Native American Style

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Back in September, Wedding Nouveau did a feature on Maori customs and couture, a Polynesian Pursuit.  Today’s couture board is no different.  From Vintage Goddess looks and bohemian flirt, to haute Cherokee Glam…there’s tons of Native American-inspired couture for the bride who wants to connect to her Indian roots.

Inspiration: From Pocahontas, to Poca-HOTNESS!

(The journey from Vintage Goddess to Cherokee Glam)

Native American Couture | Wedding Nouveau

(All Images ©.  1. Native American Headpiece with Indian Saree from CWTV via here2. Vintage photo3.  Bohemian Fringe via Boho Glamour 4.  Bohemian Dress with feather necklace by Roshi Salim via here 5.  Winter Fur look from Vogue Paris via Fashion Gone Rogue [Photo by Mario Sorrenti].  6.  Feather Head piece via So Right Now 7. Runway model Swarovski Runway show via here [Photo by Gareth Cattermole] 8. Woman in traditional skirt from Miccosukee Fashion show via here9. Model w/ head piece via Master Jack10. Runway Dress by Diane Von Furstenburg’s Spring 2010 collection via Style.com11. Woman in Desert via here12. Cherokee Glam Outfit via here.)

Wedding Tradition Ideas:

I would be doing a huge disservice to Native American culture, if I even attempted to reduce it to one thing.  Instead,  here are a few sites that I think offer a comprehensive breakdown of some really cool and symbolic Native American wedding customs.  Take your pick.

American Indian Wedding Traditions

Native American Wedding Vows

Native American Traditions



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  1. Coretta of Coretta's Elegant Events

    November 23 at 12:52 pm

    My favorites, 1, 7, 12. There is an interesting exhibit going on at the Native American Museum on the National Mall in DC.
    The exhibit traces the contact between African-Americans and Native Americans from the 1500s to the present. I’m going to check it out.

  2. Pip Pip and All That

    November 24 at 9:49 am

    This is beautiful inspiration, and thank you for providing such excellent links to learn more about the variety of traditions within the culture!

  3. Sawa

    November 21 at 2:32 pm

    women do not wear war bonnets.

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