One thing I love about being a belly dancer in Orlando is that I get to experience and learn about celebrations from around the world. Ever since a client told me about the Indian springtime festival of colors called Holi (or Pagwah), I’ve been dying to experience some of the fun for myself! In Holi tradition, friends, family and complete strangers celebrate the spring season by chasing each other with fragranced, brightly colored powder called rangoli and throwing it at each other, covering their targets in an explosion of color.

With the help of some creative Orlando wedding vendors, including my dear friend Ashley Razo with Ashley Jane Photography, I honored the Holi tradition with a colorful Indian-inspired springtime photo shoot. It started out clean and delicate, and ended in a beautiful mess. Lots of laughs were had by all – after all, nothing says love quite like pelting your friends from all directions with clouds of rainbow-colored powder!

It’s my pleasure to share these gorgeous images! Have a look around and enjoy the details, like The Henna Studio‘s intricate henna artistry, and the insanely beautiful floral jewelry created by Sarah Leung with Flower Girl Designs! (If only I could blog the smell of the fresh flowers – roses, freesia, and hyacinth, oh my!) Holi photo shoot by Orlando belly dancer Carrara Nour, Ashley Jane Photography, Flower Girl Designs, and The Henna Studio

Holi photo shoot by Orlando belly dancer Carrara Nour, Ashley Jane Photography, Flower Girl Designs, and The Henna Studio

Holi photo shoot by Orlando belly dancer Carrara Nour, Ashley Jane Photography, Flower Girl Designs, and The Henna Studio

Holi photo shoot by Orlando belly dancer Carrara Nour, Ashley Jane Photography, Flower Girl Designs, and The Henna Studio

Holi photo shoot by Orlando belly dancer Carrara Nour, Ashley Jane Photography, Flower Girl Designs, and The Henna Studio

Holi photo shoot by Orlando belly dancer Carrara Nour, Ashley Jane Photography, Flower Girl Designs, and The Henna Studio

Holi photo shoot by Orlando belly dancer Carrara Nour, Ashley Jane Photography, Flower Girl Designs, and The Henna Studio

Holi photo shoot by Orlando belly dancer Carrara Nour, Ashley Jane Photography, Flower Girl Designs, and The Henna Studio

Holi photo shoot by Orlando belly dancer Carrara Nour, Ashley Jane Photography, Flower Girl Designs, and The Henna Studio

Holi photo shoot by Orlando belly dancer Carrara Nour, Ashley Jane Photography, Flower Girl Designs, and The Henna Studio Holi photo shoot by Orlando belly dancer Carrara Nour, Ashley Jane Photography, Flower Girl Designs, and The Henna Studio

 

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