Tuesday, May 8, 2012

a short little trip

have you ever been to a sangeet party?
this was my first.
it's an indian pre-wedding celebration.

one of my greatest loves is traveling.
i'm not the resort traveler who sits by the pool all day...i love to actually experience a culture.
don't get me wrong i love me some pool time but when i am traveling i want to live and breath the culture as much as i possible can.
shooting this sangeet with my friend anji was like taking a short little trip.
i wanted to just absorb the foreign scents, the beauty of the vibrant colors, and the wonderful traditions that i was able to experience for just an evening.
a few things i learned about the indian culture...

red represents the bride
the henna motifs are also called mehendi
it's believed that the darker the henna stains the more the husband loves his wife
the women try many different things to help the henna stain darker
the indian women love to sing

it was such a beautiful experience!!

5 comments:

  1. THIS IS INCREDIBLE!
    I'd love to have this experience!

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  2. SO beautiful! i am the same way when it comes to travel. those pictures are gorgeous!

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  3. WOW!! This sure was a beautiful experience!
    These photos are... WOW!

    And I'm the same, when it comes to travel, too. :)

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  4. I've never been to a Sanjeet either - how beautiful! Your shots are truly awesome.

    xo
    cortnie

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