Weddings switch up style for 2012
BRIDES and grooms across the Southern Downs are rewriting the rules when it comes to weddings.
Long gone are the days when the bride wore white and pledged to 'obey' her man.
These days, turn up in a bright red dress on a camel and you probably wouldn't shock the rellies as you would have back in the 1950s. And though Leeanne and Paul Eastwell didn't take on the camel idea, they did arrive for their ceremony in prime movers.
The bridal party sported classy black dresses - usually more associated with funerals than weddings - but the married couple said they couldn't have been happier.
"We just loved the black with our pink bouquets and decorations," Mrs Eastwell said.
And their choice is right on trend. Vera Wang's latest bridal line is all about the blacks, maroons and reds - hardly a white in sight.
And as the tradition of weddings is rewritten, so too is that special exchange of words.
A survey of 1200 Australians by InsuranceLine revealed only 18% of women said they were prepared to pledge to obey their partner, and 34% of men and women would not commit to the traditional 'until death do us part'.
Couples also believed a vow to avoid flirting online should be added to the matrimonial promise.
Women were most fond of the 'through sickness and health' mantra and men thought to 'cherish' their partner was the most important.
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