Due to the restrictions that took place in 2020, Brides and grooms had to rethink their grand wedding plans and opt for more intimate settings. Wedding elopements and mini ceremonies were on the rise, and that trend has carried into 2021. Modern couples are opting for minimalism both in the scale of their wedding party and the wedding dress design.
Small Weddings Are Not a New Trend
This trend has been gathering strength for several years as the new generations of brides and grooms begin to find more merit in celebrating with their closest family and friends. Instead of a string quartet and a massive hall full of hundreds of guests, contemporary couples are opting for intimate ceremonies. Even with the guest list shortened and the decor made more discrete, modern couples still create unforgettable events that are shared with those most important to them.
Minimalism in Wedding Dress Styles
In place of the classic, fairytale princess cut, many modern brides prefer simple elegance and a dress they can move and dance in, to their hearts’ content. Wedding dress designers have been receiving many more requests for minimalistic styles. The trend translates to the use of quality fabrics and styles custom-tailored to the personality and preferences of the bride. Many designers have responded to the modern bride’s preferences by releasing lines that truly showcase the elegance and beauty of minimalistic designs.
Modern Brides Are Ethical Shoppers
In addition to the minimalism of modern dress design choices that they make, modern brides are far more aware of the global issues the clothing production industry faces than many previous generations were. As ethical shoppers, they do extensive research before making a purchase. This is done in an effort to make sure that the dress for their special day, including all the fabrics used, is made through an ethical line of production.
Groom Experiences “Just the Best Thing in the World” by Watching His Paralyzed Bride Walking Down the Aisle
For all the grooms in the world, seeing their brides walking down the aisle is one of the most amazing experiences ever. For Glen Hitchcock, it was not the same, but a bit more, when he became emotional seeing his paralyzed bride walking down the aisle on their wedding day.
The Miracle Maker
Walking down the aisle in a long bridal gown and veil was never a cakewalk for 26 years old Brittney, the new wife of 29 years old Glen. Four years ago, Brittney became paralyzed in an ATV crash and been told by the Indiana doctors, that she would never walk again in life. But the mom of two refused to accept that and got determined almost immediately to turn her own fate. She started to keep pushing herself to do the impossible. Her resolution only got strengthened in April 2018, when she started dating Glen. Eventually, Glen proposed a year and a half later, and the couple prepared themselves to welcome their first child together. Brittney’s iron spirit finally made the miracle, when the pregnant mom of two walked down the aisle toward her groom, just with the help of a walker.
The Struggle Behind
The couple and the family went through a tiring emotional ordeal during the last four years. It was particularly nerve-wracking for Brittney, who left no stone unturned to defy all odds. After watching her sisters walk down the aisle with her father, Brittney got inspired to overcome the physical obstacle to do the same in her own wedding. Like an ideal supportive partner, Glen was also there to keep her focused in every step of the recovery. Glen recalled the experience as draining from time to time, but none of them stopped pushing harder the boundaries and supporting each other. Glen rooted for Brittney’s willpower and was confident about the success to happen one way or another. Making it true, after a serious infection and several surgeries, Brittney was finally discharged from the hospital and started undergoing regular physical therapy.
The Big Day
As imagined, there were lots of happy tears and emotional moments on the day of their wedding. Seeing her bride walking towards him down the aisle, was “just the best thing in the world” for Glen, who was enthralled by every type of emotion at that amazing moment. Seeing family and friends in tears, present there for Glen and her, was a very touching experience for Brittney. Now, the Wonder Woman is preparing herself for walking a longer journey than the aisle.