A few months before the end of the year I got an enquiry from a potential bride. When she said her wedding was on New Year's Eve, I let her know that I usually spend the holidays out of town. She seemed a bit disappointed but I didn't think too much of it. However over the next few weeks I started to get more and more messages from her, with a growing sense of urgency. She even went so far as to tell me she wasn't even going to look for another mehndi artist and pretty much said she wouldn't take no for an answer! Good old fashioned guilt! Eventually I agreed to meet with her to discuss what she might want for her wedding and whether it would be worthwhile for me to stay in town over the holidays. Sticking around usually involves me sulking around in the gloomy weather and fretting over failed "resolutions" of years past and holiday too-many-cookie-parties bloat, so you can imagine my reticence. As it turned out, my stalker bride made it well worth my while, with a range of creative henna-inspired projects for me to work on, as well as her very fun and relaxed mehndi party. And as luck would have it, the weather over the New Year was unseasonably warm, so much so that it felt like a Spring day on the day of her mehndi party. And the bride herself was a delight, the most sweet and gracious hostess you can imagine, and absolutely stunning as well. I can hardly wait to see her wedding pics. I'm hoping to have more stalkers like her in 2014.
A henna "cake" wedding card box