Hey guys! Its Day 2. Thank you so much for all the lovely comments on my first post from the wedding guest/ Sister of the Bride series.
After the Paath/Religious Ceremony, the next day was the Henna Ceremony.
Mehendi / Henna evening - The girls dance, giggle & get Henna applied on their hands (hen's night would be apt western event to compare). It's a really light fun evening so it calls for a light fun outfit. Something that is not too precious as henna on your hands can really ruin the outfit. Something not too tight or uncomfortable as your hands will be rendered useless. Something pink (No! I just made that up!).
Worth a mention is a fact that if you want henna to come out really dark & pretty..no water touches it for a day. Like really NO WATER. So after it dries and flakes off..disposable gloves are your best friend. God forbid if we have to go use the washroom when its freshly applied (we always do!), an assistant is required. Food has to be fed by hand. Our chores need to be taken care of. So it is essentially being a princess for the day.
|Me, Mum, Sister|
Fun Fact- I got minimal amount of Mehendi on my hands and feet even on my own wedding. The henna guy charged more for my friend than my bridal mehendi. Trust me that means a lot because traditional bridal mehendi can take an easy 5+ hours to put on and can go past your elbows & knees :p Patience ladies patience!
|Sister's Bridal Henna|
We had a floral theme at this event. My sister wore a floral skirt with a top and head crown. Hey! I did her makeup too.
|Helper while she poses away!|
I wore a crop top from Mirrou NZ that can't be seen (It was fricckin freezing that day!) with a hot pink silk skirt I bought online ages ago (Jabong.com I think?), paired with a hand-embroidered phulkari (Traditional Punjabi dupatta/shawl) borrowed from a friend. It provided with the much needed warmth that day. I love phulkari's to death. A floral headpiece from Lovisa NZ and freshly washed un-brushed hair with natural makeup & pink lips. Just a matte brown eyeshadow on lids and another pink lipstick on lips.
The event involved a lot of twirling.
Next event & outfit tomorrow. Leave me your kind words & comments below. I'd love to know your views on the outfit choice. Do you do DIY outfits?