I have been looking forward to this weekend ever since Suvashna and Deepak asked me to capture their wedding. Last night was the start of the celebrations. It was Suvashnas Mendhi held at her mothers house in Parktown. Even though it was pouring with rain – it was an incredibly special night. All the ladies and special family came out in their beautiful colourful, vibrant sari’s to celebrate this joyous occasion with Suvashna and her family.
They hired a lady to do her Mendhi/ Henna – it was incredible to see how talented this woman was at applying the paste in such intricate patterns. I was jealous that I couldn’t have any of these beautiful designs. When they draw the design you have to let the paste dry completely until it falls off leaving the ornate pattern stained onto your skin – it would have been rather difficult to operate my camera without being able to use my hands 😉
Thank you to everyone last night for looking after me and feeding me the most amazing bean curry and pickles. You are all incredibly kind and thoughtful
Tonight is the Hurdee – another exciting event to capture.