Nehal, The Club Mumbai
Experience Nehal’s glamorous bridal transformation with WeddingSutra Favourites.
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WeddingSutra’s most popular bridal initiative was held at The Club, Mumbai. In the third of this three-part series, Nehal Mehta gets her dream bridal look as she prepares for her big day.
Every bride imagines her day will gleam and glitter, with the stars in her eyes rivaled only by the shimmer on her trousseau, the shine on her jewellery and the glow of her face. Nehal’s vision of her wedding day was brought to life via some WeddingSutra Favourites.
A statement necklace by Azva was the focal point while assembling Nehal’s look. The stunning choker inspired Nehal to break away from the cliché shades of bridal red. Instead, her cream bridal ensemble with intricate embroidery by Jayanti Reddy was a breath of fresh air. Makeup artist Marisa Sethi of Drama Queen by Marisa created the perfect visage using products from the Lakmé Absolute range that would match her selection perfectly. Bridal Hairstylist Poonam Solanki gave Nehal a chic look with sleek hair. Fotografia9 were a dream team when it came to capturing every stage of this makeover, for the bride to cherish.
Nehal managed to find the perfect bridal ensemble. An unusual color for an Indian wedding, but very much on-trend as brides choose paler pastels and monotone palettes, this cream and gold confection managed ethnic vibrancy with modern sophistication. Jayanti Reddy’s creation featured thread cuts and embroidery in perfect balance. With an Indian silhouette, the ruffles on the dupatta were playful and brought a touch of western whimsy.
A delighted Nehal said, “I’ve always wanted to wear a lehenga like this one! The heavily embroidered skirt paired with a blouse was perfect and I could not have been happier about my attire.”
Along with the choker that started it all, Nehal picked beautiful gold bracelets and bespoke rings from Azva. It wasn’t easy though, the range is diverse, united by its stylish craftsmanship, “The jewellery was exceptionally gorgeous and just right to flaunt on your big day! Blending traditional and contemporary aesthetics, the set added charm to my ensemble.”
This was also the first time she’d had her make up done professionally. “Marisa was beyond amazing. For someone who has never really used makeup before, she was very understanding and made me feel super comfortable. Marissa and Poonam gave me a look that suited my dazzling ensemble.”
And the photographers were a breeze. “Fotografia9 were energetic and creative and really knew what they were doing. It instantly made me more confident in their ability and put me at ease. The pictures they took made me feel like a celebrity and they truly brought out the best in me.”
An excited Nehal admits that she was thrilled to have this dream come true, “My friends were a part of a similar makeover experience with WeddingSutra and were all praises for it. I wrote in and I received a confirmation from the team saying I had been selected. I’m getting married within a month and the makeover experience truly made me prepare for what’s coming next and the excitement is finally kicking in!”
Marissa Sethi started by applying Lakmé Absolute Skin Natural Mousse – Hydrating to Nehal’s skin for a healthy glow. She then used Lakmé Absolute White Intense Wet and Dry Compact to set the foundation and moved on to her eyes. Marisa achieved beautiful bold eyes with the Lakmé Absolute Illuminating Eye Shadow Palette – Nude Beach and lined her eyes using Lakmé Absolute Gel Addict. She brushed on few strokes of the Lakme Absolute Sun-Kissed Bronzer on her cheeks. For the final touch, Marisa used Lakme Absolute Argan oil lip color – Soaked Berries and our bride-to-be was ready for the camera!
Location: The Club Mumbai
Makeup: Marisa Sethi of Drama Queen by Marisa for Lakmé Absolute
Hairstylist: Poonam Solanki and Pinayaki Solanki
Outfits: Jayanti Reddy available at Ensemble