Cultural bridal dresses? Show me!

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 33
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99 posts
Worker bee

I’ll be having two, but I still have to get my first dress made! It’ll be a cultural dress that’ll be made locally, and then I’ll have a traditional wedding dress. We’re having a full cultural ceremony and celebration the weekend before our “white” wedding. 

Post # 34
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157 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I wore one! It’s not a 100% traditional Chinese wedding gown. It’s a one-shoulder silk gown with a long train, and it’s got the phoenix on it. 🙂

Post # 36
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61 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

camenae :  That is a beautiful dress!!

hollyemma :  I will definitely post them. I love the colors of your outfit!

Souzie :  Wow, that is beautiful! I’ve never seen Laos wedding clothes before.

 

Post # 37
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61 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

Celestiger :  Thank you, bee! I hope to see your dress! I know it will be beautiful and you will look beautiful as well!

Post # 38
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23 posts
Newbee

Wedding is in a few weeks (eep!) Finally had my new fitting and feel a little better about the dress, I was so unsure and it always felt like it didn’t fit the way I wanted it to fit. The original tailor who custom made the dress would not tailor it down even though it was a full size too big so I had to go to the seamstress who made my evening gown for help :/ 

Post # 40
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364 posts
Helper bee

Sorry for the pic overload, hehe, I’m bored and didn’t have the best day and missing my Fiance tonight (he’s out of town and my gfs are all busy), so distracting myself w this pretty stuff is just what the dr ordered. I’m doing all Indian Muslim (he’s both, I’m neither, but happy to be along for the ride) looks. I shopped w him and his parents and his parents so so nicely got these gorgeous outfits for me (that’s their custom).

I wore a navy and gold salwar kameez with cutwork (called jaali) (but w huge pants called gharara in gold) for our engagement, kinda like this (but more navy for the top, less see through gold)

For the manja/haldi, I’ll wear a yellow salwar kameez w navy and fuschia embroidery and rhinestones kinda like this  

For the mehndi, I’ll wear a forest green lengha choli kinda like this one (but I won’t be showing stomach)

I’ll be wearing a traditional style khara dupatta for our nikkah/ceremony (so, yup, this lady is getting married in PANTS!! 😀 ) w the traditional wedding jewelry like in the photo (mine actually looks the most like the little girls’ one)

then I’ll change into a raw silk red lengha choli w gold threadworj (I think called zardosi) for our reception. Kinda like these

And I think that’s still leaving out a couple of smaller events/outfits. 😉 with all this, who needs a white dress?!

Post # 41
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364 posts
Helper bee

camenae :   hollyemma : truebetravel :   misswhereami :   inevitablehappiness :   no fun that Thai and Chinese sizes are so small. It’s been an ego boost shopping in Indian/Pakistani stores bc I am the “store model sample size” in almost everything. Zero alterations needed somehow. I was only too big for one of the dozens of outfits I tried on, so we ordered that one, but were able to bargain for the rest off the rack. AMAZING (especially bc custom ordering from India and Pakistan is supposed to be a major headache)

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