For centuries, brides around the world wore wedding dresses in a variety of colors, often choosing a frock they already owned. In 1840, Queen Victoria wore a white lace gown when she married Prince Albert and the tradition of a white wedding dress spread through the western world. However, as many time-honored wedding customs are evolving, more brides are incorporating unique ideas into their day that reflects their life and personality. One way to do that is a colorful or patterned wedding gown.
Celebrities seem to be paving the way for this new trend. Over the course of eight weddings Elizabeth Taylor wore a yellow dress, green dress, violet dress and even a tie dye dress! More recently, blush and pink have become popular choices for weddings. Kaley Cuoco Sweeting, Jessica Biel, Reese Witherspoon and Gwen Stefani all wore shades of pink on their big day. On the other end of the color spectrum, a black gown was chosen by Avril Lavigne and Sara Jessica Parker.
If you’re an unconventional bride, looking for a fresh alternative to the traditional white dress, here are a few beautiful ideas for you!
Pretty Pastels- Add a touch of color with a gown in lavender, blush or mint.
Deep Jewel Tones- Be bold and go for a rich shade on your wedding day.
Metallic Sparkles- Add a bit of bling to your big day.
Black Gowns- Love black? Neiman Marcus said, “Women who wear black live colorful lives.”
Colorful Ombres- Gorgeous white gowns with an added twist
Floral Frocks- Pretty blooms that are perfect for a garden or outdoor wedding
Sources: Polka Dot Bride | Ruffled Blog | Weddings Unveiled Magazine
Fairy Tale Princess- If you’ve always dreamed of being a princess, choose a Disney princess look-alike dress!
Images courtesy of Alfred Angelo Bridal.
Since tomorrow is Halloween, we thought we’d leave you with this fun photo from a comic book themed wedding. The bride and groom both love Batman and not only did they dress up, but all their guests wore costumes too!
Feature Image courtesy of Brian and Brittany Anderson of Stained Glass, a South Florida based boutique production house that specializes in still and motion photography.