Yesterday, I posted the photos from Sabrina’s fun and colourful Mehndi Party and today we’re posting more photos from their pre-wedding celebrations, this time of their Pithi & Puro ceremonies. Three hundred of their family came to take part in the celebrations at Chandni Banquet Hall. It’s really so incredible how beautiful all the detail of Indian clothing, as well as all the number of symbolic items (such as pineapples to ward off evil spirits) that are used to wish the couple a good life together. I just love how every single person truly takes part in wishing them, one by one! As a photographer, I was able to capture so many sweet interactions! Loveeee.
But I gotta say, Sabrina and Abid both know how to make an awesome entrance! Abid and his boys rode into the hall in BMW cars and Sabrina was brought in a stunning gold carriage, hand held by the strong men in her family. Sabrina and Abid were presented with an amazing bollywood dance which then got everyone else onto the dance floor. So much fun!
At the end of the night, Sabrinaâ€™s side of her family blessed her by placing saffron water on her forehead to represent good luck. They then showered them with rice to represent bounty and blessings and placed a sweet into her mouth to wish her sweetness in life. Finally, they rubbed a paste all over her to prep her skin for the wedding day! It was such a sweet ceremony, but but on Abidâ€™s sideâ€¦ Well things got really messy for him and his groomsmen! People threw raw eggs at them, caked them in flour, squirted ketchup, and so much more. Luckily they were ready for it with goggles and shower caps but it still didnâ€™t prepare them enough for what they were in for!