GUEST POST: Is The Tradition of The White Wedding Dress Becoming History?

Friday, April 27, 2012

This guest blog post is brought to you by Jeneba Wint of Habitually Haute Designs.  I haven't had the opportunity to meet Jeneba in person...yet, but just by our connections on facebook and via Houston Fashion Bloggers, I know that this gal is ambitious, and ready to take on the world! Enjoy her post on the movement from traditional wedding dresses.

The history of the white wedding dress started in Europe during the Victorian era when Queen Victoria wore a white lace wedding dress to her wedding. The staple white dress did not cross the Atlantic until after WWII, when Hollywood movies immortalized the dress and it became an American tradition. The White Dress is associated with the purity and cleanliness of the color white, which is why many brides feel as though they are REQUIRED to wear the white dress. And of course, to be looked open as pure and “Virgin Like” by their husband to be, parents, and peers.  In the last 5 years we have seen a shift from the dominant white wedding dress (thank God!) to alluring pops of colors and tones! As we can see from the runways at this year’s Bridal Market, COLOR is all the rage and tradition is so outdated.  Take a peek at my HAUTE colored choices for this year’s fall wedding season! Enjoy!

Vera Wang - Spring 2013

Lazaro 2012

Rivini Wedding Dress - Fall 2012

Vera Wang - Fall 2012
Jeneba M Wint, a born planner and fashionista, hails from the East Coast, specifically P.G. County, Maryland, but now lovingly calls Houston, Texas home. With a B.A. in political science from Delaware State University and an M.A. in City Planning from Ohio State University, she is a trained urban planner and once planned counties, cities, and neighborhoods, for a living. As a born planner she has been planning vacations ,events ,and everything in between for family and friends for the past ten years. Thus, she wanted to take her skills and vision to the next level and start event designing full time. As a result, The Habitually Haute Event Design firm was born. As the owner & creative director of Habitually Haute Event Dessign, she has a keen understanding of what makes an event special: persistence, attention to detail, coupled with creativity. Some of her many talents include a logistical and analytical genius, which allows her to create one of a kind events on any budget, while improving the overall aesthetics of an event. Along with many other things, she is also an avid events and lifestyle blogger at Celebrating Life InStyle
You can find Jeneba and her blog on the following sites:
Twitter: @hheventdesign
Email: habituallyhauteevents(at)

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  1. Cool post!!!

    1. It's very interesting isn't it? Who'd ever think that we'd be moving away from white wedding dresses

  2. That red dress has my name all over it.

  3. That black dress is to die for. I love it. I agree that white shouldn't be the color everyone should wear on their special day. It should be up to the bride.

    1. Definitely! Though I think I'll still be in white when EVER that day comes,but it's nice to have options!

  4. Fabulous blog post Jeneba! :-)

  5. Wow! Beautiful and stunning wedding gowns. I love it! It's really elegant and one of a kind. Thumbs up for sharing this to us.

  6. Beautiful wedding dresses. It's really unusual. The color and styles are really unique. Thanks for sharing this to us.


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