Dallas Mehndi Photography, Carrolton, TX
The Mehndi or Henna ceremony in Pakistani weddings is a very informal and intimate ceremony where the bride and groom enter the ceremony under a canopy held afloat by their close friends and family. The bride, entered the hall while the groom and his friends and family waiting outside. They followed the bride, with drums and much fan-fare! They were both dressed in gorgeous outfits and the bride’s hands are already decked with gorgeous henna! After they entered the ceremony hall, they were greeted by everyone. Then the guests proceed to bless the happy couple, apply mehndi on their palms as well as feed them sweets, and gift them money.
After all the rituals and scrumptious food, the brides side challenged the groom’s side to a game of Antakshari – an age old South Asian game of singing verses of songs begining with the last consonant of the last song! Both the teams were very competitive, but I think the bride’s side won! What do y’all think?