The wedding season is coming up, and what’s a wedding without some glamour and oomph? The mehendi ceremony is one of the most fun-filled and glamorous pre-wedding occasions in India which generally takes place a day or two prior to the wedding. It is considered to be one of the oldest wedding traditions.

The traditional designs of mehendi have become more decorative and intricate with time, with people getting more and more creative.

This wedding season, we have compiled some of the most stunning bridal mehendi designs that you will absolutely adore.

1. The Paisley Print

The Paisley Print

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The paisley print is a timeless classic. The curved motifs are done in many forms, like the popular mango design. The design has small and pretty paisleys on the fingertips and larger paisleys on the palm. The curvy tips add a smooth flow to the design while the intricate strokes emphasize the symmetry.

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2. The Floral Pattern:

The Floral Pattern

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Flowers are considered to be a neutral motif to wear as they are bound to match with any bridal attire.

This pattern is all floral and completely fabulous. The tiny leaves accentuate the bride’s long fingers and the large flower design is shaded to create depth. With petals and vines of various sizes, the design looks very delicate, yet intriguing.

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3. The Royal Architecture:

The Royal Architecture

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This henna design will remind you of the detailed architectural designs that you find at an ancient Mughal palace. The domes and floral designs resemble the designs carved into cemented pillars of a royal residence.  The major focus of this design is the chequered and split pattern – very similar to a tapestry, but we cannot ignore the paisleys and petals on the wrist and fingers, as they are pretty eye-catching too.

It’s very easy to get mesmerized by the pattern of this bridal design.

4. The Raja And Rani:

The Raja And Rani

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The raja and rani motif is very common in bridal mehendi designs. This design showcases an artwork of a king and queen from the Mughal era. Despite the intricate patterns which have been drawn around the two faces, the focal point of the design stands apart.

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5. The Elephant Motif

The Peacock Passion

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The elephant-featured mehendi is one of the most favorite Indian bridal mehendi designs. The curvy and swirly patterns add a distinct flair to the design, keeping the feet decorated, but not to such an extent that the elephants go unnoticed. The elephant design is unique and different from common motifs such as peacocks and floral patterns.

6. The Peacock Passion

The Swirl

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The elegant and stunning peacock design is adopted everywhere in Indian bridal looks – starting from bindis to lehengas, and of course, henna designs!

A peacock design with elaborated feathers can be easily incorporated with other motifs and floral patterns. Moreover, the grace of the peacock’s long neck and beautiful feathers is surely unbeatable.

7. The Swirl

Colored Mehendi Design

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This curvy design is done on each finger, leaving a blank space between the palm and the fingers. The swirls and paisley pattern with dot accents forms a classic design for the brides who want to sport mehendi, but want it to be minimal.

8. Colored Mehendi Design

The Single Mandala

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The colored mehendi design is relatively a new concept. The different colors stand out and make the design more interesting. Though this one is not a traditional design, many brides are experimenting with this  to sport something unique on their wedding day.

9. The Single Mandala

The Split Mandala

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The mandala is a very common design in bridal mehendi – a large circle that usually serves as a base around which several patterns are drawn. The petals are often arranged to create a multi-dimensional look. Does this design remind you of the rays of the sun?

10. The Split Mandala

The Crafted Cuffs

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A split mandala is usually the central focus of a henna design. With half of the circular pattern on one hand, and the other half on the second hand, the design is beautifully symmetrical.

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  • raji

    this collection is so great..!!! book marking

    • Shabby

      Hey Raji :) Glad you liked it .

  • Deepakshi

    love all design shabby!! nice collection :)

    • Shabby

      Thanks a lot Deepakshi

  • Hamsini

    lovely design shabby!! love all :) well i try one of this thanks :)

    • Shabby

      Thanks a lot Hamsini. Do try them for sure.

  • Manjari Singh

    All the designs are really adorable :)

    • Shabby

      Thanks a lot Manjari. I’m gad you like all of them

  • Lata


    • Shabby

      Thanks dear . Hope you like it

  • Bhuvana

    Awesome Bridal mehandi designs collections:)

    • Shabby

      Thanks dear

  • Manya

    Love this! The traditional designs on the bride’s so pretty and lovely collection Shabby :)

    • Shabby

      Thanks a lot Manya :)

  • Malika

    Another nice compilation.

    • Shabby

      Thanks Malika. Do try them out sometime.

  • Leena

    WOW Shabby! Your collection is looking like a festival of Mehandi Designs. Thank God! I did happen to read your article otherwise i gonna miss so much information about Bridal Mehandi Designs. Thank You.

    • Shabby

      You are so much welcome for the sweet comment. :) I am glad you liked it :)

  • Simrin

    This is so amazing shabby:) specially all the mehendi designs on the feet:) keep it coming!

    • Shabby

      Thanks a lot Simrin :)

  • sunandhasai

    These are so beautiful shabby:) love them all, though i find few difficult to try would love to give it a shot :)

    • Shabby

      Thanks Dear :)

  • rose

    all are awesome…hindustani dulhan ki shan hai mehendi…

    • Shabby

      I agree . .:) Thanks for the thought :)

  • nisha

    wow its amazing……………………really beautiful………….loved it………..

    • Shabby

      Thanks Nisha :)

  • Geeta Rajagopalan

    Amazing designs. I am looking for a mehendi artist for my daughters wedding who can do intricate work like the above. The wedding is in chennai. Can you suggest anybody? It would be very helpful.

    • sushma maya

      hi geeta madam -i am a mehendi artist from bangalore. by the way where u have put up in i take mehendi classes and orders…..please leave ur id or contact number

  • kunal

    how to add my sis mehndi photo arbic

  • Rajalakshmi

    beautiful designs…

    • Shabby

      Thanks Rajalakshmi :)

  • shikha

    nce desing

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  • likitha vijay

    It’s awesome wit completely new designs

  • Saad

    Excellent designs… Thanks for it

  • Karisma

    I loved reading the post. Amazed by the collection of such beautiful and creative mehnadi designs, especially the 16th and 17th mehndai ideas. They look simply wow! Will definitely give them a try, even though am not getting married anytime soon :) Thanks for sharing such a wonderful post, Shabby! Keep sharing more updates :)

  • dipali

    beautiful design

  • indianweddingstudio

    Hi shabby, your designs are excellent and are inspiring for aspiring mehendi artists. Desing 5 and 7 blew my mind. Thank you for sharing these. Beautiful creation. :)

    • Shabby

      Thanks Dear for the Heart warming comment :) You are most welcome :)

  • Shabby

    Thank you Karisma for the lovely comment. . .Do look out for more such amazing posts :)

  • Anonymous

    out class yr i just love this

  • Tanya

    that’s really cool mehndi designs

  • Rajalakshmi Karanth

    Amazing, Mind blowing Designs …sharing with all my friends.

  • Anonymous

    fentastic collection….really ……

  • Anonymous

    You guys are absolutely right, those ARE amazing and lovely designs! What a pity that not ONE of the artists responsible were asked for permission to use them, nor were they even credited for their work! Instead, their work was stolen, spread all over, and is now used without their permission to drive up hits for a thieving website like this! How wonderful for them!