Nope, not an April Fool's Joke! While we're sitting behind our computer screens trying not to get duped by media pranks, Russian designer Venera Kazarova is having the last laugh. Yesterday, at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Russia, her pineapple-clad brides (and flower girls!) danced down the runway with sparklers and party poppers. A celebration of love? Probably not. But fun to watch, nonetheless.
So, why pineapple? What does it have to do with marriage? I'm guessing there's a tie in with it's reputation as "rare, beautiful, and coveted" during colonial times. Any takers?
"Its rarity, expense, reputation and striking visual attractiveness made it the ultimate exotic fruit. It was the pineapple that came to literally crown the most important feasts: often held aloft on special pedestals as the pinnacle of the table's central food mound. Into the 1600s, the pineapple remained so uncommon and coveted a commodity that King Charles II of England posed for an official portrait in an act then symbolic of royal privilege -- receiving a pineapple as a gift." - Levins.com