Name one bride who doesn't want to look like she just stepped out of a beautiful dream on her wedding day. So, we at POPxo in collaboration with Anita Dongre, the master of wedding couture gave three brides-to-be a gorgeous makeover for our first ever real bride shoot. With stunning makeup by Paveena Rathour, skilful photography by Ramit Batra and the breathtaking backdrop of Dongre's sprawling Mehrauli showroom, this shoot turned out to be nothing less than a fairytale. Here are all the pictures!
1. Presenting to you, out three beautiful brides-to-be (L-R): Sakshi, Rukman and Prerna
2. Just look at the stunning details of the Rajputana style jewellery!
3. Waiting for Prince Charming, all decked up!
4. And that ladies and gentlemen, is what elegance looks like...
5. Hey Missy! The princess wants her crown back...
6. This is some serious choli back design inspiration right here!
7. If you're pretty and you're happy then just twirl, then just twirl!
Sakshi was styled in a heavily embroidered rani pink lehenga. Made with organza fabric, this vibrant pink lehenga choli is exquisitely embroidered with gota patti, dori, pearl and zardosi handwork and is a beautiful example of handcrafted brilliance. Anita Dongre, you magician!
8. Is this what bridal glow looks like? Oh yes, it is!
Want Sakshi's look? You can buy a similar lehenga by Anita Dongre online for Rs 1.99L. The scallop choker is available for Rs 25,000.
9. Paveena working her magic...
10. That one look that says it all...
11. This lady knows how to pose!
Crafted in silk and exquisitely embroidered with gota patti, dori, pearl, sequin and zardosi work, Rukman's lehenga is a stunner in every sense of the word.
12. Hello Miss Royalty!
13. We're totally crushing on this pearl and polki necklace, like totally!
14. If you got it, then you flaunt it!
15. And here comes the twirl...
Get Rukman's look with this lehenga available at Carma Online for Rs 4.78L. You can even buy a very a similar neckpiece worth Rs 10,800, available on Anita Dongre online.
16. We don't know what we like more, her shining eyes or her cutesy smile?!
17. Last minute checks...
18. We just cannot take our eyes off the beautiful embroidery on her lehenga!
19. This colour is giving us such beach wedding vibes!
Prerna wore a bright sunny yellow lehenga skillfully crafted with care, adorned with gota patti, zardozi, dori and pearl work.
20. Jewellery on point!
21. Skipping down the happy road!
To get this look for your big day, pick another one of Anita's creations in a similar colour available at Carma Online Shop for Rs 2.47L. The same neckpiece is available for Rs 24,000 on Anita Dongre's website.
22. Whoa... That's one colourful frame!
23. Pump up the beat, ladies!
24. Just look at our bride'chillas'
26. The one where they all twirl!
27. They couldn't seem to control their excitement, and neither could we!
28. Haww ji...
29. Coz when you're happy, you just don't get tired!
30. Love, laugh, live!
31. Rocking the dhol beats like a pro!
32. Ek back shot toh banta hai...
33. When your eyes do all the talking!
34. Couldn't stop giggling 'coz that's how happy she was!
35. Tiny adjustments here and there!
This was so much fun to shoot! We hope you liked these pictures!!!
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