Black is the new black
For most of us a wedding dress must be white… but …. where does this idea come from?
It arrives from Victorian age when Queen Victoria wore a white dress for her wedding in 1840.
The black colour for wedding comes from gipsy wedding: it was the colour of groom’s shawl, while the bride wore a red gown.
Black as wedding colour was resumed during the 19th century when it became the tint for groom’s dress.
Black meant “my thoughts are steady and firm” and I as a groom am a person you can trust for your life.
Until recently in Spanish cultures, Roman Catholic brides wore black to symbolize their devotion to marriage till death.
Pink in all its different shades is another popular colour for wedding dresses. Like black it is a colour with a long history: it was worn already during Renaissance probably because it was a mix between white (chastity) and red (passion, love). Pink meant that wedding had to be a combination of chastity and carnal passion.
Since few years pink is back too
Go on with black…. adding it to your wedding cake!