Anooja – Oman
Discover her transformation at WeddingSutra on Location in Oman
WeddingSutra took its most popular bridal initiative, WeddingSutra on Location to the gorgeous vistas and warm hospitality of the Sultanate of Oman. The two resplendent leisure properties where the shoot was hosted- Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel, and Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa, combined with the undulating Omani dunes, beautiful beaches and dramatic mountain backdrops made for a unforgettable wedding rehearsal experience for 3 lucky WeddingSutra Readers.
Here, in the last of the three-part series, bride-to-be Anooja writes about her unique experience with WeddingSutra on Location in Oman.
“I am a long time admirer of the WeddingSutra blog. They’ve been an essential element in my wedding daydreams over the years. Imagine my utter delight when they approached my fiancé and I with the idea of a pre-wedding shoot in exotic Oman!
Our shoot with WeddingSutra was my first encounter with Oman and I have to hand it to Team WeddingSutra for choosing such a beautiful destination. The capital city of Muscat lies surrounded by mountain ranges stretching all the way to the Arabian Sea. The beauty of the city and the warmth of its gracious hosts held us in awe from the moment we landed.
We stayed at the Al-Bustan Palace and the Shangrila Barr-al-Jissah, both of which had pristine beaches, lush gardens and tall date palms. The scenic backdrops, Oman’s traditional hospitality and WeddingSutra’s meticulous planning set the tone for a fantastic pre-wedding shoot.
A brilliant array of outfits and a stunning collection of jewellery had me in wedding wonderland. Makeup artist Amrita Sanghavi really helped accomplish the look I wanted. She was extremely helpful and knowledgeable and her valuable tips will go a long way.
Photographers Ashwin and Jhalak of Shades Photography were extremely creative and brought glamour to the shoot while they captured the love and chemistry my fiancé and I share.
The locations, outfits, setting, hospitality and effort made by Team WeddingSutra made us feel like royalty! The results were the perfect rehearsal of my much anticipated D-day.”
At the private beach and cliff of Al Husn at Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Muscat, Anooja in an Anita Dongre creation and Mehtaphor jewellery.
Anooja is wearing a multi 5 layered gold foil necklace with Kundan pieces with enameling and beautifully embedded tiny pearl beads and a pair of kundan haathphool by Mehtaphor.
Anooja wears a Neeta Lulla lehenga from her Frozen collection near the 50 meter long infinity pool Al Bustan Palace- A Ritz Carlton Hotel.
Anooja is wearing a moroccan print lehenga by SVA by Sonam & Paras Modi at the Presidential Suite of Al Bustan- A Ritz Carlton Hotel.
The terrace area at the majestic Al Bustan- A Ritz Carlton Hotel.
Getting married in 2016? Would you like to be a part of WeddingSutra On Location*? Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, link to your FB profile and wedding date. Lucky selected winners will receive a complete ‘Bridal Wardrobe’ consultation on how to pick the wedding outfit that perfectly complements your body type & personality.
*Location and Date– to be decided, Cities– Mumbai/ Delhi/ Bangalore
Anooja@WeddingSutra on Location
Location- Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel and Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa, Oman
Makeup & Hair – Amrita Sanghavi for Lakme Absolute
Outfits- Anita Dongre, Neeta Lulla and SVA
Jewellery- Isharya and Mehtaphor
Accessories Partner– Tresmode
Photobook Partner- Canvera
Photographs by- Shades Photography