Nidhi Baldota – The Ritz
Bride-to-be Nidhi shares her experience at WeddingSutra on Location, Bangalore.
As part of our initiative WeddingSutra on Location, we invited four brides-to-be for a unique experience at The Ritz-Carlton, the newest luxury hotel in Bangalore. Starting with a Style Consultation, followed by a Makeover and then a Photo-Shoot, each bride was introduced to and interacted with some of the best names in Bridal and Wedding services. Here, in the second of the four-part series, bride-to-be Nidhi Baldota shares her experience at WeddingSutra on Location, Bangalore.
“Butterflies! I suppose slight nervousness and a tingle of excitement is what every bride goes through while getting ready for D-Day. That’s exactly how I felt when I received an email from WeddingSutra informing me that I’d been selected as one of the brides to be featured for WeddingSutra’s celebrated On Location shoot in Bangalore. On the day of the shoot, when I reached The Ritz-Carlton, I was greeted so warmly by Team WeddingSutra. Once I’d settled in, they showed me some outfits by JADE by Monica and Karishma. There were so many beautiful, inspired bridal creations, but a pink lehenga with delicate work stood out. Once I tried it on, I loved it even more!
I was then introduced to Make-up Artist, Ralph Daniels. He was very intuitive about my personal style and gave me a summery, pastel look and styled my hair into soft, natural curls. It went really well with my lehenga and was the best I could have asked for!
We then looked through the jewellery from Nikhaar Jewels and Azva. I think Azva has some of the best gold jewellery collections! Team WeddingSutra selected a floral themed piece which beautifully complemented my look. Finally, it was time for the photo-shoot with ace wedding photographer Dev Purbiya. We shot across different locations on The Ritz-Carlton property. Dev put me at ease and I really enjoyed the shoot as he clicked away. Looking back, I’m so glad I got the chance to rehearse my wedding day through such a wonderful experience! Thank you Team WeddingSutra!”
Ralph Daniels started with prepping Nidhi’s makeup with an oil control moisturizer to keep her skin hydrated and oiliness away. He used the Lakmé Absolute Mattreal Skin Natural Mousse in Beige Honey to create the base. The Lakmé Absolute Face Stylist Concealer in Honey was dabbed with the ring finger under her eyes and on other blemishes around the face. This helped push the pigment into the skin and kept the product usage minimal so that it doesn’t crease later. After setting it with the Lakmé Absolute Face Stylist Compact in Beige Honey shade, the Coral Blush shade from the Lakmé Absolute Face Stylist Blush Duos was blended onto her cheeks. Then the shimmery Pink Pearl shade of the Lakmé Absolute Color Illusion Pearl Shadow was applied all over the eye lid area. A darker and more intense Pink Wink shade of the Lakmé Absolute Drama Stylist Shadow Duos was used to contour the eye area from the outer corners into the socket. The Lakmé Absolute Gel Addict Eye Liner in Black was then used to line the upper lash line ending in a small flick at the outer corners giving a winged eye look. After using the same liner to darken the waterline, Ralph used a small blending brush to blend the liner residue below the lower lash line concentrating on the corners. For the lips Ralph used the Lakmé Absolute Gloss Addict in Candy Pink and finished with the creamy Lakmé Absolute Plump & Shine Lip Gloss in Berry Shine. Nidhi naturally has long hair which was given a soft look with dreamy curls.
If you’re getting married in 2015 or 2016 and would 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. Selected lucky winners will receive a complete ‘Bridal Wardrobe Look’ consultation on how to pick the wedding outfit that perfectly complements your body type & personality, and discover the look you prefer with a trial makeup and photo-shoot.*Location and Date – to be decided, Cities– Mumbai/ Delhi/ Bangalore
Nidhi @WeddingSutra on Location
Outfit- JADE by Monica & Karishma
Jewellery- Azva (available at Nikhaar Jewels, Bangalore)
Makeup & Hair- Ralph Daniels for Lakmé Absolute
Location- The Ritz-Carlton, Bangalore
Shoot Management- Tejal Karlekar
Photobook Partners- Canvera
Photographs by- Dev Purbiya