Henna Party with Mendhi Henna

It is always an honor when we get to be a part of more than just the wedding day. Our sweet bride, Jahana invited me to her bridal shower/henna party! I attended the party along with fellow industry friends Arlene, LaVey, and Janine. The party was decked out in beautiful bold colors, delicious food, and of course, henna!

Ash of Mendhi Henna traveled from California to provide the henna services for Jahana’s party. Ash is beyond talented and a total sweetheart. We asked her a few questions about henna and a few questions about herself!

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How far in advance should a bride get henna done before her wedding?
At least 2-3 days before the ceremony. This allows the stain to darken up to its deepest color which is that rich, reddish brown color.

How long does it last?

Bridal henna would last 2-3 weeks if taken care of properly.

Do any of the designs represent anything?

Different patterns come from all over the Mid East and Southern Asia. Arabic is bolder, bigger flowery designs. Intricate compact paisley and peacock designs are more from India. Moroccan designs are more geometric. Overall, wearing henna is a symbol of good luck and love. Centuries ago, it’s how the royalty would decorate themselves, kinda like a modern day mani pedi. icon smile Henna Party with Mendhi Henna

How long have you been doing henna?

It’s been about 12 years professionally, however, I have been into it since I was a little girl.

What is the farthest place you have traveled to, to do henna?

Near Cancun, Mexico about an hour away in a city called Quintana Roo. The resort was called Barcelo Maya Palace. It was the biggest wedding I have ever done! Both parties were Indian; bride was from Jamaica and groom from Belize.

If you weren’t a henna artist, what would you be?

Probably some boring job in a cubical trying to pay bills haha if anything I always wanted to own my own cute shop with girly nicknacks like candles and decor for the home.

Here is our beautiful bride Jahana and her henna. Do you see the groom’s name placed in the henna design?
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Jahana’s Bridal Shower cake by Gimme Some Sugar

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To inquire about henna for your event please check out Ash’s website!

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Jahana and John’s Engagement Session

When my initial consultation with Jahana and John turned into a three hour conversation, I knew this was going to be one fun wedding that I had to be a part of! There are so many things I adore about this couple and I admire what a great team them are. Their love started in Queens, NY and a series of events brought them out here to Las Vegas. On the weekends, you will find this couple enjoying their weekly sushi night out, trying out new foodie adventures, or snuggling at home with their three adorable cats. We are so excited for this wedding and know there will be lots of happy tears as Jahana and John say “I Do” in April at Red Rock Country Club. Tissue please!!

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Photos by Orange Soda Photography

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Engagement Session: Laraine and Richie

I got to know Laraine and Richie over coffee at a local coffee shop. They have these contagious laughs and smiles that instantly put you in a good mood. Laraine and Richie met here in Las Vegas at a nightclub and Laraine had used Richie’s phone to dial her phone to try and locate it. Little did she know that Richie would use that to his advantage to call her after the weekend was over. Fast forward years later and here we are planning their wedding at the beautiful JW Marriott Resort and Spa! We are so excited for their June wedding!

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Hair and Makeup: Your Beauty Call
Photography: Adam Trujillo

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Engage Luxury Wedding Business Summit – Day 1

The best thing to get me inspired, prepared, and ready to take on 2014 was attending Engage. Engage is a luxury wedding summit that takes place twice a year and each time, it is held in a stellar location. My home for three days was the Montelucia Resort and Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona.  The butterflies in my stomach were eased knowing I was going with my friend and fellow wedding planner, Andrea Eppolito.  From the second we stepped out of our taxi, we were greeted with an abundance of beauty, fellow Engagers, and the most epic scene of branding I have ever seen.

Thank you Chellise Michael Photography and Scott Clark Photo for sharing your stunning images!

 

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Check in time! The registration was hosted in a beautiful lobby within the hotel. There was sparkling drinks and a delicious spread prepared as we selected which bag we wanted to model during the conference. The bag was filled with goodies and items to ease us into our first day.

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How amazing is this vegetable crudite in a edible mushroom compost?!

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Opening session started off with the two geniuses behind Engage, Rebecca Grinnals and Kathryn Arce welcoming us to what was going to be an amazing three days. A line up of other great speakers followed including Darcy Miller from Martha Stewart WeddingsRandy Fenoli (who I had the privilege of meeting and hanging out with), and several other power houses.

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Every time we turned around we were being gifted with some sort of treat and being fed some sort of deliciousness.  The day ended with a great poolside welcome party.  This was the perfect time to “engage” with the other attendees. Stay tuned to see what day 2 and 3 bring!

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Engagement Session: Candice and Aries

Candice and Aries met 12 years ago when Candice moved to Las Vegas. Aries became one of the first friends Candice made here! They share a love of music together. Candice loves to sing, write, and record as a hobby and Aries was once in a boy band! They have been dating for six years and are excited to get married at the stunning Westin Lake Las Vegas. Their October wedding is definitely one we are looking forward to!

Thank you Adam Trujillo for these stunning photos!

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Photography: Adam Trujillo

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