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There's something about seeing a woman in a white [[VirginInAWhiteDress bridal gown]] which is [[BloodIsTheNewBlack covered in blood]]. The juxtaposition of the joyous event the wedding dress is supposed to signify with the brutality or tragedy that the blood indicates makes for a striking image. The fact that [[WhiteAndRedAndEerieAllOver the red of the blood stands out well against the white of the dress]] adds to this.

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There's something about seeing a woman in a white [[WhiteIsPure white]] [[VirginInAWhiteDress bridal gown]] which is [[BloodIsTheNewBlack covered in blood]]. The juxtaposition of the joyous event the wedding dress is supposed to signify with the brutality or tragedy that the blood indicates makes for a striking image. The fact that [[WhiteAndRedAndEerieAllOver the red of the blood stands out well against the white of the dress]] adds to this.



May overlap with EtherealWhiteDress if its implied that the bride died in the dress. Compare with WhiteShirtOfDeath, BloodstainedGlassWindows and SnowMeansDeath. See also WeddingSmashers, which more often than not causes this. May overlap with WidowedAtTheWedding. See also WightInAWeddingDress.

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May overlap with WhiteIsPure. EtherealWhiteDress if its implied that the bride died in the dress. Compare with WhiteShirtOfDeath, BloodstainedGlassWindows and SnowMeansDeath. See also WeddingSmashers, which more often than not causes this. May overlap with WidowedAtTheWedding. See also WightInAWeddingDress.


* This is Magrat Garlick in ''Literature/LordsAndLadies'' when the Elves invade Lancre on the eve of her wedding. Except that the bloodstains are mainly green.

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* This is Magrat Garlick in ''Literature/LordsAndLadies'' when the Elves invade Lancre on the eve of her wedding. Except that the bloodstains are [[AlienBlood mainly green.green]].

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* This is Magrat Garlick in ''Literature/LordsAndLadies'' when the Elves invade Lancre on the eve of her wedding. Except that the bloodstains are mainly green.


* Spanish horror film ''Film/{{REC}}[[superscript:3]] Genesis'' is about [[ZombieApocalypse an outbreak]] of a [[NotUsingTheZWord demonic]] [[TheVirus virus]] at a couple's wedding reception, at one point the bride Clara [[ChainsawGood gets her hands on a chainsaw]] and mows down some monsters leaving her dress covered in blood. This image was used for the films poster as can be seen [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/REC_3:_Genesis on its page]] over at Wiki/TheOtherWiki.

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* Spanish horror film ''Film/{{REC}}[[superscript:3]] Genesis'' is about [[ZombieApocalypse an outbreak]] of a [[NotUsingTheZWord demonic]] [[TheVirus virus]] at a couple's wedding reception, at one point the bride Clara [[ChainsawGood gets her hands on a chainsaw]] and mows down some monsters leaving her dress covered in blood. This image was used for the films poster as can be seen [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/REC_3:_Genesis on its page]] over at Wiki/TheOtherWiki.Website/TheOtherWiki.


* During the worst periods of the pogroms in [[UsefulNotes/TsaristRussia Imperial Russia]], it was not uncommon for anti-Semites to seek out new brides specifically as targets for their violence as a symbolic gesture (since the brides would eventually bear the next generation of Jewish children). Since custom in the brides' communities dictated that the dead be buried in whatever they were wearing when they died, several of these young women were laid to rest in their bloodied wedding gowns. (This, incidentally, was the origin behind the folk tale that inspired ''WesternAnimation/CorpseBride''.)
* UsefulNotes/JacquelineKennedy, First Lady to President UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy, was well known as TheFashionista, and on November 22, 1963 she wore a pink Chanel suit while riding through Dallas with her husband. When JFK was murdered that day, the image of her in that pink suit stained with her husband's blood became one of the most enduring images of the assassination. Her suit is now in the National Archives.



* The sad case of Estrella Carrera, who was found [[http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local&id=8660925 stabbed to death]] shortly after her wedding, still dressed in her wedding gown.
* [[https://www.cbsnews.com/news/bride-shot-before-wedding/ Gladys Ricart]] was shot to death by her ex-boyfriend while getting ready for her wedding.
* During the worst periods of the pogroms in [[UsefulNotes/TsaristRussia Imperial Russia]], it was not uncommon for anti-Semites to seek out new brides specifically as targets for their violence as a symbolic gesture (since the brides would eventually bear the next generation of Jewish children). Since custom in the brides' communities dictated that the dead be buried in whatever they were wearing when they died, several of these young women were laid to rest in their bloodied wedding gowns. (This, incidentally, was the origin behind the folk tale that inspired ''WesternAnimation/CorpseBride''.)
* UsefulNotes/JacquelineKennedy, First Lady to President UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy, was well known as TheFashionista, and on November 22, 1963 she wore a pink Chanel suit while riding through Dallas with her husband. When JFK was murdered that day, the image of her in that pink suit stained with her husband's blood became one of the most enduring images of the assassination. Her suit is now in the National Archives.

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* The sad case of Estrella Carrera, who was found [[http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local&id=8660925 stabbed to death]] shortly after her wedding, still dressed in her wedding gown.
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* [[https://www.cbsnews.com/news/bride-shot-before-wedding/ Gladys Ricart]] was shot to death by her ex-boyfriend while getting ready for her wedding.
* During [[https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/bride-killed-on-wedding-day-for-choosing-first-love-123779.html Sahda Bibi]], a Pakistani woman, was stabbed to death while she was preparing for her wedding. Her murder was believed to be an HonorKilling: Bibi was marrying her true love, rather than going through with the worst periods ArrangedMarriage her family wanted.
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of the pogroms in [[UsefulNotes/TsaristRussia Imperial Russia]], it Estrella Carrera, who was not uncommon for anti-Semites found [[http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local&id=8660925 stabbed to seek out new brides specifically as targets for their violence as a symbolic gesture (since the brides would eventually bear the next generation of Jewish children). Since custom in the brides' communities dictated that the dead be buried in whatever they were death]] shortly after her wedding, still wearing when they died, several of these young women were laid to rest in their bloodied her wedding gowns. (This, incidentally, was the origin behind the folk tale that inspired ''WesternAnimation/CorpseBride''.)
* UsefulNotes/JacquelineKennedy, First Lady to President UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy, was well known as TheFashionista, and on November 22, 1963 she wore a pink Chanel suit while riding through Dallas with her husband. When JFK was murdered that day, the image of her in that pink suit stained with her husband's blood became one of the most enduring images of the assassination. Her suit is now in the National Archives.
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* Another not wedding dress example, Creator/HelenMirren's character in ''Film/{{Red}}'' is shot in the gut and bleeds on her white dress (she survives, though).

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* Another not wedding dress example, Creator/HelenMirren's character in ''Film/{{Red}}'' ''Film/Red2010'' is shot in the gut and bleeds on her white dress (she survives, though).


** That's not a typo by the way: there were three of the films. And there's a remake as well.


* In ''Anime/CodeGeass'', seeing the sweet, naive [[spoiler:Princess Euphemia [[BrainwashedAndCrazy massacring innocents]] in her frilly dress]] was a ''[[WhamEpisode wham]]''. The [[FanNickname fan nicknames]] "Genocide-[[JapaneseHonorifics tan]]" and [[spoiler:Euphinator]] cannot begin to summarize the impact of the scene.

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* In ''Anime/CodeGeass'', seeing the sweet, naive [[spoiler:Princess Euphemia [[BrainwashedAndCrazy massacring innocents]] in her frilly dress]] was a ''[[WhamEpisode wham]]''. The [[FanNickname fan nicknames]] "Genocide-[[JapaneseHonorifics tan]]" and [[spoiler:Euphinator]] cannot begin to summarize the impact of the scene.


* Cady's Halloween costume in the teen film ''Film/MeanGirls''. The rest of the party react with confusion as she is the only girl who hasn't shown up in a fanservicy PlayboyBunny or SexyWhateverCostume. She probably could have qualified if the dress was more revealing and she wasn't also wearing ScaryTeeth.

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* Cady's Halloween costume in the teen film ''Film/MeanGirls''. The rest of the party react with confusion as she is the only girl who hasn't shown up in a fanservicy PlayboyBunny or SexyWhateverCostume.SexyWhateverOutfit. She probably could have qualified if the dress was more revealing and she wasn't also wearing ScaryTeeth.



* ''Theatre/MeanGirls'' just like in the original film, Cady wears one of these to the Halloween party and stands out for actually being scary instead of in a SexyWhatever / PlayboyBunny style outfit. The theatre version ups the amount of blood on the dress and adds a prop knife sticking into her back so that it's more obvious for anyone in the cheap seats.

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* ''Theatre/MeanGirls'' just like in the original film, Cady wears one of these to the Halloween party and stands out for actually being scary instead of in a SexyWhatever SexyWhateverOutfit / PlayboyBunny style outfit. The theatre version ups the amount of blood on the dress and adds a prop knife sticking into her back so that it's more obvious for anyone in the cheap seats.


* Cady's Halloween costume in the teen film ''Film/MeanGirls''.

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* Cady's Halloween costume in the teen film ''Film/MeanGirls''. The rest of the party react with confusion as she is the only girl who hasn't shown up in a fanservicy PlayboyBunny or SexyWhateverCostume. She probably could have qualified if the dress was more revealing and she wasn't also wearing ScaryTeeth.


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* ''Theatre/MeanGirls'' just like in the original film, Cady wears one of these to the Halloween party and stands out for actually being scary instead of in a SexyWhatever / PlayboyBunny style outfit. The theatre version ups the amount of blood on the dress and adds a prop knife sticking into her back so that it's more obvious for anyone in the cheap seats.


* In ''Anime/CodeGeass'', seeing the sweet, naive [[spoiler:Princess Euphemia [[BrainwashedAndCrazy massacring innocents]] in her frilly dress]] was a ''[[WhamEpisode wham]]''. The [[FanNickname fan nicknames]] "Genocide-[[{{Honorifics}} tan]]" and [[spoiler:Euphinator]] cannot begin to summarize the impact of the scene.

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* In ''Anime/CodeGeass'', seeing the sweet, naive [[spoiler:Princess Euphemia [[BrainwashedAndCrazy massacring innocents]] in her frilly dress]] was a ''[[WhamEpisode wham]]''. The [[FanNickname fan nicknames]] "Genocide-[[{{Honorifics}} "Genocide-[[JapaneseHonorifics tan]]" and [[spoiler:Euphinator]] cannot begin to summarize the impact of the scene.


* In the series finale of ''Series/Daredevil2015'', [[ComicBook/TheKingpin Wilson Fisk's]] wedding to Vanessa becomes a MeleeATrois between Fisk, Daredevil and Dex (aka ComicBook/{{Bullseye}}). Vanessa, who's caught on the sidelines, ends up with a lot of blood splattered across her wedding dress.

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* In the series finale of ''Series/Daredevil2015'', [[ComicBook/TheKingpin Wilson Fisk's]] wedding to Vanessa becomes a MeleeATrois between Fisk, Daredevil and Dex (aka ComicBook/{{Bullseye}}).ComicBook/{{Bullseye|MarvelComics}}). Vanessa, who's caught on the sidelines, ends up with a lot of blood splattered across her wedding dress.

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* In the 2019 revival of ''Theatre/{{Oklahoma}}'', the ending was changed to have Curly shoot Jud at point-blank range, leading to his groom outfit and Laurey's wedding dress being covered in blood.


* Three brides are attacked in ''Manga/CaseClosed'', with different results:
** In an early case, the imagery [[http://www.detectiveconanworld.com/wiki/File:EP18_Case.jpg is played straight]] since the poor bride [[BloodFromTheMouth bleeds profusely from the mouth]] after [[spoiler: she's poisoned by her groom in revenge for her OverprotectiveDad's part in the (accidental) death of said groom's mother, 20 years ago.]] [[spoiler:Unusually for this trope, the bride survives and ultimately gets better.]]
** Ultimately averted in another case: [[spoiler: Satou gets stabbed when first her best friend Yumi and then she pose as {{Body Double}}s of a bride who has been threatened ''and'' she's attacked while wearing the bride-to-be wedding gown... but said gown has [[PocketProtector a thick corset that acts as a protection]]. She then [[KickingAssInAllHerFinery reacts and helps subdue the attacker]].]]
** And in the third case... [[spoiler: The bride ''and'' the groom are murdered. [[RareMaleExample The groom is wearing his white tuxedo when he's found dead]]. [[AvertedTrope The bride is not in her wedding gown, she has a pink dress on instead]].]]



* Three brides are attacked in ''Manga/DetectiveConan'', with different results:
** In an early case, the imagery [[http://www.detectiveconanworld.com/wiki/File:EP18_Case.jpg is played straight]] since the poor bride [[BloodFromTheMouth bleeds profusely from the mouth]] after [[spoiler: she's poisoned by her groom in revenge for her OverprotectiveDad's part in the (accidental) death of said groom's mother, 20 years ago.]] [[spoiler:Unusually for this trope, the bride survives and ultimately gets better.]]
** Ultimately averted in another case: [[spoiler: Satou gets stabbed when first her best friend Yumi and then she pose as {{Body Double}}s of a bride who has been threatened ''and'' she's attacked while wearing the bride-to-be wedding gown... but said gown has [[PocketProtector a thick corset that acts as a protection]]. She then [[KickingAssInAllHerFinery reacts and helps subdue the attacker]].]]
** And in the third case... [[spoiler: The bride ''and'' the groom are murdered. [[RareMaleExample The groom is wearing his white tuxedo when he's found dead]]. [[AvertedTrope The bride is not in her wedding gown, she has a pink dress on instead]].]]

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* In ''[[Literature/TheEmpiriumTrilogy Kingsbane]]'', Rielle's golden wedding dress becomes drenched in blood during her escape from Âme de la Terre.

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