Real Wedding: Fashion Designer Gets Hitched – Makeup By Top MUA Shahid Naar

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Bride Akansha Gaur, a petite fashion designer from Amritsar has sent in her beautiful wedding photos for this week’s real wedding. Akansha designed all of her dresses for various ceremonies and you can see that the results are gorgeous. Aman Photography from Amritsar captured all these wedding pics beautifully and our very own Shahid Naar has done an awesome job with Akansha’s bridal makeup.

Bride and Groom

Akansha Gaur and Sushen

We met

We met in 2011 when we were in college, in the same class. Friendship turned to love and we decided on ‘forever’.

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Our ceremony

Since Sushen comes from a Punjabi family and I am a Brahmin girl you can see different shades of these two cultures in our wedding. We got married in a grand affair which included several small and big scale functions, all of which were held in Amritsar.

My dresses

I am a fashion designer and used to design dresses when working with Petticoat Lane E.1. Naturally, I was keen to design my own clothes for my wedding.


To start with the very first function which was mehendi ki raat, I chose a traditional red gota patti and zardozi lehenga, designed on my own and beautiful gota jewellery with red beads to compliment my lehenga. I wanted to avoid wearing heavy jewellery on this day and wanted to save the heavy look for other two functions.

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Second came the Engagement…I wore a beige gown designed by yours truly, with diamond earrings. Later, I changed to chaand baala’s by Dhawan Jewellers very renowned in Amritsar.

Choorah ceremony

For my chooda ceremony I chose a angarkha by Biba…. with kalire and chooda from Amritsar itself…

Main ceremony

Finally for my wedding day… I chose a pink and blue lehenga rather than the common red lehenga. As it was a summer wedding, I wanted my overall look to be light. I selected Asiana Couture, Chandni Chowk as they understood exactly what I wanted. To complement my dress, I chose a choker set with big earrings again from Dhawan Jewellery, Amritsar.

His suit

Sushen got his suit made from Creater’s villa, Amritsar for cocktail and mehendi ki raat. I designed his wedding attire and it was made by Raj Tailors, Karol Bagh, Delhi.

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 My hair and makeup

I got my hair and makeup done by Shahid Naar, who needs no introduction. He is a top Amritsar based makeup artist. Shahid is simply awesome-he understood exactly what I was looking for and the results were amazing.

Our wedding photographer

Another person who made my wedding special was our wedding photographer-Aman Photography, Amritsar. His team is like a family now. They turned a dream into a fairy-tale wedding.

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 Our honeymoon

We went to Seychelles for our Honeymoon.. I must say it couldn’t have been better than that! We stayed on a 7 star property..Lemuria by Constance hotels and resorts and Ephilia by Constance hotels and resorts.We went to 2 different islands- Mahe and Pralin and they were paradise! I would highly recommend all couples to explore Constance and Seychelles at least once in this lifetime!

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Advice for other brides-to-be

For all the bride-to-be’s, I would like to only say one thing: Time will fly during your wedding days, so enjoy each moment and make yourself feel special. Do not hesitate to explore and think of different looks. Then scour the market, shop and look for online and offline inspiration to create the final look.

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