Australian blogger and loving mother Sophie Cachia decided to do something different for her wedding. Instead of getting married wearing a traditional, white wedding gown, she opted for a stunning black dress, while her husband, Jaryd, wore a maroon dinner jacket with a paisley shirt, black bow tie, and leather pants. The Cachias say that they did it for themselves, but Sophie is even more candid in her explanation:

“The first thing I must state is that my choice had NOTHING to do with the old ‘white wedding dresses are for virgins,’” Cachia told Motherish. “Evidently though, my 18-month-old son Bobby is proof that that boat sailed years ago. I only assume that throughout my experiences and knowledge of our generation that if only virgins wore white, we’d be seeing more of an array of multi-coloured brides.”

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Sophie Cachia didn’t want to get married like everyone else

“The thing was though, I never saw myself in those white dresses”

“My choice had NOTHING to do with the old ‘white wedding dresses are for virgins’”

“Black is classic. It looks good on just about everyone. It’s bold, it’s sexy, it’s daring.”

“My now husband suggested I wear black when we first got engaged”

“We don’t do anything by the book”

“We didn’t see the point in doing anything traditional because traditional simply isn’t us”

“Our ‘wedding’ was simply a big party bash, where we served pizza and paella”

“I’ve been completely blown away by the positive response to my gown”

“If I cared about people’s opinions and judgements, I wouldn’t have made such a move in the first place”

But “I didn’t do it for anyone else but myself and Jaryd”

“I simply see it as me wearing exactly what I wanted to on my wedding day, not what I thought I had to wear”

Illustration by jakominav

Watch a video of the wedding below:

Jaryd + Sophie – Highlight Film from Life in Light Films on Vimeo.