Covid-19 has changed the world we live in. And it has most certainly reshaped the Indian wedding industry for a while. The big fat Indian weddings have been put on hold as we appreciate the winsome intimate weddings. As brides move away from undue wedding planning stress, they can now put more time on ideating their bridal look! This means bookmarking more of lehenga inspiration, makeup ideas, jewelry trends, and of course, bridal mehndi designs. Like always, we are here to present these fads to you as they meet our eye!
A woman adorns her hands with mehndi a number of times in her life, but the bridal mehendi is done only once. It definitely needs some careful consideration. Brides are experimenting with their henna a lot nowadays. One of the cutest ways they have been doing that is by personalizing their mehndi design. Adding bride-groom motifs, their long-distance relationship story, favorite food & wedding hashtags, they are doing it all!
Here are some of the latest bridal mehndi designs for full hands we have spotted for our 2023 brides! Mind you, these are all for brides who want to go all-in and opt for bharwa mehndi design on their big day, if you are a minimalistic bride, please check our simple mehndi designs blog!
Latest Bridal Mehndi Designs For Full Hands 2023
#1 Marking the start of happily ever after!
We love this half-half bridal mehndi designs that look so pretty when brides put both their hands together. Absolutely adore the engagement portrait, which also makes it a perfect choice for your engagement mehndi!
#2 An elaborate bridal mehndi design
Make your bridal mehndi designs ultra-traditional with motifs of jaimala ceremony, elephants, kalash, and trumpets to signify the beauty of this heavenly union.
#3 The ‘Miss-to-Mrs.’ moment!
Maang Bharai is the official moment that makes you Mrs. and this one so perfectly depicts it. Kudos to the smart play of lotus motifs in the rest of the design.
#4 A scintillating design with intricate bride-groom motifs
A mehndi design captures the instant when the bride & groom see each other for the first time. Don’t miss that lovely palki portrait on the wrist though.
#5 The one that covers the whole bridal experience
From sketching the jaimala ceremony to when the bride enters her new home, performs Kalash tilting ceremony, and leaves behind her kumkum footprints on the floor – this bridal mehndi design is fresh and unique.
#6 For all the F.R.I.E.N.D.S fans out there!
If you have found your Chandler, etch it in your mehndi design. Love this minimally personalised bridal mehndi design bedecked with the usual henna patterns made so intricately.
#7 A piece of art
We are totally sold by this elaborate mehndi design. Such a flawless creation by Mayuri & definitely one of our absolute favorites from this list.
#8 For your 2-state love story!
The bride & groom were from Jaipur and Mumbai respectively, so Akansha got the skylines of both cities sketched on her mehndi. Adorable, isn’t it?
#9 The immense beauty of neat designs
Not a big fan of personalization & wedding motifs? Here is an amazing mehndi design that features new age mehndi motifs like pinjara along with the traditional peacock and paisley patterns.
#10 Paisleys, lotus motif, and the couple!
This beauteous full hand bridal mehndi features a small bride-groom caricature along with paisleys, whimsical lotus motifs and lush leaves. A big fan of this artistic mehndi design.
#11 Simplicity is elegance
For brides who prefer spacious full hand mehndi designs, here is the one with oversized lotus motifs, charming symmetry, and whimsical peacock patterns!
#12 Neat & Chic!
We love how artistic this mehndi design is! Even though the patterns on both hands are different, it complements each other perfectly.
#13 For the millennial bride
We are obsessing over this exquisite bridal mehndi design that plays with traditional elements but with a modern touch! However, it requires patience from both the artist and the bride, so make sure you are ready before getting this piece of perfection etched on your hands.
#14 Gripping in every sense
This bridal mehndi design comprises lush leaves, captivating florals, and gorgeous paisley patterns with a surprising twist. Absolutely swooning over its charm.
#15 A scintillating one with bold strokes
A brilliant mehndi design that spreads so beautifully across the bride’s arms with bold & intricate strokes. It has a trendsetting appeal attached to it which is what makes it look so extraordinary.
#16 Symmetry at it’s best!
The work of this mehndi artist is really commendable. Absolutely adore the creativity and intricacy in this mehndi design – something that forms the basis of a captivating mehndi design.
#17 Setting a style statement
Here’s a spacious yet elaborate mehndi design that will catch your attention instantly.
#18 Personalisation On-Point!
Yet another bridal mehndi design that is stocked with personalized elements. Our personal favorite has to be the Mcdonald’s meal. If you are marrying a foodie, get his favorite meal sketched into your mehndi too!
#19 Let your henna portray your love story
In awe of how this bride painted her entire love story with cutesy doodles in her henna. Relationships take work to reach to the point of marriage, so why not flaunt it at every chance you get!
We cannot stop ogling this one. How beautifully has the artist illustrated the start of a beautiful relationship & stepping onto the happily ever after!
Some captivating Dulhan figures to incorporate in your bridal mehndi
#21 Sindoor Moment
Just how heavenly is this mehndi design incorporating the soulful sindoor moment along with a romantic couple portrait.
#22 Because proposals are special
The most trending Dulhan figure is this proposal one and it’s just so apt! After all this is the moment when you finally decided on forever. It deserves the attention on your bridal mehndi.
#23 For our Sikh brides!
The evergreen bride & groom motifs with cultural personalization. We can’t help but swoon over the neat finish and keen detailing of this bridal mehndi design.
#24 Sentimental Vidaai motif
The emotional vidaai ritual exemplified so beautifully in this dulhan’s mehndi!
#25 Giddy Bridal Entry motif
Let’s take a moment to admire how flawlessly this motif captures the most admired bridal entry of them all!
#26 Divine Varmala moment
A simplistic varmala motif like this can amp up the beauty of your complete bridal mehndi. We love this one created with utter intricacy.
Already planned out your henna figures & looking for wrist mehndi inspiration, here you go!
#27 Those alluring bold strokes!
#28 Amazing intricacy
#29 Compact yet elaborate mehndi design that is sketched with expertise
#30 A literal treat to the eyes!
#31 It’s hard to not bookmark this spectacular bridal mehndi design!
#32 This bride’s mehndi is giving us major inspiration on how to smartly use the spaces in your design to create such a masterpiece.
#33 How endearing are these symmetrical elephant motifs
#34 An eye-pleasing pattern with multidirectional segments
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#35 For the royal couple
A king and queen mehndi design for the power couple! This one is the latest addition to bridal henna galore & has already won many hearts – including ours.
#36 Intricate choodi mehndi design
A choodi mehndi design always looks super elegant and this one with unique silhouette detailing has us smitten.
#37 Always been a fan of quirky details!
Going the unusual way, this bride opted for descending bird motifs for her backhand bridal mehndi design. Adding to the detailing are lotus motifs, jaal patterns, and concentric circles, which makes this mehndi further pleasing to the eyes!
#38 Oh, those whimsical lotus motifs!
Considered a sacred flower, lotus motifs are being widely used in bridal henna for their auspicious nature. This bride’s mehendi dominated by it is literally all we want.
#39 The immense beauty of choodi mehndi design!
This beauteous mehndi design boasts of gorgeous lotus motifs along with the appeal of choodi mehndi design!
#40 Modish Jaal Mehndi!
We are sold by this arresting jaal mehndi design that’s modish and will look great in your photography shots!
#41 There’s no beating a traditional design
Can we all take a moment to appreciate this traditional design. Made neatly with chequered patterns, leafy trails, neat horizontal lines, and beguiling florals!
#42 Aesthetically pleasing!
Another backhand mehndi design with jaal pattern and choodi henna art that looks super ethereal!
#43 Bewitching paisleys with florals
Opt for an extravagant design like this one to set a style statement with your bridal henna. Enchanting paisley in the middle combined with lotus motifs, florals and jaal patterns looks so graceful.
#44 What a beauty!
It’s pretty clear that brides love bangle mehndi design on their big day & it surely deserves all the affection. Take a look at another one that’s so aesthetically pleasing, we bet you are pinning it right away!
#45 An intriguing arabic bel design
An arabic bel pattern is always appealing but never thought it could look so arresting until we saw this bridal mehndi design. Look at that floral extravaganza though, perfect for our contemporary brides!
#46 A bridal mehndi design that’s enriched with beautiful figures and significant sayings to make it visually appealing yet meaningful. There’s beauty in how the two hands are created with a symmetry that’s quite subtle by matching the figures on the same part of the hands. Like the elephants on the same part; elephants, btw, symbolize longevity, wisdom, and loyalty – all the qualities of a good marriage. Kalash on the right hand is also a great symbol to include as it signifies the mother goddess or Devi and is a container of fertility – the Earth and the womb, which nurtures and nourishes life.
#47 If you’re a fan of minimalistic mehndi design and yet want to explore the full hand mehndi design associated with bridal looks, then opt for a spacious pattern that uses empty spaces strategically and honors your initials as well. The rest of the mehndi design is characteristic of simple figurines and traditional henna patterns like jaal design, concentric circles, etc. Not to miss the endearing mention of the love on the wrist with the “O” representing the ring and becoming one of the notable elements of this henna.
#49 Katrina Kaif’s mehndi is representative of the conventional bridal henna designs which have a bharwa design on the palm and a choodi style mehendi design on the wrist with the customary filling patterns of henna like jaal design, florals, concentric circles, and paisleys. It wasn’t surprising to see the classic henna design pick of Katrina though, given that most of her wedding elements reflected the same attribute. See other details of Vicky & Katrina’s wedding here.
#50 Replete with stunning voluminous caricatures and figures, we absolutely love the intricacy of this bridal henna pattern for hands. There’s a peacock on the left hand which covers almost half of the left hand. Peacocks symbolize beauty, good luck, renewal, holiness, guidance, and protection and are often used in Indian weddings for the same reason. The Ganesh Ji and the mantra on the right hand are symbolic of new beginnings, clearing of obstacles, wisdom, and understanding.
#51 For brides who want their henna to just be on their feet and not extend to the legs, this is a great option. The classic jaal mehndi design is accentuated with a huge circle in the middle and lotuses here & there. Lotuses in Indian weddings are symbolic of strength, resilience, and healing. We also admire how beautifully the henna is captured and you can surely use it as an inspiration for your bridal portraits.
#52 Brides who are a fan of minimal henna patterns will love this intricate and captivating henna on their legs for the special day. Some brides also don’t have the patience to sit for the long hours to get the bharwa mehndi design done on their legs, especially if they have already spent hours getting the same done on their hands. Not just for brides though, this henna pattern can be a great pick for sisters-of-the-bride and other close family members as well.
#53 Jaal mehndi design is a popular pick for both hands and feet. We absolutely love how the classic pattern has been amplified with such elongated dots and it’s extended gorgeously a bit with such visually appealing patterns and detailed fillings. The 3-D pattern of the feet bridal mehndi further accentuates the allure of the mehndi further.
#54 Yes, the jaal mehndi is that popular and once you start searching for feet mehndi designs for brides or for any other occasion, they will show up multiple times in the search. Thankfully though, for the bridal mehndi design, we have done the search for you. Find below another ravishing bridal henna showing off this classic design with a gorgeous circle in the middle to bring the whole henna together.
#55 Bells are new elements that are added to the henna design. They are a part of almost all modish henna patterns and if you want to radiate contemporary attributes with your conventional henna then surely try to include them in your mehendi. Besides bells, the mehendi also has appealing peacock designs and birds in the mix, further accentuating the pattern.
New Bridal Mehndi Designs
#56 Dainty Yet Pretty!
While some brides love to incorporate elaborate designs into their mehendi, others like to keep it simple with traditional motifs and spacious elements. Here, the empty spaces make all the difference in giving this design a breathable and stunning appeal. Intricacy is important though! But this one of the bridal mehndi designs won’t take long to finish.
#57 Gorgeous Geometric Patterns With New York Skyline
This bridal mehndi design for full hands is gorgeous and comprises many different elements woven together in spectacular artwork. The New York skyline on top grabs the attention though! For a personalized mehendi design, you can choose to include the skyline of any city that matters in your relationship or has played a pivotal role.
#58 A Spacious & Unique Bridal Mehndi Design
Bridal mehndi designs with empty spaces are popular because they incorporate intricate patterns with areas of skin left untouched by the henna paste, creating a beautiful contrast between the design and the natural skin tone. It’s a perfect idea for brides who want a simple henna yet want to cover their entire hands.
#59 Infuse Significant Sayings In Your Henna
When we saw this unique and bridal mehndi design, we were stumped. It includes so many figures and yet manages to look neat and not messy. We also love the inclusion of those lovely sayings in the palm, which you can modify to what suits your relationship the best!
#60 A Swoon-Worthy Back Hand Bridal Mehndi Design
This back full hand bridal mehndi design plays with bold and thin strokes to create a beautiful and dynamic design that’s appealing to the eyes and looks just amazing in pictures! The gathbandhan motif is symbolic of the marital alliance and is an amazing figure to consider for your bridal henna.
Courtesy: Harsha Bhavsar
#61 Eye-Catching Bridal Mehndi Designs For Legs
If you’re looking for bridal mehndi designs for legs, you will love the next one included in the list. Most brides want a simple henna for their legs even though they might want an elaborate one for their hands. This 3-D henna is spacious, has modern elements, and is arranged amazingly for an appealing design.
#62 Minimal & Simple One Of The Bridal Mehndi Designs
This is a simple bridal mehndi design for those who want to keep it minimal on their wedding day – something that many celebrity brides also opt for like Kiara Advani and Alia Bhatt. It includes peacock and elephant motifs, both symbolic of good luck and happiness, and includes the couple’s name gorgeously into the design for a finished look.
#63 Those Ethereal Peacocks
Not only are the sayings around the wheel with auspicious mandap fire in the middle grabbing the attention in the next bridal dulhan mehndi design, but the chunky peacock figures have us hooked too! The best part is they can be added to any palm mehndi design to extend and enhance the look of the pattern and increase the length of the mehendi.
#64 A Dainty Foot Bridal Mehndi Designs
We love this simple mehndi design for feet, perfect for brides who want a simple mehendi for their legs or those who don’t want to sit for long after they have already invested a ton of time in the henna for their hands. This one-of-the-feet bridal mehndi design comprises a mandala in the middle with pinjaras and a dainty pattern on each finger for a completed look.
#65 3-D Bridal Mehndi Designs For Legs
This bridal mehndi design for legs has a peacock in the middle followed by a 3-D lotus on the front and an elephant on the top for a gorgeously completed look. We love how the major outlines are done in bold strokes and very thin strokes are used for filling. This play with thin and bold strokes will look absolutely alluring after staining and you should definitely consider their usage for your bridal mehndi designs.
Courtesy: Nisha Gangani
#66 Only Hearts For This Small Bridal Henna
For those looking for simple bridal mehndi designs, your search ends here. This henna primarily consists of figures and leaves empty spaces to give a breathable yet winsome look. The shaded patterns will give a gorgeous 3-D effect after staining, which is an important attribute because your bridal mehndi design will be photographed quite a lot!
#67 Such Intricacy!
This bridal mehndi design for full hands is intricate and simply stunning. It uses traditional motifs and ditches the modern elements and figures altogether. The incorporation of classic elements gives this a very timeless appeal, and you can be assured of your choice when you look at your wedding pictures 20 years or more from now.
#68 Love This Bridal Arabic Mehndi Design
This bridal arabic mehndi design features paisleys dominantly arranged in the classic arabic mehndi design pattern with empty spaces on both sides. The bold strokes with thin filling make it visually appealing and you can go ahead with the same pattern for the back hand to complete the design.
#69 We Love The Minimalism Of This Simple Bridal Mehndi Design
Even though this one of the bridal mehndi designs is small, it’s definitely a unique bridal mehndi design. It takes an expert artist to do the motifs on the top and we love how the palm is covered with beautiful sayings. Although they are done intricately and it’s important you choose an expert and creative henna artist to recreate this pattern for you.
#70 Swooning Over The Elaborate Filling
Dominated by jaal patterns and other traditional motifs, we’re loving this timeless full hand bridal mehndi design that’s radiating an elegant appeal. This mehendi design also won’t take as much time as those with figures and is best for brides who don’t want to sit for long hours at their wedding.
#71 Multiple Figures – All Of the Relevance Though!
Love how this one of the bridal mehndi designs is the culmination of many different figures just merged into one. It will take time to complete but will look absolutely stunning after staining and in pictures, so it will be well worth the effort.
#72 A Personalized Design
For those looking for an elbow mehndi design to complement palm henna they already love, here’s an idea worth saving!
#73 Jharokha Art In Bridal Mehendi
Jharokhas are traditional architectural elements in Indian buildings and they are now used as an exquisite element in mehendi patterns, just like how this bridal mehndi design for legs features here. It adds other modern motifs to complement the pattern and finish the design.
#74 For Our Religious Brides
Shiva-Parvati are the symbols of true love, faithfulness, and devotion. They are the perfect couple in Hinduism and you can incorporate their drawings in your unique bridal mehendi design for their symbolic nature.
#75 Heavy Dulhan Henna For Maximalistic Brides
We’re loving this stylish bridal mehndi design with a strategic and unique arrangement of lines and traditional elements for a unique look. It’s kind of like Deepika Padukone’s mehendi and includes modern and classic mehendi motifs but in a striking design.
Choosing a bridal mehndi requires patience and effort. We hope this blog ended your search for it! Which one will you opt for? Let us know in the comments below!