An Indian party in Marbella
Don’t miss this Indian party that was celebrated in Marbella. It was a part of the ceremony that took place the following day. For anyone who hasn’t been to an Indian wedding before, they usually last a few days and it includes a multitude of rituals, symbols and traditions. Depending on where the bride and groom are from, there will be different nuances and variations.
First day – The Mehndi
The first day is for the Mehndi festival. It’s a type of ceremonial art common in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal. Generally, it’s done by sij, muslin and hindu brides during their wedding.
In Indian culture, they use henna. It’s a paste that is used for body art, generally on the hands or legs, which is used to cover the body in decorative designs. It’s made from ground dried leaves from the Henna plant (Lawsonia inermis)
And the girls from Kary’s design do an amazing job. Without a doubt, they are the best in the area and they do very delicate work.
What does this indian party in Marbella include?
For the Mehndi festival, you have to wear white.
It’s interesting that something that you would never do in one culture, is so typical in another, and I love those differences!
Different to western weddings where only the bride would be wearing white, in this Mehndi party, the bride wore a very bright and colourful outfit.
And she definitely stood out!
The bride and groom rented a villa for the weekend, a mansion on the very shore of the Mediterranean sea, near Estepona, that had all the right details. The party started at midday, full of laughter and drinks and Indian food.
Any of the guests that wanted to were able to get henna drawings from the girls from Kary’s and to add to the entertainment, DJ Virdi Mazaria and Saeed Khan helped everyone get their dance on.
To end, when night fell, the swimming pool was filled with candles and the men and women separately dedicated dances to the bride and groom.
A party until the early hours.
Sounds like a good plan, right?