In the last of this three-part series, Ritika Makhijani shares her excitement at being part of the ‘WeddingSutra On Location’ photoshoot which saw her sashay in stunning lehengas at the Neeta Lulla Studio in Mumbai, and exude impeccable radiance thanks to makeup maestro Kumar Iyer who used Lakme Absolute products. The credit for her lovely hairstyling goes to Laksh Singh. Ritika also wore antique jewelry from Azva and enjoyed a fun-filled photoshoot with ace photographers Namit and Vipul of Knotty Affair.
Ritika’s happiness knew no bounds when she was selected for the ‘WeddingSutra On Location’ editorial photoshoot at the Neeta Lulla Studio in Mumbai. “I have always wanted to be a part of a WeddingSutra photoshoot. I was also keen to meet various wedding professionals just before my wedding and the bridal makeover and photoshoot were the perfect opportunities."
Ritika’s day started with selecting some lehengas and jewelry items. While she adored all the lehengas at the Neeta Lulla Studio in Santacruz, a pale yellow ensemble caught her fancy. “I love light colors and felt that the dull yellow embellished lehenga would work best on my body frame. It was fully embroidered in silver zari and had a boat-neck blouse that I particularly loved. Since the neck of the blouse was quite deep, I wanted to wear a heavy necklace and the kundan one from Azva helped in completing this sophisticated glam look. I even added some single gold bangles and statement earrings which nicely balanced the silver work on the lehenga,” shares Ritika.
Makeup for Ritika usually meant dolling up for special occasions, but makeup artist Kumar Iyer helped in clearing her doubts and also advised her on the color schemes she should incorporate into her daily makeup and beauty regimen. “It was a pleasure to have my face prepped by Kumar. I was a bit conscious first as I didn’t want a very heavy look but he put me at ease and made me feel and look great!” Ritika surrendered to hairstylist Laksh Singh who gave her gorgeous soft curls. “It gave that much-needed bounce to my silky hair.”
At the time of the photo session with photographer duo Namit and Vipul of Knotty Affair, Ritika was at her candid best, chatting, posing and enjoying each moment of this fun-filled pre-wedding photo shoot. “I would love to thank the WeddingSutra team for such a splendid experience. I was so comfortable shooting with Namit and Vipul of Knotty Affair that I enjoyed every bit of my interaction with them. They not only made me feel comfortable but also made me feel immensely beautiful, which I am sure, will reflect in the pictures,” Ritika recalls with a smile.
Since Ritika’s ensemble was gorgeous yellow, makeup artist Kumar Iyer wanted to give her a beautiful pink glow to complement it. He started with the Lakmé Absolute Illuminating Foundation to give her face a flawless finish along with a gentle brush of the Lakmé Absolute White Intense Wet and Dry Compact to completely set her foundation base. Since this look was all about adding color to her face, Kumar used the Lakme Absolute Illuminating Eyeshadow Palette in Gold to subtly highlight her eyes. He even added Lakmé Absolute Precision Eye Artist Kajal in black on her waterline along with some generous coats of the Lakmé Absolute Flutter Secrets Volume Mascara to give them a soft smoky look. To add a healthy glow to her face, Kumar went with the Lakme Absolute Face Stylist Blush duo in pink along with a touch of Lakme Absolute Gloss Stylist in Plum Pout to finish off this glam bridal avatar
Getting married in 2017? Would you like to be a part of WeddingSutra On Location*? Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org 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