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As part of our initiative WeddingSutra on Location, we invited four brides-to-be for a unique experience at AZA’s new store in Mumbai. Starting with a Style Consultation, followed by a Makeover and a Photo Shoot, each of the participants got an opportunity to interact with some of the best names in Bridal & Wedding services.

Here, in the last of the four-part series, bride-to-be Ruchi Desai shares her experience with WeddingSutra on Location at AZA.

“After being a part of WeddingSutra’s ‘Beauty Shopping’ experience (click here)I was more than delighted to be a part of their On location shoot too. After all, every bride would love to have a dress rehearsal before the big day. Even better, the shoot was to take place at my favorite multi-designer store. AZA’s newest branch centrally located at Turner Road, Bandra has spacious and beautiful interiors and with a range of exclusive designer creations it is the most dreamy destination.

I reached AZA dot on time and after the initial round of introductions with team WeddingSutra and the experts they had invited I went on to sift through the bridal collection. What caught my eye was a bling-rich lehenga paired with a red blouse and orange net dupatta. It was a creation by designer duo Rajat & Shradha, and after trying it on I was sure I wanted to wear it.

Next was time with Makeup Artist Amrita Sanghvi The first thing I noticed was her warm smile and I instantly knew the makeover experience will be fun. I told her that I love glamorous looks, so she decided to give me metallic smokey eyes and a simple hairdo to go with the heavy outfit. I was being a narcissist that very moment and couldn’t take my eyes off me!

After my makeup & hairstyling was done, to complete the bridal look, team WeddingSutra helped me choose an exquisite AZVA gold set- a carved necklace and long earrings from Wedding Jewellers TBZ- The Original.

My final adventure was the photo shoot. I have always loved seeing bridal and couple portraits and how candid photographers capture candid moments– from getting ready scenes to the vidaai. In the last few months, I have spent hours and more hours looking at the work of different candid photographers on WeddingSutra and Canvera. At AZA, I got an opportunity to get clicked by well-known wedding photographers Ashwin and Jhalak of Shades. The duo were very friendly, and while most of their captures were candid, they asked me to pose too, but this time posing didn’t seem boring and I enjoyed facing the camera.

All in all, this was an amazing experience, and every time I think of it, so many fun-filled and emotional experiences come to my mind.”

Ruchi’s Look
Ruchi has beautiful big eyes, so makeup artist Amrita Sanghavi decided to highlight them and keep her look a little unconventional. After creating a makeup base with Lakmé Absolute Mattreal Skin Natural Mousse in Beige Honey and Lakmé Absolute White Intense Wet and Dry Compact, Amrita applied the Lakmé Absolute Eye Chromatic Baked Shadow in Day Shimmer on Ruchi’s eyelids to create a trendy smokey eye base. She gave her dramatic metallic smokey eyes with Lakmé Absolute Gel Addict Eyeliner in Black and few coats of Lakmé Absolute Flutter Secrets Dramatic Eyes Mascara. Amrita used a soft hint of blush on her cheeks with Lakmé Absolute Face Stylist Blush Duos in Rose pink. Since her eyes were the highlight, Amrita kept the rest of her makeup muted and used the Lakmé Absolute Gloss Addict in Verry Berry for her lips. She kept her hair straight and simple with soft waves at the ends.

If you’re getting married in 2015 and would 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 lucky winners get a complete ‘Bridal Wardrobe Look’ consultation on how to pick the wedding outfit complimentary to your body type & personality, and experience the look you prefer with a trial makeup and photo shoot in the makeup look.

*Location and Date – to be decided, City – Mumbai

Ruchi@WeddingSutra On Location
Outfit– Rajat & Shradha   (available at AZA, Bandra)
Jewellery– Azva (available at Tribhovandas Bhimji Zaveri-The Original)
Makeup & Hair– Amrita Sanghavi for Lakmé Absolute
Shoot Management– Anshu Kalwani & Tejal Karlekar
Photographs by- Shades Photography

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