Wedding Photography

Farhana’s Henna

Application of Henna - Muslim Wedding Houston

Elaine & I went to Farhana’s parent’s house on Thursday night to see her henna being applied by the fabulous Soniya of The Original Henna Company. It was so cool to watch Soniya work, and she was so fast!

While the henna is fresh it is raised and textured – Elaine & I were having fun photographing that! Eventually it dries and flakes off, but the color is left behind. It is so beautiful!

Henna application for Mendhi and Nikah

Last night was the Mendhi ceremony, tonight is the Nikah (wedding) ceremony, and then tomorrow night is the reception. So many customs, so much color! I can’t wait to share photos from the rest of the weekend!

Soniya placed Javad’s name in the artwork on Farhana’s left hand – here you can see her adding the J. I know where all the letters are – hopefully Javad can find them tonight!


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4 replies on “Farhana’s Henna”

I was really hoping you’d be posting some pictures from this wedding – I just attended an Indian wedding a few weeks ago – love all the color and tradition!

WOW Christine!! I am just amazed at the quality of these pictures! I had no idea that you both were taking these awesome pictures while I was working on Farhana. I hope that the henna turned out dark for her wedding and reception. I would have loved to see those pictures as well.
It was a pleasure meeting both of you fun ladies! Hope to see you sometime.

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