Monthly Archives: May 2010

Asian Inspired – Red Wedding Dresses

red-wedding-dressesRed is traditionally the color of happiness in many Asian culture.  Since wedding signifies happiness, many Asian bridal wedding attires are in red.

Wedding dresses in China, India (wedding sari) and Vietnam (in the traditional form of the Ao dai) are colored red, – which is the traditional color of good luck and auspiciousness.

Nowadays, many women opt not to wear red and choose other colors. In modern Chinese weddings, the bride usually opts for the white Western dress or changes from a white gown to a red gown later in the day and sometimes a gold-colored gown later on.

On the other hand, in the western culture, white is the color of the virginal bride, while red is considered a very bold color, think – the scarlet letter.

Today, as interracial marriages increase in urban areas of North America, many weddings are taking on Asian traditions.   Some Canadian immigrants have two ceremonies – a traditional one and a western one.  Others simply blend the two traditions into one – resulting in an Asian-inspired wedding.

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Filipino Canadian Literary Star – Miguel Syjuco

From the country that produced Imelda Marcos, lover of shoes; Andrew Cunanan, serial murderer who killed Versace; Lea Salonga, lead singer of Broadway play Saigon, and Manny Pacquiao, world lightweight boxing champion…. now comes Miguel Syjuco, the new Filipino-Canadian literary … read more