Sanaya, SVA By Sonam & Paras Modi, Mumbai
A pink lehenga with a unique blouse gave bride-to-be Sanaya a stylish edge during her bridal makeover with WeddingSutra Favorites.
WeddingSutra, in collaboration with AZVA and Lakmé Absolute, brings you ‘WeddingSutra on Location’ – a curated showcase of top bridal trends and style statements from some of our WeddingSutra Favorites.
WeddingSutra’s most popular bridal initiative ‘WeddingSutra On Location’ took place at the swanky SVA By Sonam & Paras Modi store at Churchgate, Mumbai. In the first of this three-part series, bride-to-be Sanaya gears up for her bridal appearance on her big day.
Every girl has a vision of what she wants to look like on her wedding day. For Sanaya, a gorgeous lehenga by SVA By Sonam & Paras Modi was an embodiment of everything that she had dreamt of. And for jewellery, she picked diamond-encrusted pieces from AZVA.
Makeup artist Sejal Sachnakul added a charming twist to Sanaya’s bridal beauty look using products by Lakmé Absolute. Hairstylist Sujata Sonawane even styled Sanaya’s tresses beautifully which enhanced the bride-to-be’s overall getup. Beautiful stills and motion clips shot by Anuraag Rathi and his skilled team captured the essence of the entire day which will be etched in Sanaya’s memories for a long time.
For Sanaya, selecting her favorite outfit from the collections available barely took any time. She opted for a pink lehenga with golden motifs and embellishments and an off-shoulder blouse by SVA By Sonam & Paras Modi. She shares, “I like designs that blend traditional and modern aesthetics, and the lehenga I chose offered that. The voluminous skirt was paired with a contemporary wrap blouse that had a long train attached to it. I liked that this ensemble did not have a dupatta as I find it very difficult to manage one. Moreover, pink is one of my favorite colors.”
Sanaya then moved on to pick jewellery that would go with her outfit and found a few pieces from AZVA to be the perfect match. She chose a graceful necklace that featured seven flowers created using diamonds. Complete with matching earrings, this set exuded contemporary charm. She also selected a statement cocktail ring handcrafted in luxuriant rose gold with seven pinwheel style petals that shone with diamonds set in prong and pave style. Sanaya adds, “The jewellery collections by AZVA are so well designed. While I loved everything that I wore, the earrings and the ring were my favorite.” She also loved how the bracelet incorporated the brand’s ‘Seven Vows’ concept through its pretty floral motifs.
After picking her outfit and jewellery, Sanaya got ready for her bridal look by makeup artist Sejal Sachnakul who gave her a winsome and feminine look keeping in mind the lehenga and jewellery. Using products by Lakmé Absolute, she first created smoky eyes and balanced that out with rich lip color. She let the rest of Sanaya’s face remain natural and understated, and added just a little glow and a light flush to her cheeks. An impressed Sanaya reveals, “I loved Sejal’s work so much! I am all for smoky eyes, and she did such a good job with that. However, what stood out for me was how clean her tools were which is something many clients and makeup artists do not pay attention to even though it is crucial for healthy skin and hygiene. What impressed me even further was that she threw away the false lashes once she took them off my eyelids. There are so many makeup artists who have no qualms reusing them.”
Sanaya also mentioned that she had modeled in the past and went on to compare her experience of the ‘WeddingSutra on Location’ shoot with the shoots she had done earlier. “Anuraag was such a great photographer to work with. He kept the environment light and was always smiling. This helps in letting those who are posing get comfortable in their skin which results in great shots. Besides that, everyone from team WeddingSutra was so cooperative and understanding. My blouse had a deep neckline, and although I was quite comfortable with it, those present there checked if I was okay with it and if I wanted to change out of it.” She also shared how she started following WeddingSutra on social media. “I was in college when I was going through my Instagram and came across a really pretty photo of a bride. I zoomed in on the picture, and that’s how I discovered WeddingSutra. I became a follower instantly even though marriage was nowhere on the cards at that time. Since then it has been my dream to be a part of a WeddingSutra shoot, and today I can finally strike that off my bucket list!”
Makeup artist Sejal Sachnakul began by creating a canvas of even-toned skin on Sanaya by using the Lakmé Absolute Blur Perfect Primer. She followed this with the Lakmé Absolute Argan Oil Serum Foundation in Rose Silk to achieve a glow that made Sanaya’s skin look like it shone from within. To give her perfect smoky eyes, she used the Lakmé Absolute Illuminating Eye Shadow Palette – Gold and added drama with the Lakmé Absolute Precision Liner. The Lakmé Absolute Face Stylist Blush Duos added a soft flush on Sanaya’s cheeks while the Lakmé Absolute Argan Oil Lip Color in Soaked Berries stained her lips in a deep hue.
Location: SVA By Sonam & Paras Modi, Mumbai
Outfits: SVA By Sonam & Paras Modi
Makeup Artist: Makeovers by Sejal for Lakmé Absolute
Hairstylist: Sujata Sonawane
Photography and Videography: Anuraag Rathi