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As part of our initiative ‘WeddingSutra on Location’, we invited four brides-to-be for a unique experience at Ritu Kumar’s flagship store in Lower Parel, Mumbai. Starting with a Style Consultation, a Makeover and a Photo Shoot, each of the participants got to interact with some of the best names in Bridal & Wedding services.

Here in the first of our four-part series, bride-to-be Amrita Mukherjee blogs about her experience with WeddingSutra on Location at Ritu Kumar.

“When I read about WeddingSutra on Location I was a little intrigued so I wrote in to WeddingSutra to learn more. We exchanged a few emails and some weeks later I was delighted when I received an invitation for their On Location at Ritu Kumar’s store.

Just as I walked towards Ritu Kumar’s store I remembered how much my mother loves the two Ritu Kumar creations in her wardrobe– they are her favorites, and she treasures them more than her heirloom precious jewellery too! I walked in to the store with great expectations, and was completely floored. I met Anshu and Tejal from WeddingSutra who introduced me to the rest of the team and the experts they had invited- renowned Makeup Artist and Hairstylist Ojas Rajani and Candid Photographers Ashwin & Jhalak of Shades Photography. After chatting with them briefly, I got started on choosing an outfit. With the team’s help and a few trials, I decided to wear a festive royal blue lehenga, with gold zardozi embroidery all over it, and teamed with a lovely pink dupatta.

With the outfit decided, it was time for hair & makeup. Ojas Rajani banished my apprehensions and nervousness with her friendly banter explaining why she was doing what at every step of the way. I was very happy with the way she gave me smoky eyes and how she enhanced my lips with the Lakmé Absolute range. After that she styled my hair in an elegant yet simple hairdo. All in all, I loved the transformation, now I know why so many brides refer to Ojas as a ‘magician’.

My look was then completed with stunning gold jewellery from Azva. The team helped me select a classic rani haar, which we matched with a pair of heavy gold earrings and a statement ring.

Finally, it was time for the photo shoot! I have never been camera shy so posing was fun and exciting from the start! Ashwin and Jhalak took some wonderful shots of me and all the brides-to-be. We chatted, laughed and giggled away while they captured our smiles by putting us at ease.

Undeniably, the experience has been one fabulous Ritu Kumar moment for my memory bank and I loved the styling and my transformation there! Thank you so much for this opportunity WeddingSutra.”

Amrita’s Look
Ojas chose a western cocktail look for Amrita’s makeover. She felt that ‘less is more’ was the ideal approach as she has delicate features. To bring out her natural beauty, Ojas used the Lakmé Absolute Skin Gloss Reflection Serum with the Lakmé Absolute Face Stylish Foundation for her. She then used peaches and plum shades of cream blush to give her fuller cheeks and contoured them with the Lakmé Absolute Moonlit highlighter. She gave her eyes a double-winged liner look with the Lakmé Absolute Forever Silk Eyeliner in jade green, which she smudged into the Lakmé Absolute Colour Illusion Pearl Shadow in jade pearl to give her smokey eyes. She then applied coats of the Lakmé Absolute Flutter Secrets Dramatic Eye Mascara onto her curled lashes. A pop of pink on her lips completed the Barbie Doll look. Ojas contoured and filled up with the Lakmé Absolute Lip Tint in Pink Sorbet and added on the Lakmé Absolute Gloss Stylist in Pink Pout for a fuller pout.

If you’re getting married in 2014 or 2015 and would like to be a part of ‘WeddingSutra on Location’ write to us (editor@weddingsutra.com) 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

Amrita@WeddingSutra on Location
Outfit– Ritu Kumar
Jewellery- Azva
Hair & Makeup- Ojas Rajani for Lakmé Absolute
Shoot Management- Tejal Karlekar and Anshu Kalwani
Photographs by- Shades Photography

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