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Global Wedding Gallery: Fashion Inspired From The World

Coolest Wedding Fashion Across The World

Wedding outfits are drenched in culture and traditions that have been followed since the beginning of time. They are itself a catwalk of fashion that can make a global imprint. Every country follows certain attire unique to their customary values and hence, it can be treasured for a lifetime.  Every outfit tells a story and every twirl dazzles in the sweetest memories somewhere buried in time. Let’s bring out the fashion born out of age-old traditions and spill it into the chapters of love. Let’s dive into the wedding fashion of brides and grooms across the globe which is a standing ovation to the love, tradition, and the quest for the perfect Instagram photographs. 

China: Spendor Of Red And Gold

Chinese Wedding
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Chinese Wedding Dress
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Brides: Qipao and Cheongsam

Grooms: Changshan or Tang Suits 

Red is the dominating hue in Chinese weddings, symbolizing good luck, joy, and prosperity. Hence, this color becomes a quintessential choice for brides and grooms on their. Chinese brides often dons Qipao and Cheongsam and the groom opts for Changshan or Tang Suits, which are both traditional and festive. They usually choose silk fabrics with gold threadworks of awe-inspiring details, often featuring dragons and phoenixes. They represent a harmonious union of couples where the dragon stands for power and strength and the phoenix symbolizes grace and beauty. Quite magical indeed! 

Japan: The Serenity Of Whites

Japanese wedding
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Japanese wedding attire
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Brides: Shiromoku

Groom: Montsuki and Hakama, Haori

Wedding attire in Japan reflects simplicity and elegance, deeply rooted in cultural traditions. The brides typically wear a white kimono, called shiromoku, which symbolizes she can blend into the family traditions. Later during the ceremony, the bride often changes to a colorful attire. The groom typically wears montsuki paired with hakama, restoring the Japanese traditions. They often feature cranes that symbolize good fortune and prosperity. The elegance of Japanese attire reflects the profound beauty of Japanese culture that lies in simplicity and strong familial bonds. 

Ghana: The Splash Of Colors

Ghana Wedding Attire
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Ghana wedding Attire
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Brides: Kente Clothes 

Groom: Matching Kente 

Let’s witness the splash of colors in Ghana’s wedding attire. It is lively and fun. Bride and Groom wear Kente clothes, which are known for their vibrant colors. Kente is a unisex attire that has more than 300 patterns and variations. It is often complimented with elaborate jewellery which is a symbol of rich cultural heritage. Loved the fan, that adds a touch of quirk to the wedding ensemble. The groom’s family gifts the attire on their engagement day as a symbol that she is welcomed to their home.  Ghanaian traditional wedding is all about hype and glamor. There is dance, music and a lot of happy affairs. 

India: Dipped In Culture

Indian Wedding Fashion
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Indian Wedding Fashion
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Bride: Saree and Lehenga 

Groom: Sherwani and Dhoti 

The list would have been incomplete without mentioning India, which is itself a storehouse of fashion. You find too many variations of cultures and therefore, too many variations of wedding attires. Having said so, the most commonly used attire would be lehengas and saree for women often heavily accessorized with traditional pieces and sherwani and dhotis for men. The regal outfits of the brides and grooms are bound to take center stage with their vibrancy and rich tapestry of Indian customs. Weddings here are full of festivities. You may need some extra pieces other than your wedding attire to complete all the ceremonies in style. 

Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia: The Touch Of Royalty

Arab Wedding Fashion
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Arab Wedding Dress
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Brides: Traditional Wedding Dress With Veil

Groom: Kandura paired with Bisht

Arab weddings are grand affairs. Their attire is a perfect blend of traditions and modernity. Every work of thread is a symbol of luxury and opulence that honors their cultural roots and at the same time showcase their status and individuality. In the simple white attire, they can exude a sense of royalty. Brides typically wear the traditional white dress and the groom wears Kandura. The hands and feet of the brides are beautifully stained in henna showcasing their love for their partners. These wedding dresses are often complimented with luxurious Swarovski crystals and beautiful jewelry to complete the regal appearance.  

Morocco: In The Spirit Of Kaftans

Morroccan Wedding Attire
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Morroccan wedding Attire
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Brides: Kaftans 

Groom: Jabador 

Get married under the magic of Moroccan lanterns. The Marakesh weddings reflect the spirit of adventure with these beautiful Kaftans and Jabador. These long flowy robes are made from luxurious silks, satin, and velvet which are often painted in intricate embroidery. From the henna night to the wedding reception, Moroccan weddings are a celebration of love which is also reflected in their wedding fashion. 

Indonesia: The Crown Of Royalty

Indonesian Weddings
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Indonesian Weddings
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Indonesian Weddings
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Brides: Kebaya And Songket Skirt With Elaborate Headpiece

Groom: Beskap Jackets And Batik Trousers 

The most important Indonesian traditional wedding attire is the elaborate headpiece of the bride, also known as Sigers, often adorned with flowers and jewels. It symbolizes the bride’s purity, nobility, and readiness for her new role. They mostly opt for reds and golds but you can see a lot of variations in the present times that reflect regional differences and personal preferences. The groom often matches his outfit with the bride carrying a traditional dagger symbolizing courage and protection. You can also spot male headgear, called tanjak which is a reflection of their heritage and status. 

France: Find The Passion In Your Fashion 

French Wedding
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French Wedding fashion
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Bride: white gown with minimal jewels 

Groom: Suits or Tuxedo in black, grey, or navy blue

Imagine getting wed in front of the Eiffel Tower. France is also known for its fashion and romance. What better way to showcase that other than in their wedding styles? French weddings are intimate and passionate. Simple yet elegant. Brides often go for sheer veil, and white dress with minimal jewellery that is not so overpowering in their wedding attire. The men opt for traditional suits or tuxedos just like a classic French man smelling in expensive perfume. Pocket squares, cufflinks, and boutonnieres are often complimented with the groom’s attire.

From Kaftans to Tuxedos, From The Kimonos To the Wedding Gowns, every attire is a unique take on the rich cultural heritage. Whether you like a bit of adventure or want old-school romance, weddings have inspired the fashion industry for ages. They are personal, intimate, and hence, transcend to your heart. Today, you find many variations matching the contemporary standards but traditional fashion is an unforgettable spectacle sometimes with elaborate headpieces or sometimes peeking through the sheer veil. Which one did you like the most? Let us know in the comments below.