Henna is becoming more and more popular for weddings with a bohemian vibe. Combine some beautiful, traditional, intricate henna with some bold silver jewelry for a strong statement look! Rich colors and patterns also add to the feel of the look. The henna in this photo is inspired by the Indo-Arabic work that was so popular in the late 90’s and early 2000’s (the beginning of my henna career!), popularized by artists like Asha Savla. While I wasn’t looking at any particular image as I created these designs freehand, you can still feel that inspiration in the designs. The layout feels quite Arabic (flowy with plenty of negative space), but most of the elements are decidedly Indian (paisley/mango/ambi, humps, etc).
This exact design, including the very simple palms, took about 1.5-2 hours to do at a relaxed pace while chatting with a friend. As I was not in work mode, and also a bit out of practice with this relatively oldschool style, trying to remember how to do it as I went, I’m pretty sure I could get it down to 1-1.5 hours with a bit more practice. So that’s the number you should have in mind if looking at this as an option for your own wedding.