My sister and I knew right from the beginning that her pre-wedding Mendhi function would have an Eastern theme. I'm not quite sure if we even vocalised it to each other early on but we both knew the vision we had in mind for the event. With the groom's family attending too, we wanted the evening to be fun and light hearted, a total contrast from the elegant wedding reception.
Bright bold jewel tones and rich shimmery gold!
We used traditional Indian sweets and snacks on the entrance buffet, and prettied them up with rich gold tags.
We had a little jar of sparkles with a 'Let Love Shine' tag for guests to have fun with.
Yummy mini macs.
Gold doily buntings were used above the Tea & Cake and Dessert buffets.
And we also used these rich doilies as the buffet fod signs.
We specially made these rich jewel tone tablecloths for the event. We have them available for hire. See our Party Supplies tab on the Home Page.
A Mendhi artist was at the event to adorn guests hands with henna. We created this area for guests to have their mendhi art done.
Kunchas (gifts) are traditionally exchanged between the bride and grooms family. These are the gifts we prepared for the groom and his family. We used handmade little gold pom poms, glittery tags, doilies and ribbon to give the gifts the same feel as the event.
A fun Eastern Evening could not be complete without some entertainment. We had a Qawwali which is a South Asian musical tradition that dates back more than 700 years. This Qawwali group entertained guests into the late hours of the night.
Me, Little Man and the Gorgeous (then) Bride to be.
My little man's shoes, we had him in traditional India wear too.
Uzayr & Nabeela enjoying the evening!
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