South Indian Wedding Henna

Hello All! Happy Spring! Kicking off the wedding season right with our latest bride Teja who is the sweetest, most calm happy bride -which really makes my job a lot easier & fun, too! Her South Indian wedding henna and wedding venue was a lovely Garden Themed affair set at the Southfield Town Center. We got sneak peek photos that I cannot wait to share with you today from their incredibly talented photographers Intimate Wedding Photographers ME+HIM Photography

First, here’s a photo that I took of her bridal mehndi after just being applied . She wanted South Indian wedding henna designs, front and back of the arms and symmetrical henna designs for the feet as well. I think her henna turned out really beautiful on her and matched her style.

And now for the lovely photography by Intimate Wedding Photographers ME+HIM Photography .

Other vendors involved were :

Venue : Southfield Town Center 

Florist: Flourish Event Design 

Wedding Planner: Mitten Weddings and Events 

Henna : (us!) Kelly Caroline Henna Art

 

Henna for Bohemian Wedding Photoshoot

Henna for Bohemian Wedding Photoshoot

This was an amazingly fun &  beautiful shoot out together by us at Henna by Kelly Caroline and Meaghan with Birch Affair . Birch Affair did the visual art and decor styling for the vintage bohemian wedding photoshoot we envisioned. The venue we went with was Ypsilanti Freighthouse which is a beautifully restored vintage train station that is open for weddings and special events in my hometown of Ypsilanti, Michigan. The photography for our wedding shoot is by the very talented Tana Helene Photography 
For the henna for the bride, I met with her three days prior to the photoshoot so I could ensure the best outcome for her henna stain. The henna powder I used was from Henna Guru . I did my normal henna recipe but then I added jagua juice to the mix that I got from Henna Guru . After I applied their henna designs, I waited for them to dry and then I applied Mefix tape to their designs. Mefix tape is such an awesome product – it adheres to the skin but doesn’t smudge the dried henna design- instead it holds it in place allowing the body’s natural heat to make the henna darker and stay on the skin longer.The jagua henna mixture came out so lovely and dark on all the models. It was a beautiful henna day !
Once we had the core of our team – photography, visuals, & decor stylist, we moved forward with the rest of our team. Meaghan brought on Fudge Beauty for make up for the models and Unwind Salon for the hair styling. We were so pleased with both of their talents  and then pairing the clothing from Birch & Elm and the handmade jewelry for my favorite jewelry artist Courtney Fischer Jewelry made the perfect boho feel.
To complete our vintage, boho wedding look, Birch Affair reached out to Rose Marine Textiles for our linens, napkins, and table runners. Rose Marine Textiles hand dyes all of her textiles that she uses *swoon* . Our fantastic table wasn’t complete without the handmade ceramic of Make Do Studio which I just loved. The plates and bowls were so beautiful and tactile but delicate ah! The Good Rug was our source for rugs and pillows for our lounge areas and Jessica & Co Vintage is our main gal for all the seating & lovely vintage furniture ! Gigi & Laclede is where we found the glassware and filled it with the tasty wine from Vintners Canton Winery and on those plates from Make Do Studio we were sure to include the pastries from Good Cupcakes who made a gorgeous naked cake filled flavored with lavender and tea cupcakes mmmm!
Detroit Bridal House had the most beautiful wedding dresses for us to choose from so we went with what the bride Brittany Miller loved the most which was a modern take on a classical vintage look. She put together the skirt from Detroit Bridal House and a sweet little black silk blouse for her reception look and a gorgeous gown for her ceremony. Brittany and Kevin Smigeilski, our bride & groom, are engaged in real life and are the founders of Shock The World – an organization for strengthening community with Jesus-looking love. Their events are based in Detroit, Michigan.
The amount of talent at this photoshoot was unreal! I am so thankful I got to be around all these creative individuals all at the same time – it has given me a creative buzz that I’ve been coasting on all week.
Henna Designs

Henna Designs

Hello Lovelies !

It’s been a great year for Kelly Caroline Henna Art – we have added new artists to our team, expanded to New York with our henna artists, and added so many new henna designs .

Here are our FAVORITE henna designs of 2017

See more ideas in our henna designs gallery

Follow us on Instagram where our latest henna designs are posted first .

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Sexy upper thigh henna tattoo henna designs

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Pregnant belly prenatal henna designs for baby shower

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Bridal mehndi for Indian wedding – full arm henna designs by Kelly Caroline

Henna on hands for wedding - Arabic style henna designs

Henna on hands for wedding – Arabic style henna designs

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Henna style tattoo design – henna designs by Kelly Caroline

Hand henna with half mandala henna designs. henna michigan

Hand henna with half mandala henna designs

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Indian wedding Michigan henna artist – bridal henna designs

Henna on the hand with rings - henna designs for the hand and wrist, henna michigan

Henna on the hand with rings – henna designs for the hand and wrist

Henna rose tattoo design, henna designs for the shoulder

Henna rose tattoo design – henna designs for the shoulder

Henna tattoo design, henna designs for the shoulder

Henna tattoo design – henna designs for the shoulder

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Henna floral mandala for the back tattoo – henna designs for the back

Henna floral mandala for the back tattoo, henna designs for the back

Henna floral mandala for the back tattoo – henna designs for the back

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Drawn henna tattoo design mandala – henna designs for tattoos

Beyonce Henna Design

Beyonce Henna Design

Did you see the music video Hymn for the Weekend ? Beyonce henna was so beautiful we had to do an homage I see this becoming a popular design, so I figured we would start practicing . Any other henna artists excited?  I wonder what show we will get to see for the Beyonce and Coldplay Superbowl halftime show.

If you would like to make your appointment to get a henna tattoo, Beyonce henna style, send me an email  to set up your private appointment.

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Beyonce henna design from her new music video with Coldplay

Want to know more? Read this quick history of Henna:

Henna is an all natural dye for the skin. Henna is extracted from the Lawsonia inermis tree by drying and grinding leaves and stems. The greenish powder, when mixed with an lemon juice, makes a temporary red, brown, or orange design on a porous surface. Indian families use henna in ritual skin painting, called Mehndi, for birth and marriage celebrations. Arabic and Turkish cultures also use henna. Western cultures have adopted henna to make temporary tattoos and organic hair dye. The Lawsonia inermis grows in hot, arid regions like North Africa and India. For centuries, people ground the foliage of the plant into a powder to dye cloth and skin. The strong pigment, lawsone, actually temporarily stains the skin. The dye is a dark pigment, but does not alter the surface permanently.
 

Want to see more Indian inspired henna designs like Beyonce’s? See our Henna Bridal Designs gallery.

 

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Sangeet Henna Artist Michigan

Sangeet Henna Artist Michigan

Sangeet Henna Artist Michigan

Oh boy have I had such a fun summer! So many of you have had excellent henna parties all across the state of Michigan and I and Lisse have been able to attend as your henna artists. Lisse and I have both travelled to Traverse City and Cadillac Michigan for different events : a henna workshop at the Traverse City Library  , two graduation parties and a few corporate events. I have been to Canton, Royal Oak, Troy and Rochester Hills for many Michigan high school grads this summer and Lisse has been to Saline, Ann Arbor, and Dexter for birthday parties and girls nights. My henna studio in Ypsilanti has been buzzing with private appointments all season. We thank you for such an amazing Summer and are looking forward to a great Autumn.

This past week I did two henna parties for the same family, who previously had me as their henna artist for their son’s wedding two years ago in Cincinnati. Now it was the daughter’s turn to be married, and I have to say how thrilled I was to be working for this great, warm, friendly and super fun family again. On Wednesday was the bride’s mehndi party for her closest friends, aunties and family members. I was overwhelmed at how much love and joy was in the room! I also got to meet a few new ladies, including Monika who’s musing blog is over at Quibbling : Observations of the World Around Me – if you like to take a deep observational look at the ordinary, check her work out.

On Friday was the Sangeet at the Eagle Crest Marriott in Ypsilanti. A Sangeet is a party the day before an Indian wedding, filled with fun presentations, dances, speeches, and games put on by the bride and groom’s family and friends. I always have a great time attending a Sangeet as a henna artist because you get to see the fun and silly side of the families. Not to mention the amazing color and decorations! The decorations were done by the ladies at JDV Events . Go look at their AMAZING gallery of weddings including their traditional weddings as well as their fusion weddings – so lovely. I snagged some pictures at the Sangeet this weekend. I was set up in this colorful jewel-toned lounge for henna.

Henna lounge area for Sangeet - Decor by JDV Events Henna by Kelly Caroline Henna Art

Henna lounge area for Sangeet – Decor by JDV Events Henna by Kelly Caroline Henna Art

 

Henna lounge area for Sangeet - Decor by JDV Events Henna by Kelly Caroline Henna Art

Henna lounge area for Sangeet – Decor by JDV Events Henna by Kelly Caroline Henna Art

Henna lounge area for Sangeet - Decor by JDV Events Henna by Kelly Caroline Henna Art

Henna lounge area for Sangeet – Decor by JDV Events Henna by Kelly Caroline Henna Art

I also got a few photos of the henna tattoos from two days before that were done at the Mehndi party. It’s rare when I see designs after they have walked away! Such is the life for henna artist Michigan .

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Henna after pictures – henna red stain on the hands at Sangeet

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Henna after pictures – henna red stain on the hands at Sangeet

Here are a few pictures of the mehndi I did for the guests the night of the Sangeet

Michigan henna artist Kelly Caroline - henna for Indian wedding

Michigan henna artist Kelly Caroline – henna for Indian wedding

Michigan henna artist Kelly Caroline - henna for Indian wedding

Michigan henna artist Kelly Caroline – henna for Indian wedding

Michigan henna artist Kelly Caroline - henna for Indian wedding

Michigan henna artist Kelly Caroline – henna for Indian wedding

And of course, no Indian wedding post would be complete without seeing the bride’s mehndi ! I was so lucky I got to spend so much time doing this lovely bride’s henna because she is such a loved person by her friends and family, and I can see why!

She wanted traditional henna, fitting for a bride.

Indian wedding henna by Michigan henna artist Kelly Caroline

Indian wedding henna by Michigan henna artist Kelly Caroline

I love my business and how many great people I get to meet through it!

Sangeet Henna Artist Michigan

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