On New Year’s Eve, Crystal Harris and Hugh Hefner finally tied the knot after much ado about…well, quite a bit of stuff. But they’re married! Woo woo! Harris looked gorgeous in a pale pink mermaid dress, which she tweeted photos of. While I find it less fun than Anne Hathaway’s ethereal Valentino, I like it about 600 times more than Jessica Biel’s tissue paper thing; that said, I’m just excited for all the colored dresses running around this past year.
According to JustJared, “The bride wore a floor length strapless gown in soft pink, the groom wore a traditional black tuxedo. The ceremony was followed by a private reception where they toasted with champagne and cut the wedding cake.” The dress, designed by Romona Keeveza, featured a fishtail feather train, tons of flattering ruching and, naturally, a considerable amount of cleavage. Overall, I really like dress and think it was an excellent fit for her, in a prom-y sort of way (though I wouldn’t necessarily choose it for myself).
The pair was married at the Playboy mansion. Harris Instagrammed this photo of the ceremony, which is actually pretty adorable in a we-just-got-married-in-a-Vegas-chapel sort of way (even though they obviously were wed in a very sexy, very enormous abode):
Pretty cute, right?
For the record, I myself am pretty excited about the fact that more and more women are not wearing white to their weddings. While it is traditional and can be very lovely, I think it’s both outdated and sexist in what it represents: the supposed importance of female purity. Now, I totally understand the significance of waiting until marriage for some people; I just wish it wasn’t frequently seen being more of a priority for women than men, and that our typical wedding garb is meant to represent the state of our hymens whereas men’s simply reminds us all that penguins really do have the best evening wear in nature.
Not that this matters because I’m not getting married anytime soon (nor am I even in the process of attempting a relationship with anyone besides the Milk Duds I’ve been eating for breakfast), but I plan on wearing something light blue or champagne-colored. I don’t look good in white, anyway, as I’m practically albino already and will likely blind attendees if I opt for anything too similar to my skin tone. My dream gown is somewhere between the Amsale Blue Sash Dress and Kate Hudson’s gold Versace, but who knows? Maybe I’ll stop having sex for a couple years and devote myself to the whole celibacy thing and then regret not being able to wear white! No, just kidding, that will never happen.
Anyway, I’m also excited about all these celebrities choosing non-white gowns because it means there will hopefully be more options made for women who do not wish to wear white on their big days, but still enjoy the sort of cuts that wedding dresses often have. Plus, it makes covering unions a whole lot more interesting from a fashion perspective.