12/02/2013 05:13 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Henna Ever After: 7 Ways to Spruce Up Your Big Day!

One of the most striking features of a South Asian bride is undoubtedly the layers of intricate henna patterns adorning her arms and legs. Mehndi ceremonies are one of the most longstanding traditions of a big, fat Indian wedding celebration, and the exquisite patterns have become a standout symbol for any South Asian wedding celebration.

Image courtesy of Donna Newman Photography.

But the beauty of traditional henna patterns doesn't have to be limited to bridal mehndi. Whether you're having a traditional South Asian bash, not getting any mehndi applied or you simply want to extend the beauty of henna patterns to your non-South Asian wedding, we've got seven stunning ideas that will have the magic of mehndi making a high-impact style statement on your big day!

7 Ways to Add Mehndi Patterns to your Big Day