Spring is the time for fresh blossoms, friendship, fun and dressing up in pretty pastels before the nasty Indian summers hit us… And when it comes as a Bridesmaids Photoshoot Giveaway by ZoWed & our partners, what more could you ask for!
Spring was upon us, so we thought – perfect time to set the tone for a dream spring summer wedding look for one lucky Bride and her two favorite bridesmaids!
‘Me and my Besties’ – A Bridesmaids Photoshoot by ZoWed!
Who doesn’t love dreaming about a best friend’s wedding! It’s as much about your gang of girls getting together and enjoying those special moments as it’s about getting ready together, strutting around and posing in gorgeous outfits & stunning jewelry that makes heads turn!
So we thought, why not grant this fashion fairytale to three lucky girls! We launched an online campaign to hunt for three besties – one lucky “Bride to be” and her two favorite bridesmaids. Very soon we had entries pouring in and shortlisted and met a few candidates.
Finally we selected the trio of bride-to-be Puja, and her besties and sisters Urvashi & Radhika – to be dolled up and captured in 2 dream looks!
Behind the Scenes of a Fairytale Fashion Shoot!
On the other hand, we needed to create the perfect look, effects, setup et al!
So we scouted around and roped in some of the best designer labels, jewelry brands, makeup artists, and added to this a top notch candid wedding photographer and some lovely backdrops to capture the prettiest moments of a fresh n dewy Summer Wedding!
One of the very first names to strike us was renowned candid photographer Malvika Periwal based in City of Joy – Kolkata. She’s known for her gift of capturing beautiful fairytale moments in subtle gorgeous frames. A couple of chit chat sessions later, she was on board for this fashion shoot!
Fashion first with Ruceru!
We got talking about our spring summer wedding look with various designer labels and finally got on board the Lakme Fashion Week label Ruceru to help us the narrow down the pretty pastel bohemian look.
And before we knew it, we were looking at six gorgeous pieces from their latest ‘Summer Bride’ collection just perfect for our 3 chosen girls!
For this shoot, we decided to give the girls two different looks, Look 1 – dreamy, fun and summer fresh and just apt for a Sangeet function.
…and Look 2 – which exudes feminine elegance with emphasis on flora, fauna and a rich color palette perfect for a wedding reception.
Urvashi looked delicate in this one piece stitched lehenga made with layered organza in earthy green tones. The silver embellishments and off white and lilac french knots with a ruffle hemline and a draped ombre palla make it just perfect for a bridesmaid!
We louuuve the cold shoulder blouse and the ease of managing a one piece outfit… cos as a sister of the bride – you’ve got to be carefree n be available to help the bride!
Radhika looks divine in this ice green embroidered layer gown by Ruceru with one sided tied drape. The hand embroidery in antique silver and gold zardozi work make it pastel perfect!
Her overall color palette and the super gorgeous drape add to the summer enchantress feel!
Our bride-to-be Puja glowed in this concept lehenga – an amalgamation of different embroidered kalis set in lilac tones!
We love how the embroidery plays around with jaal, scallops and floral motifs and the peach net dupatta with metal tassels adds a romantic touch!
Together, these pretty girls ooze a bohemian chic vibe – just what you need for a spring summer wedding! And let’s now move to their wedding reception look… sublime!
Our to-be-bride Puja shines in a tomato red silk layered lehenga! Its lavish zardosi and tikki hand-embroidery paired with a peach net bird motif dupatta are wow.
The beautifully scalloped head veil adds a delicate touch to this ‘sooooo soft on the eyes’ summer bride look! And we’re sooooo in love with both bridesmaids Urvashi and radhika’s reception outfits…
Urvashi looks divine in this pretty peach silk gown with organza layer and gorgeous exaggerated sleeves!
Notice how the organic floral motifs in hues of apricots and pinks look perfectly in sync with her lightly braided hair dolled up with baby’s breath!
And the piece-de-resistance is Radhika’s baby pink organza lehenga and crop blouse embellished with clusters of handmade flowers!
The heavenly yet light and flowy lehenga makes it just perfect for every bridesmaid this summer!
Jewels shining bright with Mahabir Danvar!
Which wedding look is complete without the right choice of jewelry! So we were looking for some stunning pieces in polki and diamonds that would complement our chosen outfits in a classy timeless way.
And Mahabir Danwar‘s regal diamond and polki collection perfectly fit the bill. From the heavy jadau choker paired with 3 lada long haar to the most stylish rings for the sexy bridesmaids!
And Mahabir Danwar’s lightweight elegant jewelry fit in perfectly for both bridesmaids…
Aren’t these light kundan necklaces just what every demure sister of the bride needs!
Love how the green enamel on Urvashi’s jadau necklace color complements her outfit!
We painstakingly chose every piece of jewelry to go with each of the six outfits – from heavy necklaces to pretty earrings and antique maangtikas.
And these delicate diamond and kundan necklaces lend a perfectly breezy n angelic look to the ethereal bridesmaids outfits, don’t you agree!
While the heavy diamond and polki necklace that Puja wore with her red reception lehenga was simply a class apart!
We specially love the chandelier style earrings and the hint of green that ups the style quotient of this look!
Heaven on earth with Orchid Garden and Envogue Events!
How do you create the most romantic spring summer look without the perfect backdrop? So we chose the ethereal Orchid Garden – centrally located and one of the few sublime outdoor wedding venues in Kolkata with a beautiful lake to flaunt!
And we brought on the fabulous team of Envogue Events & Entertainment – Wedding planners and decor artists to doll up Orchid Garden in a bohemian spring garden look.
The pulled off the bohemian chic look complete with heavenly floral arches, swings, vintage ladders, crystal hangings and everything else you could dream of!
No wonder, our girls look like they’re prancing around in floral heaven on a mid-summer night’s dream!
Doll ’em up with Mua Mainak!
For everything to look picture perfect, we needed just the right finish for our three lucky girls – and famed makeup artist Mainak seemed perfect for the job.
From Puja’s subtle makeup with a red hot pout for the reception..
To her bridesmaids’ understated makeup with fresh lightly braided hairstyles!
To the light sultry waves for the open hair sangeet looks – he knew exactly what every girl wanted!
Don’t these gals look happy with their final finish? Had to be, cos he’s not just a thorough professional but does bridal wedding makeup for hundreds of brides every wedding season!
So what do a bunch of girls do when they’re all dressed up and ready to slay?
Eat, Drink and be merry with Krazy for Chocolates!
What better to wine and dine on a fine spring Sunday morning than a beautifully yummy English breakfast with delicacies like cupcakes and donuts from K4C-Krazy for Chocolates!
Known for its exclusive dessert platters and English muffins and theme cakes – K4C gave our girls enough reason to cheer and share… All as expert candid photographer Malvika Periwal went click click click behind the lenses!
When you’ve got your besties by your side… what more could you ask for!
There it was, some of the best ingredients carefully brought together to create a yummmmmmmmy n ethereal Bohemian chic spring summer wedding look that you just can’t resist copying!
Watch, drool, and if you feel like copying – go ahead!
You know just whom to approach for what part of this gorgeous look – from jewelry to outfits to makeup to photography to decor to food, every expert played their role perfectly to bring together these gorgeous pictures!
And if you need help finding the best in your city, just give team ZoWed a buzz!