WeddingSutra’s most popular bridal initiative WeddingSutra On Location was held at one of Mumbai’s most striking properties, The Westin Mumbai Garden City. In the first of this three-part series, bride-to-be Archie Shah she blows life into her vision of the perfect bride and looks nothing less than a dream!

Archie picked a lehenga in wine and paired the SVA By Sonam & Paras Modi creation with a gold choker by Azva. Exemplary of fine design and skilled craftsmanship, the piece elevated the entire look. The bride-to-be decided to trust make up artist Minee Khanna entirely to create a look to complement her attire, using products by Lakmé Absolute. Hairstylist Disha Pamnani tied the whole look together with a pretty hairdo that paid attention to both, Archie’s modern style and a traditional aesthetic. Ensuring all her expressions and poses were captured artfully was Knotty Affair by Namit and Vipul.

Archie Shah, The Westin Mumbai Garden City

Keen on picking a color that was bridal but not too typical, Archie was drawn to a crimson SVA By Sonam & Paras Modi lehenga. The voluminous skirt was covered in tiers of large floral motifs while the off shoulder blouse featured minimal embroidery, focused instead on playing with the texture of the fabric. The contrast offered an interesting visual play making the outfit truly stand out. Impressed by the design, Archie said, “I loved the lehenga for its beautiful color and intricate embroidery. The details that went into creating the aura of the outfit were truly breathtaking.”

Archie’s personal style was on full display as she picked a gold choker by Azva that infused traditional design with modern elegance. Featuring a red motif in the center with relief work in gold spread in an opulent flair around the neck, the polki diamonds that framed the intricate handcrafted details was exquisite. She then selected a pair of heavy earrings, a maangtika, and bangles. Archie said, “The jewellery was amazing. It had an ethnic touch to it and paired with the lehenga created a wonderful wedding look with a whisper of whimsy.”

Archie Shah, The Westin Mumbai Garden City

Archie Shah, The Westin Mumbai Garden City

Archie Shah, The Westin Mumbai Garden City

Archie then sat back and relaxed knowing Minee Khanna, one of the best makeup professionals in the industry could do no wrong. With her makeup on point, she let hairstylist Disha Pamnani style her tresses in a way that enhanced her overall appearance. When she saw her picture she said, “Both Mini and Disha knew just what was needed to complement the vibe the outfit and jewellery exuded and with their skills they matched it perfectly.”

Before bidding us goodbye Archie ended the day on a warm, effusive note, “When I saw the post by WeddingSutra on Instagram that called out to all brides who were interested in being a part of this shoot, I reached out immediately to show my eagerness. I got selected and couldn’t have been happier about it since this was such a fabulous experience. The photographers were very professional and made sure that we were comfortable. Team WeddingSutra was as wonderful as we’ve come to expect. They’re definitely some of the kindest and most amazing people I have met!”

Archie Shah, The Westin Mumbai Garden City

Archie Shah, The Westin Mumbai Garden City

Archie Shah’s Look
To prep Archie’s skin, makeup artist Minee Khanna began by applying the Lakmé Absolute Argan Oil Serum Foundation in Ivory Cream. She then set it with the Lakmé Absolute White Intense Wet and Dry Compact. Dimension to Archie’s eyes was created with the help of Lakmé Absolute Illuminating Eye Shadow Palette in French Rose. Using the Lakmé Absolute Forever Silk Eyeliner in Blacklast she darkened her eyes and then added a flush to her checks with the Lakmé Absolute Face Stylist Blush Duos in Rose Blush. The final touch resonated with the wine colored lehenga, the Lakmé Absolute Argan Oil Lip Color Mauve-It on her lips.

Archie Shah, The Westin Mumbai Garden City

Are you engaged and planning your wedding? Would you like to be a part of WeddingSutra On Location*? Write to us at editor@weddingsutra.com with your name, link to your FB profile and wedding date. Selected winners will receive a complete ‘Bridal Wardrobe’ consultation on how to pick the wedding outfit that perfectly complements your body type and personality.

Location: The Westin Mumbai Garden City
Outfits: SVA By Sonam & Paras Modi
Jewellery: Azva
Makeup: Minee Khanna for Lakme Absolute
Hair: Disha Pamnani
Photography and Videography: Knotty Affair by Namit and Vipul

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