For about a week in February, I was really concerned about Emily Ratajkowski. She suddenly married Sebastian Bear-McClard, a film producer who she had only been dating for about a month. When she and Sebastian posted their wedding photos to social media, she looked dead-eyed and slightly drugged. I just thought… is Emily in a bad place? A sudden elopement with a douche-bro you’ve only dated for a month doesn’t exactly scream “healthy” to me. Anyway, I sort of forgot about it because… you know, other sh-t came up. Now Emily is promoting her role in I Feel Pretty (the Amy Schumer comedy), and she’s talking more about the sudden wedding and all of that. Apparently, she never wanted to wear white on her wedding day?
On her mustard-yellow Zara wedding suit, which cost $200: “I really wanted to feel like myself,” Ratajkowski tells USA TODAY. During her youth in California, “$200 was what I would get to go shopping before a new school year. So I have never been like, I need the finer things in life. I like vintage shopping. I enjoy beautiful clothes. But I don’t think that it always means that they have to be expensive. I love the color mustard-yellow. I liked the idea of being at City Hall in suit, like taking care of business. I was never going to wear white on my wedding day. No matter what. I hate that. I don’t like the concept that I have to be some kind of pure version to present myself to a man. I like the idea that I’m colorful person who has lived through a lot, and comes with all the different things that I do.”
I’ve been known as an Emily Defender in the past, so is it weird that I don’t hate this? I mean, obviously, I hated the mustard suit. But I don’t hate her reasoning behind it. The bridal industry has run amok and we’ve been brainwashed into believing that every woman NEEDS to wear white or off-white on her wedding day. And really, why? Why is it such a thing?
Emily also appeared on The Tonight Show this week and talked more about the wedding and the proposal. Sebastian proposed without a ring and her reaction was “MMmm, nah.” Then he fashioned a ring out of a paper clip, and then they ended up making their own rings. Like, they were smelting and sh-t.
Photos courtesy of Instagram.