Mehndi or the Rasm-e-henna ceremony, takes place one or two days prior to the main wedding day. The event is traditionally held separately for the bride and the groom.The henna is symbolically placed on the couple's hands. The groom's friends and family bring along sweets and henna for the bride, and the bride's family does the same for the groom. On the bride's ceremony, the groom normally does not participate and similarly, on the groom's event the bride stays at home.
|Tray containing "tael"(oil), "mehndi"(henna) & "methai"(sweets)|
|The groom accompanied by his father, Pakistani TV actor Jamil Fakhari.|
|The bride brought forward by close relatives.|
|The groom and bride|
|Me, preparing to apply "mehndi" during the ceremony|
My entry for this week's Ruby Tuesday.