Zahra’s Colourful Mehndi Ceremony

Zahra’s Mehndi was the first I’ve photographed and I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect. But Zahra’s family were so kind and helpful, they explained everything to me as the celebrations unfolded and made sure I was ready for whatever was about to happen.

And what an incredible experience it was!

The room was awash with vivid colours and beautiful traditional Indian outfits, everyone looked amazing. The ceremonial traditions were really special to witness and then the dancing began, first with dancers on the stage and then everyone joined in and the room became a swirl of vibrant colours.

As the celebrations drew to a close I left feeling extremely privileged to have been a part of such a wonderful traditional ceremony.