Tuesday, 4 September 2012

The Mehndi Night

The mehndi night for my sister was a pretty affair, we had an Arabic style to the decor, but a very Punjabi style of dholki, dancing and music! It was quite a busy night, but we still managed to play some games and do some dancing - here's a few pictures! This is the lovely bride, in a traditional mehndi outfit from Pakistan, with gota style work all over.

The mehndi stage were in the main colours of hot pink, blue, purple and green, along with pretty lamps, umbrellas and cushions which looked beautiful.

These were just some of the mehndi thaals and bowls of petals, although we also had a huge thaal with bangles and mehndi in the middle to put on the bride's hand.

The candy bar was extremely popular, and got attacked by all the guests - there was nothing left by the end of the night! I thought the 'mehndi hands' biscuits were especially cute, as well as the pretty lollipops.

The fruit table created by my sister in law, who cut up the fruit in an artful way to feed the bride with - this also got demolished by the end of the night!

The favour bags, which were in the main colours (pink, purple, green and blue), and also some flower-bracelets made by ourselves to give to the guests, made from colourful flowers.

This is just a few of the pictures of the night, which ended on a naughty game of pass-the-parcel and a lot of improvised dancing! It's not over yet though, there's several dholki nights that are taking place this week, which means more fun :)


  1. very stunning bride,i liked decorations very very much.Please post more pictures.wishing her a blissful married life.

    1. I'm a bit biased being her big sis, but the bride looked sooo pretty!

  2. wonderful pics. All the best to their future. Where did you get the candy bars?

  3. Love everything about the event. Where did you buy the gold thaals from?

  4. Thanks girls!

    Anon - the sweets and candy bar mainly came from my sister's friend who set up the candy bar, no idea where she got them from!

    Maria - there's a lot of shops on Green Street and Ilford Lane, East London to buy plates from, but I also bought a few plates from Pound Land and spray painted them gold!

  5. Wow, wow and WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  6. Can I ask you where you bought the organza pouches from? I'm looking for some for an upcoming event, and can't seem to find any locally. Although there seems to be plenty from America :-/ x

  7. Hey Tutu, we got ours in bulk from ebay from a company on there, have a look and see, the prices are very good!