Disney Princess: Galia Lahav's Cinderella
There are no words to expression how this dress makes me feel.
Every women should experience this, even for a short while, return to when we were little girls and daydream.
My favourite Disney princess was always Cinderella, and naturally I singled out the ones which look the most like it. It was only after did I find out that this particular dress was 'the Cinderella dress'. it was destiny.
A BRIEF HISTORY
Weddings performed during and immediately following the Middle Ages were often more than just a union between two people, seldom did the union have much to do with love, many young members of the family were used as chess pieces by their parents . They could be a union between two families, two businesses or even two countries. Many weddings were more a matter of politics than love, particularly among the nobility and the higher social classes.
Brides were therefore expected to dress in a manner that cast their families in the most favorable light, for they were not representing only themselves during the ceremony. Brides from wealthy families often wore rich colors and exclusive fabrics. It was common to see them wearing bold colors and layers of furs, velvet and silk
White did not become a popular option until 1840, after the marriage of Queen Victoria to Albert of Saxe-Coburg. The official wedding portrait photograph was widely published, and many other brides opted for white in accordance with the Queen's choice.
Color, style and ceremonial importance of the gown can depend on the religion and culture of the wedding participants. Most brides choose a dress of white to symbolize purity of the soul. However white in some cultures like Japan, white symbolizes death, therefore the bride will often have two outfit changes, the first being white and the second dress of the color red, symbolizing Rebirth into her husband's family.
DID YOU KNOW?
The rite of a white wedding dress came from the princes' palaces and it was only from the 1817 that the ritual spread slowly through society.
Only at the beginning of the 1920's white wedding fashion represents the bourgeois-churchly moral, the virginity of the bride which equates purity.
The lifting of the veil symbolizes the groom taking possession of the wife or the revelation of the bride by her parents to the groom for his approval. An opulent veil was supposed to enwrap the bride like a precious present.
Galia Lahav's version of Cinderella makes our little girl dream come true.
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1. PRINT Magazine, The Bride Wore Chartreuse: Why (Most) Wedding Dresses are White by Jude Stewart
3. The History of Matrimony
4. "Royal Weddings 1840 - 1947: From Queen Victoria to Queen Elizabeth II" History of the Wedding Dress