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A chic Indigo and Rani pink mehendi set up using Rajasthani handicrafts

BY The WMG Bride | 20 Jan, 2015 | 4179 views | 2 min read

Think Mehendi and you usually think tons of color, a kitschy Mela theme, and decor adorned with bangles and genda flowers.  But we have to admit, when someone goes beyond those, its definitely a breath of fresh air and commendable!. When we chanced upon this mehendi event designed by Devika Narain, we just had to feature it. The custom printed tenting with elephant motifs, the clean indigo, white and rani color pallette and the little touches of detail which is the signature of Devika's style, all come together against the desert sands of Jaisalmer to paint a very chic picture. 11-mehendi-decor110-mehendi-decor (1) 04-mehendi-decor (5)1618680_667563020020651_7288017152795976859_n

The cats were brought from a local potter and the flowers were from the hotel garden

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How cute are those cushions? Need some for the WMG office !

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Jootis from the local market as favors

06-mehendi-decor (7)02-mehendi-decor (3) 05-mehendi-decor (6)09-mehendi-decor (10) From Devika Narain , Wedding Designer :  The bride in this wedding  was very clear she didn’t want the multi color, done-to-death typical mehendi. While driving from Jodhpur to Jaisalmer, we saw these stunning blue and white mud houses with silver charpoys and villagers dressed in white kurtas and colourful turbans sitting on them- we instantly knew our Mehendi had to look like that! Working with shades of indigo, we chose a venue which would resonate the starkness of the Rajasthani desert. The area we chose was an unused/under construction back area with lots of sand- in fact the hotel later added large lily ponds to make them look like oasis in a desert. The setting was complete with an Indian bazaar which even had a maalish wala and parrot reader. Wedding hack: There is nothing more charming then going local and being inspired by the destination/venue you’re in. Plus its cheaper! All the tents were custom printed in Jodhpur, the roses came from Ajmer. We used clay animals and paraaths bought from the local potter and flowers growing in the hotel lawns to make table arrangements.

Thoughts ladies? Prefer the color riot mehendis or do you love this twist on the traditional?

Decor designed by : Devika Narain , Venue: Suryagarh Hotel Jaisalmer [handbook] [vendor]
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