Sunday, November 22, 2009

hen my friend Ramya got married

Mehndi is a subcontinent and Islamic tradition as well. Mehndi is one traditional trend that manages to stay in fashion. Mehndi designs have fast gained popularity in the west too since it is a lot like hand painting and tattooing.
Mehndi takes a whole new meaning during celebrations especially the tradional celebrations like weddings and Eid.
Beauty parlors have special mehndi packages these days. Mehndi designs have taken a whole new meaning. Mehndi designs can be simple yet elegant; mehndi designs can be elaborate floral patterns or mehndi designs can be Mughal art patterns. Mehndi designs can be based on using personal good luck symbols too.
Mehndi is associated to luck too; a good dark mehndi design is a sign of good luck. It is common for the names of the bride and groom to be hidden in the mehndi design.
On Eid mehndi takes a whole new meaning as it’s also a ‘sunnah’. For Muslims that gives mehndi a whole new religious zeal too. On Eid night women get special mehndi designs made. From brides' hands, to being used to make tattoos on arms and bellies, mehndi is diverse with versatile mehndi designs now.
This Eid don’t let your mehndi design be the same boring pattern. Make yo

y friend Ramya got married a few years ago, the bridesmaids (one of them being me) threw her a mehndi party. And since one of my favorite things to do is design cards, I did the invitations to the party. Here's how they turned

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