Dabble in your darkside bridal is the new black for Spring 2013. A color previously cast as the ultimate bad luck omen for nuptials has revamped its image, seeping into the heavily sought-after bridal collections for the upcoming season.
Mysteriously romantic and whimsically gothic, fashion-forward brides can channel the noir trend in full-form through voluminous wedding gowns in shadowy shades of organza, tulle and chiffon or capture their sinister side with onyx and black diamond statement jewels.
Say au revoir to conventional white for a new tradition - no longer taboo, brides can now say I Do in dark, dramatic fashion. Ivory and cream are passé as designers throw away societys matrimonial rule book in favor of Springs boldest style statement to date.
* Engagement rings and statement jewelry from Demarco - bridal gowns from Tony Ward Couture and Maria Lucia Hohan