But the bold decision to wear a black wedding dress should be far from regretful, and instead be an act of defiance against the wedding tradition of sending off the “innocent” or “pure” bride. For creative director Lydia Pang (who is also a former R29 staffer), wearing a black gown for her wedding was an absolutely fitting choice given her everyday black-on-black aesthetic. Sometimes, white simply isn’t someone’s color — why spend money on a white dress if it goes against a bride’s personal style? In turn, black is a natural option for the white-adverse, nontraditional bride. You can never go wrong with black: it’s elegant, classic, and dramatic no matter how you slice it.