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Vermillion Mehndi Party: Manahil

Bride-to-be, Manahil contacted me through my Facebook page enquiring about my services for her upcoming mehndi party at the Vermillon & Cinnabar in Manchester. I have been there a couple of times.. it is very stylish and the food is also amazing – a mixture of Thai and Indian. It was my first time photographing there so I was particularly excited to see it as an event venue. As it turned the actual party was through a smaller room, upstairs at the back of the Cinnabar (the upstairs bar area of the restaurant). The room was the perfect size for the party.

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On each table there were menus and cards explaining the mehndi traditions which Manahil made herself. I love when brides add DIY elements to their day, I think it makes their special day all the more unique..

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Photography by Tanya Weekes www.tanyaweekes.com

Lead crystal decanters and candles with beautiful mehndi designs were on each table, the overall look was lovely and unique.

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The table decorations were put together by Manahil’s cousins and auntie – they also looked great.

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Miniature desserts 🙂

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I love the lighting at the Vermillion, it is different to any other venue I have photographed.

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Photography by Tanya Weekes www.tanyaweekes.com

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Manahil’s sister, was on hand to hold the henna as she sat with her sister. The henna is traditionally painted on the hands and feet at mehndi parties.

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Manahil’s henna design was done by Tehera Rouf of Henna Hands

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Manahil’s mehndi party was lovely and a joy to photograph, I wish her and her husband-to-be the very best iA.

 

Venue: Vermillon & Cinnabar

Make up: Nida Glamour World

Henna Design: Henna Hands

Photography: Tanya Weekes