Emerald Green Bride: An Afghan Wedding Dress Tradition

Emerald Green Afghan Wedding Dress

The color emerald green is a captivating hue that carries different purposes across various pats of the world – love and purity being some of the meanings. When it comes to Afghan wedding dresses, emerald green is the official color a bride wears to symbolize prosperity and paradise for the daytime religious ceremony and then transitions to a white dress for the next part of the ceremony.

This stunning shoot was created to show just how beautiful this color looks on brides and that white dresses are not always the ultimate symbol of a wedding. Aside from the stunning attire, the decor, florals, and stationary were just as vivid and colorful.

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This stunning gown featured gold embroidery covering the entire torso as well as on the sleeves and bottoms of the pants. A beautiful train which attached at the waistline added style and elegance

The florals were simply amazing with vivid hues of magenta, crimson and orange. The tablescape was decorated with gold candlesticks filled will deep, dark tapered candles that were placed atop an emerald green runner with a matching floral centerpiece.

Wedding Dress Color Symbolism

In the amazing Afghan culture, women must wear either a green or red dress on their wedding day. The one that is most often seen is green which symbolizes wealth and good fortune. Green is also the main color of the fields surrounding Afghanistan due to its vividness and abundance throughout all seasons. It’s no wonder that it has such significance and meaning as not just a trending fashion statement but rooted in deeply entrenched cultural traditions.
Women in Afghanistan dress in vibrant colors when attending weddings. They wear gold jewelry, scarves and jasmine flowers in their hair. The brides often arrive wearing the most extravagant dresses as well, which are made out of imported materials.

DIY or Handmade Goods Designer: RA18Shop//Jewelry: Isabella May Jewellery//Paper Props:Fingers In Ink//Apparel: Hosna Kohestani//Floral Designer: Spring Vale Floral//Calligrapher: Cygnus Studio//Makeup Artist: Creative hair and makeup design by Perry Warren//Equipment Rentals: Something Vintage Rentals//Reception Venue: 48 Fields//Event Planner: Events by Khatera//Photographer: Shab&Coop Photography//

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