21 Inspirational Decor Ideas for a Picture-perfect Mehndi
These set-up ideas are sure to give you a mehendi ceremony where art will be seen not just on your palms but everywhere around you.
No matter what scale your mehndi celebration is, it’s one of the most significant functions at the wedding. It’s the first firecracker of the celebration – opening the door to the color, noise and revelry – and you can use the moment to create an impression and raise expectations for the events ahead.
Here are 21 décor inspirations that are perfect for a mehndi and will set the tone to fantastic!
Bold and Beautiful – Wedniksha
If love is a color – it would be red. And at a mehndi, this intensity can be elevated further with warm tones in orange and pink offsetting a crimson heart. Layer those tones with exquisite florals, gold accents and fun props and you’re ready to host a function that will literally paint the town red!
Dreaming in Technicolor – Horizon WIE
If you love dreamcatchers as much as you love Indian themes, consider combining the two in order to create a truly personalized mehendi. Craft your own version of these sacred hoops but substituting the center ring with cycle wheels and suspend them in a cluster to create a dramatic effect. Match this inspiration with bright hues and ethnic prints to create an eye-catching mishmash of design and color.
Enchanted Elegance – Milestones to Memories
Nothing spells sophistication like the way the combination of white and gold does. Go all out, and smother the ceiling with strings of tuberoses and golden tassels. Light up the area in a golden glow to create a warm and inviting atmosphere and watch your mehndi stand out. This is a neutral palette that adds heaps of glamour to any setup without making it look gaudy.
Garden Goodness – Cineyug Celebrations
Whimsical gardens are beguiling, and if you find yourself drawn to these quaint spaces, consider creating an atmosphere like that at your sangeet. A garden bursting with color is sure to uplift your guests’ mood. Complement the natural elements by throwing in some bright cushions and watch as springtime cheer gently elevates the vibe at your gorgeous mehendi.
Whim and Wonder – Keeran the Wedding Planner
A bold, beautiful color palette of pink and purple, and details inspired by the whimsical style of Alice in Wonderland when put together create a mehndi perfect for those who like an eclectic event. This literary classic is full of unique details. If you want to fill your function with a one-of-kind charm fall down the rabbit hole of your imagination and don’t be afraid to explore all your crazy ideas!
Pastel Party – The Doli Diary
Periwinkle, peach, spearmint, baby blue, pale yellow all the way to the softest lilac – soft, romantic colors are the absolute antidote to the greying grind of daily life. If you love pastels and you’ve been told it’s a bit passé – it isn’t. Reimagine the palette by infusing white and more saturated shades into the décor. Or choose combinations alike peach with teal and white which can look wonderful for a mehendi. Looking to add more zing? Optimize with gotta patti strings and flowers.
Kitschy and Cool – Elite Wedding Planner
Very few cultures can pull off a vibrant cacophony of color and unusual elements but we Indians are adept at this! So pull out all stops, use bright blues, yellows, pinks and oranges and then add more effervescence with multicolored decor elements like tassels and so on. While you’re at it, don’t feel afraid of adding touches of gold to it all. This lively setup is perfect for a function that kickstarts your wedding celebrations.
Partner With Patterns – Knot Married
Mixing patterns, textures, and colors for you mehndi decor, just the way Gurleen M Puri did, is a great way to bring a unique, customized look to your venue. Show off your interests, personality or even your love story when you choose particular elements. Not only will the photographs look wonderful, the venue will exude a sense of personalized warmth and cheer which is exactly what you want from your mehendi.
Flower Power – Perfexion Events
Pastels and florals bring effortless chic to any space. So if yours is a daytime event, use soothing colors and pretty patterns and create a setup that’s easy on the eyes. Fresh floral chandeliers, bouquets strewn about statement décor elements (like wooden barrels) or even in giant, abundant heaps – these are stunningly luxurious.
Blushing Pinks and Pretty Blues – BigBash Entertainment
An open-air setting with bright colors works wonderfully when you are looking to create a lively atmosphere. Bring in a young mood to your setup by combining flowers with tassels and golden elements. Away from the more traditional gendas and kitschy aesthetics, this setup paints a rather chic picture.
A Burst of Color – Eventures Asia
Rajasthan – the land of kings – presents a quintessential Indian aesthetic and has inspired many wedding décor setups. The colors itself are a palette of passion and thus inspired, you can paint your venue in the happiest shades you can find. Colorful parrots, puppets and handicrafts typical to the state bring in an authentic touch and if you’re looking to elevate the mood further, make use of gendas for that traditional magic.
Flora To Create Fauna – I Do Etc.
There is something so ethereal about white flowers cascading to form a beautiful trail. Let a few gorgeous floral white peacocks elevate your mehndi decor and add some mystic magic to the celebrations.
Larger Than Life – Shanaya Celebrations
Oversized and interactive decor points such as huge frames, large flowers, captions and quotes bring an Alice in Wonderland element to your function. It’s engaging and begging to be photographed and this decor will be elemental in getting all the shenanigans rolling. Not only will your guests enjoy this unforgettable event, their multiple photographs (with your wedding hashtag!) will be even more memories for you!
Boho Beauty – Bling Mushrooms
Bohemian decor is perfect for mehndi regardless of the season. Create an unconventional affair that exudes a relaxed and carefree vibe with the help of some idiosyncratic and creative styling. Explores a lighter palette, let white be the hero of your color story and make sure that you hang your dreamcatchers strategically so that they truly let the mood set in.
Beauty Beyond Time – VPlan Unlimited
Natural white, offset with black, piqued with green is a color scheme that has quickly become the new favorite. The stark binary code of black and white, refreshed with green – usually rendered in natural elements like leaves and ferns – is fresh, eye catching and perfect for a chic mehendi. There is a stylish romance to the look and its one reason this trend is on the up.
Marigolds and Merriment – Krafted Knots
Never underestimate the gentle power of the effortless, simple set up. Take the sheer beauty and versatility of the traditional flower of prayer and celebration – the marigold. The key word here is abundance – whether expressed as heaps or suspended in geometric patterns – hundreds of the flowers in their hues of morning, noon and sunset will bring a timeless appeal to your décor at many levels. Add a few gold accents or incorporate some local fabrics and you’ll have the depth of ethnicity in your celebrations as well.
Colour and Character – Vivaah
Want to add a sunny pop of color while retaining a feminine vibe to your mehendi? Make use of yellow with pink! Using this color combination is a great way of introducing a softer, more romantic mood to the setup. These two shades work wonderfully for day functions and including pretty decor elements and fresh florals accents effortlessly enhance their appeal further.
Beautiful Blooms – I Do by Impressario
There is something utterly romantic about fresh flowers which makes them a very popular wedding decor element. If you love floral décor, don’t be shy, go all out! Use large, spring meadow bouquets as centerpieces, garlands and wildflower chains as runners on railings, stylized accent pieces on drapes, festooned on chandeliers, strung up on walls – the ways to incorporate them into the setup are endless!
Pinwheel Punch – Shehnaiyan
Playful, childlike, colorful, dynamic and easy – pinwheels are vibrant and fun, both things your mehndi should be. If you’re looking for a quirky, playground feel, deck your venue up with dozens of these. The pops of color, the animation and the childlike appeal will bring an element of pure joy to the moment.
Festivities and Fêtes – Krish Events
If you’re celebrating after sunset, you’ll want to use fairy lights. Highlight the depths of a strong, bright palette by adding strategically placed strings of twinkling lights. Using drapes and bunting will evoke a carnival mood and you’ll be amazed at how vibrant the set up will look against the night sky!
Middle-Eastern Madness- Diwas Weddings
Mystery, decadence, luxury – a theme inspired by the Arabian Nights is bound to create much excitement. The rich colors of Morrocco create a celebratory mood like no other. All it takes are a few metallic touches, lots of cushions and low seating and you’re as exotic as you want to be. Create even more authenticity with a selection of Moroccan lamps and exquisite glass elements!
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