Friday, July 07, 2006

Picture Pages

(Time to watch Bill Cosby do a picture page with you!) (This used to be a show or a segment of a show that I had to watch while babysitting some neighbor kids.) (Enough with the parentheses.)

After the bride got all her mendhi done, she couldn't do too much, so the groom had to assist. Her feet were painted too, but my picture of her feet is blurry.

My hand with mendhi. After the henna mixture is applied, you let it dry and soak in for several hours. Then you scrape off the mixture, and your hand has been dyed.

The back of my ensemble at the raas-garba. I believe raas and garba are the names of the dances we did.

The bride and bridesmaids. In case you didn't guess, the bride is in the middle. My new haircut and I are on the left.

Henna hands!

What? You are jealous of my awesome photo editing skillz? Thanks!

I can only get five pictures to post today. Hopefully, I will be able to add more soon if Blogger stops being crazy. Next episode: Wedding Day 2 - They Get Married, and I Only Have Pictures of the Reception!


PreppyGirl said...

Wow, those outfits are BEAUTIFUL. I always wanted to do the mendhi on the hand thing. How long does it take to wear off?

Can't wait to see the wedding pics!

janet said...

I have also always wanted a henna tattoo (a "real" one, not a do-it-yourself one). It's so pretty!

Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier :)

Galoot said...

I think that Princess Diaree has done the henna thing.

Very cool pics.

princess slea said...

Okay this is really weird. Yesterday I met a lady who does mendhi (she's from Pakastan) and she did the back of my hand. I think it is so feminine and beautiful on the hands and feet. One of my college roommates was Egyptian and she used to bring fresh henna back from her trips and we would do our hair and give each other mendhis. (she also brought back a hookah but that's another story)
Also, my boss at the flower shop just went to an Indian wedding over the weekend. I live in a small rural community so as you can imagine, mendhis and Indian weddings are not common.

princess slea said...

oops, Pakistan. I do know how to spell.

3carnations said...

It's always interesting to see how different cultures celebrate things. My question is that same as Preppygirl's - When does it wear off?

Stinkypaw said...

Nice sari - Indian weddings are the most colorful ones, aren't they. And what a long affair. Attended one last year and I thought it was so interesting to see all the ornaments, jewels, etc.

Nice doo - even if it's the first time I see it (or you for that matter!) ;-D

Henna hands are quite sexy, and unlike a tattoo you can change it as you please!

princess slea said...

Mendhis last for about one week and then start to fade. When you put them on if you dab sugar water or lemon juice and water on the dried henna they will be more vibrant and last longer.

boozie said...

OMG, we know what you look like now! Let the stalking begin!

-R- said...

The pattern on my hand is fading a lot, but it is still almost completely intact and is still pretty prominent. If you put it on your palm, which we did, it lasts longer than on the back of your hand or other parts of your body because the heat in your palm helps the mendhi absorb.

I hope you all are enjoying the stalking. I will probably edit the photos soon, so memorize my face now. =)

nobody girl said...

Wow. I haven't thought about Picture Page in eons. What a nice memory.

Those outfits and henna tattoos are so beautiful ... looks like a lot of fun.

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