WeddingSutra’s most popular bridal initiative, WeddingSutra On Location was held in the lush environs of JW Marriott Mumbai Juhu. Here, bride-to-be Purva Nibalkar was dressed in an Arpita Mehta lehenga in the colors of summer, hand-picked jewellery from Azva and stunning makeup by celebrity make-up artist Ojas Rajani.

As Purva struck a few poses, WhatKnot captured her poise and emotions in frames she will cherish forever.

Behind the scenes – JW Marriott Mumbai Juhu

Even before she began to talk about her makeover experience, an enthused Purva couldn’t contain her excitement at just being a part of WeddingSutra on Location. She says, “First of all, I don’t think there’s a bride out there who doesn’t take guidance and inspiration from WeddingSutra. Needless to say, I’ve been following WeddingSutra forever and wanted to be a part of your shoots for a while. I sent in an entry about 10 months ago and was on the verge of losing hope when I heard from the team! When they confirmed the shoot, I didn’t care who the designer, makeup artist or photographer was,” she grins, “All I kept thinking was, ‘wow! I cannot believe I’m getting to be a part of this!’”

On arrival at the JW Marriott Mumbai Juhu, Purva was ushered into one of the plush hotel suites and offered a range of Arpita Mehta outfits to choose from. She chose a gingko mustard lehenga with butti work. She says, “I think her designs were very fresh and ideal for young brides-to-be. The lehenga I wore was versatile enough to by a bride for a smaller function like a haldi or a mehndi.”

As with so many bridal makeovers here at WeddingSutra on Location, Purva took the opportunity to try something new and out of the box. She says, “I have nothing yellow in my own wardrobe and honestly I wasn’t keen on picking a color like that because I was convinced it wouldn’t suit me. But this lehenga was beautifully made and there was something so sophisticated about it. It was light, comfortable and I wore it for hours without feeling weighed down. I simply loved it!”

Behind the scenes – JW Marriott Mumbai Juhu

Behind the scenes – JW Marriott Mumbai Juhu

Behind the scenes – JW Marriott Mumbai Juhu

Behind the scenes – JW Marriott Mumbai Juhu

Having picked out her clothes, it was time for celebrity makeup artist Ojas Rajani to work the magic bringing out Purva’s best features with her expert makeup techniques. Purva was thrilled, “When I entered the room, I was really surprised to see Ojas Rajani there. Every bride wants her wedding make to be by her. She spent an hour just doing my eyes! Just the detailing that dedication that was put into it was so amazing. Considering that I am a fan, this was a great experience for me. She even gave me a few makeup tips and tricks that would work for me which was so nice of her to do.”

Behind the scenes – JW Marriott Mumbai Juhu

She went on to talk about the photographers for the day, WhatKnot whose work she was already familiar with. She says, “I’d considered speaking Aditya as the wedding photographer for my own wedding, but nothing materialized. However, it was so nice working with him I’m definitely recommending WhatKnot to anyone getting married.”

Purva concludes on a warm note, “I just loved this entire experience that has been created by WeddingSutra. Everyone treated me so well – the helped with outfits, suggesting what would work. Some of them even posed for us so we’d get an idea of how to do it ourselves. You don’t expect such generosity and geniality especially when there are no commercials involved and I’m thrilled with Team WeddingSutra. They deserve a huge shoutout!”

Behind the scenes – JW Marriott Mumbai Juhu

Purva’ Look
Ojas prepped her canvas by giving Purva a flawless complexion using the Lakmé Absolute Mattreal Skin Natural Mousse as prep and then set the foundation with the Lakmé Absolute White Intense Wet and Dry Compact. To draw attention to her eyes, she lined them with Lakmé Absolute Gel Addict and finished with Lakmé Absolute Flutter Secrets Dramatic Eyes Mascara. She added some color to the cheeks using the Lakmé Absolute Bronzer and used the Lakmé Absolute Argan Oil Lip Color in Lush Rose for a perfect finish!

Behind the scenes – JW Marriott Mumbai Juhu

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 – JW Marriott Mumbai Juhu
Makeup – Ojas Rajani for Lakme Absolute
Jewellery - Azva
Outfits – Arpita Mehta
Photographer – WhatKnot

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