Tuesday, June 1, 2010


A Wedding at Silver Lock Manor
Would you get married in black? Believe it or not, once upon a time most women did. In the 1800's brides wore everyday colors, mostly darker, somber ones. Today when we think black though, brides rarely come to mind. It's  a shade reserved by society for widows and vamps. But times are changing and we're looking beyond the white philosophy that's defined wedding fashion for two centuries. No longer restricted to white on white, red, blue and even black dresses are gracing the bridal scene. Not only designers are loving this lift on restriction but photographers are looking at it with an inspired eye as well.

The above board focuses on the black dress and tones complimentry to a wedding theme.  Thanks again to Naomi Goodman of Enchanted Dream Weddings and Affairs for creating another stunner of a board . . .

1 comment:

Emily Heizer Photography said...

Well, not quite. Queen Victoria started the white wedding dress phenomenon when she married in 1840. By the time Laura Ingalls Wilder married in 1885 it had already become taboo to be married in black- her mother quoted as saying, "Married in black, you'll wish yourself back!"

Women typically wore their Sunday best, unless they could afford new clothes.

My undergraduate degree is in History, with a particular emphasis in the domestic history of women in the United States... lol Sure has a lot of relevance in my life as a wedding photographer, or in my academic career in law school, huh?