There is nothing we like more than a good wedding tradition and Indian culture knows how to do it right. One of the rituals of their three-day (sometimes more) wedding celebration is the Mehendi party, a pre-wedding ceremony in which the bride and groom apply henna designs – as well as her closest arms and legs to the woman’s family and friends, and they share secrets for a happy and productive marriage for the duration of the event.
To create henna, an artist applies to paste delicate designs on the hands. Once dry, it flows out and stains the skin in the artwork. The longer the paste lasts, the darker the stain becomes. The depth of the color of the bride’s henna it and it will last The groom indicates how much he loves her. Traditionally, the most intricate henna patterns are applied to separate the bride from others. These include lace patterns, nature-inspired elements, the groom’s name (which he should find), depictions of animals and Hindu deities, and symbolic designs symbolizing blessings, luck, happiness, and love.