7 Things To Keep In Mind Before Your Pre-Wedding Shoot!

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The next step on the road to getting married, for most modern Indian couples, is a pre-wedding photo shoot. Tell the world that you are going to be hitched with a beautiful photograph (or an album, if you want to).

Pre-wedding photography has taken the wedding scenario by a storm. In the age of social media, more and more couples are choosing to attach a picture to their ‘status update’. But a photo shoot can be confusing and without a proper plan, this endeavor can end in a disaster. Here are 7 things you must keep in mind before your pre-wedding photo shoot:

1. Budget

Firstly, and most importantly, figure out your budget. On one end of the spectrum you can hire ace photographers and hire exquisite hotels to shoot in. You can even go abroad to exotic locations like Dubai and make your pre-wedding shoot an extravagant affair. On the other hand you can choose to go minimalistic and have DIY photo-shoot with help from a few friends.

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Ajit Nair and Karuna Ohri got help from a friend to pull of their heart warming pre-wedding photo shoot.
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Sumit and Minushka chose to shoot with Plush Affairs, in the scenic setting of Hideout.

 

2. Theme

As more and more couples all over India are announcing the joy of their imminent nuptials to the world at large with a photo shoot, a lot more thought is being put into the theme with which they chose to tell their story. If you are a gym freak, then work-out can be incorporated into the shoot. If you are in love with Bollywood, recreate scenes from your favorite movies. Let your imagination run wild!

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Akash and Prerana opted for a fun filled theme to tell their story.

 

3. Location

Location helps add a dash character to your pre-wedding photo shoot. Now you can choose to go to a historical monument or hire a hotel or even go back to the scene of crime (a place of some significant emotional significance to the couple in question).

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A picturesque setting immediately elevates the shoot to an enchanting level.
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Nishant and Jyotpriya’s photo shoot looked fresh and earthly, set in the lap of nature

 

 

4. Outfits

The couple can adorn themselves with bespoke Manish Malhotra attire or wear their family heirlooms. They may even rent out clothes for this occasion.

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Minar and Jaya looked stunning in their exquisite attire.

 

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On the other hand they may chose to “chill” and have fun in the sun, wearing summer clothes, floppy hats and flip-flops.

5. Props

Every marriage is a journey, try adding a ride to your photo shoot to bring highlight to joyous voyage that you and your partner are about to embark on.

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Neeti and Tarun chose to hop on a bike and announce their wedding date to the world

Similarly, a number of props can be incorporated in the photo shoot to add a little element of fun to it. The high school sweet hearts could play around with books. Balloons are another way to float away to the highest of heavens.

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Flowers can create a very romantic mood for the photo-shoot

 

6. Photographer

With the pre-wedding shoot becoming a norm, many veterans of wedding photography have entered this arena. Choose the right photographer who will do amazing photo-shoots with display great technical skills. The couple may go for a multi-location shoot spread out over a couple of days to capture their story.

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Minar and Jaya looked gorgeous in modern Indian attire, shot by Plush Affair

 

Couples on a budget need not fret either. A friend with a DSLR and a beautiful location is all one needs to create a magical pre-wedding photo shoot.

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Ajit and Karuna posted this with a wonderful caption saying, “She promises to never keep me waiting, ever.”

 

7. Timing

If you are shooting in a public place, choose to shoot either early in the morning or late in the evening to get soft light settings. Furthermore, avoid a time when the place is known to be bustling with people who might enter your frame and destroy the perfect picture. Also make sure you have the required permissions.

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A romantic shot is turned into a comical one, as an on-looker comes into the frame.

 

Images used for reference purpose only.

Image credits: Google, Ramit Batra , NeverVoid Photography and Plush Affairs

Stylish Wedding Shoes for Groom! Here are our favourite picks.

They say “Shoes maketh a man” – and the right footwear can compliment your wedding day look and turn a good outfit into a perfect one!

So gentlemen put your best foot forward, here are our top picks for your big day!
1. A classic pair of Christian Louboutin lace ups have that added edge! 

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Our top picks of lust-worthy shoes for the bride to be!

Everyone wants to bring their A game to their wedding! It’s one of the most significant days in your life and you want to look and feel like a million bucks! With your designer outfit and your flawless hairdo, your shoe game should be on point as well!

Fret not! We’ve got your back and got you covered!
Here are our top picks of lust-worthy shoes for the bride to be!

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“Alchemy” – the spring summer 2017 collection by Anita Dongre, in deep reverence of nature!

Anita Dongre gave a beautiful finale for the Lakmé fashion week in 2017. Held outdoors in the amphitheater of Bandra fort, the stage was set in a lush green garden. The theme for the collection “Alchemy” was “liquid gold”. 

Far away from the chaos of  city life nested in the warmth of nature a magical land comes alive where the dusty desert and lush forest merge into one. Together, they create Alchemy – a powerful concoction of matter and the surreal.
Presenting “Alchemy” by Anita Dongre in deep reverence of nature.
Pretty in pink! #silk #gotapatti #zardosi #resham #handcrafted #handembroidered #diamonds #jadau 
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The exquisite hand embroidered & handwoven malkha collection. 
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Set in earthy hues of ivory and sandstone, adorned with a labyrinth of intricate vines, blooming flowers and proud fauna. Children of the Earth. 
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Spring summer bridal couture!

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Gold, Gold Gold! #silk #handembroidered #gotapatti #jadau #uncutdiamomds #diamondjewellery
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The perfect spring summer organza Resham lehenga. 

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The fine handcrafted and handwoven sherwanis and bandhgalas for men.
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The intricate handcrafted and hand embroidered  gold tissue lehengas for the summer brides! #gotapatti #zardosi #pearls #sequins

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The easy breezy chanderi lehenga with floral vines, birds and motifs. # gotapatti #zardosi # pearl #dori

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The gorgeous show stopper Kareena Kapoor Khan in an Anita Dongre lehenga.

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Anita dongre striking a pose with her showstopper Kareena Kapoor Khan!

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Shriya Saran made heads turn  in a handwoven chanderi mul anarkali inspired by mystical forests.
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Diana Penty stunned in a charcoal grey handwoven silk jacket with Mughlai garden inspired motifs and details.
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Lara Datta looking elegant in a gold tissue tunic w intricate zardosi, aari and pitta work in motifs inspired by mystical forests.
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Timeless beauty Juhi Chawla in a sage green Banarasi silk jacket style suit.
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Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan in their Anita Dongre attires.

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Hello yellow! #chanderi #mul #gotapatti
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The stunning organza lehenga. #aqua #blush #gotapatti

 

We are swooning over the Alchemy collection!
Comment below and let us know your views!
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For more information about this collection visit: anitadongre.com

Veteran fashion designer Tarun Tahilani’s lush & romantic Spring Summer 2017 collection – “Chashme Shahi”

“Chashme Shahi”- Tarun Tahilani’s Spring Summer 2017 collection is inspired by Mughal gardens and architecture, the easy breezy collection is perfect for summer weddings. It embraces the season with fantasy and romance.

The colour pallet for the designers show consisted of whites, creams, beiges, jade and black interspersed with pops of colours. The silhouettes included kalidar lehengas, sarees, kurtas with French knots and Swarovski crystals. His collection is full of soft summer colours and timeless embroidery.

Supermodel, author and socialite Padma Lakshmi looked like a dreamgirl as she walked the runaway for the master couturier. She opened the show for him sporting a beautiful ivory coloured embellished sari with a cape.
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Padmalakshmi dazzled in Tarun Tahilani bridal wear pink panelled brocade lehenga and a pink silk skirt.
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Huma looked ravishing in a black Tarun Tahilani cape saree.

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Colourful burst of floral motifs!

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Delish Prints!

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Dreams draped in shades of jade!
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Romantic and regal in the classy whites!

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The Ready to wear chic range!

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Shilpa Shetty looking like a million bucks in an outfit from chashme shahi.

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Padmalakshmi closing the show with designer Tarun Tahilani.

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While closing the show Lakshmi changed into a stunning brocade salmon pink lehenga paired with a shirt choli in the same colour. The supermodel sported minimal make up and choose to tie her hair into a ponytail.
This the lush & romantic collection – “Chashme Shahi” is definitely enticing to the eyes, just like the name suggests!
Comment below and let us know what you feel!
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A sneak peek from Manish Malhotra’s Mijwan Summer 2017 fashion show!

Superstars Shahrukh Khan & Anuskha Sharma walked the ramp last night for their close friend and designer Manish Malhotra at the Mijwan Summer 2017 fashion show which was held at the Grand Hyatt in Mumbai.
The master couturier collaborated with an NGO called Mijwan Welfare Society and put up a fundraising fashion show. Named after a village in UP, the NGO Mijwan Welfare Society was found by Shabana Azmi’s late father Kaifi Azmi, was launched with a goal of creating employment for women and reviving the art of chikankari embroidery.
Among others, celebs including Shabana Azmi, Javed Akhtar, Kajol, Sushmita Sen, Sridevi, Farhan Akhtar, Huma Qureshi,Diana Penty, Konkona Sen, Sophie Choudhary, Atul Kasbekar, Nandita Das, Amyra Dastur, Neetu Kapoor and Sooraj Pancholi were spotted at the charitable event.
Manish Malhotra with his show-stoppers of the evening!
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Sharukh Khan looking dapper in an ethnic geometrical print ivory sherwani.
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The effervescent Anushka Sharma looked like a Goddess and made heads turn in her gorgeous white lehenga!

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Manish Malhotra taking a selfie with the founders of the NGO Mijwan Welfare Society Shabana Azmi & Namrata Goyal.

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A little PDA on the ramp..

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Breath- taking lehengas for the summer bride!
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Pretty pastels!

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Tassels for the win!

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The collection included western silhouettes.
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The men looked handsome & debonair in their attires as well.
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