Mehndi, otherwise known as henna, is a paste associated with positive spirits and good luck. Indian Wedding tradition calls for a Mehndi ceremony to be held the night before the wedding as a way of wishing the bride good health and prosperity as she makes her journey on to marriage.
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Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas, the celebrity couple whose whirlwind romance just got its own Vogue cover, are reportedly getting married this weekend.
It's set to be an opulent and traditional affair, with both Christian and Hindu wedding ceremonies taking place at Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur, India. The pre-wedding rituals are already taking place, and the countdown is on until we see Chopra's complete wedding look, which is likely to include an intricate henna design along Chopra's hands, arms, and maybe even feet and legs as is tradition for Indian brides.