Blush shades of coral and mint greens have been show stealers this past wedding season (see what I’m talking about here) – but what about changing it up a bit and going with a coral and sage look? They are a lovely combination! And check out that green Vera Wang dress – amazing! Now before you go writing that off listen to this: white wedding dresses are a relatively new trend from just this century in fact. The white wedding dress trend was started by Queen Victoria (and yes, I wrote a post about this WAY back when when I first started this blog) and then it morphed into this whole ‘purity’ thing. Well, not so much because ask any western history or art scholar and they’ll tell you that the color of purity is blue. That’s why when you go to art museums and churches you always see the Virgin Mary in blue.
And then there is that old wives tale that goes ‘married in green, ashamed to be seen’ etc. Don’t listen! You should wear whatever color wedding dress you feel best in. I mean lets face it, a lot of people just don’t look that great in white. If you are curious about colored wedding dresses, add a few into the mix while you are bridal gown shopping. If you’re a bit timid about straying too far from the norm, look for soft tints of lavender and pink. Add a colored sash or dip dye the bottom of your gown (like Gwen Stefani did or like this orange stunner).
So, back to that crazy old wives tale…
married in green, afraid to be seen (not true!)
married in gray, will go far away (again – not true.)
married in red, wish yourself dead (so very very untrue – especially in Asian cultures where this color represents good luck!)
married in blue, always be true (this one passes.)
married in yellow, ashamed of your fellow (then why on earth are you marrying him? silly old rhyme.)
married in black, wish yourself back (not even really sure what this line is supposed to mean.)
married in pink, of you he’ll think (this works!)
married in white, sure to go right.
So what do you think of the old wives tale and colored wedding dresses? Let us know!