Shante's Mehndi Party

Surrounded by family and friends, oodles of food and tasty bevvies, there was definitely a celebration vibe in the air. I've never attended a mehndi party before so I was looking forward to it all week. It was held the night before the wedding at Shante's grandmother's house in Richmond and the Mehndi artist was amazing! She used a syringe to apply the mehndi and I stood by mesmerized at her speed and agility numerous times throughout the night. I learned that the trick to getting your mehndi to darken is to leave it on as long as possible and not wash it. This required people to eat first before sitting in the mehndi chair or else you'd have to find someone to feed you...which could be a good thing, depending on how you look at it ;)

The Sidhu women