Monday, July 27, 2009
So enough serious stuff.
This week I want to write about this fabulous wedding that I attended during my vacation.
Unlike most american weddings I've attended, Indian wedding last for days. The wedding I attended started on Thursday and wrapped up on the wee hours of Sunday.
We arrived in Atlanta on Thursday afternoon and stayed with a some of my hubby's old college friends. It was the first time I'd met them so I was a little apprehensive but they were simply wonderful. They opened up their home and hearts for us. People like that are simply too hard to find.
On thursday evening, we went to the henna ceremony. Here is my manly man's hand with the henna. I wish I had those delicate hands but I don't... Sigh...
At henna ceremony, the host of the wedding hires some professional henna artists. All the women, married or unmarried get henna applied. There is also food and of course drinks. The henna artists apply henna on one hand and then ask you to come back after an hour for the other hand. So the henna dries and you can at least use one hand at a given point.
After the henna dries completely, you can rub it off. But you are not supposed to get your hands wet until the next morning.
Traditionally in India, men don't get this applied. But here in USA, men get some symbols too. They want to join in on the fun.
Have you ever had henna applied?