Wedding without the white dress: traditions of different countries
At the thought of the wedding immediately raises the image of the bride in a white dress. Some mentally add Bridal veils, elegant gloves, flowers. But, despite the strong influence of European fashion, many people are used to seeing a very different bride. For example, in Spain the girls still wear orange clothes and in Thailand and not replaced for the duration of the event about a dozen dresses.
Orange blossom (Spain)
In Spain the bride, respecting wedding traditions, it is seen from a distance – she in a bright orange dress. These colors are certainly present and in the bouquet. Selected this shade for a reason, after all, one of the symbols of the country – the orange tree. Is considered, it symbolizes eternal youth. Also for wedding dresses here and choose the black color.
A kilt to the wedding (Scotland)
In Scotland, the man is not of the traditional costume, instead, here to wear the national dress – the kilt, of wool plaid fabric. The checkered scarf with the colors of the clan throw on the shoulders of the bride and stab with a pin. In addition, the girl going down the aisle, includes a part of the outfit is the belt. It tightens at the waist of his beloved fiance that symbolizes the strength of feelings.
An extensive wardrobe (Thailand)
Now who will pokrasovatsya in a variety of dresses in front of guests, so it’s the bride in Thailand. During the celebrations she has to change a dozen dresses in different shades, one of which is white. The only color that should not be present in the outfits on this day – black. Many of the dresses are accepted sew in Vietnam and in Cambodia.
With your hands (Philippines)
Leading among the masters of the bride from the Philippines. Because the wedding dresses here in any case do not buy – they are sewn yourself. In addition, they are decorated with embroidery. And this custom applies not only girls, but also their grooms.
Headpiece for “horns of jealousy” (Japan)
Japanese ladies continue to prepare for the wedding kimono. It is made of thin white silk, and shoulders covers brocade Cape. Mandatory and a hat to hide the “horns of jealousy” of the bride. The last is a symbolic promise of girls to be obedient to her husband and restrained. When the ceremony ends, the bride changes a dress for a colored kimono or a white European clothes.
With butterflies and flowers (Korea)
Although most Koreans now prefer to choose the outfits for the wedding in the European style, but some still try to be faithful to the traditions. National dress for celebrations is the hanbok. Is the dress from the many colorful outfits, painted with beautiful patterns. Usually it is flowers and exotic butterflies that a girl has to embroider manually. Sometimes pin them on the along colorful ribbons.
In red (India)
The bride from India is also not interested in white outfit, as it is customary to wear red to the ceremony sarees. Along with the many bracelets. The more of them the better, because the number – a demonstration of wealth.
Against evil spirits (China)
To prefer red and in China, because it is believed that the color helps to disperse evil spirits. So a woman in this day – either male or female garments. This is a special dress for the celebration, which area is embroidered with silver and gold. It is made from silk. Quite often, as many years ago, the Chinese girls will close the face veil.
A man in a dress (Morocco)
One of the components of the bride dresses in Kenya – the patterns of red and black. Hands and feet are painted with the bride before the wedding, and then the characters are saved for about a year. In addition, in Kenya there is an interesting custom: after the celebration husband changes his clothes on a female, and must wear it for a month. It is believed that this tradition makes it more tolerable to the wife.
From the fruit trees (the Pacific Ocean)
Residents of the Pacific Islands still retain their traditions and make outfits. from the fruits of the earth. Although the Islands are many, but the criterion for the material one – it needs to be a part of the land where grown up people. In Samoa, for example, make a dress from the bark and twigs of the mulberry tree. In outfit add flowers, and on the head, make a crown of pearls.
However, to try on one of these wedding dresses sometimes are solved and the inhabitant of Russia. In recent times, have become fashionable wedding, when the celebration is carried out, following the customs of the visited country. For example, choose a ceremony in the Maldives, Thailand or Polynesia, using indigenous rituals.