Mehendi (or Henna) is an indispensable part of Indian weddings. The bride and her friends with their decorated hands surely become pretty subjects for any photographer.
Traditionally, the ceremony was a family event where young girls applied henna on each other's hand, especially on bride's hand so that she looks pretty on the wedding night. Over time, the henna design has evolved as an art form and there are many professionals now who are hired for the event. So, you can see many intricate designs on such occasions.
It is a fun time for everyone. People sing, dance and celebrate time with the bride before she leaves for her new home.