Sunday, June 30, 2013

DOMA is down and Pride is here!

Pride weekend in San Francisco is one of the most colorful times of the year and this year it was extra special. With the Supreme Court knocking down DOMA as unconstitutional in the United States, and Gay Marriage legal once again in California, people flocked to this years celebration. The ground breaking case not only reinstates the rights of same sex partnerships living in our state but also puts advocates in the perfect position for a nation wide victory in the next five years. It's so exciting even Google got in on the rainbow action.

Pride had become not just a place for out and proud gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people to congregate once a year but it is also a celebration of diversity pure and simple. We come in so many different shapes, colors, sizes, and orientations sometimes it nice to celebrate our unity. This week at Colour Studio we are commemorating this civil rights victory with a rainbow of weddings!

When most people think of wedding dresses it is an all white affair; cream, eggshell, and off white abound. Weddings used to be a black only occasion until Queen Victoria started the fashion trend that would stand an impressive test of time. Inspired by the Royals is all well and good but these are fashion forward times and red wedding dresses crank up the passion on a day all about love. This Vera Wang red wedding gown would turn heads at any wedding, but two ladies in red would be a show stopper.


 Buttercream is a pale yellow white in its natural state but that doesn't mean we can't spice it up a bit with a dash of food coloring. These orange cakes would be the stars of the show at any orange themed reception.

A dash of color doesn't have to mean going totally untraditional. Yellow is the way to go to get away from all white and adds vibrant energy. Tropical and other interesting flowers add texture and intrest to the formal occasion. 

Not only are these green receptions just almost as good as a trip to Emerald City but look at the individual green wedding cakes! What's not to love. 

Don't stick the men with black and grey, when they could shine in these beautiful blue suits featured on Equallywed. Blue suits turn up the volume on any wedding but a pair of gentlemen in blue threads make a creative and confident  wedding statement.. And finally the long held color of gay people everywhere: purple!

Can't choose from the array of lovely colors ?   There is always the whole rainbow!

Happy Pride and Happy Civil Rights!

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