Girl Meets Boy, East Meets West
For better or worse, the white wedding dress popularized by Victorian- Era England spread around the world and changed wedding traditions in many countries. In many cultures, brides did not replace their culture’s wedding clothes, but simply added a second tradition. Smart brides around the world wear their own cultural attire for part of the ceremony and a western gown for other parts of the event, giving women even more opportunities to enjoy bridal finery and prepare for their special day. Sound like fun? Well today, no matter from what culture you descend, or where your nuptials will take place, a world of bridal traditions can be your inspiration. These gorgeous Chinese wedding gowns put all focus on the bride. What would you choose- the good fortune of jewel-toned red, the purity of satin-white, or a lovely combination of both?
Put a pop of lucky red on your wedding finger with this lovely ruby and diamond wedding ring.
Perhaps you and your groom hail from different points on the globe and you want your wedding day to reflect both of your cultural heritages, or maybe you are just an internationally minded kind of gal- in either case, infusing your wedding with Asian style not only opens up a whole new palette of colour and design, it can create a look that makes a truly elegant statement. This Japanese- inspired orchid bouquet is at the same time perfectly simple and sumptuously exotic.
Beautifully detailed designs ritualistically painted onto the bride’s hands and feet, the exquisite art of Indian Henna tattoos is now becoming popular in The West . How to infuse this tradition into your wedding? Perhaps you and your bridesmaids could enjoy this experience together at the rehearsal dinner! This temporary body art would not only have you looking like Goddess on your wedding day, but could also inspire a Bollywood honeymoon!
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