Would You Wear Face Paint for Your Wedding? These Brides Did

by SK-II & The Knot



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With her crimson face paint, vivid beaded jewelry and brightly colored robes, a Masai bride is a sight to behold. Red is considered a sacred color in the East African country of Kenya, where the native tribe's people paint their bodies with a vibrant ochre paste for special ceremonies, including milk drinking, meat eating, warrior shaving—and marriage. “Lots of cultures view red to be lucky or special in some way," notes Megan Garmers, founder of MG Hair and Makeup, who says that many brides like incorporating the serendipitous shade by way of floral accents, lipstick or even the bridesmaid dress color.


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