Gorgeous Mehndi Design Ideas for the Brides To Be
Mehndi or henna is a paste prepared by grinding the leaves of a shrub called Lawsonia Inermis. When the paste is applied to the skin for a few hours, it gives out a deep red stain which is associated with good luck and positivity.
Brought to India in 1500 BC, Mehndi has become synonymous with wedding bells and celebrations. Bridal Mehndi is not just stained henna but holds much more importance in the bridal couture. As per beliefs, it symbolizes good prosperity and healthy marriage. The red rustic stains are also considered to be directly related to the bonds of love between the couple.
With changing times, the designs of bridal henna have evolved from simple geometrical shapes to the most intricate, customized designs. Every bride looks forward to a bridal mehndi design that adds new fond memories to her wedding. Some brides believe in the elegance of minimalistic designs while others prefer adding their touch of love to the Mehndi. From conventional to contemporary design ideas for the brides are now in manifolds.
In recent years, Mehndi artists have gained much popularity for bringing some brilliantly creative designs to the table. So here’s a list of bridal Mehndi designs that you can inspire from for your beautiful hands :
- The Love Story
Adding your essence of love to your bridal Mehndi is a great way to express your affection and make your design unique. Pick 3-4 events to highlight in your love story, like the first date, the proposal, the first trip, or anything and everything important to the love story that helped you reach this milestone. These fond memories of the story will stain your hands with not just henna but love.
2. Divine Mehndi Designs
The best way to start off anything new involves the blessings of the Almighty. So why not kick start the new bond of marriage with the inspiration of divine powers. Based on your religious beliefs, choose certain gods/goddesses to include in your bridal mehndi design. The best place is to either include these designs at the start or on the palms.
3. Couple Hashtag Mehndi
Social Media has brought in the concept of Couple Hashtags, every picture, and every video from the wedding contains the couple hashtag so why should your Bridal Mehndi be left out of the trend. Create a hashtag using the names of the bride and groom or any other relevant keywords to the two and get it tattooed with henna in BIG BOLD letters. This trend isn't limited to the brides but can be added to everyone else’s Mehndi design too.
4. Traditional Mandala Designs
There’s a richness and royalty that comes with the delicate mandala mehndi designs. The intricacy of concentric circles beautifully accompanied by floral motifs is a complete circle of satisfaction. So if you’re one whose heart calls out for the classic charm, you can satiate it with these simple yet fulfilling mandala bridal mehndi designs.
5. Personalized Bridal Mehndi
Be it your favourite movie, your husband’s favourite football team, or your favourite hobby to do together, add elements to your bridal Mehndi that can be related to the either or both the two of you and give it a perfect personalized touch. If you wish to keep it chic yet stunning you can also try adding your zodiac signs or just the initials of your names.
6. Graceful and Minimalistic Arabic Motifs
To the lovers of beauty in simplicity, here’s the ultimate Bridal Mehndi design idea; the Arabic Motifs. These designs do not cover your hand fully, they generally run in a floral tail complemented by rather smaller patterns like leaves and veins. This design idea makes the hands look pretty and also consumes much less time as compared to the other detailed designs.
7. Groom and Bride Portrait Mehndi Designs
The Portrait Design idea is a blooming trend for bridal Mehndi and who better than the couple themselves to be tattooed on the brides' hands. For this idea, you can either have a portrait of both you in a single frame or can allot one side to yourself and the other to your groom. Another trend to follow for these portrait designs is to add a portrait of your pet to your henna design.
8. Peacock Bridal Mehndi
The peacock designs have been popular for ages now. Peacock is considered an embodiment of royalty and grace, which makes this pattern a popular one in the bridal mehndi design ideas. The timeless peacock design can be clubbed with a divine figure or other motifs to create a full-hand mehndi look.
9. Dual-Toned Bridal Mehndi Designs
Adding hues of red-brown to your hands will catch everyone’s eyeballs at the wedding ceremony. You can try applying the patterns for different period of time or you can simply stick to lighter designs for a lighter shade and more bold and block patterns for a darker shade. This design will definitely drive great attention to your pretty hands.
10. A Symmetrical Balance
Not all of us like experimenting, and that too for our big day! Won't even think about it. If that’s the case a symmetrically balanced design on both hands is what you can try out. You pick one design and ask your mehndi artist to replicate the same one on both hands. Jali Designs and Detailed Mandalas are a few basic ideas to carry out for your bridal mehndi and satisfy yourself with some symmetry.
11. Baraat Bridal Mehndi Designs
Want to show how eagerly you’ve been waiting for your Baraat in a creative way? This idea is the one for you. Be it a Baraat that goes from hand across the other or one that runs vertically on one of the hands or with just a few elements of the Baraat, there are multiple ways you can try out this detailed design for your creative bridal mehndi.
12. Full Hands
If your love for henna is a little extravaganza, you can try out this design for your wedding ceremony. The idea is to cover the whole area with henna leaving some spots behind to create silhouette patterns all over the hand.
13. The Stone Studded Mehndi Designs
Why let your glam diva be limited to your wedding closet and bridal makeup? Experiment with your bridal Mehndi design and add stones and pearls to your simple design and suit it right for the glamorous bride.
14. The Culture Rich Bridal Mehndi Designs
Inspired by the richness of your culture, and ethnicity, add an element of the same to your bridal Mehndi. You can add an auspicious shlok or a famous saying in your mother tongue to embrace your culture in the design. If both you and the groom belong to different cultures, you can simply use one hand to represent your culture and the other to represent his culture.
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