More and more brides are going away from traditional color schemes and doing what makes them feel beautiful even if it breaks rules.
When I was planning my wedding, I absolutely fell in love with the idea of doing a colorful bridal gown.
The first gown to really captivate me was the “Josephine” by Vera Wang.
The more I looked into non-traditional dresses, the more it felt right for me and it seemed that Vera is the mother of all non-traditional beauties.
I thought of completely throwing tradition to the wind and wearing red for our American (non-denominational) ceremony and wearing white for our Hindu ceremony (because traditional Hindu brides wear red). While this would be a very “me” thing to do, I wasn’t sure that it would be culturally appropriate or sensitive for those in our families who had a more traditional idea of what our wedding should be.
I toyed with the idea of wearing red for both, but I worried that I would look back and wish I’d worn white.
I ended up deciding to go with blush pink and I found a dress in Arizona similar to the one I found in LA at the Vera Wang flagship store.
A part of me does wish that I had gone with the Kathleen dress and run with the Black and White Affair theme. I think I could have planned a really spectacular event. Our wedding was gorgeous and there was a lot of myself in the decor, which our guests appreciated. I also ended up getting the itch to make a dress about three weeks before the wedding. I don’t recommend taking on such a big project before your big day, but it turned out lovely and I wore the white dress I made for the reception.
As we close in on our one year anniversary this Sunday, I would like to wish the brides-to-be out there all the best and I encourage you to go all out and make it your own. Have the courage to do what you want and your guests will see you in it and love your wedding even more because of it.