When I met with Nechelle and Jivan last year for their engagement session, they told me about their wedding and how much food and preparation work their families would be putting into it.
Come the day of their Mehndi ceremony only a few weeks ago, they were not kidding. It may have been one of the hottest days of summer but Nechelle’s place was a flurry of activity. Family and close friends were everywhere either cooking or preparing for the ceremony while Nechelle’s sister’s helped Nechelle get ready for the ceremony inside in the nicely cooled AC controlled home.
If you know Nechelle, she can be quite quirky with her words. At one point during the ceremony, she said something to the effect of, “I feel like smurf hands are all over me”, which cracked everyone up.
Here are some photos of the day.
At Jivan’s place, a similar ceremony was taking place and it was no different. Surrounded by friends and family, the ceremony took place under hot conditions. Regardless, it was fun to be given the opportunity to document the ceremony. More to come soon.