Sukhmani – Gaurav Gupta
Discover her transformation at WeddingSutra on Location held at designer Gaurav Gupta’s flagship store in Mumbai
As part of our initiative, WeddingSutra On Location, we invited three brides-to-be for a unique experience at Gaurav Gupta’s flagship store in the heritage precinct of Kala Ghoda, South Mumbai. Starting with a Style Consultation, followed by a Makeover and culminating in a professional Photo Shoot, each bride-to-be got an opportunity to interact with some of the best names in Bridal & Wedding services.
In the last of the three-part series, Writer and Actress, Sukhmani tells us about her unique experience with WeddingSutra on Location at Gaurav Gupta.
“I first heard about WeddingSutra On Location through my friends. The whole concept seemed very cool and interesting. More recently when my Wedding Planners (Sneh and Radhika of Svaha Events) were talking about bridal preps, they spoke of WS On Location as the ‘most amazing pre-bridal experience’. So I wrote in to WeddingSutra expressing my interest and was ecstatic when I received a confirmation from them!
Gaurav Gupta’s collection at this store was vast and stunning. Indecisive people like me would have never gotten around to choosing THE outfit so I decided to try a different approach. I know on my wedding I’m going to defer to tradition and not get too experimental with cuts and colours. So why not choose something I wouldn’t dare to wear on my actual wedding day? I picked an unconventional royal blue lehenga embellished with embroidery.
I was pleasantly surprised. The colour is resplendent and from the precious gem palette and made me feel very ‘fashionably bridal’ if I could use that term. Instead of making me feel coy, it boosted my confidence! Like a Queen in power.
Outfit selected, I was introduced to the friendly sister duo Recinda and Ronella for my makeup & hair. They do their job very well and the skillful movement of their hands is a clear indication of years of experience. I made an exciting discovery: smoky eyes COULD work on me. I’ve always avoided the look thinking it’s not my scene but the make up was done very well. It unlocked a whole new aspect to my appearance.
Next, it was time to accessorize my outfit with stunning and unique jewellery from Azva. Each design was a stand-alone piece by itself. A classic gold set and cuff elegantly completed my bridal look.
Finally, it was time for some fun- the photo shoot with Dev Purbiya. He was quick as he clicked away. You can tell he doesn’t need to waste time analyzing because he knows his angles and compositions well.
Sukhmani flips through ‘Style Unveiled’- a Canvera Photobook
The experience certainly made me realize that dress rehearsals aren’t easy but necessary. For example, I now know I need a lightweight outfit for my wedding, like the blue lehenga I was so comfortable in! It was also nice to interact with the other brides-to-be who are going through similar activities and emotions at the same time as you. Thanks a ton to Team WeddingSutra, who were all so adorable and super fun!”
Sukhmani is blessed with flawless skin, inspiring makeup artist Recinda Martis to keep her face natural and dewy. She brought drama to her evening look with sexy, smokey eyes, a hint of blue to complement her glamourous blue outfit. Recinda built a base with the creamy Lakmé Absolute Mattreal Skin Natural Mousse in Ivory Fair and set it with the Lakmé Absolute White Intense Wet and Dry Compact in Ivory Fair. She glammed up Sukhmani’s eyes by creating a base with the Lakmé Absolute Color Illusion Pearl Shadow in Smoky Pearl and finished with a smudge towards the corner of her lids using Lakmé Absolute Kohl Ultimate. The Lakmé Absolute Sun-Kissed Bronzer was employed to contour Sukhmani’s cheekbones, which were then brushed with Lakmé Absolute Moonlit Highlighter for a luminous finish. Recinda kept the lips soft by using the Lakmé Absolute Matte Lipcolor in Elegant Bloom shade. Finally, Sukhmani’s hair was styled in a chic messy bun.
Getting married in 2016? Would you like to be a part of WeddingSutra On Location*? Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, link to your FB profile and wedding date. Lucky selected winners will receive a complete ‘Bridal Wardrobe’ consultation on how to pick the wedding outfit that perfectly complements your body type & personality.
*Location and Date– to be decided, Cities– Mumbai/ Delhi/ Bangalore
Sukhmani@WeddingSutra on Location
Location- Gaurav Gupta, Kala Ghoda, Mumbai
Jewellery- Azva (available at Gehna Jewellers)
Makeup & Hair – Recinda Martis for Lakmé Absolute
Accessories Partner- Tresmode
Shoot Management- Anshu Kalwani, Tejal Karlekar, Neelam Lakhani
Photobook Partner- Canvera
Photographs by- Dev Purbiya