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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 second of the four-part series, bride-to-be Dhwani Shah blogs about her experience with WeddingSutra on Location at Monisha Jaising.

“When I read about WeddingSutra on Location, I thought it was a fantastic and cool concept so I wrote to WeddingSutra and some weeks later I was delighted to receive an invitation to the On Location at Monisha Jaising.

Monisha Jaising’s sprawling and stylish store in Pali Hill, Bandra has an amazing variety for brides wanting a non-traditional wedding look or an edgy look for a pre-wedding celebration. Team WeddingSutra helped me look through the lehengas and gowns, I tried on some outfits and finalized on a gorgeous intricately embroidered carbon grey lehenga, with a deep maroon and copper embellished blouse. I loved its unusual color combination, and the fully embellished maroon dupatta.

Once I was through with the outfit selection, make up magician Ojas Rajani took over. She is not only a make-up expert, she is an amazing hair stylist and a brilliant fashion stylist who understands how to put together the overall look. With her make up strokes she changed my looks from simple to glam, and gave me voluminous curls to add to the glam. Elegant Azva pieces from Gehna Jewellers completed the look- I picked a gold choker neck piece, jhumkis earrings, a dazzling gold cuff and a maharani ring.

Now it was Photo shoot time! Aditi, the warm and friendly wedding photographer took my photos, both candid and posed inside the store and outside.

I have been regularly logging on to Weddingsutra since a long time and it was nice to personally meet and interact with the team who run this awesome e-magazine. And for me and I’m sure for all the other brides who were present at WeddingSutra on Location, this was indeed a fun and enriching experience.”

Dhwani’s look
Ojas Rajani decided to give Dhwani an ‘Earth Goddess’ look by concentrating on Dhwani’s eyes and hair to compliment the stunning carbon grey creation by Monisha Jaising. Ojas started by creating a base with the Lakmé Absolute Mattreal Skin Natural Mousse, and brushed on some Lakmé Absolute Face Stylist Blush Duos. To achieve dramatic smokey eyes, Ojas used Lakmé Absolute Kohl Ultimate and then brushed on coats of the Lakmé Absolute Flutter Secrets Dramatic Eye Mascara onto her curled lashes. Lakmé Absolute Gloss Stylist in Berry Cherry was used for Dhwani’s lips. Her hair was set in gentle yet voluminous curls as the final touch for the Earth Goddess 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

Dhwani@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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