Traditionally, Mehndi is a simple, casual event; a fun way for close family and friends to come together and bond over the excitement of the festivities’ commencement. In keeping with both the traditional and casual tone of this event, Nikki used a gorgeous tent featuring scalloping and chandeliers with décor from Raj to create a beautiful, relaxed atmosphere filled with bright shades of orange and yellow by using a combination of low and floor seating, ottomans, low tables and ornately woven and richly colored Indian rugs. A semi-circular stage was created as the focal point of the room where the bride and her bridesmaids would receive their henna before the Leena, a classically trained dancer, danced a traditional Bharat Natyam for her guests.
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Photography by Tara Arrowood Photography