The alternative bride remains obsessed with perfection but her approach and the final result reflects her personality instead of traditions. However, the alternative approach is not a revolt against traditions, it’s rightfully putting yourself first on your special day. Despite claiming we do not care about the opinions of others, it’s natural to (sometimes subconsciously) do things because it is what people expect.
“the alternative approach is not a revolt against traditions, it’s rightfully putting yourself first”
Reflecting her uniquely fun persona, Gwen Stefani wore a white and pink ombré wedding dress, designed by John Galliano. Both, Jessica Biel and Anne Hathaway also embraced pink. Beyoncé’s eccentric younger sister, Solange Knowles acknowledged the traditional white but took an alternative route in the style of her wedding dress; designed by Humberto Leon for Kenzo, an unconventional gown accompanied by a cape.
Keira Knightley went beyond rejecting traditions. She simply wore a short pale off-pink tulle dress designed by Chanel (Karl Lagerfeld), which she then went on to recycle, wearing the dress to red carpet events. Now that is what I call thrifty! Although brides are often stereotyped to be self-absorbed and difficult, Angelina Jolie used her special day to incorporate her family. Dressed in a gown designed by Donatella Versace, Jolie’s veil was adorned with doodles drawn by her children, a beautiful touch!