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 Tattoo Design by Kelly Caroline

Henna Tattoo Design by Kelly Caroline

Henna Tattoo Design by Kelly Caroline

Wow has this been a BUSY Summer for henna tattoos in Michigan! I cannot thank my lovely clients enough for all the love! ivermectin oral administration equine This is the beautiful @hadnasty sporting her henna I did for her in the studio. This photo of her henna tattoo can be found on her insta feed. Go check out her amazing hair styling talent and beautiful pics – wow

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Henna Tattoo by Kelly Caroline

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Henna Tattoo on the Back

Henna Tattoo on the Back

I always get the question :

How long does henna last?

My answer is that it really depends on the area you have it done. The stain takes a little longer to develop fully on softer areas of the body, like the back. Usually though, henna lasts 10-15 days with the hands and feet lasting the longest.

Five days ago I did this henna tattoo on the back design . Today I got a chance to capture a picture of it. The stain came out so dark ! The dark brown color should last about 1 week and then gradually fade. Check out my newest henna tattoo on the back . This is day 5 for her henna design.

I love to do big, trailing flower designs on the back.

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henna tattoo on the back

Floral Henna Feet

Floral Henna Feet

High arches make for fun floral henna feet designs ! que es simpiox I love doing fun henna designs in different places . buy ivermectin canada The insides of the feet is a great place to put henna for the summer – you can see it while wearing flip flops, henna on the feet lasts for at least 14 days and it always gets nice and dark. Here’s the latest floral henna feet tattoo stain the next day. injectable ivermectin administration orally It will darken even more 48 hours after the henna was applied.

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floral foot henna design

Prepare for a Henna Appt.

A question I am frequently asked is “How do I prepare for my henna appointment?” Here are a few key things to remember before having henna done and how to care for henna:

1. Henna stains the best on clean, dry skin. Please do not apply any lotions or oils to the area where you want your design. Its a good idea to shower and exfoliate before your appointment, too.

2. For brides, make sure you have someone to assist you after your appointment if your arms, hands, feet, legs will be covered in henna.

3. Be sure to eat, use the restroom, take out your contacts, etc BEFORE we get started doing your henna since it will be very difficult to do these tasks after the henna is applied to your hands. الروليت اون لاين

4. Remember that henna takes anywhere from 10 – 30 minutes to totally dry depending on the environment and amount of henna applied. العاب بوكر Be mindful of this before deciding where your design will go. The less you move before it dries, the better. You want to avoid smearing and premature cracking of the dried paste.  You’ll want to leave the dried paste on for as long as you can. The longer it stays on your skin, the darker you stain can get. At least 2 hours but overnight it best.

5. When the paste eventually falls off, the design will be a light orange / yellow. مواقع الرهان على المباريات It will oxidize over the next 24 – 48 hours to be a rich dark brown / mahogany color.

6. Avoid scrubbing the area with water or soap. Apply a natural oil such as sesame oil, olive oil or a waxy body balm like Mama Bee Belly Balm from Burt’s Bees.

7. ENJOY the pampering experience of having henna done!