An important element that sets Moroccan Jewish weddings apart from its counterparts is the henna ceremony, also known as “berberisca,” a separate party that marks the beginning of a wedding celebration. Korn describes the henna party as a “thematic” tradition that is heavy on culture. The cocktail-style party transports guests to Morocco, with vibrant décor, traditional dishes, and Middle Eastern music. Wearing a dress code of traditional Moroccan caftans and headdresses, the bride and groom are carried in on luxurious ottomans like royalty. As music emanates through the hall, the couple raises their palms together in a show of joyful unity.