MIM(E) – Mendhi Cake

Hand mendhi Mendhi is a beautiful tradition found in India, southwest Asia and northern Africa where brides are intricately decorated with henna before the wedding. As you can see from this photo, the patterns are incredibly complex and beautiful. Since henna stains the skin, these 'temporary tatoos' can last anywhere from days to months, a fact that may deter many North American-based brides from honouring this cultural tradition.


A bride we worked with wove various touches of her beloved's Indian culture throughout the celebrations. But rather than having mendhi on her body, she opted for showcasing this lovely tradition on the wedding cake. I guess you could say that she had her cake and ate it too…

Sharma cake

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