A mehendi design that tells your love story. Now doesn’t that sound amazing?! We’ve seen so many brides embrace this brand new trend and it truly does make your mehendi look extra special. So ladies, as you prepare for this special ceremony of your life, here’s your guide to tell your love story with your bridal mehendi.
So what is it really?
It’s nothing that complicated, really. It’s all about having bits and pieces of your love story beautifully drawn on your hand. A place, a moment, an element, a product...anything that’s been an essential part of your love affair. It could even be portraits of the two of you. Basically, instead of an intricate design with floral motifs, you opt for a design that means something to both of you. A design you’ll actually love looking at till the time it doesn’t fade away.
Here’s some inspiration!
1. Jab we met
Image: Masoom Minawala on InstagramBlogger Masoom Minawala first met her husband at the London Eye. And since then, this location has held a special place in her heart. To make her mehendi design truly memorable, she incorporated that day and the London Eye in her bridal mehendi.
2. Foodie dates
Image: Cupcake Productions on InstagramYou can even keep it crazy, fun and oh-so-cute! The left hand of bride Saloni has burgers and fries to depict their first date and the right hand has a caricature of the groom wearing D&G, the bride's first gift to him! And what you see halfway on her arms is the London Bridge and the Caribbean, their honeymoon destinations.
3. Flying high
Image: The Cheesecake Project on InstagramWhat happens when one pilot marries another pilot? Yup, you guessed it right! The bride and groom are both pilots and she got two mini airplanes that symbolise their love and passion for flying. So, even if you don’t want to go all the way, a nice little element is just perfect.
4. Love tales
Image: Sarashenna on InstagramFor the bride who likes to focus on details and wants to keep her bridal mehendi elaborate, this is the perfect example. Complete with planes and social media logos, city skylines and road signs, this one marks a very special journey.
5. Filmy focus
Image: Sarashenna on InstagramIs there a movie that defines your love story? Or an iconic bollywood scene you both can totally relate to? Just have the very same scene drawn on your hands! How amazing is this Raj and Simran from DDLJ-inspired mehendi.
How do I go about it?
All you need is your story and an amazing mehendi artist to recreate it ever so beautifully. Pick out the special moments or an event that you would like to relive through your mehendi design. Think of a romantic day that you and your hubby would love to dreamily gaze at in the form of your mehendi. Make sure to include the little details - a bottle of wine, rain, birds, etc. These little elements really do make the mehendi look even more special. Lastly, keep it clean and simple. Don’t let the story get lost by opting for an elaborate design. So brides, you’ll be trying this amazing new trend, right?! Do share all the pictures with us. Featured Image: Masoom Minawala