Splendid Colours Complete With a Winning Smile
The bride is dressed in a happy coloured saree with splendid gold embroidery. A garland of jasmine hangs around her neck and she is adorned in an assortment of gold and precious jewellery. She flashes a winning smile for all the cameras eager to capture a memory of the colourful festivities.
Wedding Guests Getting Their Mehendi Done
With slight pressure a string of thick brown henna paste escapes from the tip of the mehendi artist’s cone shaped tube. He flicks his wrist forward and retracts it slowly, leaving a trail of swirls behind. Over the span of ten minutes the bigger picture has formed from his calculated crafting as a floral pattern blossoms all over the wedding guest’s hand, waiting to dry and fade to a darker shade.