(image via Red Hot Bride)
I love weddings and I love making wedding gowns! It is a sincere honor to participate in the celebration of love and commitment between two people. While no one loves a wedding gown in a shade of white more than I do, I think it is exciting when a bride explores other colors for the gown for her big day. There is an old poem that guided choices about bridal colors:
“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."
I think it is time to reevaluate these ideas and explore the world outside of white for wedding gowns even if for no other reason than that you could wear the dress again! After all, there is a good chance it's the most expensive piece of clothing you will ever buy. So, in the spirit of progress, here is a new pass at the old classic poem:
Married in white, your love will shine bright.
Married in grey, you'll feel loved every day.
Married in black, you'll never go back.
Married in red, only kind words will be said.
Married in blue, happiness for you two.
Married in pearl, you're one lucky girl!
Married in green, for you he'll always be keen.
Married in yellow, you'll have days exciting and mellow.
Married in brown, you'll never frown.
Married in pink, happy thoughts you will think.
Married in purple, orange, or fuschia... well, you don't get a rhyme, but you're so unconventional, I'm sure you don't need a rhyme anyway!