I had been looking for a Sikh and Muslim wedding for a while to see how they combined both cultures and ceremonies. As they are rare weddings, I’m really glad that I stumbled upon it on weddingdocumentary.com. Jackie and Hani had a three day event at the luxury 5* Fairmount hotel in San Jose - San Francisco.
The first day took place at the bride’s house for the Vatna or Haldi ceremony, where yellow paste made of Tumeric and mustard oil is applied to the skin to make the bride more beautiful and radiant for her wedding day. This is also known as the mayian. Following this, the mehndi night begins where mehndi (henna) is applied to the bride’s hands and feet. The darker the henna the better it looks so it is kept on usually for most of the night. Continue reading