Hard to believe but this is my first Moroccan bridal!
I do a lot of bridal henna and especially now that it’s spring-going-on-summer. Most of my brides are S. Asian women or women marrying S. Asian men and they all want Indian-style designs. I get to the point where I don’t even bother showing them Moroccan designs because they skip right over them and I get sad thinking about how underappreciated Moroccan designs are. I had a bride meet me for a consult a few weeks ago and I handed her all my Indian bridal books; as I was turning away from her to hang up her coat I caught the tiniest glimmer of disappointment in her face which confused me, so when we started talking I tried to observe her and see what that disappointed look meant.
As we talked it dawned on me that she didn’t want Indian-style designs but had come to me specifically for Moroccan designs. I chucked all my Indian books and proudly pulled out Moor, and her face brightened immediately. As we got talking she told me about the time she spent living and studying in Morocco as well as Egypt and it was fun reminiscing. I finally met her again yesterday for her bridal henna. I had a moment of panic because I haven’t ever done full Moroccan bridal henna and I feared that I wouldn’t be able to do it. After a few deep breaths it all came to me and I was able to just go with the flow. I kept thanking her for requesting Moroccan and I think she started to think she had a nutcase on her hands. I will nag her in a few weeks for some photos from her photographer at her wedding but here is my quick snapshot of her hands.