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Saturday, August 14, 2010

Rasm-e-Mehndi (Henna & Dance) in Chicago, IL

Mehndi typically takes place one or two days prior to the main wedding day, and henna is symbolically placed on the couples' hands. The groom's friends and family bring along sweets and henna for the bride, and the bride's family does the same for the groom. The bride is brought forward in the ceremony by their close relatives. In the ceremony, married women who are closely related to the bride apply henna to her hands, and feed her some sweets. This ritual is supposed to bring good luck and longevity to the bride's married life. Similarly, on the groom's side, oil is applied to his head and sweets are fed to the groom. Elaborate musical and acting performances are part of the Mehndi celebrations and it is a night you will never forget.

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5 comments:

Bethany said...

All I can say is STUNNING. Everything from the colors to the dancing to the bride to the photography. WOW! I see why you had such a fantastic time shooting this one.

Kristina Tenenbaum said...

It was an amazing night. So glad I was there. The most stunning Mendi I have ever been too. You guys did a great job with the pictures

amir said...

This is what I called Real Art Work .You guys did a excellent Job .I can not describe in words how good Photographer you guys are .
Amazing !!!!!grade

amir said...

This is what I called Real Art Work .You guys did a excellent Job .I can not describe in words how good Photographer you guys are .
Amazing !!!!!

Javed Kapadia said...

Michael and Rebecca...you two were simply amazing!! Not only did the two of you carry yourself with the utmost professionalism, you did a splendor job in capturing the most important three days of our lives. You were an absolute pleasure to work with....so patient, dedicated, and most importantly, you love what you do and that is evident in your work. A job well done....Nigi and I cannot thank you enough!!