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Bride in Red: Hindu Wedding Ceremonies

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speakin_colors



Why is red the traditional Indian wedding colour?
Read this blog post to find the answer:

Bride in Red: Hindu Wedding Ceremonies

Aetila

LOL, the same applies for Chinese weddings!

speakin_colors



Well, not exactly… Chinese brides, for example, don’t use henna to paint parts of their body like Indian brides do.

Women in India are traditionally painted henna on their hands and feet, insides of their arms and up their shins most often for a wedding, or other special occasion. Sometimes the chest, neck and throat will be tattooed. The subject matter is rather abstract, and often incorporates religious and auspicious symbols.
(www.crystalinks.com/henna.html)

Another tradition which is typical of a Chinese wedding is the change of dresses:

Typically, a Chinese bride will change her dress at least three times. One dress is worn for the special tea ceremony with the groom’s relatives in the morning, a second outfit is incorporated for the actual wedding ceremony, and a third dress a chosen for the reception. Some brides also opt to change several times over the course of the reception, for fun.

Click here to read the rest of the article:
A Guide to Change of Dresses for Chinese Brides

cool_colourXD

red is ......
don't know. but girls wear it!!!
have 2 find the reason

Aetila

@speakin_colors; LOL, I meant the color red.

essexed_girl

Both in China and in India, red means good luck. In India, it also conveys the idea of purity. In South Africa, however, red is a mourning colour.
By the way, I've found this image of a red Chinese wedding cake:



A gorgeous red wedding cake created for a unique Chinese wedding. A hexagonal cake adorned with peonies, apple blossoms and handmade fans made out of royal icing. Inspired by a Colette Peters' design.

Source: www.wildflowersbylori.com

redbricks

Always thought red was the color of love

M1Ll1E

As an Indian Hindu I can confirm that red is often used to symbolise joy in our culture. It signifies strength, wealth, prosperity and joy. Wedding invitations are printed in red. Diwali cards are written in red. Gifts of money are given in red envelopes, etc.

sundancer

It's because red is the color of good luck!

coloursplash

Agree with M1LI1E. To add to that, Red is the colour of life (colour of blood). Also, our religious powder called as 'Kumkum" is also red in colour hence it is considered an auspicious colour for functions and festivals. Another relevance is Red is a pure primary colour (it doesn't have many lighter gradations to it which makes it one of the boldest and virgin colours per say).
So it is a symbol of a new begining, a new start for life.

aprillfrancis


Because girls looking Georgians in red dress. and also she impress by red rose and we all know that Red ROSE is symbol of Love.

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koolkul

As an Indian, I never thought of the question "Why Red?". Red is one of the most dynamic colors. It is always used for most religious and festival occasions. Can't imagine Divali or Holi without red, or a bride not in red(Indian brides wear 5 or more dresses during the wedding ceremony). Only Telugu girls wear white during the actual wedding. Can't imagine a wedding in any other color in India!

Merkleyy

I thought red was to symbolize everlasting love, and white symbolizes purity.

Alanna.

I love the fact that it is Red! I think it is stunning and Indian brides always look amazing. My question is regarding the headpiece and jewels, what are these a symbol of if they are and are they only worn for the wedding?

devlon

In Hindu weddings Red colored saree is must for the bride at the time when actual rounds take place on all sides of fire. It is a symbol of holy

indianwedding

red is the color of joy. It gives bride a elegant look.

Varinderkaur11

luved it....aprillfrancis wrote:

Because girls looking Georgians in red dress. and also she impress by red rose and we all know that Red ROSE is symbol of Love.

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leeyahjoo

I absolutely LOVE the idea of a colorful wedding dress. I'm not a very big fan of white. I mistakenly thought it was about "purity & innocence," when it really came from royalty. In fact, it's more of a powder blue color that symbolizes "virginity, purity, piety" -- think The Virgin Mary.

But I'm all about the red color. Traditional Korean weddings also have the brides wearing a red Hanbok (name for the dress) and many other colors. Similar to the Chinese, red symbolizes good fortune & luck. I think more colors in a wedding make it more exciting & less..."stuffy." But to each their own :)



My wedding dress vision - Layers!:

OrigamiMei

A red wedding dress would be lovely! *loves talking about weddings*
I wanted a red hanbok to wear for my wedding but, since we didn't plan our wedding that far in advance, I wasn't able to find one. Maybe someday. ♥
Indian weddings are absolutely beautiful. I've only had the privilege of attending one of them and it was wonderful.

This is beautiful as well, just for a switch up:
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letitgo7
letitgo7
Posted 4 hours ago
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eighteyed
eighteyed
Posted 8 hours ago
1. I don't care whether you support my campaign or not. Besides, thoughts of witch hunts, branding irons, welts, etc. are perverse, those pictures all come from you, I deny them. My ultimate rebuke, after a lot of explaining, and encouragement, tells someone I can't respect their actions because they violate my code of honor, after which I ignore them until they shape up. I don't go any further. So it's best you don't participate in the proposed action. If that is the way you think, I certainly would never hire you for faculty in a private school.

2. Damages in euros etc. I am not discussing. I'm talking about Art. Best practices, and originality. If someone doesn't care about those after mild and mannered discussion, when you confront them with date stamped proof of their actions, then I cannot further respect them as an artist. I'm free to speak my mind about that. That doesn't mean I want them to quit the site or go jump off a bridge, certainly not hang them. That just means I know how they behave going forward, and I'm free to form an opinion about them. People can form whatever opinion about me in return, based on my art, actions and deeds. I've worked hard to become an asset to this site. I like to think I have earned respect because of it. But I never count on it.

3. I don't care whether you could follow every minute of this discussion for two weeks. I don't care that my discussion about and endorsement of appropriate shame appears in a forum that appears around the world. That's what public forums are for. People should be able to speak their minds, right or wrong, and be able to freely make mistakes, or conversely, excellent points. When a topic has had no action for two weeks, you should understand it's a dead topic. If you revive it, you beat a dead horse, or you're trying to begin a new horse beating. I bet you didn't even look at the date. That is on you.

4. You are correct that memories attatched to shaming are carried for a long time, that is my point. "If my mother had caught me doing such a thing, she would have tanned my behind." "My old teacher would have had a heart attack." "My grandparents would be rolling in their graves." "My sister would have been so disappointed in me," etc. Those are generally good lessons, that we have internalized, admitted to, and grown past. Administered to us by people who care.
Just Perfect Color
Just Perfect Color
Posted 11 hours ago
If you propose, I will support your shaming campaign so long as we can make branding irons, heat them up, and burn the imprints into the foreheads of those an angry mob decides are offenders.

Intellectual property claims, whether exact duplicates, are absolutely irrelevant given the nature of this site. Why in the world would you post things to a site like this hoping people, all over the world, would respect your rights? Some of them live in countries that do not have to by the way.

And how have you, save for your ego, been damaged by all this? You have lost millions of euros or dollars through plagarism on this site? Sorry, but you just seem too emotionally charged to be rational.

This is plain and simple, dangerous and stupid. Beyond that, as I have said before, you could really hurt somebody if you are wrong in your witch hunt. It is usually much to late to say sorry to someone when its over because, you know? They would be damaged goods from your crusade.

PS. Sorry I could not follow this discussion every minute for two weeks. Sometimes I have other places to visit and other sites on which to spend my time and attention. I really appreciated your observation though so I read all the comments over the two weeks. I think I am up to speed.

PSS. Shaming anyone builds the memories they will remember later; even if they survive the shaming, hazing, shunning or whatever you want to call it. Such encounters shape their lives and attitudes forever and always. They might forgive, but they will always remember.
Just Perfect Color
Just Perfect Color
Posted 11 hours ago
If you are talking about me, I am flattered. I have never been called both at the same time as I remember. Thank you so much!

If you are done breathing fire out your nose, and can ever possibly calm down? Could you bring yourself to listen to those trying to help you in this? May I suggest something to you? With fire extinguisher in hand? And a dragon slayer on the roof of my condo building?

If you are not already a member, think about joining the Graphic Artists Guild. It is one of the best artists' rights orgs in the US. Members get all sorts of benefits including legal advice (to a point) in a pinch. Lots of pattern repeat designers are members. You might get more enthusiasm there but not for a shaming campaign.
OrigamiMei
OrigamiMei
Posted 11 hours ago
That website is brilliant, Deslyn! Thank you for sharing it with us.

DeslynBrown wrote:
One website I use frequently is encycolorpedia.com. You might want to input your color there and then check out the pentadic or hexadic sections. This will give you different colors all around the color wheel that complement the original color in some way, and each color is of the exact same saturation and lightness levels, which is what I believe you're looking for. You would want to alter the "S" and "V", but not the "H". Here is an example of the color you gave here:

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