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Mehndi Ki Raat: did you know mehndi relieves stress?

Mehndi Ki Raat: did you know mehndi relieves stress?

Who knew mehndi is a stress reliever? Indian weddings revolve around countless rituals and traditions- ‘mehndi ki raat’ being one of them.

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Mehndi has a cooling effect which is helpful in relieving stress and cooling nerves. It is said that the darkness of the mehndi colour represents love between the bride and the groom. It also represents the understanding between the bride and her mother- in-law. Traditionally, the groom finds his name on the bride’s palms (which is meticulously hidden by the mehndi artist) on their first night as husband and wife. This adorable tradition serves as an ice-breaker for the couple on their first night.

Exactly one year ago today (December 29th, 2016) was my wedding ‘mehndi ki raat’. I LOVE the deep green colour of my raw-silk skirt and the intricate details of crop-top. I decided to wear my hair up in a traditional bun with marigold flowers as the theme of all of my wedding events (including the wedding) was marigold! Marigold flower, in the Indian culture represents the sun- vibrant filled with energy hence, it is widely used in Hindu temples and weddings.

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                                          My mom and I relieving stress #mehndicoolness

                                          My mom and I relieving stress #mehndicoolness

If you are a bride like myself who stresses over the smallest things and is fuzzy about minor things such as décor, food, drinks and performances then do yourself a favour and not only use mehndi on your wedding day but buy an extra box to keep yourself cool for after the wedding as well. Because you don’t want your partner to rant about “wife troubles” like Rajat in Pyar Ka Punchnama (one of my favourite banghead movies!).

Outfit: Puwin Couture

Shot by: Raghav Trivedi (Gujarat, India)

Wedding Extravaganza: my traditional Gujarati wedding!

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