrances of Skinn by Titan.
The bride, overcome with love and joy, wanted to show her friends how much they meant to her. And what better way to express this than by gifting them an exotic fine fragrance gift pack from SKINN. She picked the bridesmaid gift pack which is a combination of SKINN’s signature perfumes, Sheer, a well-balanced perfume with its unique floral, fruity and woody notes and Celeste, fresh and playful with the floral and fruity notes that is sure to make heads turn. The bride chose another magical masterpiece for herself – Nude, a perfume with delicate notes reminiscent of a unique floral bouquet, perfect for the charming and passionate lady that Nazish is.
The day began in the soothingly indulgent ambience of the luxurious Niu & Nau Salon at the Taj Lands End, Mumbai, as the squad got ready, enjoying the salon’s impeccable services. Suffused in the delicious mists of the fragrances, leaving a subtle sense of romance and mystery as they posed, twirled and looked beautiful at the stunning seafront venue of the Taj – these young women had their beautiful moments immortalized in timeless frames by The Photo Diary.
Nazish and her best friends tell us about their day.
Bride Nazish Nanji
“Getting dressed up and taking photographs with my troupe was no doubt surreal and a ton of fun but more importantly, it provided us with buckets of inspiration! It gave us a unique perspective about shopping and dressing for a wedding. We tried out new looks, stuff we wouldn’t have normally gravitated towards.”
Nazish’s jewelry from DNA Jewels included intricately crafted pieces with fiery red stones and diamonds. They added a pique of color and drama to her silver lehenga with shimmering fish scale detailing by Pankaj and Nidhi. She says, “I loved the two statement rings I wore with my leaf motif diamond bracelet. The crimson crystals of my tassled earrings matched my ruby lips perfectly. With bold eyes and sleek hair, makeup artist Neha Shah enhanced the chic, unique cocktail party look. The ensemble was complete with a spritz of the exquisite perfume, Nude from Skinn that enraptured me in a romantic mist of fruity and floral notes“
“Working with Monisha was an absolute delight. She is a perfexionist and looking at the pictures clicked was a revelation. The shots captured by The Photo Diary is something I will treasure forever.”
Bridesmaid Sanchi Gandhi
“This is the first wedding in our little girl gang,” Sanchi says, explaining the excitement and the emotions. “Trying out gorgeous outfits, jewellery and more was not only a great source of inspiration, but also a chance to gently allow the reality to sink in, that our best friend is embarking on a new life.”
Sanchi loves pastels and adored the one shouldered, puffed sleeved blouse in blush that she paired with an eclectic lehenga that shimmered with a broken mirror effect. Feminine and flirty, this outfit by Pankaj and Nidhi was accessorised with an elegant diamond bracelet with leaf motifs and earrings cascading with glittering emerald cut diamonds from DNA Jewels. Of her pulled hairdo, dewy makeup and bold lipstick by Awantica Sharma, Sanchi says, “The look was romantic and contemporary, and perfect for a cocktail party.”
You’re never fully dressed without a fragrance and bridesmaid Sanchi was pampered with the perfect gift from her bride – a mesmerizing perfume, Sheer from SKINN. Sanchi says, “Just a whiff of this fine fragrance and I was touched by how well Nazish knew me. It was just the right perfume for me, the right combination of floral notes that instantly elevate my mood.”
Bridesmaid Farheen Nanji
The experience of spending the day with her friends, reliving all their cherished memories together, and preparing for the happy moments to come was priceless for Farheen. Knowing how memories and fragrances go hand in hand, she was especially excited by Nazish’s thoughtful gift of fine fragrances from SKINN. “The gift pack was a beautiful, glittery, soft lavender box. It was a combo gift box with two different fragrances from Skinn and I love how unique the perfumes are.”
Farheen got the chance to embrace styles she’d normally shy away from. She says, “My outfit from Pankaj and Nidhi was unlike anything I’ve worn before; edgy and elegant with its glittery mirrored detailing. I felt like an ice-princess and the aesthetic was perfectly complemented by jewelry from DNA Jewels. Dangling earrings featuring cascading diamonds, a curved bracelet and a statement ring all added to the glamor. My hair was left in romantic, loose waves and I absolutely loved how Awantica highlighted my makeup with pops of blue for extra oomph.”
Bridesmaid Sumati Sapru
Sumati was awestruck by the experience. “I got a lovely SKINN gift pack with their signature perfumes. The outfits were scintillating, the gems jaw-dropping! The entire experience of getting dolled up in exquisite makeup and hair done by professionals… it was an unreal experience! My lavender ensemble from Pankaj and Nidhi evoked the grace and fluidity of a saree with the sophistication of a gown worthy of walking the red carpet.”
Sumati’s jewellery from DNA Jewels was reminiscent of the flapper styles of the art deco era. Her one shoulder drape enhanced the visibility of the statement green emeralds, her earrings playing peekaboo in the soft waves of her hair styled by Awantica Sharma. She says, “The emerald accents added a subtle but sure pop of colour to my look, and I absolutely loved the statement cocktail ring.”
Bridesmaid Jamila Pittalwala
Jamila found the Taj Lands End with its swaying palms and the Arabian Sea views to be the perfect backdrop for their elegant cocktail party shoot. “I was swept away by the stunning diamond set by DNA Jewels that I had the opportunity to wear! It just looked enchanting against my dreamy gown by Pankaj and Nidhi with its shimmering train and draped cape detailing. The retro 70’s glam visage Neha created for me was the perfect accompaniment for the look. Topping the look with a few sprays of SKINN perfumes from my bridesmaid gift pack, I truly felt like a diva!”
Jamila loved the experience with The Photo Diary. “Looking at the pictures, I couldn’t believe how glamorous we all looked!”
Location: Taj Lands End, Mumbai
Jewellery: DNA Jewels
Outfits: Pankaj and Nidhi
Makeup Artist and Hairstylist: Neha Shah (Nazish & Jamila) and Awantica Khanna Sharma (Sanchi, Farheen & Sumati)
Perfumes: Skinn by Titan
Photography: The Photo Diary