WeddingSutra held its most popular bridal initiative, WeddingSutra On Location at the Vivanta by Taj President to showcase the best in bridal style statements for this wedding season. Captured by Ace Photographer Ronny Sequeira, here's a photo feature showcasing the style consultation and makeover of the participating brides-to-be in the company of Team WeddingSutra and make-up maestro Ojas Rajani for Lakme Absolute. This time, we tried something unique with bridal ensembles handpicked from Flyrobe - India's largest fashion rental platform offering premier fashion rental service allowing brides to experience creating fabulous looks without spending a bomb. Their bridal concierge service with in-house stylists helps the bride and groom to select outfits and get them tailored to fit them perfectly! Azva's heirloom quality 22k gold chokers and raani haar added to the glamour of the bridal looks.
In the last of this three-part series, bride-to-be Henna Motwani tells us about her experience with WeddingSutra On Location at the Vivanta by Taj President, Mumbai.
Bride-to-be Henna Motwani experiences the ultimate transformation by ace makeup artists Ojas Rajani
“I’ve followed WeddingSutra for years and thought of it as an ultimate bridal and wedding resource. The site is not only really helpful for brides like me, who do not reside in India but also for those planning a destination wedding. I’ve had friends lucky enough to take part in their editorial shoots, and they couldn’t recommend the experience enough.
The day started with trials and fittings for my lehenga. I wanted to choose a trousseau piece that wasn’t already in my bridal wardrobe and finally picked a beautiful gold and mint, embellished, House of Ombre lehenga from Flyrobe with a pink dupatta that fit beautifully and perfectly complemented my complexion. I also think that Flyrobe is a great platform for renting luxury designer wear at a steal!
Henna Motwani looks resplendent in an embellished House of Ombre Lehenga from Flyrobe which originally retails at Rs 90,000 and can be rented at Rs 9,999
I’ve always loved chokers for their classic appeal. Because of the shimmer of the heavy embellishment on the lehenga, I chose an elegant, gold choker that went perfectly with the neckline of my blouse.
Choker necklace and antique Kadhas by Azva
It was a very special feeling to have had my makeup done by Ojas Rajani. He gave me priceless tips on skincare and hairstyles. I wanted to experiment with bold smoky eyes, and he did mine absolutely fabulously! I was so impressed by the look he gave me that I instantly booked him for my wedding day!
I really wanted to loosen up before my wedding and this photoshoot was the best stress buster. It was fun shooting with Ronny as he made us all feel extremely comfortable and confident about ourselves. He even asked me to dance on top of a table to add an offbeat feel to the shoot and capture the free-spiritedness of it. Overall, it was a great photoshoot that will definitely help me become more confident on my wedding day.
I feel extremely grateful for this amazing experience and it was lovely to meet fellow brides who share the same emotions as me. In all, it was a great ‘one day break’ that made me feel very special!”
The brides-to-be flip through some of their favorite photographs in their Canvera Photobook
Henna’s makeup was designed to bring forth her natural bridal glow. Ojas started by smoothening her skin with a light application of the Lakmé Absolute Illuminating Foundation all over her face. He then added a slight brush of the Lakmé Absolute White Intense Wet and Dry Compact to set the base completely. A touch of gold shimmer was added to her lids using the Lakmé Absolute Illuminating Eye Shadow Palette in gold to match the color of her lehenga and for the smoky eye look. Henna is blessed with gorgeous almond-shaped eyes, and to accentuate them, Ojas lined them with the Lakmé Absolute Precision Eye Artist Kajal in black and then brought in the drama with the Lakmé Absolute Flutter Secrets Volume Mascara. He decided to skip the blush and used a generous dust of the Lakme Absolute Bronzer in ‘Sun kissed’ to warm her cool-toned complexion. A touch of the Lakmé Absolute Illuminating Lip Shimmer in Sun kissed Salmon completed this gorgeous bridal look.
Getting married in 2017? Would you like to be a part of WeddingSutra On Location*? Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, link to your FB profile and wedding date. Lucky 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 and Date– to be decided, Cities– Mumbai/ Delhi/ Bangalore