I was never a mainstream bridal designer. I am all about prêt. But over the years, my clients have forced me to do their bridal wear so I said why not.
A cypress-bough, and a rose-wreath sweet,A wedding-robe, and a winding-sheet,A bridal bed and a bier.Thine be the kisses, maid,And smiling Love’s alarms;And thou, pale youth, be laidIn the grave’s cold arms.Each in his own charms,Death and Hymen both are here;So up with scythe and torch,And to the old church porch,While all the bells ring clear:And rosy, rosy the bed shall bloom,And earthy, earthy heap up the tomb.thomas lovell beddoes
These are thy bridal flowersI am now wreathing;This is thy marriage hymnI am now breathing.letitia elizabeth landon
Severe and saintly righteousness Composed the clear white bridal dress; Jesus , the Son of Heaven's high King Bought with his blood the marriage ringCharles Lamb
You can see their legacy alive in all kinds of ways: in Bhopal’s zardosi work, a kind of embroidery done on bridal outfits, sherwanis , and purses ; in the famous handicraft of batua , a small string purse usually used with Indian traditional clothes; even in the continuing popularity of shairi and poetry recitals and in the nafasat (or sophistication) of its old residents; or in nay recipes for the preparation of betel leaf or paan that are still consumed here.
The dream Dreamed by a happy man, when the dark East, Unseen, is brightening to his bridal morn.
Sweet day, so cool, so calm, so bright, The bridal of the earth and sky, The dew shall weep thy fall to-night; For thou must die.George Herbert
Sweet day, so cool, so calm, so bright, The bridal of the earth and sky.
Bell, thou soundest merrily, When the bridal party To the church doth hie! Bell, thou soundest solemnly, When, on Sabbath morning, Fields deserted lie!
Sweet day, so cool, so calm, so bright, The bridal of the earth and sky: The dew shall weep thy fall tonight, For thou must die.George Herbert
The Flemish Beguine Hadewijch, is perhaps the most sublime exponent of love mysticism in the Western tradition. This deeply emotional, visionary, and bridal form of mysticism contends that God allows himself to be experienced as love by a person who ardently desires to be united with God in this life