Ever wanted a traditional wedding? One that is truly Filipino? Want something to wear besides the Western white style wedding dress and groom attire? Are you looking for traditional clothing that is not Hispanic inspired from the colonial era? Well in this photoset you can see some idea’s for your wedding, or hell even just for specific important events that you would want to wear beautiful and traditional ethnic clothing. Not from the West, but our very own.
This photoshoot was taken last year of Leila and Mark, a couple who inspired by last year’s number one show, Amaya, a historical drama series set in the 1500’s in the Visaya’s prior to the arrival of the Spaniards. Awed by our culture and tradition’s the couple wanted to wear traditional clothing prior to the arrival of the Spanish for their wedding. So they contacted wedding designer, Joe Harris Kari, to design their wedding costumes inspired by our ancestors traditional clothing. And this is the beautiful result.
So any designers or aspiring designers who will be working in the fashion industry want to start making and reviving our old, beautiful and traditional clothing come back in the 21st century? To embrace our culture and take back what is ours?
On my next post I’ll also post wedding traditions from the Visaya’s and in the Tagalog regions based on historical records from the early Spaniards who recorded them in detail. Who knows? Maybe more people will incorporate them in today’s weddings. I surely will.