As part of our initiative WeddingSutra on Location, we invited three brides-to-be for a unique experience at Manish Malhotra’s couture store in Khar, 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 last of the three-part series, bride-to-be Esha Shah writes about her experience with WeddingSutra on Location at Manish Malhotra.

"I visit WeddingStura.com regularly, looking for new ideas and references for my wedding. It's a great resource to know about all the latest bridal trends and WeddingSutra on Location is one of their features that I always enjoy reading. Needless to say I was absolutely thrilled when WeddingSutra invited me for a shoot at Manish Malhotra's flagship store in Khar.

Once I reached the store I was welcomed by the WeddingSutra team. They were very warm and friendly and showed me some of the shortlisted bridal outfits. The moment I mentioned to them that I love the look of the color pink on me, they suggested a stunning raw silk lehenga in pink with very intricate jaal work and a gold sequin embroidered border. The raw silk material gave it a very royal look and feel, and it was teamed with a raw silk embroidered blouse and pink net dupatta with buttis. After I slipped into the lehenga, the team at Manish Malhotra store helped me with a few fittings that were required, and then it looked absolutely perfect.

Once we were done with the outfit selection, I was introduced to make-up and hair expert duo- Kumar Iyer and Laksh Singh. They were so sweet and patient, and really took time in understanding my skin and preferences. Since I like to leave my hair down, we decided to do a half up-do with a dramatic maangtikka from Azva. As for the make-up, Kumar did a wonderful job in keeping it very natural with just some drama around the eyes and pink lips.

To bring the look all together, team WeddingSutra selected gorgeous long earrings from Azva, which complimented the headpiece and lehenga. All ready, I looked at myself in the mirror, and I was ecstatic to see my complete bridal look!

Finally it was time for the shutterbugs. I was introduced to photographer Shreya Sen who was such a pleasure to work with and made the session fun and enjoyable.

The entire experience with WeddingSutra on Location was amazing to say the least. I’m taking back so many useful insights for my big day. Thank you team WeddingSutra!"

Esha’s Look
Makeup artist Kumar Iyer found Esha’s face an absolute delight to work on. He started with Lakmé Absolute Face Stylist Concealer in Honey around her eyes and then used Lakmé Absolute Mattreal White Intense Skin Cover Foundation in Beige Honey to create a base and even out her skin tone. He later applied the Lakmé Absolute White Intense Wet and Dry Compact to set the base. Kumar created little drama with her eyes using Lakmé Absolute Drama Stylist Shadow Duos in Pink Wink and gave her strong winged eyes with Lakmé Absolute Gel Addict Eyeliner in Black. He then curled her lashes and applied three coats of Lakmé Absolute Flutter Secrets Dramatic Eyes Mascara to open up her eyes. Esha mentioned to Kumar that lipsticks don’t stay on her, so he used the Lakmé Absolute Lip Tint in Pink Sorbet to stain her lips and one coat of Lakmé Absolute Plump & Shine Lip Gloss in Cherry Shine. Kumar felt that her face needed no contouring, so he just brushed few stokes of the Lakmé Absolute Face Stylist Blush onto her cheeks. Finally, Esha's hair was blow dried with some extensions to give volume and then tonged and curled to give a soft fresh 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

Esha@WeddingSutra on Location
Outfit- Manish Malhotra
Jewellery- Azva
Makeup – Kumar Iyer for Lakmé Absolute
Hairstyling- Laksh Singh
Shoot Management–Tejal Karlekar, Kashmera Samant, Neelam Lakhani
Photographs byShreya Sen

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