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WeddingSutra took its most popular bridal initiative, WeddingSutra on Location to the gorgeous vistas and warm hospitality of the Sultanate of Oman. The two resplendent luxury properties where the shoot was hosted- Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel, and Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa, combined with the undulating Omani dunes, beautiful beaches and dramatic mountain backdrops made for a unforgettable wedding rehearsal experience for 3 lucky WeddingSutra readers.

Here, in the first of the three-part series, bride-to-be Prerna Agarwal writes about her unique experience with WeddingSutra on Location in Oman.

"Oman is not the first place that comes to my mind when I think of a travel destination, but since I put foot in that gorgeous country, there was not even a minute when I was not wowed by the scenic beauty or the lovely people that live there.

Team WeddingSutra selected for us dreamy outfits by Anita Dongre, Neeta Lulla and Monisha Jaising. Each outfit was a masterpiece in itself and I really wish I could wear all of them for my own wedding. The jewellery pieces by Isharya and Mehtaphor were splendid with a creativity in design that I have not seen before.

I couldn’t choose between Al Bustan Palace and Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa, both vying to be my favorite locations. And the magnificent views made for an amazing shoot. Candid Photographers Jhalak and Ashwin (Shades Photography) were great fun to work with and they made me feel very special always. There was not even one boring moment with this power packed duo around.

This trip was made special with two main ingredients; Oman and team WeddingSutra who made us feel at home all the time! Special thanks to the amazing makeup artist Amrita Sanghavi who transformed us into fairies each day. Because of this shoot, now I know how to carry myself better at my own wedding. This was actually a dress rehearsal for me and the other beautiful brides. Thank you WeddingSutra for this fantastic opportunity."

PrernaAt the private beach of Al Husn at Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Muscat, Prerna in an Anita Dongre creation and Mehtaphor jewellery.

PrernaPrerna is wearing a chic saree gown by Monisha Jaising at the Presidential Suite of Al Bustan- A Ritz Carlton Hotel.

PrernaThe majestic 38 metre high domed lobby of Al Bustan Palace- A Ritz Carlton Hotel.

PrernaPrerna wears a Neeta Lulla lehenga from her Frozen collection near the 50 meter long infinity pool Al Bustan Palace- A ritz Carlton Hotel.

PrernaThe monochromatic sunset captured from Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Al Husn Hotel.

PrernaPrerna sports a contemporary cuff by Isharya and gold bridal pumps by Tresmode.

PrernaThe Specialty Suite at Shangri-La BArr Al Jissah Al Husn inspired by Arabic intricacy.

Getting married in 2016? 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. Lucky selected winners will receive a complete ‘Bridal Wardrobe’ consultation on how to pick the wedding outfit that perfectly complements your body type & personality.

*Location and Date– to be decided, Cities– Mumbai/ Delhi/ Bangalore

Prerna@WeddingSutra on Location

Location- Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel and Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa, Oman
Makeup & Hair – Amrita Sanghavi for Lakme Absolute
Outfits- Anita Dongre, Monisha Jaising and Neeta Lulla
Jewellery- Isharya and Mehtaphor
Accessories Partner- Tresmode
Photobook Partner- Canvera
Photographs by- Shades Photography

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