JANNAT WEDDING: DAY 3 - Mehendi (Henna night)
Decor: Sugarcoat Wedding & Event Decor. What I appreciated most was her amazing energy, enthusiasm and positive attitude. You can check out her work on instagram: @sugarcoatdecor
My Outfit: Sukriti & Aakriti
HMUA: Reema from Reemake studio (Edmonton)
DAY 3 - MANNAT’S MEHENDI
Mehendi day was one of my favourite days. It was a celebration at my house, hosted by my parents. They put their heart & soul into making it the most fun, beautiful, delicious, entertaining mehendi (henna) night there ever was... One thing that resonated with me from that night is inclusivity. I know it’s discussed on a global scale with respect to workplaces, gender, race, minorities etc. But really the training for inclusivity starts at home. I saw my parents and my brother talking to every single person... pulling them up to dance or grab a bite to eat. Young, old, male, female, guest, family member, toddler, vendors alike. The basis of most things is granular. Let’s not over complicate it or preach it. Start with yourself and watch this society organically become a more inclusive haven for all. Accept & you shall be accepted.
Do a fun theme! I did the colour yellow, you can also go with “royal”, “phulkari” or even “floral”.
Apply lemon and sugar to your mehendi, and do not wrap it at night when you sleep! Let it air-out and dry + flake off on its own.
Wear a comfy/loose outfit with the chunni or dupatta pinned up so its not in your way as you have mehendi all over your hands and feet.
Pre-pick your mehendi design and share with the mehendi artist so they can prep and you can be more efficient the day-off. Also talk to the mehendi artist about what kind of stain your want - darker the better usually, but not black!