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Saturday, November 28, 2009

Muslim Bridal Dress | Blue and Green Colors

The article today focuses on Muslim bridal dress in the blue-green color. Blue-green is a great color option for bridal dresses.

These days it is common to see Arab brides opting for all-white wedding dress ala Western style bridal dresses. I have posted Turkish style Western wedding dresses on this site before. They are obviously nice bridal dresses. But I hope Muslims understand that wearing white on their wedding day is not an Islamic tradition. White is a good color to wear, it does signify cleanliness and purity. But at the same time, it is not Islamic.

It is noted that white wedding dress started in the Victorian era:

Why do Western brides wear white on their wedding day?
Did you know that the tradition of wearing a white wedding gown only began in the Victorian era?

Dr Leigh Summers is an expert on the history of clothes and recently told nights presenter Annie Warburton the white wedding dress was initially a status symbol and not an indictor of a woman's virtue.

Queen Victoria is generally credited with having started the white wedding dress craze.

In Victorian times, a woman who could afford an expensive white dress for a one-off occasion was thought to be at the top of her social tree.

Because delicate garments were near impossible to keep clean, a wedding dress could be worn just the once and only people with a lot of money could afford to purchase one.

"It was a clear indication you were a wealthy women and that you were marrying into wealth," Dr Summers told Annie.

Prior to Queen Victoria women used to wear every day clothes for the wedding ceremony with a white veil and Orange Blossom to indicate the significance of the event.

It was after World War II the white wedding dress became an indication of a woman's virtue.

Dr Summers said she believes the reason the tradition of the white wedding dress has survived, is due to the lack of romance and excitement in a woman's life.

http://www.abc.net.au/tasmania/stories/s986862.htm


Muslim Bridal Dress in Blue-Green Colors

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Blue and Gold Arab Wedding Dress

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Monday, November 9, 2009

Moroccan Henna Party

Moroccan Bridal Henna Party

Henna parties for brides are common in many Muslim cultures. In Morocco, this is no exception. In Morocco, the bridal henna party, called the Beberiska ceremony, takes place the day before the wedding.

The bridal henna party is typically held for the women of the family, relatives and female friends of the bride. At the henna party, henna artists paint the hands and feet of the bride and her party with henna.

Leaves of the henna plant are crushed into a powder, which, when mixed with water, becomes a paste that will stain a person's skin orange for about two to three weeks if left on for two hours or more.

Henna is known as mehndi in India. This practice dates back to at least 2000 B.C.E., and its use in ceremonies can be found from South Asia to North Africa. In India and other countries, henna is arranged in intricate lacy or floral patterns on the hands or feet, which can mean good health, fertility, wisdom, protection or spiritual enlightenment.

In the Moroccan wedding tradition, the bride’s hands and feet are painted with intricate designs, which are usually floral and geometrical designs that are meant to ward off evil spirits, bring good luck and increase fertility. The groom's name is often hidden in the henna designs.

The bride has to leave the henna on her hands for several hours. So her female relatives will feed her food and give her drinks, and assist her with any of her needs, while the bride waits for the wet henna to dry and darken.

The bride is also entertained with music and merriment by her female guests. Delicious food is served to the guests.

Here are some ideas on having a terrific, fun-filled Moroccan bridal henna party. If you are not Moroccan, but would like to plan for a a Moroccan bridal henna party, these tips can be helpful.


Moroccan Theme Bridal Henna Party Decorations
Guests can sit on Throw Cushions

Moroccan Bridal Henna Party Kaftan Style

Do Not Forget to Serve Mint Tea
at Your Henna Party - A Staple Moroccan Drink

Traditional Moroccan (Berber) Henna Designs

It is not a Moroccan Bridal Henna Party
Without Glorious Color in Party Decorations
Incorporate Such Vibrant Colors

No Bridal Henna Party Would Be Complete Without Food
Delicious Moroccan Tagine should be Served

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Modest Wedding Dress for Muslim Brides

A while ago, we posted Islamic wedding dress ideas for Muslim brides looking for modest bridal wear that they can wear at their wedding ceremonies (nikah). Those ideas were of a more elaborate style. Some brides, however, have sent me emails saying that they are looking for simpler bridal wear styles.

So I went hunting for some simpler, but equally lovely modest wedding dresses for Muslim brides and here are some jalabiya styles that I came across.

For those of you who are interested in viewing the more elaborate Arabic bridal wear, please at a look at these posts:

Islamic Muslim Bridal Wear | Wedding Style Hijab

Muslim Bridal Wear | Wedding Jalabiya


Simple Yet Elegant
Wedding Jalabiya Dress Inspirations
for Muslim Brides


Amethyst Islamic Bridal Dress

Shimmering Black Silk Wedding Jalabiya
with Border Embroidery

Shimmering Red Silk Wedding Jalabiya
with Border Embroidery

Jade (Green) Islamic Wedding Dress

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