Wednesday August 3, 2011
Getting married in color?
“Married in white, you will have chosen all right. Married in grey, you will go far away. Married in black, you will wish yourself back. Married in red, you’ll wish yourself dead. Married in blue, you will always be true. Married in pearl, you’ll live in a whirl. Married in green, ashamed to be seen, Married in yellow, ashamed of the fellow. Married in brown, you’ll live out of town. Married in pink, your spirits will sink.”
In every culture, wedding dresses have their own specific color codes. If red can be interpreted as the color of evil in the western culture, in the Chinese culture, however, red is a sign of joy and luck and is the first color choice for a wedding dress. In Japan, the brides combine a white silk kimono with a red obi, to symbolize both happiness and new beginning.
The most popular choices, white and ivory represents today’s “traditional” color of the wedding dress.
If black is often the symbol of death in the western culture, it can also reflects sophistication, class and elegance.
Dress : Cymbeline
Red shows passion, strength, love and power. In China, it represents good luck, and in India, purity.
Dress : Da Vinci
Blue is symbol of strength and loyalty. It actually use to be the traditional color choice for wedding dresses before Queen Victoria made the white dress popular in 1840.
Dress : Wedding Dress Fantasy
Green is the symbol of hope and loyalty in love. The green wedding dress was very popular in the medieval times.
Dress : Vera Wang
The color gold was traditionally only worn by royalties, as it represents nobility and the sun.
Dress : Jacquelin