WeddingSutra, in collaboration with Lakmé Absolute and Rivaah by Tanishq, brings to you 'WeddingSutra on Location' – a curated showcase of top bridal trends and style statements from some of our WeddingSutra Favorites.

The latest edition of this popular bridal initiative took place at the city’s magnificent luxury hotel, The Westin Mumbai Garden City. In the third of this three-part series bride-to-be Akanksha shares her experience of the magical makeover that transformed her from head to toe.


Makeup artist Minee Khanna introduced the current bold red lip trend via her trusted makeup range from Lakmé Absolute’s Kareena Kapoor Khan Collection, and Disha Pamnani styled Akanksha's hair to match the bridal look. All prepped, the eager bride-to-be picked beautifully designed handcrafted jewellery from Rivaah by Tanishq that added layers of glimmering opulence to her look. Then, the WeddingSutra experts personally picked creations by celebrity designer duo Shyamal & Bhumika for Akanksha. As Akanksha enjoyed her bridal makeover, the talented photography team of Once Upon a Time – Wedding Tales captured every stage of the transformation.

One of the ten commandments of wedding day beauty is to elevate your everyday look. For most brides, this means flaunting bold red lips which they would typically not do in daily life. When it comes to red lipstick, some brides like it hot, and some like it even hotter. Akanksha had made her choice and to pull off this look, Minee used popping red and rich berry lips to elevate Akanksha's attention-grabbing beauty makeover. Akanksha shares, “Minee was a pleasure to work with. Having her do my makeup was one of the best experiences of the day. My makeup was one thing I knew I didn’t want to worry about, and turned out wonderful. Minee is a true professional, and has a passion for her work.”



When it was time to pick out her jewellery, a meenakari necklace from Rivaah by Tanishq caught her eye. The sea green creation was bordered with intricate motifs separated by beautiful stones and surrounded by pink drop beads. To go with this, she opted for gorgeous gold bangles, a pair of exquisite earrings and a kundan 'maang tikka' (forehead ornament). For someone who doesn’t wear jewellery often, the beautiful ornaments impressed Akanksha. She shares, “The necklace from Rivaah by Tanishq was undoubtedly beautiful. I like traditional meenakari jewellery, and when I found this particular necklace set, I was more than excited to try it on. And of course, it went beautifully with my gorgeous outfit.”




Akanksha has always been a fan of the designer duo Shyamal & Bhumika, so when it was time for her to try on their exquisite creations, she could hardly contain her excitement. She selected a gorgeous red and white heavily embroidered lehenga with gold details. The ensemble was paired with a blush pink dupatta. Akanksha explains, “It's every girl's dream to dress in a designer lehenga, and when it comes to bridal couture, Shyamal & Bhumika’s lehengas are amazing with regards to craftsmanship and aesthetics. I loved my lehenga and felt like a million bucks wearing it!”




She also shared how the Once Upon a Time – Wedding Tales team ensured she was at ease when facing the camera. "The photographers made the entire shoot feel so effortless. They made the experience magical by boosting my confidence and I had the most fun posing for them.”

In conclusion, Akanksha said, “Being a part of 'WeddingSutra On Location' was an unforgettable experience. Thanks to the WeddingSutra team for giving me this opportunity and making everything so easy and comfortable.”

Akanksha’s Look
Akanksha’s bold red lips were the highlight of her makeup. Makeup artist Minee Khanna started by using the Lakmé Absolute Illuminating Foundation that gave her silky, dewy skin. To set it in, she patted a layer of Lakmé Absolute White Intense Wet & Dry Compact. Lakmé Absolute Illuminating Eye Shadow Palette – Gold was used to highlight the eyes and create warmth with tawny hues. To draw further focus to them, she lined her eyes with Lakmé Absolute Kohl Ultimate in black. To add a soft hint of rosy blush to the apples of the cheeks, Minee used the Lakmé Absolute Face Stylist Blush Duos in Rose Blush. She completed the look with the Kareena Kapoor Khan Lakmé Absolute Pout Definer in Red Seductress.


Location: The Westin Mumbai Garden City
Outfits: Shyamal & Bhumika
Jewellery: Rivaah by Tanishq
Makeup Artist: Minee Khanna for Lakmé Absolute
Hairstylist: Disha Pamnani

Photography: Once Upon A Time - Wedding Tales

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