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As part of our initiative WeddingSutra On Location, we invited four brides-to-be for a unique experience at Monisha Jaising’s store in Pali Hill, Bandra, Mumbai. Starting with a Style Consultation, followed by a Makeover and a Photo Shoot, each of the participants got an opportunity to interact with some of the best names in Bridal & Wedding services.

Here, in the final of the four-part series, bride-to-be Astha Priyamvada shares her experience with WeddingSutra on Location at Monisha Jaising’ Studio.

The studio in Mumbai’s charming Pali Hill precincts is a large and beautiful store, located right in the middle of a quiet residential area. After the initial round of introductions, I spent some time with team WeddingSutra to tell them more about my wedding and personal style, after which we looked through Monisha’s bridal collection. They were patient while I went through the trials, encouraging me to pick something which I love while at the same time guiding me on what might suit me best. After trying some options, we decided on an unconventional light green and gold lace lehenga, with a heavily embroidered choli in a blend of pink, green and antique gold. It was paired with a hot pink net dupatta with intricate polki and lace work.

After the attire was decided I was introduced to makeup maestro Ojas Rajani. I have always preferred minimalist makeup, and I usually wear eye pencil and lip gloss only, so I left it to her to create a look that would complement the outfit and my skin tone. An hour later I was stunned! I loved the look that Ojas had created – especially the glittery highlight on my eyes.

Azva’s excellent craftsmanship was clearly visible in the heavy choker style necklace that was selected for me. Exquisitely carved kangans and a beautifully crafted maang tikka completed the look.

The photo shoot was the next adventure. Ever conscious of the camera, posing does not come naturally to me. Aditi was really patient and made me feel at ease. After a couple of shots, I was relaxed and started enjoying myself.

All in all, the entire experience was like a roller coaster ride- filled with special memories and amazing new experiences. Thank you Team WeddingSutra for putting it together so seamlessly!”

Astha’s look
Astha exudes a soft and subtle beauty, so Ojas decided to give her a a subtle and elegant look to compliment her personality. .Ojas started with the feather-light Lakmé Absolute Mattreal Skin Natural Mousse in Golden Medium shade to create a base that made her features look more dewy, soft and young. She highlighted her cheekbones with Lakmé Absolute Moon-Lit Highlighter. To defineAstha’s beautiful eyes, Ojas gave a emerald jeweled tone with Lakmé Absolute Color Illusion Pearl Shadow in Jade Pearl shade and used Lakmé Absolute Forever Silk Eyeliner in Gypsy Green instead of a black eye pencil. She finished by sculpting her eyebrows to give a 3D effect. Ojas kept her lips muted with one coat of Lakmé Absolute Gloss Stylist in Pink Pout. Finally Astha’s hair was styled with middle parting, soft waves and extensions to complete the look.

If you’re getting married in 2015 and would 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 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

Astha@WeddingSutra On Location
Outfit– Monisha Jaising
Jewellery– Azva (available at Gehna Jewellers, Bandra)
Makeup & Hair– Ojas Rajani for Lakmé Absolute
Shoot Management– Anshu Kalwani & Tejal Karlekar
Photographs by– Photosynthesis by Aditi

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