White Wedding

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A WHITE WEDDING.

" Some day my prince will come
Some day we'll meet again
And away to his castle we'll go
To be happy forever I know."
-- Snow White

Every baby girl grew up listening to fairy tales of a prince charming, coming and sweeping their princess off her feet, marrying her -Church bells ringing aloud in the background- wearing the perfect white gown and then living happily ever after in a palace.

As we grow older, we realise that maybe, just MAYBE, life isn’t a fairy tale. But, secretly, we wish and hope that somewhere out there, a prince charming is awaiting our arrival, waiting to sweep us off our feet.

And then, we meet the man of our dreams, who sweeps us off our feet which is then followed by the perfect white wedding. It is at this time where we feel that fairy tales do exist, after all.

When we hear the word “weddings” these days, we expect it to be something extravagant. Now days, weddings are all about making a fashion statement. They have themed weddings, with cakes that have exotic flowers -flown from another country- to decorate it and have their gowns stitched from scratch with everything done by hand. No machines, whatsoever!

The whole essence of the perfect white wedding gets distorted.

But, I guess that’s an individual’s choice, isn’t it?

Now, what is the white wedding?

The word “White Wedding” originated for the first time, when Queen Victoria wore a white coloured lace gown for her wedding. It was only after Queen Victoria wore white for her wedding; it started to become a tradition to wear white, starting with all the Victorian elite of Europe. Before Queen Victoria could start the tradition of the “White Wedding”, European brides to be wore gowns –commonly red coloured- with heavy embroidery in white and silver threads. While, the American brides wore a plethora of colours; including greys and browns.

According to me, a perfect white wedding includes the basic things; a flawless white gown, the...
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