A couple of months ago I was contacted about shooting the pre-wedding rituals for a beautiful Indian couple here in Nashville.  With the family being spread out the groom and his family would be observing the ceremonies here in Nashville before heading up to Chicago to meet the bride and her family.  I’ve talked before on the blog about how much I love Indian weddings, so I was very excited for this opportunity to spend several days photographing the groom and his family here in Nashville.  There are so many beautiful photographs from each day that I will be featuring the Mehndi, Pithi, and Vidhi rituals separately on the blog over the next few days.

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First was the Mehndi celebration.  This ritual had a very festive feel with lots of music and (great) food.  It took place in the parents home.  I was so impressed with the beautiful intricate henna designs of both the professional designer as well as several of the relatives.  Throughout the evening there was much laughter from the children as well as the adults.