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Kussh Sinha ties the knot with Taruna Agarwal at a lavish wedding in Taj Lands End, Mumbai

Actor and politician Shatrugan Sinha’s son Kussh tied the knot with Taruna Agarwal, daughter of a UK based businessman on January 18th at Taj Lands End. The Agarwals and Sinhas booked over 150 rooms at the hotel, where the extended families and guests checked-in for 2 or 3 days. The Wedding Planners Dreamz Kraft and bride’s sister Shruti coordinated the events working closely with the hotel which is one of the most popular wedding venues for B-town.

Kussh and Tarunna

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The celebrations commenced with the Mehendi at Garden View. The same evening a Cocktail Party was held by the pool-side and lawns. The Pheras took place the next day at the Ballroom. One of the highlights of the two day celebrations was the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi who attended the wedding ceremony. Obviously, security across the hotel and the vicinity was extremely tight, the families hired TOPS security personnel while the hotel’s security officers worked over-time co-ordinating with the SPG and Mumbai police on all the arrangements. The Sangeet celebrations took place after the Pheras where Mika was the star entertainer among the galaxy of stars.

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The Reception was hosted by the Sinhas the next day at another five-star hotel in Santacruz and was graced by top Bollywood stars and politicians. Amitabh Bachchan, Rajinikanth, Rishi Kapoor, Sunny Deol, Rekha, Jaya Prada, Kajol, Poonam Dhillon, Padmini Kolhapure, Mohammad Azharuddin, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Praful Patel, David Dhawan and Subhash Ghai among others were present.

Kajol with father in law Veeru Devgan, and sister Tanissha Mukherjee

Rajnikanth with daughter Aishwarya Dhanush-horz


Wedding Makers
Venue & Catering- Taj Lands End, Mumbai
Wedding Planning & Co-ordination- Dreamz Kraft
Decor- Priti Sidhwani (Dreamz Kraft)
Bride and Grooms Wear- Manish Malhotra, Sabyasachi
Entertainers- Mika Singh, Sharmili, Hiral Kamani Garg
Photography & Film- The Wedding Story

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Lakmé collaborates with Anamika Khanna to set the biggest trends this Summer

Anamika Khanna - Grand Finale Designer - LFW SR 2015 - low resLakmé has picked Anamika Khanna to be the season’s Grand Finale designer at Lakme Fashion Week Summer/ Resort 2015.  A talented designer and one of our favorites, Anamika will be working on the fashion interpretation of Lakmé’s statement. The extravaganza will witness a fresh palette of colours, stunning silhouettes and creative new beauty looks, all inspired by Lakmé’s trend forecast. A self-taught designer, Anamika is known to seamlessly weave together traditional Indian and modern methods to make a unique and diverse style statement through her outfits. With Anamika, the finale stage is sure to see a stunning fusion of traditional Indian aesthetics with modern, edgy cuts and silhouettes.

If her last bridal collection as the Grand Finale designer at Lakme Fashion Week in 2009 is anything to go by, we are ready for an ethereal range with  sensual colours, modern silhouttes and flawless embroidery.

Lakmé Fashion Week (LFW) is jointly organized by Lakmé and IMG Reliance. LFW is organized twice every year. LFW Summer/Resort 2015 will be held from March 18 to March 22, 2015 at Palladium Hotel, Mumbai.




Where to get married like a Royal- Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur

By Divya and Vithika (Divya Vithika Wedding Planners, Bangalore)

On WeddingSutra.com, we often read about dream wedding venues and celebrity wedding hot-spots so naturally we have been keen to visit the resorts and castles from Europe to North America, which international celebrities found romantic enough to say ‘I do’. Now in India, it is not uncommon for conversations among the uber-rich to revolve around the most luxurious venues for weddings. In fact, our first meeting with a potential clientsometimes have the ‘dreamy’ element to it—talkson where on Earth we should go to make it extra special. And our pick for the classiest place to pledge lifelong commitment would be Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur where we spent time with Mr. Vincent Ramos, the Hotel’s General Manager to find out what makes it one of the most royally refined venues in the world.


The magnificent Umaid Bhawan Palace managed by the Taj Group of Hotels is one of the world’s largest private residences and it also has a private museum and opulent marbled squash courts. The pool, housed deep beneath the palace itself has zodiac signs marked on the pathway around the pool in black and white tiles,and it is probably the most flamboyant pool you will ever see.Close to Umaid Bhawan Palace is Mehrangarh Fort which is known to be one of the best preserved forts in India and a venue for royal dinners and luxury soirees.

Q. Umaid Bhawan has played host to some of the most high-profile weddings, tell us more about weddings which take place here.
Vincent Ramos (VR)- The unique combination of a top hotel chain (Taj) with the pride and individuality of a royal home (the royal family lives in a part of a palace) offer a unique and enjoyable combination that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. When we invite guests it is an invitation to ‘Live life like a Maharaja’which we pursue with a passion and our bespoke services make the experience a fairy-tale extravaganza.Typically, a two or three day wedding celebration at our venue begins with a Cocktail Dinner by the Poolside, a Mehendi at Meherangarh Fort, Sangeet at the ornate Marwar Hall, and the Wedding cum Reception at the famous Baradari Lawns. Almost every function is infused with the rich, vibrant local culture to make it a memorable event. Having said that, today, many brides and grooms want the Rajasthan experience and also want to party at a very trendy venue—so we are witnessing many such celebrations in Umaid Bhawan and Jodhpur which is now a glamourous destination and one of the trendiest places in India.



Q. Tell us more about your clientele.
VR- Our wedding clientele are usually the very well-heeled Indians whose budget (both families combined) would be in the range of a few crores or more- this would include what they’d spend on accommodation, venues & food, entertainment & decor. They include business families from Mumbai, Delhi and other cities and Chairman/ MD’s of trans-national companies, NRIs from USA, Europe, South East Asia and other parts of the world.

While weddings keep us busy during the peak season (November to February), the rest of the year we are busy with other social events and leisure travellers- families from all over India and NRI’s and foreigners from all over the world, who include the world’s mega-rich and super famous.


Q. Apart from weddings what other events do you host?
VR- Since Umaid Bhawan Palace is a heritage property it is primarily an exotic wedding destination. The wedding functions are spread over various ceremonies and different venues including the spectacular Mehrangarh Fort which is located close-by. The other events hosted here include the Polo Season, Brand Launches, Conferences, Music Festivals, Outbounds, Birthdays, Anniversaries etc. Recently a top corporate organised an event/ conference where the theme was ‘Big Fat Indian Wedding’. The three-day conference kicked off with a mela theme evening at the Mehrangarh Fort, guests were greeted with champagne and ‘Safas’ (turbans) were tied, the entrance was lined with lancers on horses and camels, a royal procession comprising torch bearers lead the way up to the fort ramparts. Day two started with the unique Champagne Museum Walk where the ladies admired the fine collection of Victorian and Edwardian antiques at the palace followed by spa treatments at Jiva Spa while their spouses held court at the Marwar Hall. The evening was a completely different experience compared to the previous day with a Bollywood theme party at the outdoor pool-side. Day 3 saw women and children enjoying a kite flying experience at the lawns and a shopping trip into town while the men continued their conference at the Marwar Hall. In the evening the glowing palace face provided a splendid backdrop to the grand finale of the conference. Guests walked down a pathway lit with glistening flames of candles surrounded by the lush palace gardens and the whiff of desert breeze. The experience was further enhanced with rich Rajasthani cuisine, traditional costumes and the ambience of a splendid Rajasthan royal wedding.



4.  Tell us more about Mehrangarh Fort?
Umaid Bhawan Palace has the sole rights of hosting events at the Fort. The Mehrangarh Fort encloses many palaces, which are known for their intricate carvings, beautiful stained glass windows and sprawling courtyards, making it a perfect royal backdrop. The fort has been witness to world-class events like magnificent receptions with world renowned entertainers, Diwali, New Year celebrations and the British Polo season.

5. We have talked a lot about the property now we would like to know a little about you.
I joined as the General Manager of Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur in May, 2013. I have an experience of 22 years in the Art of Hoteliering. Previous to this I have had a stint with Four Seasons Group and the Leela Group of Hotels.I have completed my Graduation in Hotel Management from the Institute of Hotel Management, Goa and I pursued my Masters in Business Administration from S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai.


Photos Courtesy- Manie Bhatia

Young and Inspiring- Sajil Shah

In our new series ‘Young and Inspiring’ we interact with young talent from the fashion and events domain whose job involves helping couples plan their celebrations of love. Here, young jewelry designer Sajil Shah of ‘Sajjante’, whose vision is to create hand-crafted timeless pieces of jewelry invites us to reveal his treasures at his newly-opened studio in Kemps Corner, South Mumbai.

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Q) Tell us more about your journey and your collection
My family has been in the diamond manufacturing business since long and I went to Florence, Italy to study at the different specialist jewelry schools there. The city with its heritage, history and culture has always been an inspiration for me as an artisan and I imbibed these influences while training with some of the best goldsmiths in the world. Sajjante’s jewelry is a culmination of European hand making techniques and Indian mogul inspired design. We have revived traditional European processes, currently practiced in very few workshops around the world, to create unique pieces of jewelry with the perfect blend of timeless and contemporary.


Q) What stirred the interest to set-up a stand-alone store in Mumbai?
Sajjante was founded in September 2011 and we have got a very encouraging response since. When we decided to set up the stand-alone store the goal was to create a space where customers can walk in and view some of the creations displayed like works of art. They are then guided to a room inside to view the rest of the collection.

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Q) What is your favorite piece you’ve created till date– and what makes it so special?
The ‘Strawberry Earrings’ in my collection is till date my favorite. They are a pair of delicate diamond earrings in which rose cut diamonds are faceted and re-cut to layer into a formation to resemble a life-like strawberry.

Q) What kind of person do you see wearing your jewellery?
Sajjante was born to satisfy the niche demand of those with a taste for art and a passion for jewelry. When a customer walks in, I want them to look at it as pieces of art, more than an investment. And while some of them may be clear about what they want e.g. a necklace I want them to look at everything and be intrigued by it.

Q) What pieces from your collection would you recommend for a Cocktail or a Wedding brunch, where the bride is wearing a contemporary or fusion ensemble?
Ear clips and handcuffs are jewels that would complement a bride in a contemporary/fusion outfit and are the latest in terms of trends too.

Q) As a designer, where do you draw your inspiration? 
It may sound cliché, but I cannot be more genuine when I say I am inspired by every single thing I see, do, hear and experience.

Q) How would you define your design aesthetic? What excites you about designs/innovations in jewelry right now?
It is funny but innovations actually involve going back and drawing inspiration from traditional design and techniques that have almost become extinct due to the mass nature of the industry. Reviving these techniques into current forms is what I find most exciting. So clean organic forms, with a blend of the old world charm and contemporary style, is what enthuses me most.

Sanjay Garg Launches the Raw Mango ‘Stitched Line’ at Bungalow 8, Mumbai

Designer Sanjay Garg is all set to celebrate the retail debut of his Signature Line at Bungalow 8 in Colaba, Mumbai, on 20th January. With this launch, he intends to explore the traditional clothing techniques of India, giving it a contemporary interpretation, synonymous with his work thus far.

Sanjay has revisited, and in some cases revived the long forgotten technique of making garment patterns on the handloom, to create unique and original pieces that you can pass down generations. The garments in this collection are a reflection of his attempts to go back to the inherent beauty of a hand woven garment’s craftsmanship and raw material, without relying on heavy surface embellishments or ornamentation. Here are some creations from his latest collection.



‘Stiched Line’ by Raw Mango
20 – 23 January 2015
Bungalow 8,
Grants Building, 17 Arthur Bunder Road,
Colaba, Mumbai

Amazing Thailand Amazing Romance 2015

New premium lanes to fast track immigration exclusively for Honeymooners and Couples at Bangkok and Phuket International Airports in February 2015.

As part of a campaign by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) together with Suvarnbhumi Airport, Phuket International Airport, and the Immigration Division 2, to enable couples or honeymooners travelling together to expedite their arrival in Thailand, a Premium Lane located at both the East and West Concords of the Suvarnbhumi Airport’s International Arrivals Building, as well as, Phuket International Airport’s International Arrival Hall, are provided for a fast track through immigration. Travellers have the privilege to use it throughout the month of February 2015 from 05.00 – 24.00 Hours; in which they will enjoy Thailand as a Destination of diversified tourism resources, provision of International facilities, and warm hospitality.

Couple Vacationing at the Beach

Participant’s Criteria
1. Lovers or Honeymooners
2. Couples



Suvarnbhumi Airport
1. There are two registration counters. One is located at the East Concord (which receives passengers from Gates A,B,C and D) just at the end of the travelator. The other counter is located at the West Concord (which receives passengers from Gates E,F and G) just at the end of the travelator.

2. Once registered, travellers will be given souvenirs that entitle the holders to use the Premium Lane for a fast track through the immigration process. They will also be eligible for the lucky draw to win a host of prizes- photo sessions, exclusive accommodation, pampering spa treatments and wow dining experiences.

Phuket International Airport
1. The registration counter is located at the passenger hall (connected to the aerobridge). Travellers arriving from the bus gate will also be able to view it.

2. Once registered, travellers will be given souvenirs that entitle the holders to use the Premium Lane for a fast track through the immigration process. They will also be eligible for the lucky draw to win a host of prizes- photo sessions, exclusive accommodation, pampering spa treatments and wow dining experiences.

10 New Zealand Honeymoon Experiences for Adventure Seeking Couples

Calling all adventure seeking couples! Thinking of an exciting, off beat holiday? New Zealand is the place for you. Well known as the adventure capital of the world, you can name the adventure activity and you’ll find it here. Here are our top 10 recommendations for exciting, adrenaline pumping activities in NZ.

Sky Diving
You’ll get the best views from above so make the most of the many sky dive schools and drop zones all over New Zealand where you can go solo or tandem as you float through the air.

New Zealand’s magnificent landscapes take on an extra dimension when you’re 12,000 feet in the air. Skydive in Lake Wanaka or Queenstown and you will look from the vastness of the Central Otago high country to the snow-capped mountains surrounding the jewel-like lakes. At the other end of the country, a Bay of Plenty skydive flight will take you over the gleaming waters and volcanic lanscapes.


Picture yourself skiing in New Zealand; a fine winter’s day, breathtaking scenery and a mountain of fresh virgin snow. Is there anything more captivating?

Fly to the top of the mountain and make your own tracks through fresh virgin powder snow as you ski your way back down on the ultimate guided heli-ski adventure.

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Shotover Jet-boat ride
Feel the power of the water as you jet-boat a spectacular New Zealand river close to the thundering Huka Falls, or negotiate 360-degree spins on the awesome Shotover River rapids.

New Zealand jet boat ride will take you powering through narrow river gorges, almost brushing against sheer rock faces; or skimming across the surface of water channels that weave through the shingle banks of braided rivers.

shotover jet

Bungy Jumping
Take a leap of faith on a bungy at the original Kawarau Bungy site, or the highest at the top of the Nevis or try a completely different style on the Auckland Harbour Bridge.

For many visitors, bungy jumping in New Zealand has almost become a rite of passage, that they take that heart-stopping leap of faith while they’re here. Around the country you can leap from bridges, climbs, rail viaducts, specially made platforms perched on the edge of cliffs, and stadium roofs.

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Caving & Rafting Tours
Launch out into the unknown on a black water rafting expedition through Waitomo’s myriad limestone caves underneath the twinkling lights of a million glowworms.

With exhilarating caving & rafting tours, namely Black Abyss, Black Labyrinth and the all new Black Odyssey, to choose from, there is something to suit all adventurous spirits. The Legendary Black Water Rafting Co. is New Zealand’s first black water rafting adventure operator. And it’s also the only tour that takes you through the incomparable Ruakuri Cave.

Black water rafting

Scuba Diving
Feast your eyes on a marine wonderland as you scuba dive around the Poor Knights Islands marine reserve. French undersea explorer Jacques Cousteau rated the Poor Knights as one of the world’s top 10 dive sites.

New Zealand is a diving paradise. With accessible coastlines, marine reserves and hundreds of offshore islands, the underwater world is vast and diverse. You can dive wrecks, drop-offs and sub-tropical reefs in clean, clear waters. You can explore huge kelp forests, swim with school fish or alongside dolphins. For a different adventure and experience, try kayak diving or a descent after dark.


Put a completely new spin on life as you roll down a Rotorua hillside in the Zorb – a crazy see-through plastic ball that reaches speeds of up to 50kph over land and water.

ZORB Rotorua is the iconic Rotorua adventure activity offering the original unique experience of ZORB globe riding – rolling downhill in a large inflatable globe. A must-do adventure activity in New Zealand, ZORB Rotorua offers two ride types -The ZYDRO (wet) ride and the ZORBIT (dry) ride; four track options; and eight ride variations. There’s something for everyone! Go on, we dare you!


Mountain Biking
Leap on a mountain bike and head up into the hills for a thrilling day on one of New Zealand’s ever-growing network of cycle trails. There’s a trail for every degree of difficulty from country idylls to multi-day alpine challenges.

Stunning scenery and varied local attractions will compete for your attention as you explore New Zealand’s diverse cycle trails and mountain biking tracks. New Zealand is a great destination for an active cycling or mountain biking break, with accessible riding trails and tracks near most cities and towns. You are guaranteed a cycling holiday to remember, with a fresh experience, panoramic view or beautiful landscape to be found around each bend. Take in the best of the country right up close!

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Pick up a paddle and kayak along the coast, in a sheltered harbour, on a lake or downstream on one of New Zealand’s many rivers. Listen to the birds sing and watch out for local wildlife.

Kayaking is one of the best ways to really explore the thousands of kilometres of New Zealand’s magnificent coastline and inland waterways. A guided New Zealand kayaking tour can take you anywhere from the sheltered waters of the Marlborough Sounds and the towering grandeur of the fiords to open water safaris around. Paddle with dolphins; paddle around a marine reserve and jump in for a snorkel.

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Cast off and go for the big one out on the ocean wave on a big game fishing safari. You’re never far from the ocean in New Zealand and the thrill of the catch will have you hooked.

With more than 15,000 kilometres of coastline, New Zealand promises salt water fishing challenges of every kind. From the land you can try surfcasting and rock fishing. From the comfort of a charter boat the ocean is your oyster during a deepwater, saltwater fly or game fishing expedition.

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For more information visit www.newzealand.com. To book your tailor-made holidays write to holidays@quantumtravels.net or call on +91 84110 34400 or visit www.quantumtravels.com

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10 Makeup Artists Pick their Favorite Beauty Products

We love finding out about new beauty products but it’s the products that top makeup artists swear by that has us fascinated. We called up some of our favorite makeup and beauty experts to ask them whichare the beauty products that they cannot do without. Find out more here and add their recommendations to your list too!

Chandni Singh, Delhi NCR
My must-have product is the Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra 24H Foundation. It gives long lasting coverage with a luminous glow without making it cakey. It diminishes fine lines & evens out the skin tone and takes minutes to feel like second skin!

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Minee R, Mumbai
Amongst my many favorite products, one that I would like to mention is the MAC Powerpoint pencil in Engraved. This waterproof black M.A.C. eyeliner pencil is deeply pigmented and glides on for a fine, precise line.


Nisha Sablok, Mumbai
My favorite beauty product is the Lakmé Absolute Ultimate Kohl because it does not smudge at all, and is waterproof. It is pitch black, which is perfect for an Indian outfit. It can be used for smokey eyes but you have to be really quick before it settles as its waterproof.


Shruti Sharma, Delhi NCR
Being a makeup lover, it is hard to pick just one product that I cannot live without but if I must take a pick, it would have to be gel eyeliner. It is such a versatile product. I can use it as an eye-liner, kohl or even do a smokey eye with it alone. It also serves as an excellent product to define the eyebrows! The Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place gel eyeliner is really good. You can smudge it for a soft smokey effect or draw a clear line to define your eyes. It is safe for the waterline and once it’s dry after the application, its water proof, smudge proof and stays in place all day!


Shivani Sheth, Mumbai
I am always tempted to try new eye makeup products but my mainstay is the MAC Eye shadow in Nylon- a lovely ivory shade with a slight shimmer. I love it because its multi-purpose, I can use it on my eyes to give a nice fresh pop, it can be worn both during day and night and can also be used as a highlighter for the brow bone and cheek bone.

Shivani Seth

Heema Dattani, Mumbai
There are so many products I use over and over, but amongst all Bobbi Brown Skin foundation SPF 15 tops the list. It is truly a modern foundation that offers invisible-weightless coverage that looks like skin and not makeup. Its hydrating technology leaves the skin feeling cushioned, comfortable and clean. From warm ivory to honey, sand to natural tan shades, they have it all.

Heema Dattani

Tamanna Rooz, Hyderabad
The one product that I cannot do without is the Too Faced Primed & Poreless Skin Smoothing Face Primer. I use it at work too, the product does the magic when I want to erase / fill the pores to make the skin look smooth and glowing. It also creates the perfect canvas for foundation to blend well on the skin, giving it an overall radiant look.

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Varsha Gidwani, Mumbai
The one product I cannot live without is a small makeup sponge applicator with 360 degrees of usable surface called the ‘Beauty Blender’- in fact I often quip that I will have a panic attack if it goes out of stock or gets discontinued. Blending is your friend especially when it comes to makeup for the flawless look. And this is my savior and I recommend it as a ‘must-have’!

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Vejetha Anand (Swank studio), Bangalore
I cannot do without two products– Mac Prep+Prime and Mac Fix+. Using a good primer can change how makeup looks and feels on you. And Mac Prep+Prime calms and soothes the skin, blots away excess oil, evens out skin redness,and improves the application of foundation or powder. MAC Fix+ is a skin refresher/finishing mist that can be applied before or after makeup to give you a hydrated/ dewy look.

Vejetha Anand

Amrita Sanghavi, Mumbai
The number one rule of beauty is to wear sunscreen every single day, irrespective of the season. And I can’t do with without Kiehl’s Ultra Light Daily UV Defense SPF 50 PA+++ sunscreen. It is extremely sheer, lightweight and glides onto the skin smoothly. Unlike many sunscreens, this one does not add to the oil factor yet does not dry out the skin.


Bridal Beginnings at Zoya- Ankita Doshi

‘Jewels of the Rajputana’ – Zoya’s most exquisite and grand collection of the year pays tribute to the magnificent legacy of the Rajputs. Camels, kotah painters, the golden desert, swirling skirts, mirror work, colorful turbans, intricate leatherwork and the culture’s noble and courageous history, are all elements that served as muses to design Zoya’s latest majestic collection, crafted with the finest polki in unique settings, exquisite handcrafted enameling & also embellished with precious stones. Inspired by this unique collection, we hosted our latestBridal Beginnings shoot at Zoya for which we invited three brides-to-be to be a part of this shoot. Here, in the second of the three-part series, we feature Ankita Doshi.


The Jewels she wore
Ankita wore a two sided neck-piece designed with nakashi work, shining polki jhumka earrings, and a striking headpiece created with pirohi work and conical setting of polki. Her look was further accessorized with an enamel adorned peacock ring and a bracelet, capturing the dazzling movements of a peacock and an assortment of polkis making a glimpse through a veil of rubies.

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Bridal Look
Ankita picked a pink bridal lehenga by Anita Dongre embroidered with gota pati and zardosi work. She says, “I loved the bright color of the lehenga and felt it was perfect for me as soon as I tried it on. It was teamed with a pink blouse with machine dori work and a contrasting orange dupatta with hand embroidery.”


For her makeup, Makeup Artist Kumar Iyer first used a Chanel Vita Lumiere foundation  underneath the eyes. He then emphasized her eyes with a Shu Uemura eyeshadow in various shades of gold, curled her lashes using a Shu Uemura curler and finished by using the Hypnose by Lancome mascara. He tinted her cheeks with the Posietint in Poppy-pink by Benefit, and used the same on her lips with a touch of high shine gloss by Dior.


For her hairstyle, Kumar says, “Ankita has extremely long hair, so before styling it, I first sectioned and braided it. Then, I created a turban with her own hair and only used a real hair patch over the turban of braids, which immediately gave her face a lift. Overall, the hairstyle was simple and chic, the tiered necklace we used as a headpiece was the highlight and gave her a regal bride look.”


Outfit- Anita Dongre
Makeup & Hairstyling- Kumar Iyer
Location- Zoya, Khar

Photographs by- Amit Barot Photography

Designing Wedding Photobooks with Amita & Suraaj

Amita & Suraaj Photography began as a collaboration between two colleagues who worked in advertising, and who shared a passion for photography. “We worked well as team members in the ad agency, and soon realized our jobs were not creatively stimulating anymore- so we both decided to quit and venture full-time into photography.” Through their photography, they take great pride in being able to partake the happiness of two families and the special moments of joy. With an eye for detail and a firm belief that beauty lies in the most unexpected places, here Amita and Suraaj talk about encapsulating special moments, suspended in time, into a lifelong photobook to relive memories, time and again.


“The Indian wedding is incredibly vibrant and colorful, and quality photobooks truly do justice to the moments captured. Our clients love seeing their pictures encased in well-designed and sophisticated photobooks. A lot of care and attention goes into developing these photobooks. There are so many customizable options to choose from, in terms of size and design, and with the excellent quality of material used, the photobooks are long lasting and can bring joy across generations. It serves as a treasure, to cherish and share for years to come.


Wedding albums that were produced around 10 years ago now look out of style. Today, there are many options for coffee table books and photobooks, they tell the story of the most special day of the couples’ lives so the selection of photos and look-and-feel is all-important. The photobook must capture the essence of the wedding without giving it an over-processed or artificial vibe. Clean, minimal and classy designs, like what we specialize in, increase the longevity of this physical manifestation as a special memory.

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Canvera, the company which specializes in wedding photobooks, and who we work with, now offer a convenient option of viewing the complete album online. It’s a small world and people tend to have friends and family scattered across the globe. Canvera makes it convenient for couples to share their special moments with their near and dear ones by making the photo album available for online viewing. As is often said, humans may be living across different parts of the world thousands of miles away, but the digital revolution and newer methods of photo sharing truly make it a small world.”

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