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Friday, April 4, 2014
Henna - wedding layouts
I think I mentioned before that my "bachelorette party" was actually a henna party, where the ladies all applied henna to my arms, hands, feet and legs, and to each other (and to my moms). This was a super duper fun time! I still have to scrap the pictures of that party itself.
These pictures are while hubby and I are on honeymoon, the day after the wedding. This henna was pretty for about a week, then as my skin sloughed away, the henna began to fade. Here are some pictures for a close-up view:
To the left is one of my hands at the party, when the henna was being applied.
To the right here is one of my hands the day of the wedding, with the henna paste scraped off, so you can see the color vividly.
For those that might not know, Henna on hands, arms, legs and feet is a wedding tradition in hundreds of countries, from India in the north and spreading through out the middle east and northern africa. Some traditions have the henna being applied to the bride every day for 3 days, to get it as dark as possible. And as long as the dye is visible on her skin, she is not allowed to do any work!!! (their version of the honeymoon perhaps?). I wish I could have done that, I'd have made sure my henna stuck around for at least a month! lol as it was, I had to go back to work a few days after the wedding. lol
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