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As part of our initiative ‘WeddingSutra on Location’, we invited four brides-to-be for a unique experience at Ensemble in Bandra (West), Mumbai. Starting with a Style Consultation, a Makeover and a Photo Shoot, each of the participants got to interact with some of the best names in Bridal & Wedding services.

Here in the second of the four-part series, bride-to-be Shruti Parekh writes about her experience with WeddingSutra on Location at Ensemble.

“Like all brides-to-be I too am more than ecstatic about getting married. I have been enjoying every minute of the planning and preparation process, and perusing through every bride’s bible- WeddingSutra. While the content on WeddingSutra is very interesting, what fascinated me most was their bridal event ‘WeddingSutra on Location’. So I sent an email to WeddingSutra and I was thrilled when I heard back from them inviting me to be a part of their next WeddingSutra on location.

The location was Ensemble, Bandra, a store known for its beautiful outfits from coveted designers from all over India. Team WeddingSutra introduced me to the experts and the other brides-to-be, and then we started with the search for the Lehenga. Keeping in mind my petite figure, Anshu from WeddingSutra helped me pick a beautiful ombre-dyed lehenga, which was from a deep peach to an orangey red with antique embroidery, created by Ensemble’s in-house team. It was paired with a red raw silk blouse with a sweetheart neckline, and a beautiful net red dupatta.

Once I had my outfit on, it was time for the famous Ojas Rajani to work her make-up magic on me. She explained to me what she was doing step-by-step, and she kept asking me if I had any inputs or suggestions; So I was very comfortable with her and in less than an hour, Ojas and her team transformed me into a resplendent bride!

With my hair and makeup done, the team showed me the beautiful gold jewellery they had sourced from Azva and Gehna Jewellers. To keep the look minimalistic, I selected a unique and dazzling pair of gold cuff earrings with jhumkis, along with an ornate maang tikka and a gold bracelet. Once I was ready, I slowly walked to the mirror, enjoying the moment of seeing myself as a stunning bride.

It was finally time for the photo shoot with Ashwin and Jhalak from Shades photography. At first I was a little conscious but they guided me very well, so in a matter of minutes I was ready to face the camera as they captured photographs, both candid and posed.

The entire On Location experience with team WeddingSutra was a lot of fun. And perfect for a bride-to-be like me who is always eager to witness bridal looks and learn every little detail about it. Thank you WeddingSutra!”

Shruti’s Look
Ojas began by creating a base with the Lakmé Absolute Mattreal Skin Natural Mousse on the face and eyes. She then glued on false eyelashes and curled them. To enhance the sparkle in Shruti’s eyes, she decided to give her a very soft, shimmery look with a hint of glitter. So she brushed on the Gold Pearl and Peach Pearl shades from the Lakmé Absolute Color Illusion Eyeshadow collection and blended them well. She then applied a Lakmé Absolute Kohl Ultimate, and built it on by adding a shade of brown eye shadow on the lower lid. She then smoked it in an outward, upward fashion to create a soft winged look. A coat of the Lakmé Absolute Flutter Secrets Mascara, burnt orange lip color and a maang tikka completed Shruti’s ‘demure bride’ makeover.

If you’re getting married in 2014 or 2015 and would like to be a part of ‘WeddingSutra on Location’ write to us (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

Shruti@WeddingSutra on Location
Outfit– Ensemble Design Studio
Jewellery- Azva (available at Gehna Jewellers)
Hair & Makeup- Ojas Rajani for Lakmé Absolute
Shoot Management- Anshu Kalwani and Tejal Karlekar
Photographs by- Shades Photography

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