The ladies here at Kyle Michelle Weddings definitely have developed FIFA fever, but this latest collection of 2014 bridal wear has tested our dedication to the sport when it comes to integrating it into a wedding. The dress pictured below in the middle is called "Golden Goal Wedding Dress" in honor of the 2014 FIFA World Cup and it is just one of the many wedding dresses that has been designed with soccer in mind. The Sao Paulo's Housewife Dresses for Brides Shop in Brazil also recently released a FIFA-themed collection, which is dominated by the colors of the Brazilian flag. That's right, NONE of them are white!
Although the idea of designing bridal dresses after the world's sport is fairly unique, non-white wedding dresses are quickly becoming a common theme in 2014's weddings. In fact, Vera Wang just debuted fourteen dresses in her Fall 2014 Wedding Dress collection that ranged from pink to peony. You can view all of them here! So what do think about ditching the white and going with a bolder color choice? Various designers and bloggers have vouched that it would not be the end of the world to say toodle-oo to tradition and wear a colorful bridal gown instead.
Don't worry, you will still look like the bride! So, if you have been reconsidering wearing white then know that you're not alone; many designers have begun to appeal to brides like you through creating bridal collections filled with colors that are sure to make you the center of attention on your big day! A little timid to stray from tradition? Try mint green. Want a glamorous wedding night? Gold is for you. Looking to spice up your big day and wow your friends and family? RED! White isn't right for every bride, but for those non-traditional brides it is important to know that there are a multitude of options. Let's just hope it doesn't include soccer balls. To see more examples of stunning, colorful bridal gowns, check out The Cut's article, "45 Stunning Nontraditional Wedding Dresses," or BuzzFeed's article, "36 Colorful Wedding Gowns That Prove You Don’t Have To Wear White."
As the times change so do trends and traditions. I am all for growing and changing with the times, but when it comes to first looks I have to say I will always love the moment the doors open to the ceremony space and a bride enters and her groom see's her for the first time in her stunning gown. As she walks down the aisle, he can't look away, a tear forms, his heart is racing and she is walking slowly taking in the moment.
With that said, First Looks have made their mark on the wedding industry, they are here to stay. The option of the bride and groom seeing each other before the ceremony has provided many positives for both wedding vendors and couples. For example, if your ceremony backs up to your reception, a first look enables you to get an unlimited amount of pictures without being rushed. It also enables you, as the couple to attend your cocktail hour and mingle with your guests prior to all the eating, dancing and most likely drinking. Photographers LOVE First Looks!
So, with First Looks becoming a staple in the wedding world I have to suggest a new way of having the first look that helps to encompass both the lengthy walk down the aisle and the private moment before the ceremony, drum roll please...
Introducing the FIRST LOOK WALK. Yep-why not have your moment to walk, let your groom see you from a distance, let him anticipate the moment of seeing you up close and let you relish in the moment as you walk toward your groom. And most of all, let it naturally evolve; does he decide to walk towards you, do you pick up the pace so you can get into his arms quicker, does he pick you up, kiss you, will he cry or will his mouth drop open. The walk will open up endless possibilities, who knows you may trip and fall, but whatever happens it will be between you and your groom.
So...who wants to walk????