10 Stunning Bridal Mehndi Designs

Looking for bridal mehndi designs which are traditional, yet modern? Here are 10 stunning designs that will perfectly compliment your wedding ensemble.

10 Stunning Bridal Mehndi Designs

The brown and white bridal mehndi design is a trendy new craze, for brides who wish to go bolder.

Beautiful laal Lehenga, glimmering gold zewar, and the perfect makeup finish. Everything is set on the bride. But wait, the beautiful bride is incomplete without her bridal mehndi!

It is an ancient custom to decorate the bride’s hands and feet, with intricate mehndi designs on her wedding day.

Mehndi is more than just a beautiful design. Traditionally, mehndi is believed to have cultural and faith associations to the wedding ceremony.

If you’re a bride looking to beautify yourself with mehndi. Then here are some stunning bridal mehndi design ideas just for you!

Not just for the bride, but others who love mehndi can also take inspiration!

Raja-Rani Bridal Mehndi Design

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This mehndi design fits the tune, Raja ko rani se pyaar ho gaya! Anyone viewing this design will be in awe of how spectacular it is.

The heart shape is split on each hand. And, in between each half is an image of a rani and on the other, the raja.

Select recurring images across the whole hand, so the design is parallel and entrancing.

Once the palms are joined, a match is made in heaven. That is you and your husband-to-be!

Lotus Bridal Mehndi Design

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In the Indian culture, the lotus represents purity and prosperity.

And, this magnificent motif is so beautiful when placed within a mehndi design. Your bridal artist can make the design really traditional, or more modern for you.

Swirls, flowers and paisleys are traced across the hand and feet. At specific points, a lotus is drawn.

The lotus shape can be closed, or open. Either way, it will be stunning!

Peacock Bridal Mehndi Design

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The peacock in Indian culture symbolises integrity and beauty.

This adds even more vibrancy and sophistication to the already stunning bridal mehndi design.

Several precise paisleys and swirl patterns compliment the shape of the peacock. This adds a smooth effect.

The design is best applied till mid-calf of the legs, and past the elbows on the hand.

Feather Streak Bridal Mehndi

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The feather bridal mehndi design stems from ancient India and is used till today. It symbolises freedom.

Arabic or Indian mehndi can be drawn across the entire hand. And in certain areas of the design, streaks of feathers can be incorporated.

You can request your bridal mehndi artist to create larger feathers or smaller intricate ones. Or even a mixture of both.

This delicate design is perfect for any bride!

Mandala Bridal Mehndi Design

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This traditional mandala bridal mehndi design is a dialect of Hinduism and Buddhism. It symbolises the universe.

That’s exactly the way marriage is supposed to turn out, larger than life!

A circle is drawn first and is slowly expanded with layers of swirls and petal designs.

Elaborate Indian designs can be drawn across the skin. Then, a mandala can be placed in the centre of the feet or hands.

Elegant Floral Bridal Mehndi Design

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The floral design represents femininity and is a symbol of joy, which is perfect for bridal mehndi.

The soft flowers in this design accentuate the dark, brown mehndi colour on the skin.

It almost seems as if the flowers are blossoming vividly from the mehndi itself.

Anybody who looks at this stunning mehndi design is bound to be in awe!

Middle Eastern Bridal Mehndi Design

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If you’re looking for a simpler design that is still alluring, then opt for Middle Eastern bridal mehndi.

The design provides an alternative to the full-hand or feet mehndi. You can still acquire an elegant look but with less space coverage.

This amazing design includes of shapes that are intertwined in a free-flowing style.

Brown and White Bridal Mehndi Design

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The brown and white bridal mehndi design is a trendy new craze, for brides who wish to go bolder.

Any intricate design can be drawn on the hands and legs.

But, the charm of the design is the mixing of white and original, brown mehndi.

Request your bridal mehndi artist to use brown mehndi as the outline for shapes, and fill in the figures with white mehndi, or vice-versa.

Glitter Bridal Mehndi Design

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Are you a modern bride, yearning for a bit of traditionalism? Then adding glitter to your finished mehndi is a great idea.

Go for any elaborate mehndi design that stretches past your elbows. Preferably Arabic mehndi, as it works well with the glitter look.

The glitter will add an eye-catching and shimmery effect to the mehndi.

It will compliment your beautiful bridal outfit really well too!

Diamond and Square Shape Bridal Mehndi

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Geometric and glorious mehndi shapes look captivating.

Rather distinct and unique, diamond and square shape arrangements give your hands a modern mehndi tattoo effect.

The overuse of flowers may get boring, so be a little innovative and add some diamond and square motifs in your bridal mehndi design.

If you want, you can mix up the mehndi designs and create a completely different look!

Allow your mehndi to represent your personality and be perfect for you.

The wedding day is very important for all the brides out there. And, these bridal mehndi designs will create the perfect aura for your wedding.

More so, these designs appeal to all kinds of personalities. They will definitely look stunning on you and light up your special day!

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Nisaa, originally from Kenya, is keenly enthusiastic to learn new cultures. She relishes various genres of writing, reading and applies creativity daily. Her motto: “Truth is my best arrow and courage my strongest bow.”

Images courtesy of: The Henna House by Angela, crossahead, Henna by Heather, WeddingZ, My Mehndi Design, Girly_Henna, Bridal Box, New Mehndi Design, Nisha Davdra, Glimmer Films, Heart Bows Makeup, India Opines, Toko Mehndi, Notey, Henna by Wardah and Mehndi Designs.

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