I can say I have done an important number of weddings so far in Romania, but since I moved to London I tried to explore the multiculturalism and to get to know other traditions than those I already knew. Having friends from Afghanistan, Pakistan I met Dunia who was planning her Mehndi Party. I was really curious what is going on to this party as I only did Afghan Wedding in the past.
Mehndi or Henna Ceremony takes place one-two days before the wedding and it’s held separately for the bride and the groom. However, nowadays the ceremony is usually combined.
In the Ceremony, the women attending the event, who are close relatives of the bride, apply henna on her hands. This ritual is supposed to bring good luck and longevity to the bride’s married life.
The women are wearing beautiful coloured dresses and imposing pieces of jewellery.