Spanish Wedding Dresses
We must confess we are very much excited about the fact that more and more modern brides are choosing a cultural theme for their wedding. And our enthusiasm is even bigger when it comes to a cultural bride’s wedding dress. There are so many eras and traditional models to choose from that one needs at least a week to go through them all and then pick one that’s truly ideal! Fortunately, those who decide to go cultural or traditional already have a favorite style to follow. It can be a Celtic style, a Medieval, an African or a Mexican style.
The Spanish style is very trendy right now as Mexico weddings are becoming more and more popular. This trend is not founded on the fact that our newlyweds are getting married Spain, but on the fact that they adore this rich tradition and wish to adopt it for their own wedding. There is no better way to create an inviting Spanish atmosphere at your wedding than through your dress! The bride’s dress usually sets up the theme and tone of the wedding. And when the bride wears a Spanish wedding dress, the entire wedding should mirror this theme. This tradition is very elaborated and rich in unique customs, rites and etiquettes. You don’t have to use them all, but only those that fit your taste and personality.
The modern bride can find many gorgeous designs inspired by Spanish style nowadays. The accessories she can choose to adorn her look can convince her groom that he’s actually marrying an original Spanish bride! When planning such a special specific wedding, everything from head to toes must reflect the theme. Believe it or not, the old-world Spanish bridal wear was based on black wedding dresses. Those of you who want to honor their ancient traditions you should definitely opt for a black wedding dress. The most popular material used in the old days for Spanish black wedding gowns was silk. This fabric was very rich and chosen only by wealthy families. Crepe was the alternative for those who couldn’t afford a silk dress. The bride’s veil was also black, initially made of tulle and later on of mantilla lace.
The black bridal wear is a time honored tradition for those who wish to honor their Spanish heritage. Modern Spanish brides prefer to wear red, blush and even antique white dresses. If you’re still wondering why black was the number one color choice for traditional black Spanish dresses, you should know that this color was interpreted as the symbol of the bride’s mystery. If you’re wearing a white or red gown and you still want the “something black” in your attire, choose a black shawl for your shoulders.