Emily Ratajkowski’s nuptials in February were surprising for two reasons: firstly, because no one knew that she and her new boyfriend Sebastian Bear-McClard were engaged, and secondly, because the bride wore… mustard.
Announcing the news of her newlywed status on Instagram, Ratajkowski’s 17 million fans were no doubt taken aback by the actress’s choice of wedding dress, which was a mustard two-piece suit from Zara, rather than the traditional ivory gown.
Now, the I Feel Pretty star has opened up to Vanity Fair about her decision not to wear white, saying: ‘I never loved the idea of wearing white for a wedding because I'm not a pure woman. I'm a woman with a lot of character and experience and life.’
She also went on to explain why she decided to wear a suit: ‘I also just loved the idea of a suit, especially at City Hall because it's like you're taking care of business. I really wanted to wear red actually, initially... and then I just loved mustard yellow and just knew it was the one.’
The couple initially planned to keep their wedding a secret in order to maintain their privacy as a couple, with the bridesmaids also wearing suits too. However, once the paparazzi caught wind of the ceremony, the couple decided to release their own pictures.
‘It all felt very 'heist movie' because all of my girlfriends were in suits, too, and I wasn't wearing white, so I kept passing the bouquet of flowers to them, like, 'Decoy, decoy!', she joked.
Plenty of other celebrity brides have worn colour in lieu of white on their big day, including Gwen Stefani, Jessica Biel and Anne Hathaway, who all opted for pink. Meanwhile Bianca Jagger is perhaps the most iconic A-list bride who wore a suit to get married, choosing an elegant skirt suit with nothing underneath to wed Rolling Stones' singer Mick Jagger.