I absolutely love the intricacy of the Mehndi for Pam on her wedding day. So what is wedding mehndi and what does it mean…?
Mehndi which is also called henna and is a paste associated with positive spirits and good luck.
Did you know that Indian Wedding tradition calls for a Mehndi ceremony to be held the night before the wedding? Its a way of wishing the bride good health and prosperity as she makes her journey on to marriage. What a lovely tradition and meaning.
For Hindu weddings, henna is painted on the bride to symbolise joy, beauty, spiritual awakening and offering.
And something thing I didn’t know about the application of mehndi is that because it cools the body and therefore keeps the nerves from becoming tense it can calm down stress. And this is the reason why mehndi is applied on the hands and feet, which of course are where the body’s nerve endings are.
Wedding traditions are such a lovely thing to follow. What’s your favourite wedding tradition…?