Mehendi or Henna is an inseparable part of our celebrations. Women traditionally used to adorn their hands and feet with Mehendi for engagements, weddings, baby showers, poojas and sometimes even during festivals and New Year!
Although mehendi is now limited to weddings and engagements, that is no reason not to adapt the ancient art to our modern day. After all, art has always been used to depict the lifestyle and stories of the time of its creation.
Here are some latest trends for 2019 to incorporate in your mehendi.
Depict the place of your origin or your destination wedding venue! Mumbai bride and Delhi goom? Paint the Gateway of India and India Gate on your hands! Getting married at the Umaid Bhavan Palace? Depict the world in your palms!
Instead of the traditional “Dulha Dulhan” picture, get your own pictures drawn! Look for a mehendi artist who is proficient at drawing portraits and go crazy!
Pictures of Pets
And while you are at it, why not get a picture of the apple of your eye as well?
So you are a doctor and he is a doctor and you have a whole family of doctors that can cure everything from common cold to blocked arteries. Or you are software engineers and your hearts met one byte at a time. Why not let your mehendi say the story?
While we talk about work, how can we forget leisure? Include your hobbies in the mehendi too. Whether you both are foodies, movie buffs, music lovers or travel lovers, make sure you let everyone know when they talk to your hands.
Have a motto the two of you live by or the first poem he wrote for you? Say it through your mehendi.
Create special monograms of your names just like Nick and Priyanka or hashtags of your names like #DeepVeer and engrave it on your palms. If its good enough for social media, it’s good enough to be in your mehendi!