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This famous makeup artist wore a red wedding dress & you WILL swoon

Would you wear a red wedding dress?

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Leanne Bayley
Director of Lifestyle & Commerce
June 6, 2018
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There is no rule that brides have to wear white - in fact, until Queen Victoria married her beloved Prince Albert in a white satin gown in 1840, brides could wear any colour they wanted. But you don't see red va va voom wedding dresses every day, which is why we're obsessed with world-renowned makeup artist Kat Von D's red wedding dress. Brides nowadays - the Duchess of Sussex included - often opt for white gowns to say ‘I do’ but Kat Von D decided to try something a little different - a vibrant shade of red. For her wedding ceremony on Sunday 3 June, Kat Von D wed Cholo-goth Prayers musician Rafael Reyes (aka Leafar Seyer) and she opted for a custom-designed dressed by Adolfo Sanchez.

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It might not be the strangest colour to get married in - red symbolises luck and auspiciousness in some cultures, so could be this be a new bridal trend for Western-style ceremonies? The tattoo artist and makeup queen looked incredible and the day before the ceremony she posted a photo of a red carnation and captioned it: "Such a beautifully emotional day today. Tomorrow, @prayers and I will have our wedding ceremony for our close friends + family. This has been the sweetest, most stress-free experience where we continuosly [sic] fell in love with each other all over again with each day counting down. This is a photo of 3 carnations that our dear friends @majestyblack brought us tonight after our rehearsal and soundcheck. Red carnations are @prayers favourite flower, and the 3 represent him, me, and our sweet baby boy we are adding to our family. All I can say right now is that i am so grateful for my dear friends, and for my sweet husband."

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The red cathedral train and the crazy long veil was captured by her hairstylist, Adir Abergel. He captioned a shot of her look: “I am so blessed to work with such creative forces in my career. People who are willing to dream of things and make them realities. This updo was created with some @virtuelabs lifting powder (if you are doing an updo this is a MUST HAVE), some geisha hair filler (that’s some textured hair made into a ball like shape and placed to create dimension), and of course horns that were custom made by friends called @majestyblack. They were not easy to conceal but we did it by creating a huge sweeping updo that had volume and movement.”

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Horns instead of a tiara? Will this look catch on? Tell us what you think - tweet us @HelloMag.  

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