Our Mehendi Ceremony (2015)

Our mehendi ceremony was held at my grandparents house where I grew up in a field of marigolds that they planted! We had our favorite pizza delivered and ate pao bhaji all night. It was so much fun being cuddled up on a chilly night under all of the heat lamps with all of our loved ones.

Darcy (Henna Lounge) did my bridal henna on my hands and feet. Her work is truly amazing! She was able to incorporate a sunflower theme throughout the henna. It’s one of my favorite flowers and also a big theme of the wedding. The flower was sketched all over our invitations. On one palm, she drew a beautiful bride and groom. On the other palm she managed to re-create a painting that has been in our family home for decades. It was a picture of Lord Ganesha playing the Tabla. It was depicted so beautifully! Her detail work is so impressive. I would 1000% recommend her to any bride that is looking for a henna artist for their wedding.

For my henna outfit, I wasn’t sure what color I wanted to wear. I knew I didn’t want to wear blue. I don’t like the color blue, even though I’m warming up to it now! We purchased this particular outfit from Aza Fashions in Mumbai. I remember seeing this colorful outfit along with a pink one in a similar print. I was drawn to the pink one immediately. I tried them both on and the blue one was definitely the show stopper! It was perfect for my henna ceremony. The detailing of the peacocks and the shimmer was so beautiful. It’s a super flattering anarkali gown with a classic cut. The material is very well made as well. The designer is Amitabh Malhotra.

The main piece of this look was that gorgeous headpiece! I actually found this headpiece before I even found the outfit. Mathapatti’s were trending during the time I got married, so I wanted to incorporate it for one of my events. I had this kundan Matapatti custom made with 4 strands. My hair was blown out kept simple and makeup included lots of glitter! Since, I was doing matte looks for my other events, I wanted this look to be festive and bold.

We found the mehendi pillows from Ross (can you believe it?!). They were the perfect little touches to an intimate evening. The swing decor was made from plants grown by my grandparents and old sarees that we cut up. The hanging decor was from my aunt’s wedding that we had 15 years prior! They were a super vintage add to the night.

All photos taken by Wedding Documentary.

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