Choosing a colourful wedding dress
You are planning your wedding and starting to think about your dress. But maybe a white or ivory dress just isn’t what you want, or doesn’t feel right for you. There are amazingly beautiful white, ivory and champagne coloured dressed out there, and styles to suit all body shapes and styles. However, if a white dress just doesn’t fit what you want or you fancy the idea of adding a splash of colour to your wedding why not think about a colourful wedding dress?
I’ll let you into a little secret. I wore a dark blue long evening dress for my own wedding. At the time I just couldn’t find a style I liked (thankfully there are many more options available now). And every time I tried on something white I looked like the I was at deaths door, feeling even more pasty white than normal. So, I decided to go for colour and I was very happy to go down a slightly different route for my own wedding.
I have photographed so many truly beautiful weddings, with brides wearing the most fabulous dresses. I have seen everything from princess style full skirt dresses, to slinky satin styles. From boho inspired dresses, to stunning sequinned gowns. Amongst these elegant dresses there have been a number of my brides who have chosen to wear a different colour. Whether that was for their main dress or as a second dress for the evening party. Either way it was a fabulous splash of colour and reflected their own style.
Here you can see some of the gorgeous dresses and a little inspiration for choosing a colourful wedding dress.
Beautiful wedding dresses with bright colours
Som & Jonny married in Tuscany (amazing!) Som chose a coral Oscar De La Genta gown, and her bridesmaids wore simple ivory dresses from Ghost. Check out Som & Johnny’s amazing two day Italian wedding here.
Belinda & Pete had an outdoor ceremony and a really laid back wedding day. Belinda wore a gorgeous dress by Temperley London and she looked amazing. The style suited her and fitted their wedding day perfectly. You can see more of their beautiful outdoor wedding in Berkshire here.
Maya & Ash had a change of outfits for the evening part of their wedding reception. For the official ceremony and the wedding meal Ash wore a bespoke suit and Maya a white dress. After the speeches they changed into traditional bright red outfits. You can see more of their amazing colourful wedding here.
Jumana & Sabih’s wedding also included an outfit that was traditional. Jumana wore the most exquisite Kimono, that had also been worn by her mum when she was young. I have never seen a kimono being worn before and its the most amazing thing to watch. So many layers and so much detail. Jumana wore this for the wedding ceremony and the dinner. She then changed into a gorgeous short dress, with floral pattern to capture the essence of the Kimono’s style. This was much easier to dance in for the evening party. I loved how she chose bright pink shoes for her party outfit too. Click here to see Jumana & Sabih’s wedding (keep an eye out for the flamingoes!)
Kate & Geoff married at Goodwood House where Kate wore a red Oscar De La Genta dress and Geoff a dark blue suit. They chose warm colours for their flowers with oranges, pinks, reds and purples to tonally match the red of the brides dress.
A little more colourful inspiration…
Here are some other gorgeous colourful wedding dresses that have a little bit of colour, with pale and pastel tones keeping the colours light and bright.
So, what do you think? Would you consider a colourful wedding dress or have you got your heart set on white or ivory? I’d love to hear more about the dress or outfit that you got married in or are planning to get married in.
The main thing is to choose a dress that’s right for you. Your wedding is unique to you, so go your own way and choose a dress you love, whether that’s a bold bright red or soft ivory. Let your style shine through and make sure you feel amazing in the outfit you choose to wear to get married in.
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It’s great that you mentioned that there are amazingly beautiful white, ivory, and champagne-colored dressed out there, and styles to suit all body shapes and styles. My sister will have her wedding soon and we still need to get her the perfect wedding dress. I’ll share this with her since she also wants to add a bit of color to her dresses. Thanks!