Wedding dresses of different cultures

What do you picture when you hear the word "wedding dress"?  Something big, white, and fit for a princess?  Step outside the box and take a look at what "wedding dress" means in other cultures!


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wedding_dress


Rajput bride wearing a pink lehenga:


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Bride at a Nikah ceremony wearing typical South Asian red head covering and jewellery:


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Wishram Bride:


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African bride living in America wearing a Contemporary Western Wedding Dress :


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Chinese couple wearing traditional wedding hanfu


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Japanese woman in a wedding kimono:


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Margaret Forrest from Australia, 1876:


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Taiwanese couple dressed Western-style for keepsake photos in the park, 1989:


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Bride from Georgia:

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Wedding dresses and other Asian couture in London:

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Hutsul wedding dress:

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Traditional Finnish farmer wedding dress in Jomala:

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Wedding dress in 1350s from "The Marriage" by Nicolo da Bologna


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Traditional Kazakh wedding dress:


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Opulent wedding dress of Soraya Esfandiary, second wife of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi


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A bride in 1968, wearing a dress reflecting the styles of the time:


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Bengali bride:


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A Swedish bridal crown of the most formal type and four brides who wore it (1938-1978):


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Posted on March 19, 2010 at 7:00 am
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plumcrush01
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Great post Laura, thanks!!

Posted on March 19, 2010 at 7:01 am
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This is very cool!!

Posted on March 19, 2010 at 7:02 am
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Great post...

Posted on March 19, 2010 at 7:03 am
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Great post!  I love all of the different dress traditions.  Some of them are so gorgeous!

Posted on March 19, 2010 at 7:04 am
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Wow!  What an interesting post!!!!  Thanks, Laura!

Posted on March 19, 2010 at 7:04 am
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Niiice!!! Great Post!

Posted on March 19, 2010 at 7:05 am
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very interesting!

Posted on March 19, 2010 at 7:06 am
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I love this post! Thank you!

Posted on March 19, 2010 at 7:07 am
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INCREDIBLE :)


What is so cool to me, the other beautiful gowns aside, is just how 'modern' this is and how in line it is with 2010 weddings. . . 


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Posted on March 19, 2010 at 7:09 am
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Very interesting! Thanks for posting

Posted on March 19, 2010 at 7:10 am
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What a great post!  I have to say though I'm glad I'm not getting married in Kazakh :)

Posted on March 19, 2010 at 7:12 am
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I LOVE all the different culture traditions! It is so sad that with the influence of Hollywood movies every culture try to do a wedding "like in a movie" - in American way. Wish they would cherish their own traditions more 

Posted on March 19, 2010 at 7:49 am

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