Rivaah by Tanishq creates beautiful memories for Richa and her family
On location and en famille – WeddingSutra went the family way as they treated bride-to-be Richa and her loved ones to some pampering before the wedding.
In collaboration with Rivaah by Tanishq and Lakmé Absolute, WeddingSutra on Location presents a special edition of the event that brings you the best wedding wear trends and style statements for the bride and her family and friends.
WeddingSutra On Location is a platform that explores the bridal fashion and beauty trends in the context of weddings. In our most recent editions, we decided to widen the scope of the showcase and include looks not just for bride Richa but also for her posse and the day was spent celebrating the warmth of their loving bond.
Via this shoot, Richa and her family fast-forwarded into the experiences of what her big day has in store for her as they all got wedding ready together. During the day, Richa found herself reminiscing about the times gone by and cherishing every moment with her family. She said, “I can’t begin to tell you how fantastic this day has been. Yes, it did give us a fair idea about all that we should do or not do on the big day, but most importantly, it gave me a feeler of the emotions I will experience as a bride on my wedding day. I found myself getting nostalgic and emotional, it made me realize that I will miss the moments I have spent with my family and best friend and gave me a chance to make some more memories with them. All of this was made possible thanks to team WeddingSutra!”
It was all about beauty and style as some of the finest professionals in the industry came forward to make this experience special for Richa and her family. However, what made the day truly memorable were the moments that the family spent with their soon-to-be-wed daughter. The women were decked in Tanishq, jewellery designed to capture the beauty and celebration of special occasions in the life of the Indian woman. The pieces, which were selected from the brand’s Rivaah collection, were an ode to the beautiful brides of India and are crafted to nurture her hopes, dreams, and myriad of emotions that she experiences on her wedding day.
The highlight of this day was when Richa’s father picked a piece of jewellery for her from the collection while she was getting ready, this instant of Richa as a Rivaah Bride captured a priceless moment between a father and his daughter.
To create splendid looks, makeup artist Kajol R Paswwan made careful observations of all the ladies’ personal style and facial features and crafted visages using products by Lakmé Absolute. The makeup line not only equipped her with a diverse range of products but their superior quality also ensured a lasting finish. Exclusive Indian couture was selected from AZA Fashion for the women. Each one of the designs represented the pinnacle of high fashion and fine design. SS HOMME – Sarah and Sandeep, on the other hand, dressed the gents in bespoke Indian wear that commemorates the craft of traditional tailoring while focusing on the most natural fit.
While the well-manicured spaces at Hyatt Regency Mumbai offered numerous breathtaking backdrops for the shoot, House of Flowers by Marry Me added some pizzazz to the environs with a gorgeous setup that made use of tuberoses, golden bells, and lotus buds.
The bride and her family spent the day revelling in each other’s company and showering her with love and affection. The warmth of their bond was captured deftly in beautiful frames by The Wedding Toast.
Read on to discover the emotions and ensembles of the bride and her nearest and dearest from this heart-warming day.
“You will always find people talking about how every girl grows up dreaming about the day when she would marry the love of her life and begin a fresh chapter with him by her side. However, what is never expressed enough is the ache of leaving her parents loving wings that have protected her for so long in order for her to be able to take this new flight. For me this day was all about indulging myself in their company, reliving the good times and raising a toast to all that they have done for me.”
A bride is a queen for the day and so it’s no wonder that jewellery is key. While curating Richa’s wedding look, great emphasis was laid on the finest ornaments from Rivaah by Tanishq. Her kundan necklace featured a combination of rubies, emeralds and uncut diamonds making this piece both striking and versatile. The choker-style piece came with matching earrings and a maang tikka, layered over a gold necklace that was evocative of the Rajasthani aad. Beautifully crafted golden kadas and a traditional ring completed her look.
In awe of the selections made for her, she said, “I thought the jewellery that was picked for all four of us was fantastic! The pieces definitely uplifted the entire look. As for the ones that were chosen for me, they truly matched my sense of style and I was very happy to be wearing those!”
Makeup artist Kajol R Paswwan gave the bride metallic eyes by adding iridescent pink tones from the Lakmé Absolute Illuminating Eye Shadow Palette – French Rose on her lids. “Kajol and her team did a wonderful job with the makeup. Everyone’s look was a result of meticulous effort and I thought that my look, in particular, was fabulous,” Richa said.
The candy pink lehenga by Anushree Reddy at AZA Fashion Bandra was selected keeping in mind the bride’s complexion and the cheery hues added to her bridal glow. The beauty of the monotone outfit was heightened by the silver floral detailing. The bride loved it, and said, “This lehenga was just gorgeous and was appreciated by everyone. The color made it perfect for a morning occasion and had I seen this before finalizing my trousseau, I would have picked this as the outfit for my big day.”
“When a girl weds and becomes a part of her husband’s family, everything is all too new and unfamiliar. At that point, all she wants is that one person who can win her faith and confidence; the one who will give her unconditional support and make her transition into this new life a little easier. That’s what Richa was for me. She had my heart from the first day we met. Now as she prepares to get married, I hope she finds for herself someone who is the same way to her that she was to me. “ The look designed for Richa’s sister-in-law had a contemporary aesthetic. The jewellery from Tanishq was chosen to bring balance to the overall getup. A string of floral patterns crafted in uncut diamonds encircled her neck before rows of golden motifs flared out to reach a scalloped edge that enclosed within its borders dainty bead details. The necklace was worn with a pair of charming chaandbalis and a maang tikka. To complete the look, she wore a handcrafted polki kada along with a gold cocktail ring.
In order to play up the modern appeal of this look makeup artist Kajol R Paswwan drew focus to her eyes with deep pigments and lots of sparkles. The unmissable intensity came via kohl-filled smoky lids highlighted with glittering silver dust. The face had a fresh vibe with peach blushed cheeks courtesy Kareena Kapoor Khan Lakmé Absolute Cheek Contour – Peach Princess and some pink tint on her lips.
It was a powder blue outfit by Aisha Rao at AZA Fashion Bandra that went perfectly with her look. The light hue of the fabric was matched with silver embellishments and threadwork, and the soothing combination of the cool colors made it an ideal pick for a summer wedding.
Mother of the Bride
“From the day a mother holds her baby girl in her arms, she knows that there will come a day when she will have to give her away to someone else. What is funny is that she too builds dreams of what this person will be like, the way that his family will treat her daughter and so on. However, when the time of her wedding finally arrives, she only finds herself much unprepared to let go of her. The time that I have spent with Richa so far doesn’t seem enough, and it never will, and as much as I want to keep her with me, I notice that all my prayers are dedicated only to the happiness of her new life after the marriage.”
‘Timeless and graceful’ was the aesthetic accorded to Richa’s mum. Each one of the baubles chosen for her was a classic with everlasting charm. A gold choker by Tanishq was the highlight of her ensemble. The necklace layered a row of emeralds upon a lattice of gold and kundan elements trimmed with pretty floral motifs. This was teamed with a pair of gold jhumkis featuring a row of pearls and a bold kada that made a statement.
Makeup artist Kajol R Paswwan decided on an elegant and sophisticated look by letting her makeup look dewy and natural. She focused on giving her a bright and flawless complexion and brought in hints of color to her face by giving her subtle gold tinted eyes and soft pink lips.
A versatile saree was best suited to the kind of classic and traditional look envisioned for the bride’s mother. A creation by RAR (Ritesh Aniket Rishav) at AZA Fashion Juhu was chosen for her and the drape in its rich hue was all that was needed to add life to this look.
“Richa’s wedding is something that both of us have talked about for years and a part of me still can’t believe that all of this is really happening. Naturally, there are a lot of sentiments and emotions that we all are experiencing but it’s mostly happiness. As for my wishes, all I want is for her to have the happiest life ahead!” Traditional Indian aesthetics have their own charm and for Richa’s best friend, it was a classic aesthetic all the way. A tiered necklace by Tanishq made for an ideal choice. The rows of gold and kundan motifs placed in ascension trapped golden beads in their sockets, a charming detail. The necklace was fringed by large drop-shaped patterns that brought in some drama to the piece. The look was completed with golden jhumkis featuring intricate relief work and a kundan maang tikka trimmed with pearls. A maharani style kundan ring was also included in the ensemble.
Berry hued lips are hot this season and makeup artist Kajol R Paswwan took this look to the next level. She teamed her powerful pout courtesy Kareena Kapoor Khan Lakmé Absolute Pout Definer – Vixen Berry with well-defined eyebrows and drew attention to her eyes by giving her voluminous lashes. A mint green sharara by Malasa by Nimrit Gill at AZA Fashion Bandra was selected for the bride’s best friend. Despite the deeply ethnic feel that the outfit exuded, it successfully retained a sense of youthfulness making it an easy pick for any bridesmaid.
Father of the Bride
“Parents are born with the birth of a child. However, as they say, while the mother has nine months to prepare, for even the best-prepared father, it happens all at once. Now that she is going to get married, with all the preparations happening around, I can’t complain that the process wasn’t gradual for me this time; but with each passing day, I only feel I have never been more unprepared before than I am now to let her leave our home. It, in the most literal sense, feels like I am giving away a piece of my heart.”
For the bride’s father, it was an SS HOMME – Sarah and Sandeep outfit that fit the bill. A crisp white kurta and chudidaar paired with an olive green bandhgala all hand cut and sewn to create a sharp, structured silhouette. The muted colors came together to create a look that was minimalistic yet extremely striking.
Brother of the Bride
“As cliché as it sounds, it feels like it was yesterday when we were having some of the biggest fights over things so small that they don’t even matter anymore. Our relationship began as that of siblings, but over the years, she grew up to become my best friend and someone who was always around (quite literally!) whenever I needed her. With her gone, it’s not just the house that is going to feel a little more empty, it is also our lives which are going to feel just the same.” In order to give the brother a look that offered a subdued quirkiness of sorts, a grey kurta with geometric patterns from SS HOMME – Sarah and Sandeep was selected. The muted canvas of the clothes was punctuated by pastel accents that could be spotted in the designs evocative of the blocks from Tetris. The look was completed with a pair of white pants that kept to the sober color story of the attire.
Location: Hyatt Regency Mumbai
Décor: House of Flowers by Marry Me
Jewellery: Rivaah by Tanishq
Outfits: Bride Richa – Anushree Reddy, Best Friend – Malasa by Nimrit Gill, Mother of the Bride – Aisha Rao, all available by AZA Fashion Bandra. Sister-in-Law – RAR (Ritesh Aniket Rishav) available at AZA Fashion Juhu. Father of the bride and brother of the bride – SS HOMME – Sarah and Sandeep
Makeup Artist: Kajol R Paswwan for Lakmé Absolute
Photography: The Wedding Toast