Gauri and Rohan - preparations
a few days before the wedding, a ceremony called the jap clears impediments from the couple's path
incense and prayers
Bapuji checks the paper in case we've missed anything
Late one night, several of us stayed up late decorating a room in preparation for more ceremonies.
Kakas and faibas were imported, installed and affixed to their relevant positions.
Director of Operations Arav sits back, mentally checking over the plans one last time...
detailed patterns of mehndi (henna) were applied to the womens' hands and feet
the skilled process of applying mehndi continues apace - while both people are on their phones
Incredible India indeed!
the bride's mehndi is the most elaborate of all
as this takes a while to dry, it was time for some hand-feeding
waiting for the groom's party to arrive for ceremonies two days before the wedding
Rohan's mother with Gauri's grandfather
time to put Gauri on that bajot again!