<p>Themed for the occasion, a mehndi design—also known as a henna tattoo—embellishes the hands of a bride in this picture submitted to <a href="http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/myshot/">National Geographic's My Shot photo community</a> on November 7.</p><p><strong></strong></p><p><strong> Why We Love It </strong></p><p>"I'm a huge fan of the symmetry in this photograph, the natural design formed by the henna pattern on the woman's hands and the line down the center of the dress. I've seen dozens of photos of hands painted with henna, and this one is just so perfectly simple and elegant, even with the intricately detailed yet monotone dress as background."<em>—Katel LeDu, director of photography </em></p><p>"The image is captivating due to its strong symmetry and colors. The gold harmonizes beautifully with the warm shades of red and gives the impression of elegance."<em>—Amina El Banayosy, photo intern </em></p><p><em>—Korena Di Roma</em></p>

Design Within Reach

Themed for the occasion, a mehndi design—also known as a henna tattoo—embellishes the hands of a bride in this picture submitted to National Geographic's My Shot photo community on November 7.

Why We Love It

"I'm a huge fan of the symmetry in this photograph, the natural design formed by the henna pattern on the woman's hands and the line down the center of the dress. I've seen dozens of photos of hands painted with henna, and this one is just so perfectly simple and elegant, even with the intricately detailed yet monotone dress as background."—Katel LeDu, director of photography

"The image is captivating due to its strong symmetry and colors. The gold harmonizes beautifully with the warm shades of red and gives the impression of elegance."—Amina El Banayosy, photo intern

—Korena Di Roma

Photograph by Heather Liebensohn, My Shot

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