Now your love story could be on your palm. Mehendi designers say sceneries or the love story of the couple as patterns is the latest trend for brides. Mehendi patterns change with every season. Madonna sported an Arabic pattern in her music video Frozen, making the pattern an instant hit with girls worldwide.
Then came the trend of mehendi tattoos, followed by the trend of black hena mehendi or mehendi with black borders. MehendiThen came the trend of kundan mehendi. mehendi So what's new? “I mostly do the Indian and Arabic patterns. For brides the patterns are always special. When customers started demanding new patterns, I started doing patterns to match their outfit. It could either be the pattern in the lehenga or the jewellery, says mehendi designer Jigna Mehta.
Jigna is now working on patterns to tell a short love story of the couple. “We draw abstracts like exchange of flowers, gifts or meeting of the couple in the garden. When girls ask for something more feminine the picture of a bride behind a veil with flowers being showered on her is what we mostly suggest,” says she.
The classic dulha-dulhan pattern too has been given a twist. Mehendi designers now do the pattern of a bride with a garland in hand or either sitting pretty with the veil on. With the wedding season on brides are doing a lot of brain-storming with friends on what should go in their hands, “I will be doing a scenery for my legs, on my palms I will have bride on a palanquin ,” says Aishwarya Rao, a lawyer.