Sangeet & Mehndi, July 22nd 2007 | Indian Woman Fashion, Fitness, Food, Style & Travel Photography Blog by Tanvi Rastogi

Sangeet & Mehndi, July 22nd 2007

1:01 AM


Designer - Pooja Nayyar
Yeah! Full-on-filmy-on 
US :)

Ceremony
This is the most fun ceremony of all. The close friends and family prepare dance performances for the bride and groom. Towards the end the dance floor is opened and everyone goes crazy. It's sort of like an ethinic-clubbing-night where family is also present [along with friends of course!]. We combined the 'sangeet' with Mehndi [Henna Ceremony] where everyone along with the bride gets the 'henna-art' done on their hands. I had already got my hands done in the morning. I was scheduled to do the feet in the evening, after my dance *giggles* [Bride's henna art takes a long time. Approximately 6 hours!]

Attire
This is probably the heaviest outfit I wore [weight wise]. The skirt has a lot of cloth with the leather waist band and there is a bright neon lining underneath which peeks through when I move around. That was the coolest part but unfortunately it is not visible in the pictures. While with is an Anarkali style Suit, I wore is without the churidaar (churidaar are a form of pants with look like this) for the ceremony as I needed to get the 'henna-art' done on my feet later. The churidaar was of a similar red color as seen in the bottom panel of the Anarkali, and was made with net

The outfit was designed with the 'ceremony' in mind. By experience I found it very uncomfortable to see the brides-to-be who had to roll up their salwars [pants] or pick up their skirts to get the 'henna' done. It just looks very non-lady-like, tacky and messy!

Hair/ Make Up / Jewelry
You know my style by now. So no surprises here, except that the jewelry was the highlight of the outfit. 

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36 comments

  1. Your henna is amazing! So much detail! I love wearing heavy skirts with lots of flowy fabric! It always feels so good to spin around in them and feel that weight swishing through the air!

    Ce qui m'inspire

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  2. I like the color of your outfit :)

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  3. i love the idea of saying tata to the churidaar...and I love the filmy style- what were you dancing on?? :)

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  4. ....sigh.... Tanvi.... I am running out of superlatives... you are just truly FABULOUS...

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  5. Hi Tanvii.. heard so much about your blog from Splurgerina. Visiting for the first time and ya she was not wrong. Urs is a really nice blog. will there from now.

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  6. loving all your jewellery ....its got class and style....thats how i'd wear stuff too...only one at a time ....

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  7. I looove anarkali style kameezes! You look lovely as usual!

    Leia's Delights

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  8. These tatoos on the arms are awesome!

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  9. Ah outfit by Pooja Nayyar. Pooja and I hail from the same hometown- Jalandhar. Have studied in the same school. She was a year junior.
    Nice outfit.

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  10. You look incredibly gorgeous here. I love the purple dress you're wearing, and the Mehndi came out great.

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  11. Oh Tanvi, I'm finding your wedding posts so informative and beautiful. So Mehndi is the henna art. I've always been admiring this. And your dress - gorgeous! xoxo

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  12. 1st pic.gorgeous!
    2nd.i remember that romantic song:)
    Last one totally SUPERB!
    We always enjoy watching that CD.
    Bless u both.

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  13. You have had the best time at your wedding and it shows. A great pick of the photographer too. He/she definitely knows what he/she is doing. You won't believe that I don't have any pictures of my wedding with me. They are all in India. Isn't that just sad?

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  14. What lovely expressions you have on always

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  15. Your culture and way of life has always intrigued me, being that India has always been one of my places to visit in life....the vibrabt colours, the dancing, the costume jewellery and more..have always stuck in my mind...being that one of my uncles is indian is even more exciting as he was born in india but grew up in england..so he he does practise all the cultural ways which saddens me at times...but anyways..this is turning into a three page story....purely because I've been so caught up with life that I've missed writing to you and reading your blog entries :) lol...ps the henna artwork is completely beautiful and so inspiring when it comes to my tattoo designs ;) hehe........

    Lindsey Mak
    Photographer

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  16. I like how you skipped out the churidar. Did you not get henna on your feet?

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  17. You look soo pretty in the first pic esp! :) And again, you guys as a couple rock rock rock! :) Bade mazze kiye hain ab mujhe bhi party chahiye. :)

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  18. aww..love the outfit as always..Purple was my wedding theme color too..You have great flawless skin :)

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  19. The henna art is very cool!



    http://jammer10am.blogspot.com/

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  20. Oh wow that henna is gorgeous! And what a dress. Gorgeous!!! Loving that pose in the 2nd pix :)

    Hope you're having a great time :) xoxo

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  21. adore the henna and accessories girl! you look beautiful and this looks like so much funn!
    love your blogg!
    xx

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  22. love that color..unfortunately, nobody in my husbands family is allowed to wear purple..but I wear it here in the US. It's not like Saasu maa is watching :P
    what song are you dancing on? don't you just love being filmy every once in a while!!

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  23. tanvi...gosh your neckpiece is gorgy gorgy gorgy...
    also i feel bad if i dn see ur comment on by blog posts..

    do visit...

    lv lv
    www.iheartcherrybeats.blogspot.com

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  24. It was funn and every 'eventful' night, I remember!


    I wanna see the video. Can you post it up on youtube so I can have a good laugh at our feeble attempts of JHOOMing :-p

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  25. Fabulous! Love the henna with those rich fabrics.

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  26. Great pics..esp the first one!! Mehendi is such a fun function...one of my favorites!! There's haldi as well, right? Does that happen after the mehendi? That's really fun too!! What song did you dance to?

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  27. Love that necklace, love that dress, love the henna on your hands and love your beautiful face!!!

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  28. love your necklace..so so so pretty..also like the color on you. ..it seems that there are so many of your posts tht i have missed..my hand has been giving me some trouble..signs of carpal syndrome i think so juts resting for a while..will catch up soon :)

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  29. Tanvi, I am loving these posts! So happy for your gorgeous ceremony! XO!

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  30. You, your outfits and your hubby look gorgeous! And food was amazing too, from what I remember!

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  31. Hi..........wish u a veru HAPPY ANNIVERSARY.Keep enjoying ur life as u always do!

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  32. Beautiful, beautiful! Everything about the ceremony is gorgeous and you look uh-mazing! My sister-in-law was the maid of honor at her bff's wedding in India, and I just think the henna is so unbelievable!

    Love all the pictures! :)
    xx rk

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  33. u lukin sooo pretty in d 1st pic!!!

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  34. love the whole look..u n ur hubby r cute..*touchwood* :)

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