Zorin & Nagib – Mehndi & Pithi Ceremonies

 

At almost the same time, but in two separate places, Zorin and Nagib went through their Mehndi & Pithi ceremonies. It was an absolute feast for the senses – everything from the smoky incense, the flying turmeric, to the stunning intricacy of the mehndi on her arms, hands & legs. What a treat to be a photographer at such a special moment for these two – almost like being a kid in a candy shop with a $20 bill in your pocket! I really felt part of what was going on, and aside from the rapid shots coming out of my camera, I was simply trying to absorb everything. Being invited to partake in these special ceremonies at weddings speaks volumes as to how each culture has their own traditions, as well as the sharing of others. This summer has really opened my eyes to what the wedding ceremony means and in turn how it shapes the future of a couple as husband & wife.

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