Floral motifs in wedding dresses for the 'flowery' bride!
Marriage and flowers go hand in hand, right? Flowers signify beauty, purity, an exquisite creation of God that gives evokes joy- just like marriage. Is it not just more than appropriate if wedding dresses too stick to the tradition and show off floral motifs? Also, if you think a little more poetically, a bride’s heart on the day of her wedding, just like a flower, blooms bright as well as blushes coyly at the euphoria of beginning a new phase of her life!
Wedding gowns have, in recent times, surpassed the familiar territory of plain white and has become quite a subject of experiment for designers and brides-to-be. Not only are they playing around with various shades and colours, but are also trying out diverse designs and styles to incorporate a novelty factor into the good old white wedding dress. The modern day bride likes to be as different and unique as she can, hence, no wonder, she ditches the simple and boring and chooses what sets her apart. Irrespective of the colour of the gown, floral motif prettifies it, enhancing its charm and appeal. It is also very soft, feminine and comely, one that is very much in sync with the mood and essence of a wedding. While they are best suited for garden themed weddings, they are rising up in popularity even otherwise.
For the brides that love drama, a gown with an all over flower appliqué dress is the perfect choice. If the all over floral detailing seems to be too overboard, then you can style your dress using smaller flower accents that look no less stunning; floral belts or floral veils are also statement making styles that will enliven your look. The floral motif can also be there on lacework, tor as three-dimensional fabric flowers on the gown. The size of the floral motif, however, should depend on the frame of the bride. For example, if the flowers are too big, the gown would look a little inappropriate on a petite-bodied bride, hence it is advisable to stick to medium sized floral motifs so as to suit all body types.
If you want an inspiration, Kate Middleton’s wedding gown was a combination of tradition and modernity, with the bodice incorporating floral motifs cut from machine-made lace, and were then appliquéd on to silk net or tulle, as it is popularly known. The Duchess’ wedding look soon became a rage in the runways with full-length or three-quarter sleeved, adorned with flowery motifs. Some designers are also opting to taking the floral motif a step ahead by sewing rosette finishes and floral details on the fabric of the gown. So what are you waiting for? Blossom to the fullest on your wedding day by re-stating the perfect match of flowers and wedding, with those pretty floral motifs on your wedding gown.