All us ladies are looking even more adorned this morning after a mammoth mehndi session last night.  There were two mehndi artists, one of whom spent four hours on the artwork on the brides hands!  Designs were chosen from an array of photos online and then copied with close scrutiny on the smartphone  Hope you enjoy the photos.

First up is the bride’s pedicure – Newari style.

The end result of Nikita’s special design for her wedding day.  It was worth the long hours, don’t you think?  So intricate.

Aw shucks - the couple's names xx

Aw shucks – the couple’s names xx

Here’s a slideshow of how Nikita’s beautiful designs came to be.

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Designs from others attending the mehndi party.

Doing it for yourself!

Doing it for yourself!  Design being closely followed from her smartphone.

The westerners didn’t do too badly either.  Photo credit Cathy Stevenson.

It’s a cold but sunny morning this morning as we ready ourselves for the bride’s party at 4pm later today.  Lots of visitors already arriving to the Kayastha home.

About Kate Coffey

After 25+ years in the investment management industry, I packed in my job and spent 2014 living and working in Nepal and Bangladesh, and visited some other places in between. It took me on a journey I did not expect, had me fall in love with Nepal and it's people, and become inspired at the work of Spinal Injury Rehabilitation Centre (SIRC) located 2 hours east of Kathmandu in the Sanga foothills. Since 2014, I have continued my warm relationship with SIRC and worked closely with my friends there in the aftermath of the 2015 earthquakes to date. This blog initially started out as a travelogue of sorts to keep friends and family worldwide updated while I was off on my travels in 2014. Since then it has morphed into a life story of the many places I have lived and worked and of the wonderful people I have met along the way. I hope you enjoy.
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2 Responses to Mehndi!

  1. Becky Dawson says:

    Wow how beautiful everyone’s artful hands!! Enjoy!!

  2. Mick Canning says:

    Great designs and painting!

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