This year I took the opportunity to visit India once again.  Miraj Patel and his family took me in and treated me like a son.  I could not resist the opportunity to shoot his sister's wedding video.  Here is the first night of her wedding ceremonies on Bharoda Lake, Gujarat, India.
Mehndi or henna is a plant based dye.  According to Hindu tradition, it is ornately applied to the bride's hands and feet just before marraige.  This is a family affair and the entire village has paused from routine to give their attentions to the bride and her wedding preparations.