Nathalie & Angelo’s Indian Mehndi Ceremony

Monkey Valley Resort & Clovelly Country Club | Noordhoek

Nathalie, the beautiful Indian bride, and her South African husband, Angelo, decided to have their destination wedding in our stunning mother city, Cape Town. Their family and friends travelled from all over the world to be a part of their wedding day.

I’m so excited that I got to photograph and witness the Indian Mehndi (Henna) ceremony the night before the wedding. It’s so festive, colourful and fun! It kicked off at the beautiful resort, Monkey Valley, in Noordhoek. Then they moved the festivities to Clovelly Golf club, where the dancing and Henna party took place. With the groom being South African, they also incorporated some African elements. Angelo entered the venue with African drum players leading the way up to his beautiful Indian bride. The energy at this event was just amazing!

mehndi ceremony photos

“Mehndi is a very festive night during the course of an Indian wedding and is usually the event that kicks off all of the festivities.”

It’s colorful & cheerful and involves lots of singing, dancing, and of course, mehndi (Henna)! The Mehndi night is typically the night before the wedding. Mehndi symbolizes love and it is said that the darker the color of the mehndi, the more love and respect the bride will get from her husband. It is also said that once the bride and groom are married, the bride is not to lift a finger until the mehndi pattern on her hands is no longer visible.” Source: Exquise Events

2017-11-30T13:05:17+00:00 Weddings|