Sarah Jessica Parker's Black Wedding Dress

Sarah Jessica Parker's Regrets Her Black Wedding Dress

In hopes to escape media attention Sarah Jessica Parker wore a black gown to her wedding in 1997 to actor Mathew Broderick. Sarah Jessica wasn’t goth, and it wasn’t Halloween, or a themed wedding, so you have to wonder why she choose black of all colors for her own wedding?

It was revealed in Harpers Bazaar that she regretted wearing black. Her seven-year-old son asked her if his teacher, who was getting married would wear a black wedding gown.

Parker says that if she and Broderick ever renew their wedding vows, she will definitely be wearing white. While our wedding day comes and goes, let us remember that it isn’t about the place settings, or the gown, the hair, or the food, but rather it is about who we marry.

There will always be something that you would want to do different on that day. Looking back, I would have done things differently myself. Day after day we live out our pledges to our spouses, and that is what really counts.

Deep down, the little girl inside of us wants to wear the tiara and the gown, but in the end, a life long best friend is better than all of that.

“I wore black on my wedding day, and I really regret that. I was too embarrassed to get married in white, and both Matthew and I were reluctant to have people pay so much attention to us. Which is ridiculous, because that’s when you can relish the attention, when it’s natural. We treated it like it was a big party on a Monday night, and I regret it. I’m not kidding. White it up. If we did it again I’d wear a beautiful, proper wedding dress, like I should have worn on that day. James Wilkie’s (her son) teacher is getting married, and he said, ‘Do you think she will be wearing black?’ I said, ‘No! I can almost assure you.’ Then he said, ‘Do you still regret it?’ and I said, ‘Yes, I still regret it.’ “

Black can be extremely elegant. Here is a couple tips of how you can incorporate black into your wardrobe:

How To Wear Black At Your Wedding Without Regrets

  • Consider wearing a feathered hat, or a sash in white.
  • Break up your gown by wearing a black top, made of chiffon, and pair it with a large white satin box pleat skirt.
  • Work with black embroidery on a white gown.
  • Think about changing your wardrobe several times through your day.  Add a black mink jacket to your gown, or think about black satin heels.  Work with a lace sequin lace top under your gown.
  • Go for a black rhinestone necklace and earrings.
  • Buy a black gown for your reception and an off white gown for the church.

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