Wearing Black On Your Wedding Day

{Vera Wang Fall 2010; image a la Bridal Wave}

Black is my color.  It speaks to me.  And visibly slims my tush.  Also, white washes me out.  I literally matched my wedding dress.  I am that pasty.  It’s lucky my husband likes me.

I desperately wanted to wear a black wedding dress for about 3 seconds, and then I learned about Sarah Jessica Parker’s black wedding dress regret.

Sarah Jessica Parker wore a black dress to her 1997 wedding to Matthew Broderick. While the dark color – reserved in days of old – as a color worn strictly in mourning, the actress has had plenty of success in her marriage.  Still, the Sex and the City starlet is still regretting her decision today.

Parker recounts when her son questioned the black wedding dress.  “James Wilkie’s teacher is getting married, and he said, ‘Do you think she will be wearing black?’” the actress told Harper’s Bazaar. “I said, ‘No! I can almost assure you.’ Then he said, ‘Do you still regret it?’ and I said, ‘Yes, I still regret it.’”

Sarah exclaims, “I’m not kidding. White it up. I’d wear a beautiful, proper wedding dress, like I should have worn that day.”

Thank you, Sarah.  I ended up accessorizing with black – black Vera Wang cuff, black Alexander Wang Freja Booties, plenty of black eye make-up, etc.  I was happy.

Thus, when Green Wedding Shoes posted Shannon + Jesse’s DIY Wedding, and the bride wore black (accents), I was psyched.  A black cage veil, black leather belt (LOVE belts & wedding dresses), black vintage charm necklace, and black bridesmaid dresses – I’m smitten.

{Shannon + Jesse’s DIY Wedding a la Green Wedding Shoes}



  1. yeah I agree, white on wedding day! most white dresses now isn’t real white anyways it’s got the yellow or beige tint to it. I mean you have every other occasion (x mas parties, NYE etc) to wear black! 🙂

  2. OMG I love the amazing black detailing. The belt is so cool:) I love creative ideas for weddings. Enjoy your day:) Love your blog! Kisses

    Ps: I’m hosting an EmersonMade GIVEAWAY today! Just in time for spring:)

  3. Ashleigh

    This wedding is pure awesomeness!
    I had no idea SJP wore black, that’s interesting!

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