Ayesha, Taj Lands End, Mumbai
Wearing a lehenga by Manish Malhotra, jewelry by Tanishq, and a stunning makeover, courtesy Lakme, bride-to-be Ayesha lived her dream before the big day!
WeddingSutra, in collaboration with Lakmé Absolute and Rivaah by Tanishq, brings you WeddingSutra on Location – a curated showcase of top bridal trends and style statements from some of our WeddingSutra Favorites.
WeddingSutra’s popular bridal initiative ‘WeddingSutra On Location’ took place against flamboyant backdrops at Taj Lands End, Mumbai. In the second of this three-part series, bride-to-be Ayesha’s contagious smile and unmatched grace were only accentuated by her makeover.
New makeup trends are a relentless tide in an ocean of options. But while some will disappear like the surf, the Golden Glow is here to stay. Shimmying up to the shimmer, bride-to-be Ayesha’s inner diva was unleashed by makeup artist Sejal Sachnakul of Makeovers by Sejal. With products from Lakmé’s latest range, the Kareena Kapoor Khan Lakmé Absolute, and with her expertise, Sejal painted her a glowing visage while Manjula Sachin Jadhav styled her luscious locks.
To complement her vibrant personality, the team chose intricate gold jewellery by Rivaah by Tanishq. The brand’s exquisite craftsmanship delivered the perfect glam quotient for each outfit designed by Bollywood’s most popular, Manish Malhotra. Redefining the ethnic aesthetic with luxuriant embroideries, his lehenga brought to life a dream for our filmi bride-to-be! A bejeweled clutch completed the look, and Ayesha was ready to turn heads!
Natasha Samant of The Storyteller was behind the lens all day, turning every significant moment into an everlasting memory.
It all began with the lehenga. The team revealed the gorgeous Manish Malhotra design and Ayesha was just elated. She says, “The heavily adorned lehenga had an unconventional touch with its sheer, pastel dupatta and I loved it! I couldn’t wait to put it on and twirl around in it.”
The right jewellery must perform the delicate balancing act between the attire and the make up. Ayesha and the team decided on minimalist elegance – an easy choice from the magnificent range on offer at Rivaah by Tanishq. Ayesha’s choker was created out of a cluster of leaf motifs rendered in kundan and gold. The ruby-encrusted pendant and the matching leaf-shaped jhumkis complemented her outfit and brought a bucolic touch to the look. She added a kundan maang tikka and a heavy gold bangle from the brand to complete the set. Fascinated by Tanishq’s craftsmanship she says, “I’ve rarely come across designs that morph classics with contemporary so beautifully and that too in gold!”
And speaking of gold, it was time to get to work on that ‘Golden Glow’ that is ruling your Insta. Using products by Lakmé Absolute’s new range, Kareena Kapoor Khan Collection, Sejal of Makeovers by Sejal built a stunning luminescence. Ayesha usually shies away from make-up but this was the look for her. She said, “I’ve seen ‘before and after’ pictures of brides where the makeup doesn’t just cake up the entire face but hides their personality as well. Sejal gave me just what I was looking for! The unique glow enhanced my face; it wasn’t cakey and I still looked like myself. The skin and diet tips she shared clearly spelled her expertise. Apart from the shimmery tinge, I really loved my lip color! I never thought a color from the pink palette would suit my skin tone, but she confidently proved me wrong. The best part was that the makeup stayed intact for hours!”
Ayesha summed up her day with warmth and gratitude, saying, “I’ve been following WeddingSutra for a long time. I’ve looked for inspiration across their offerings and love their coverage of featured weddings.
Today has been a glorious ‘Test Run’. I now have a decisive list of what to do and what not to do. For example, because the shoot was on a manicured lawn, despite the help from the team, I’ve realized I can’t wear stilettoes! I’m going to have to wear wedges on my big day or I’ll keep sinking into the ground.
All in all, I had such a wonderful time and every person on the shoot welcomed me with so much warmth.”
That Golden Glow on Ayesha featured subtle flecks of shimmer and tinges of gold. Makeup artist Sejal summoned the sunshine by beginning with an application of the Lakmé Absolute Argan Oil Serum Foundation in Ivory Cream.She then used the Lakmé Absolute White Intense Wet and Dry Compact to set the foundation. With the Lakmé Kareena Kapoor Khan Absolute Face Contour – Natural Light, Lakmé Kareena Kapoor Khan Absolute Cheek Contour and the Lakmé Absolute Illuminating Shimmer Brick she illuminated the skin with a fine shine. For the subtle make-up on the eyes she used Lakmé Absolute Illuminating Eye Shadow Palette – Gold and the Lakmé Kareena Kapoor Khan Absolute Eye Definer. And finally, adding to the stunning contour, Sejal used the Lakme Kareena Kapoor Khan Absolute Pout Definer – Mischievous Love for the perfect pop of color to Ayesha’s lips.
Photography: The Storyteller