I’ve had a great time getting to know Soni & Bik. What a week we had for their wedding; it was awesome! Their traditional wedding was spread out over five days… yep, thats right… five days!
The first day started off with the Mehndi ceremony where Soni had all her hands, arms and feet intricately patterned with henna. I loved shooting this, every little design shows so much beauty. The next evening was the engagement party. It was a huge party where the proposal was reenacted and everyone showered the couple with blessings and gifts. The third day was the Mayian at Soni’s house. It was a really wonderful ceremony to photograph with lots of symbolism and ritual. Loved getting the shots where the women rubbed the tumeric paste all over Soni! :) This is also the event where Soni received the bangles that she wore on her wedding day.
All the colors and events made for interesting shoots and really stunning images. Stay tuned for another post with the wedding and reception!