Luxebook October 2023

BY ISMAT TAHSEEN As brides prepare for Day 0, bridal retreats offer a chance to take a breather, while getting a glow-up How brides are embarking on beauty getaways before the Big Day JET SET GO There’s little that comes close to being more important for a bride-to-be than looking her best on her wedding day. Swirling around a gorgeous lehenga, having close family and friends around and a picture-perfect backdrop are all ingredients for picture-perfect nuptials, bolstered by her feeling confident with her glow. The customary facials and calorie-busting fitness plans have been di rigeur, but of late, the trend of the bride-to-be and her gal pals heading out to a scenic resort or retreat for a glow-up getaway is increasingly currying favour. They take on some pre-wedding fun in the way of spa wraps and massages, circulation-boosting yoga and pilates classes, personalised skin care consultations, detox menu indulgences and more – all meant to prep and nourish the skin in the countdown to D-Day. With the shaadi season upon us, we delved into the whole world of pre-wedding beauty — from getting first-hand accounts from brides-to-be who’ve been there done that, to checking out resorts that have special regimens and top dermatologists on what is in demand. Natural Forest Spas To Pre-Wedding Cleanses: How resorts are romancing the bride For so many women, the idea of getting married suddenly makes life go 24/7! From countless outfit trials, shopping, venue finalising, budget planning and staying up to complete their list adds up to a huge, hectic schedule with lesser ‘me time’. To their rescue are these beauty getaways, where they press pause and have fun solo or with friends after embarking on fabulous glowing therapies and rituals. Luxury hotels are witnessing an increase in the number of brides-to-be going in for such a pre-wedding getaway. “The demand has grown and there has been rise in the trend of brides-to-be opting for a pre-wedding getaway. We’ve seen a significant demand for two of our properties — The Oberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur and The Oberoi Sukhvilas Spa Resort, New Chandigarh,” affirms Silki Sehgal, Vice President, Corporate Communications, The Oberoi Group. Beautiful haven at The Oberoi Spa at The Oberoi Rajvilas The Oberoi Spa at The Oberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur makes for a luxurious haven of peace and tranquillity. Housed in a restored 300-year-old Rajasthani Haveli (mansion), the spa offers the ideal setting to experience holistic treatments along with a facial room and plunge pools. Furnished elegantly with hand block printed linens, polished wooden floors, and beautiful hand-painted frescoes, the ambience of the spa is inviting and soothing. Incense and aromatic oils permeate the air with a gentle fragrance creating the perfect ambience for relaxation. The serenity of the space calms the senses in preparation for the varied beauty and rejuvenating treatments performed by trained therapists. The extensive spa menu offers non-clinical Picture courtesy: Harshita Rai 6|LUXEBOOK|OCTOBER 2023 OCTOBER 2023 |LUXEBOOK|7