Indian weddings are incomplete without mehendi. Getting your hands decorated with enticing mehendi design will make you perfectly suited for any occasion. The mehendi ceremony is one of the most fun-filled and glamorous pre-wedding occasions in India. Considered as one of the oldest wedding traditions the mehendi ceremony usually takes place a day or two prior to the wedding. The traditional designs of mehendi have become more ornamental with people getting more and more creative.
The Raja Rani motif is a very common element in Indian bridal mehendi designs. Baroque patterns will be drawn throughout the design for the faces of the Raja and Rani to stand out. This pattern actually showcases the artwork of the king and queen from the Mughal era.
The graceful and dazzling peacock design is used with most Indian bridal apparels like bindis, lehengas etc. The peacock design with elaborate feathers can be easily integrated into other motifs and floral patterns. But, the grace of the peacock’s long neck and beautiful feathers is surely mesmerising.
The patterns with flowers can be worn with any bridal attire because it is a neutral motif. The pattern is completely floral and astounding. The design incorporates tiny leaves that flow through the brides long fingers and a large flower design is shaded to create the depth. The design looks delicate with the petals and vines of various sizes.
The mehendi which features elephant is considered as one of the favourite designs among brides in Indian. The elephant design is unique and different from all other common motifs such as peacocks and floral patterns. The curvy and swirly patterns add a distinct flair to the design, keeping the feet decorated, but not to such an extent that the elephants go unnoticed.
This architectural design is inspired from the designs that we can find at the Mughal palace. This design focuses mainly on split and chequered pattern. The paisleys and petals on the wrist and fingers are pretty eye catching.