In the first of this three -part series, bride-to-be Payal Jain shares her experience at the ‘WeddingSutra On Location’ shoot.

Resplendent in a stunning red off the shoulder gown from Gaurav Gupta Studio, Mumbai, with makeup by the talented Lekha Shah using Lakme Absolute and wearing intricate and antique jewellery by Azva, Payal’s bridal look – a gorgeous bride with a touch of the traditional – was captured by ace photographer Deepanshi Kapoor of Happyframes Photography.

Payal Jain - Gaurav Gupta Studio, Mumbai

Now that I’m about to tie the knot, WeddingSutra has been my ‘go to’ website. I love that all the information and inspiration is easily accessible and it’s a breeze to browse through the site. I’ve taken down make up tips from the shoots, made notes about important vendors and love travelling through their honeymoon stories. So when my wedding planners, Alisha and Swati of the Big Bash suggested I write in about the WeddingSutra on Location shoot, I was very excited and dropped them an email immediately. I soon received a confirmation. I’d been selected!

Payal Jain - Gaurav Gupta Studio, Mumbai

I have to admit I was a bundle of nerves before the shoot. To my delight, I was warmly welcomed by the entire team and that helped instantly.

We started with the lehenga trials at the Gaurav Gupta Studio, a dream come true for me. I picked a gorgeous off-the-shoulder lehenga in red with ruffled detailing that made me look like a princess. The timeless gold jewellery from Azva made the entire look stand out. I chose an intricate statement choker and paired it with large earrings for contrast. Lekha Shah did my make up using the finest from Lakme Absolute to give me a very elegant and chic look that perfectly complemented my ensemble. She also styled my hair in beautiful cascading waves making me feel like a pretty mermaid!

The shoot with Deepanshi of Happyframes was the most fun! Apart from giving us useful advice on various poses, she was very patient with us and made me feel extremely comfortable.

Payal Jain - Gaurav Gupta Studio, Mumbai

Payal Jain - Gaurav Gupta Studio, Mumbai

Payal Jain - Gaurav Gupta Studio, Mumbai

Payal Jain - Gaurav Gupta Studio, Mumbai

Payal Jain - Gaurav Gupta Studio, Mumbai

In all, I thank the entire WeddingSutra team for such a lovely experience and for making me feel like a celebrity for a day!

Payal’s Look
To create an elegant, sophisticated look on Payal, makeup artist Lekha Shah first evened out her face with the Lakmé Absolute Illuminating Foundation. She then brushed a small amount of Lakmé Absolute White Intense Wet and Dry Compact to set the foundation creating a flawless base. For an understated glam, Lekha chose to skip the blush entirely and focus instead on warming up Payal’s face with the Lakme Absolute Bronzer in Sunkissed. She then turned her attention to Payal’s eyes to create a dramatic smoky eye by lining her waterline with the Lakmé Absolute Precision Eye Artist Kajal in black. Add some generous coats of the Lakmé Absolute Flutter Secrets Volume Mascara and it was done! The glamorous bridal look was completed with a touch of the gorgeous Lakmé Absolute Argan Oil Lip Color in Lush Rose.

Payal Jain - Gaurav Gupta Studio, Mumbai

Getting married in 2017? Would you 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 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

Location- Gaurav Gupta Studio, Kala Ghoda, Mumbai
Makeup- Lekha Shah for Cut Collective for Lakme Absolute
Jewellery – Azva

Photobook Partner - Canvera
Photographer – Happyframes Photography

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