As promised, here are the henna party pictures from the 2-day event for a great bride. I really enjoyed meeting all her family – traveling from all over the world from San Francisco, CA to Brooklyn, NY to Frankfort, Denmark ! The second day’s event was held at the lovely Dearborn Inn in Dearborn, Michigan.
It’s not often I am around to see the bridal henna stain the next day but since I was, I made sure to get a picture of her henna 24 hours after it was applied.
Day 1 – henna application
bridal henna designs with flowers
Day 2 – 24 hours later . It still has darkening to do over the next 12 hours.
bridal henna design stain the next day
Here are the henna party pictures from the two days of mehndi parties .
oh! I loved the beading on her beautiful dress!
mehndi party henna ideas
mehndi ceremony henna designs
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bridal henna on hands and feet
Okay folks : That special time of the year is rapidly approaching. To help you prepare here are some AMAZING Christmas gifts for the henna artists and henna lovers on YOUR list (and maybe a few gifts for yourself )
I have gathered a fantastic compilation of henna art, jewelry, home accessories, clothing & paper products . All of these artists and products can be found on Etsy . I’ll add the description the artists have used for each item below .
henna hands wall decal sticker
I WILL be ordering this wonderful decal for my Henna Salon ! Look at the awesome detail and crazy-good henna artistry . (I want that red chair, too – so sexy ) Yes – so good.
” Sticker brand The newest interior design trend is adding vinyl art on interior walls. It’s easier than hiring an artist and a lot cheaper. The smaller pieces can be put up within minutes. The measurements are: 42″ Tall x 27″ Wide also available at www.stickerbrand.com
henna mason jar lanterns for candles
I want 20 or so of these so I can hang them all around my house – inside and outside. The pink & gold is so striking to me !
“LIT decor This unique lantern takes the mason jar to a whole new level! Perfect for adding home crafted elegance to any event, from a lavish wedding to an evening dinner on your own patio. These lanterns can withstand outdoor conditions- stands up great to wind and rain. A collection of these strung up on a warm spring night could be a wonderful alternative to the usual paper lanterns- adding colorful mood lighting in a lavish new way.”
mandala henna greeting card
Who here doesn’t LOVE getting personal letters and mail that isn’t bills? I know I love it and these greeting cards -what henna artist or henna lover wouldn’t sending or receiving these. Pick up a set of these and send one to your favorite henna artist 😉
” Tribal Tara A set of 4 Mandala cards featuring prints of my hand drawn artwork. This is one of my favourite designs and I use elements of it in my henna work too.”
Indian wedding henna invitation printables
Throwing a Bollywood party ? Henna party ? Mehndi ceremony ? Check out this customizable printable for invitations, thank you cards, napkin holders and more !
“Press Print Party Great for theme weddings, Bollywood birthdays, baby showers, adoption parties or just because. Make your OWN BANNERS all over the house, give unique favors and more! Print as many as you like! One of my best friends adopted a little girl from India and asked for henna inspired printables for the adoption party. This set made a happy occasion even more fun and bright! Customize this suite yourself with YOUR OWN TEXT!”
henna hands screen printed t shirt
Show your love for gorgeous, traditional mehndi designs with this symmetrical wedding henna design t shirt by Episode Graphics – also available in other colors .
“Episode Graphics This Ethnic Henna print is soft, 50% cotton &25% poly fabric $ 25% rayon Tri-Blend “American Apparel” tee. also used environmentally friendly ink that sets in the vintage looking printing process – Episode Graphics designs are original, unique, and retro mind image. “Episode Graphics” creates printed artworks in Los Angeles, California that fit the retro and vintage American theme. Our vibe is light-hearted, witty, and fresh all throughout the week. All garments are tested for quality and longevity and are each individually handcrafted by our families.”
henna hamsa earrings
Subtle and lovely describes these Hamsa stud earrings . These are awesome earrings to show your love for henna everyday.
“DD Femme The Hamsa has been used as a sign of protection in many societies throughout history, and is believed to provide defense against the evil eye. These awesome Hamsa oval sterling silver post earrings are hand stamped, oxidized, than buffed to a shiny finish. They measure 11x9mm and are soldered to a sterling post with matching clutch. They are a perfect addition to your everyday earring collection!”
white henna teacups
There’s something so right about a pair of freshly henna’d hands wrapped around a warm cup of tea – ya feel me? Pick up this set of 4 henna’d tea cups and you’re half way there!
“ibleedheART These white 6oz teacups have been hand painted with a lace henna design in black and are dishwasher and microwave safe. Set of 4 teacups.”
henna printed linen dress
Taking a winter vacation this year to someplace tropical (or at least above 60 degrees) ? I would suggest picking up this linen dress with a whimsical henna print .
“Peg Bessie This is a beautiful linen dress upcycled and revamped by me. Carefully hand painted with swirling patterns, hearts and circles. With splatter effect details to add to that hand crafted look. I loved complementing the style with my own detailing, a very inspiring piece! The contrast of the coral pink painting against the rich warm brown is strong but subtle and beautiful. The dress itself is 100% natural linen and an expensive designer piece of fine quality. originally made by Paul Berman. Pulls on over head, spaghetti straps, mermaid tail back (ie it hangs lower at the back, this is a dress with very fluid, feminine lines) frill detail towards bottom. Unlined so perfect for warmer days. This dress has a very bohemian feel but is very elegant and would not look out of place at a summer wedding or a special occassion at a restaurant.”
henna letterpress card
Oooh ! There is a special place in my heart for such detailed letterpress – especially a letterpress card depicting some beautiful henna design.
“Wild Ink Press From our Henna series: “Henna No. 1”. A hand drawn design, inspired by beautiful ancient and modern henna body art, is letterpressed in soft dark brown on white card stock. Blank inside. Letterpress printed in one color: henna brown. The card is printed on 100% recycled card stock (made in the USA by a hydro-powered paper mill), and comes with a recycled envelope (saffron). One card and one envelope. (see our other listing for sets of six) We also have two other henna designs available.”
organic henna leggings
Organic . Henna . Leggings . — Three lovely words that when put together, you get this CRAZY GORGEOUS accessory! ahh! NEED!
“Sea of Wolves Design This beautiful original henna style wing print has spirit. The placement on the hip makes for a very sexy legging as the design wraps around the front and the back. The unique and flattering print is created by a process of lifting the colour from the pitch black creating a very organic look to the design, easily worn at any time of year. The organic bamboo fabric is incredibly soft and with the option to fold down the high waist and shorten the length at the ankle, these easy leggings are a great fit for many body types and are ultra comfortable to wear. Once you slip into these leggings, you will never want to take them off.“
Today I had a henna party at the salon here in Ypsilanti, MI . This was a really fun group – a family that is hosting their own henna party with one of our henna artists. They came into the salon to have their henna designs done before the party they are having. Each of the girls had picked out a henna design and I repeated a similar design on their hands and feet. Here are the pictures :
henna on hands and feet with pedicure and manicure
henna on hands and feet with pedicure and manicure
henna on hands and feet
henna on hands and feet
The importance of henna for weddings, especially Indian weddings, doesn’t just stop at the bridal henna design. The mother of the bride and sister of the bride’s henna needs to be very special, too. Often time the bride’s mother and sister will come to my henna salon the day before before the official Mehndi party and have their henna applied so that their stain has already developed by the time of the henna party. Today the mother and sister came in to the salon because they wanted more elaborate henna designs than time would allow for tomorrow when we have 70 guests to henna-up at the Mehndi party. The bride is also getting married in Troy, Michigan with the reception the next day in Ohio.
Here are pictures of the henna for the weddings :
Mother of the bride henna design for Indian wedding
Sister of the bride henna for weddings
Hello all! Today was a busy day at the salon. Two different party groups came in today for some henna party tattoos . It was a girls day, for sure. Lots of lovely ladies and fun girl chat makes my job a lot of fun.
Here are a few of the henna tattoo designs clients got today. These ladies came in for a 16th birthday henna party celebration. I think it was a great idea – everyone got to participate and the birthday girl got the most henna, which made it special for her.
henna tattoos on the hand
intricate henna tattoo on the hand
henna tattoo party
Henna tattoo party ladies!
henna tattoo on hands for birthday