Tuesday, June 28, 2011

COULD RED EVER BE THE NEW WHITE?

Natalie in Red

Get a load of this before you head out to look at dozens of virginal white dresses. Did you know in some cultures white is the color of mourning? That's right. It seems ice and snow go hand and hand with freezing to death and/or the void of nothingness. There are traditions that prize red for its warmth and beauty, christening it the color of festivals and celebration. To Russians the word red relates to beauty. In China this color symbolizes fortune and joy, and is still traditional with brides. For some of us red evokes the brilliant monochromatics found in spring and summer gardens; to others fire and sensuality. This vibrant work from Annie McKelvey of Eleven Orchids Photography puts red in the realm of a real style option for a bride. Might this exciting and passionate color become the new white somewhere in the near future? While I doubt the majority of women want to replace the clean essence white represents, red is and will continue to be a popular option for brides for both summer and winter.

5 comments:

Wendy said...

Gorgeous post! I love red!

Rhian Morris said...

It was a wise decision on your part, Amy, to show different shades of red. I cannot wear an orange red, and I can wear a blue red. many are in the same situation.

Ashley said...

The lace totally adds to this gorgeous dress

Shaun David said...

I like the red. As a photographer, red is so easy to photograph in sunlight. It makes a lot of sense.

grace | wedding favors said...

If this is how beautiful red is, I'd definitely agree that red is the new white! Red roses as bouquet is classic. :D