Moccasins & White Blankets

Doesn't the bride above look amazing? I found the image via the fantastic photographers Lukas and Suzy. It's always been fun to look into all the different cultural world wedding traditions. I am always impressed by the fashions of Native American tribes. The colours and materials are so inspiring. Here are some traditional native wedding customs and fashions.

The Blanket Ceremony is one of the oldest and most endearing wedding traditions among some Native American tribes. This ritual entails using two blue blankets to represent the couple’s past lives. The couple are wrapped in blue blankets and led to a sacred circle of fire. The officiant or spiritual leader blesses the union and the couple shed the blue blankets and enveloped by relatives in a single white blanket which represents their new life. Under the white blanket, it’s customary that the couples embrace and kiss. The white blanket is usually kept and displayed in the couple’s home.

The Native American bride may wear a white dress or a beautiful long leather dress with beading and traditional colors woven into the fabric. The traditional colors of Native Americans include White for east, Blue for south, Yellow for west, and Black for north. These four colors represent the four points of the earth. Native American brides may also wear moccasins and a wreath made of maize which symbolizes fertility.

Moccasins for a wedding? YES, please, I think they would make super comfy and cool wedding shoes. I love the low smart shoes in the picture above who are by Le Temps De Cerise and are the cutest I have seen this season.