Mehndi is considered auspicious for women and especially for the brides. South Asian and also central Asian cultures have celebrated mehndi traditions since the earliest times. In India, we find acceptance of mehndi as a symbol of bridal charm. With the passage of time, mehndi customs have also evolved and the enthusiastic ladies seek designer mehndi for them.
Famous henna artists have been creatively innovating the concepts to suit the fancies of seekers who are upbeat about the new designs. While not completely abandoning the traditional mehndi designs which consisted of the classical motifs and flowers and vines depictions, these days, we find the demand brewing for the customized offers. The customization features are derived either by the choices and likes of the seeker or by showing the unique icons of one’s life through mehndi art. Such custom mehndi art has now become the core ingredient in bridal mehndi designs in India. Here are the top trends in designer mehndi services.
The beautiful bride
Traditionally decorated bride shown on the palm is now trending and most brides are seeking to get one made. On the other hand, they choose to get the name of their groom written to showcase the love bond and affinities.
The royal baraat of the groom
Some like to show the baraat procession as part of mehndi art on their hand. Brides also like to showcase the classical palki with the dulhan seated inside as a mark of vidaai from the maternal home to her new home of husband and in-laws.
Life events depictions through mehndi
Recently, some celebrated mehndi artists have attempted really unique designs for their clients. Actress Shweta Tripathi’s mehndi style made waves and got into a discussion among the peers. Her mehndi showcased the entire love story with the groom to be and beautifully depicted the important events and icons too.
Taking the sacred vows
Brides are getting the pious vows written on their hands with mehndi as a mark of devotion and affection for the husband to be. Such vows could be in Hindi or English depending on one’s choice.
The authentic customs like jaymala and maang bharai
Ladies also have liked the concept of showcasing the important wedding customs like the jaymala or the maang bharai on their hands. Such mehndi designs are new and trending these days.
Beautiful symmetries on legs and hands
Precise symmetrical designs that include the classic motifs, flowers and leaves look vibrant and beautiful, especially on the legs.
Peacocks and lovebirds
Peacocks and birds have been the subject of artists since old times. Mehndi artists also make use of such designs to offer artistic touch.
The royal groom on one hand and the bride on other
Those tying the knot are choosing the couple art on both hands. On one hand, you get bride shown in the traditional attires and on the other, the groom is depicted together with his turban and all the royal paraphernalia.