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Wedding fashion for the modern bride

- September 27, 2012 - by: miguel

Wedding fashion for the modern bride

Fashion tips for modern brides

We know that when it comes to selecting your wedding dress for the big day, there are many things to consider. To help you on your journey, here's the 4-1-1!

The history of the white wedding dress
If you've been dreaming about your wedding since the day you took your first step, you might already be well aware of some of the back story behind the white gown. Why white? White is often thought of as a symbol for purity, but did you know that color symbolism can vary greatly between different cultures?

In our Western world, white is largely considered a clean, sacred color, not only associated with angels and holy characters but also associated with the medical profession. A fun fact is that in Japanese culture, nurses are referred to as "Angels in White." White is also a symbolism of innocence, which pairs perfectly with the symbolism of your wedding day!

Wedding planning blog OneWed.com tells us that the white wedding dress craze is seen to have originated with Queen Victoria's wedding to Prince Albert back in 1840 when she opted to include lovely white lace in her gown design. Prior to Queen Victoria's wedding brides used to don stunning gowns in a wide array of colors.

While Western brides typically associate white with weddings, in the East, many cultures associate white with funerals and some cultures even reserve white for royalty. In our modern world, cultures have been becoming increasingly blended, meaning brides are breaking the "rules" or creating new traditions all of their own.

Ways for modern brides to stray from tradition
Since the gown will be a focal point for your big day, it can be a great place for modern brides to add their own twists to tradition. Brides are embracing the idea of wearing any color they wish! We know that not every skin tone shines in white, so why not consider  choosing a gown in a different hue?

A common trend today is to choose a gown that is still in the same color vein but not pure white, such as ivory, beige and off-white hues like silver and musk. Pastels have also been becoming increasingly popular for brides who want to stray from tradition but not go so far as to adorn themselves in ruby reds. Gowns in light pinks, yellows, blues and purples are trending right now and gowns with a metallic sheen are all the rage going into the winter and spring seasons.

Brides to be who have been married once before typically choose a gown that is off-white, maybe tinted or cream. Very contemporary brides are choosing bolder colors and breaking away from tradition by opting for a vibrant red wedding gown or other rich hues.

Accessories for the modern bride
Just because you are a modern lady, it doesn't mean you HAVE to choose a colorful wedding dress in a shade other than white. It's all about knowing you have choices and can do what you feel in your heart! If you've always dreamed of a white wedding day, select a white gown! White is modern, too!

There are tons of ways to add a modern flair to your wedding beyond the gown. Consider opting for bold colors for your jewelry selections. Brides.com recently suggested a handful of stunning colorful jewelry for your wedding. Consider choosing a necklace with gems in cool cobalt, deep violet, striking turquoise or delightful and ravishing reds!

For all your floral needs for your Arizona wedding, consult LUX Wedding Florist – we have the blooms and the expertise to make your wedding dreams come true.

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