Avi & Sarisha’s Wedding – The Mendi

One of the reasons I love my job so much is that I get to visit amazing places, photograph beautiful things and meet truly wonderful people. Avi and Sarisha’s wedding was a joy to photograph for many reasons. But for me, the best part was that I got to spend three days with this wonderful couple and their lovely family.

There were so many highlights of this gorgeous wedding that I don’t even know where to start. Sarisha’s mendi was certainly one of them. Thursday night I was greeted warmly by Sarisha’s family at their home which had undergone hours of transformation for the evening’s festivities. There was such a happy atmosphere as people exchanged gifts, enjoyed singing and dancing, food and of course mendi… the reason for this great gathering! You can’t look at Sarisha’s mendi and not be mesmerised by the artwork. I found myself photographing it over and over as it became more beautiful. And as the evening progressed, hands were beautified, food was shared and these beautiful memories were captured.