Queen Victoria started it all when she wore virginal white at her wedding, however, things have come a long way since then, and we’ve had more than just a few brides heading down the aisle in funky pinks or floating floral colours in the 21st century!
Times have definitely changed, which is great news for brides who are determined not to be governed by tradition, who choose to express their personality and style in a decidedly unique way, remembering as they shop for the dress that it’s their wedding day, undetermined by others.
This truth holds true today for couples who take pleasure in doing things differently to celebrate their wedding day, on all levels.
The day of the wedding is the celebration of your union, the exchanging of vows to love and cherish each other for the rest of your journey as man and wife – vows that are going to last long after the flowers have wilted at the wedding ceremony.
While everyone who’s anyone will try to poke and prod with their own views on what constitutes the perfect wedding dress for you, you are to be sure to thumb your nose at them and remind them firmly that it’s your day, not theirs!
If the colour you choose for your wedding dress is a perfect reflection of your personality, style and spirit, you will, without a doubt, look and feel like a vision of beauty as you glide down the aisle!
The picture you’ve had of yourself on your wedding day is the way you deserve to look, even if it isn’t a white dress! Your real friends and family joining you for the happy occasion will care more about you feeling beautiful, than nit-picking about whether you’re wearing white or not.
If your everyday wardrobe is filled with clothes that offset your skin tone beautifully, the same should definitely apply to your wedding dress, which is a good place to start.
This is not to say that white wedding dresses are out, they aren’t, by a long shot or by any means, but, certain brides take on a washed out look in a pure white wedding dress and should consider other colours, such as champagne, dove grey, light blue or even silver..
If you aren’t ready to wear a rainbow wedding dress but your skin tone needs something a little softer than dazzling white to show you in the best possible light, then the wedding gowns designed by top international designers on display at Ever After Bridal will take your breath away.
All the designer dresses on display at Ever After Bridal Wear in Durbanville, Cape Town, are available in shades other than pure white.
Violet, champagne, rose and gold are just the tip of the iceberg where it comes to new colour options for wedding dresses! You can also add colour in the embellishments on the gown, or use accessories to give you the option of adding splashes of colour to create the wedding dress of your dreams that highlights your skin tone.
Whatever you choose colour-wise, whether dreamy, billowing layers of white, shades of cream or champagne, or decide that the colour of your wedding dress is going to be a completely unique expression of your own personality and desire to do things differently, always remember, it’s your wedding and only your opinion counts in the end!
Ever After Bridal would love to take this special journey with you as you move through what can be very daunting, uncharted territory, so that on the day you approach the love of your life, you will indeed feel like the princess you always dreamed you would be!