The red rose; a beautiful, magnificent, and meaningful flower and symbol. It has carried our love, seduction, and passion for many years now. The Soft, Red Rose has now made it’s way into our modern day weddings. A Western trend that has become very popular recently, the Red Embellished Wedding.
During a red embellished wedding, we can expect deep reds in not only the decor of the wedding, the bouquet, and the Bride’s Maids’ dresses, but now it has been incorporated into the Bride’s wedding dress. Red trim, red bows, red laces, red flowers, and so on have made their way onto the dresses of many beautiful Brides.
In the West, this trend is fairly new. However, around the world, red embellished weddings have been the trend for many centuries. In China, the red wedding dress is customary. It carries a largely positive connotation, being associated with courage, loyalty, honor, success, fortune, fertility, happiness, passion, and summer.
Also, Moroccans value red in their weddings.
In Japan, it is customary to wear a White kimono with a red trim to symbolize happiness and a new beginning.
We also see the use of Red in weddings by the Koreans. This red symbolizes heaven.
In India, Red Sari’s are customary for the brides’ dresses.
Many Native American Tribes, including the Hopi and the Delaware also use red in their wedding attire.
Even a period in United States history captured the red wedding. During the Revolutionary War, ladies wore red wedding dresses to symbolize the independence so desired by the colonists.
The color red has deep meanings and strikes passionate emotions in our hearts. The color itself has a strong effect on our brains and nervous systems. Science has shown that seeing the color Red does incite us to want passionate sex. One of the prominent motives for marriage, throughout history, is to engage in moral, acceptable sex. So, wearing the color red during this momentous occasion, such as marriage, is only fitting!
Many people will scoff or snicker at wearing any other color besides White, on a bride, during a wedding; but maybe we can change our judgmental and narrow minded tendencies and open our hearts and minds to new traditions and at the same time, be able to respect the old.
Red Embellished Weddings are beautiful, popular, and a rising trend. It is definitely worth the thought to plan a passionate red wedding.