Welcome to Day 2 of Lena and Andrew’s Hindu wedding celebrations. The previous day, Wednesday, they officially got married at a Catholic church in St Albans followed by a small reception for close family and friends at St Michael’s Manor. You can read about this and see images on my blog post by clicking here
The Mehndi ceremony involves the application of henna paste to the arms and legs of the future bride. This took place at Lena’s mother’s house in high Wycombe which had been decked out with all the usual decorations. Lena hired a professional artist to do this who painted on some fantastic and intricate designs whilst the rest of the family danced and sang traditional songs. Later on Lena’s friends and family also had tattoos applied. This had a real fun and celebratory feel and from a photographic point of view it ticked all the boxes.
Later that evening Andrew arrived to join in the celebrations which went on well into the evening before the food and refreshments arrived. In particular I remember some sort of thin pancake cooked on the spot with the most delicious and spicy filling. Highly recommended !
So, a thoroughly enjoyable day – lots of fun, dancing, music and laughter. This was in preparation for the following day’s Vidhi ceremony which I will be blogging next. In the meantime you can view some of my favourites from the day below and please feel free to add any comments. You can also see the complete set by clicking here. Please ask Lena or Andrew for the password. These images will also be viewable on my Facebook business page if you would like to pop over and have a look – https://www.facebook.com/neilpalmerphotography You can also tag yourselves if you appear in any of the images. Enjoy.
Asian Wedding Photographer in Berkshire Neil Palmer