Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Egyptian wedding colors

Egyptian wedding colors

It's interesting:
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The colors that are chosen for a wedding represent who you are and your customs and beliefs- this is no different with an Egyptian wedding. While traditional Egyptian weddings previously would have focused more on earthy tones and simple fabrics, modern weddings have picked up some of the western traditions. Today, blues, pinks, reds, whites, blacks, gold and silver are the most common colors associated with Egyptian weddings.

  1. Engagement Party Dress

    • Once both the bride and groom's families have agreed that the union is suitable to all, they arrange a date for the engagement party where traditionally the groom will present his bride to be with a ring she will wear on her right hand until the wedding ceremony.

      The bride wears a special garment for the engagement party, which is simpler than the actual wedding dress and is usually made from blue or pink cotton. Blue is chosen for its calming, tranquil connotations. It is also known to represent truth, loyalty and faith, according to Color Wheel Pro. Pink symbolizes warmth, romance, love, friendship and also enforces feminine qualities and passiveness according to Color Wheel Pro.

    The Henna Night

    • Traditionally the night before the wedding, both the bride and groom partake in in separate parties, the groom with his male family and friends and the bride with her female family and friends. At the bride's party, her guests help paint her hands and feet with elaborate henna designs, to ward off evil and prepare her for her new life. The henna tattoos leave a deep red, earthy stain on the bride's skin that can stay for weeks. The bride's dress for the Henna night celebrations is made of pink silk or cotton. The groom wears an expensive clean suit. either black or white. At both parties there is lots of singing and dancing throughout the night.

    Wedding Day

    • On the day of the wedding, the bride customarily wears a pure white dress accompanied by a white mantilla. The groom customarily wears a black suit with a white dress shirt and tie or a black tuxedo. The woman's gown may be adorned with gold and silver accents depending on the wealth of the families.


    • The traditional Egyptian wedding invitations are made of papyrus, with earthy reds and brown tones for the font. Reds and browns are used because they were the most common pigments in ancient Egypt and therefore also the least expensive, which allows access for all classes.

    Wedding Reception

    • The location of the wedding reception determines the decor. More modern receptions are held in hotels, and more traditional or rural wedding receptions take place outdoors under a large tent. Lots of golds, blues and reds are used for decorations. The musicians and dancers are elaborately dressed in bright colors such as pinks and blues.


    • Flowers are an important aesthetic for the wedding reception, including the bridal bouquet as well as the flowers that are tossed over the newlyweds as they enter the reception. The greens are thought to bless the new couple with good fertility.

Source: www.ehow.com

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