Our day was spent on preparing for the wedding ceremony of Nani's best friend's niece, which we were to attend tonight. Nani and I spend the morning running a number of errands, including visiting the bank, picking up clothes from the tailor, and eating gelato (so maybe they weren't all errands.)
In the afternoon, we haar-shingaared ourselves and got ready to go.
Today's function was the Mehandi, where all the women on the girl's side have henna applied to their hands. I think the application process is truly captivating -- so I made a video for you all to view below.
Clearly, I was SUPER excited about my mehandi.
Once everyone was all decorated and purty, members of both families performed some dance numbers for everyone. I think the bride-to-be was the only decent dancer in the whole place (because I didn't unleash my Bhangra skills, of course).
I really enjoyed tonight's ceremony! But the marriage itself is tomorrow morning (Indian weddings go on for days) so I need to take your leave now to get my beauty sleep. Half a year down, half more to go!