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Top 5 bridal mehendi designs that are trending

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The mehendi ceremony is an important pre-wedding function where the bride’s hands and feet are decorated with beautiful henna motifs. It’s an auspicious and symbolic moment for the bride’s preparation for her wedding day.  Mehendi designs are getting increasingly creative with brides curating their look down to the smallest detail. Innovative mehendi artists are exploring different styles and we have some of the most on-trend styles for you…


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The allure of the Mughal aesthetic has extended to bridal mehendi designs too. The turrets of Mughal architecture, the inlay work motifs, Mughal jewellery and even the forms used in Mughal zardozi embroidery… all encompass the inspiration behind this style of mehendi design. This ethnic vintage style will be sure to look elegant on your hands and feet.


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This style of mehendi gives voice to a modern aesthetic in bridal mehendi execution. It uses clear and bold motifs in a graphic way where more of the skin is seen. The reason for this is that the positive and negative space on the hand is balanced in a way that the empty space contrasts with the bold designs. Graphic mehendi is very symmetric in its execution and creates an eye-catching look. This style of mehendi really pops, especially when it’s viewed from a distance.


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Flowers are synonymous with an Indian wedding and you can embrace floral motifs in your bridal mehendi. Floral corollas and paisleys are typical to classic mehendi designs. Mandala patterns inspired by flowers are also popular. Flowers are forever feminine and make a wonderful choice for bridal mehendi.


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For a truly personal touch nothing beats a customised design for your bridal mehendi. This would involve some planning where you can shortlist elements from your life or love story into the mehendi. The level of personalization depends on your imagination and the skill of the mehendi artists. From milestone dates, religious symbols, mantras, favourite pets to intricate bridal portraits, you can include anything you like in a customized design. What’s more? …your bridal mehendi design will truly be a one-of-a-kind creation.


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This style of bridal mehendi involves a highly skilled henna artist who can create fine filigree like deigns. Everything from paisleys, stylised lotuses, portraits of gods, dancing girls and lace detailing can be seen in this style of mehendi. This type of mehendi takes a long time to execute and requires patience to sit through. However, the end results are definitely worth the effort.  For a ‘wow’ inducing effect, choose an intricate style of bridal mehendi. Choose your personal mehendi aesthetic based on what appeals to your tastes. Select a design palette that compliments your bridal trousseau and flaunt your bridal mehendi with élan.

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