Happy Halloween!

Have you been carving pumpkins, making elaborate costumes and eating too many sweets?

I thought it'd be fun to get into the spooky spirit on Bridal Musings with a look at Vera Wang's bold and beautiful Fall bridal collection 2012 ‘Witchcraft‘ which was unveiled at NYC Bridal Market recently.

The gowns had all the elements of Vera Wang's signature bridal style ~ feminine and romantic, figure hugging with clouds of frothy, draped tulle but there was one big difference…not a white dress in sight!

Models sashayed down the catwalk in a lingerie inspired colour palette of dirty blush, slate grey and gothic, jet black gowns. Now wedding industry folk, brides and fashionistas everywhere are asking would you wear a black wedding dress?

Would you wear it? Vera Wang's bridal collection for Fall 2012

Vera Wang's bridal collection Fall 2012 via polyvore

Don't make up your mind just yet…

Check out this inspiration board full of brides in beautiful black wedding dresses alongside gothic, smokey eyes and rich, plum lipstick. A bewitching combination.

Black Magic Woman ~ Brides in Black Wedding Dresses

Black dress & bouquet via The Knotty Bride | Bride in black & groom photo by La Photographie via Rock N Roll Bride | Bride in black with white bouquet via Bridal Snob | Bride in front of mirror by La Fleur Weddings | Gothic make up & necklace via Trend Hunter | Grey and plum make up | Bride & groom photo by Christina Carroll via Glamour and Grace

I LOVE the thought of a bride in black. It's daring, it's different and imagine that gasp worthy moment, when everyone turns to see you walking down the aisle in all your dramatic, black, non traditional glory?!

But personally, I wouldn't wear a black wedding dress as I'm quite a traditional girl at heart. Black feels a bit too sultry, sexy and sombre for a wedding. I would wear one of Vera Wangs‘ bewitching black dresses to a fancy ball, a trip to the opera or even a glamourous engagement shoot, like the one above.

So, the question is…would you wear a black wedding dress?

~ See the full Vera Wang bridal collection here ~