On October the 10th of last year I walked down the aisle, arm in arm with both my father and grandfather, off to marry the love of my life. We got hitched in a gorgeous half-knocked down Chapel that goes by the name of The Church of Bang Bang Boogaloo and partied late into the night (okay… the next morning) with 140 of our favourite people.
Most girls dream of the day when it’s their turn to scroll Pinterest and shop windows for that white dress. Over the years, we’ve said goodbye to the traditional sweetheart neckline and hello to unique creations by top designers, some charging 30+ thousand for that white dress. After my engagement, I’d have friends tagging people in photos all over Instagram stating, “OMG, I can so see you in that white dress!”
The thing was though, I never saw myself in those white dresses. Hence why, only last Saturday, I took the plunge into married life in nothing other than a custom black wedding dress.
The gorgeous Sophie in her black wedding gown. Image supplied.
The first thing I must state is that my choice had NOTHING to do with the old ‘white wedding dresses are for virgins.’ Evidently though, my 18-month-old son Bobby is proof that that boat sailed years ago. I only assume that throughout my experiences and knowledge of our generation that if only virgins wore white, we’d be seeing more of an array of multi-coloured brides.
If you were to specifically ask me why I wore black on my wedding day, I can only answer in the most honest and direct way possible; because I wanted to.
Black is classic.
It looks good on just about everyone.
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I find wearing black to be extremely striking, hence why it’s my go-to choice of colour to wear on any occasion.
These reasons stated above, combined with the fact that my now husband suggested I wear black when we first got engaged, as he knows how much I like to wear it, were the reasons I did so.
Sophie on her wedding day. Image supplied.
People that know us (now) Cachias, know that we don’t do anything by the book. We are your average mid-20s couple but we do like to stand out from then crowd. Call us try-hards or attention seekers if you will but the way we look at it is, why would you want to look the same as everyone else? Especially on the biggest day of your life.
We didn’t see the point in doing anything traditional because traditional simply isn’t us.