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Beautiful Mehndi Marquees
Whether you are looking for a lavish and glamorous mehndi ceremony or simple and beautiful, our Arabian Tents make the ideal backdrop for your mehndi party. With over ten years experience, we pride ourselves as a highly professional band of creatives with excellent taste and very high standards.
The mehndi ceremony is a gorgeous showcase of old customs and ancient rituals. It signifies the strength and power of love through marriage and is considered a lucky omen for the bride-to-be. The pre-wedding ritual serves a significant purpose for the bride as well, as dance and song ceremonies are performed by the brides family and friends and is a beautiful way for the bride and her family and friends to celebrate together.
We provide stages (or baithak) either at one foot tall or 6 inches, which we then carpet to compliment your colour scheme - and with a range from the lightest of cream to the deepest of purple, we have a wide range of colours to suit!
The stage where the bride can be seated can also be draped to give the stage a focal point.
We can also provide Mandaps for the bride-to-be to be seated in and Shisha areas for guests to enjoy.
We also have low level seating, ideal for the Henna Artist to reside in.
The Bombay Boudoir interior is a popular choice for mehndi nights as it evokes the glamour of Bollywood and provides a glittering, sparkly backdrop for pre-wedding celebrations.
Our newest addition to our collection, the Saffron, with it's ochre-yellow linings and henna style detailing, offsets a mehndi night beautifully.
Or if you already have a venue in mind, here is some inspiration for how to transform a white marquee with draping, lighting and low level seating, that was recently done for a Ghazal night.
Or if you have a clear span marquee in mind, here is an example of alternating coloured draping with fairy lights. And with our dedicated draping team to hand, we can provide almost every single possible colour combination for your mehndi party!
Facts about Mehndi Parties
Henna is a dye prepared from the plant Lawsonia inermis but the name also refers to the temporary body art (staining) based on those dyes. Historically, henna was used in the Arabian Peninsula, Carthage, other parts of North Africa and the Horn of Africa but here it is mostly associated with the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia.
Mehndi is a form of body art in which intricate decorative designs, using a paste, are created on a person’s body. It was originally used only for women’s palms but as time progressed, hands and feet would have variations of designs. Haldi (turmeric paste staining) as well as mehndi are Vedic customs (the religion of the Indo-Aryans of northern India from which modern Hinduism emerged), intended to be a symbolic representation of the outer and the inner sun and are centred on the idea of “awakening the inner light”.
Mehndi in Indian tradition is typically applied during special Hindu weddings and Hindu festivals like Diwali. In these festivals, many women have designs applied to their hands and feet and sometimes on the back of their shoulders too, as men have it applied on their arms, legs, back, and chest.
Mehndi decorations later became fashionable in the West in the late 1990s and usually people buy henna cones, which are ready to use and make painting easy.
In Punjabi weddings, the last major function before the wedding is the decoration and the Mehndi ceremony takes place in the atmosphere of a party – the bride and other ladies get the designs done and a basket containing Bindi and bangles is handed around so girls can choose those that match the outfit they plan to wear.
Ladies who are close relatives tend to wear outfits in bright traditional colours like green, turquoise, indigo, yellow and gold. Men can also choose from a similar palette; kurtas (shirt-like upper garments) in green, maroon, and yellow. Red is considered to be the most auspicious colour among Hindu weddings so the rich colours of the La Rouge and Arabian marquees are perfect for matching these schemes and then there is our Bombay Boudoir which is truly sensational and perfect for such an occasion.
Then there are the statement pieces that can add to the look – floor level seating to relax on, Indian parasols to add to the cocktail tables to create the ethnic vibe, and the range of regal seats we have for the bride to choose to sit in for her henna – then there is the four poster daybed, the gilt thrones, the peacock chair (the peacock is the national bird of India so we use peacock feathers in vases as decoration) or the antique daybed which creates a crash-pad for guests to relax in.
As for final touches – think about Lotus flowers, Mangoes, Banyan trees and tigers!
Please contact us if you are interested in any of our tents for your mehndi.
To say your marquee created the ultimate wow factor is actually an understatement. It absolutely blew everybody away…
Dimitris at Infiniti Event Management ★★★★★
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