Thursday, October 21, 2010

Hispanic Wedding Dresses




The Hispanic bride wears a slim dress and may choose to wear a bolero jacket over it. Alternatively, she may wear a flamenco style dress. A mantilla veil is a remnant of Spanish influence that has become standard for Mexican and Latin American brides. A Hispanic bride often pays homage to her ancestors by wearing a dress passed down from her mother and grandmother, representing the pride she has in her family. She sews ribbons of yellow, blue and red into the lingerie she wears under her wedding dress, which symbolize the food, money and passion that she hopes to attract to her marriage. Pearls are never part of a Hispanic bride’s outfit since they are thought to bring future tears and grief to the marriage. [source : traditional latin american wedding dress]