Red Wedding Dress

Wedding Dresses With Color
By Laura Firenze

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It's official: color is one of the hottest trends for bridal gowns! What started about a decade ago with Amsale's legendary blue sash gown has expanded and evolved into wedding gowns with much more colorful accents. Whether your style is a hint of pink or an all red extravaganza, check out these wonderful ideas for wearing a colorful wedding dress.

The most recent bridal collections are blessed with an abundance of pale pink (especially the Platinum Collection by Priscilla of Boston). Pink is a natural choice for a wedding gown, as it is the essence of romance and femininity. The soft hue is ideal for brides who love the idea of trying something other than the traditional all white wedding dress, but who do not want an in-your-face explosion of color. When a bride goes down the aisle in a pale pink gown, the color of the dress will not be the first thing that guests n
otice; rather it will slowly dawn on them that the dress is not basic white.

One of the most luxe looks is a silk satin bridal gown in a soft hue like pale pink or light blue. The shimmer of the satin paired with the gentle color makes for an absolutely gorgeous glowing effect. The interesting part is that a wedding dress which is made entirely of a subtle color will actually be less dramatically colorful than one which combines white or ivory with another shade. It is all a matter of the bride's preference and how traditional her family is. For a summertime wedding, a pink, peach, or deep champagne colored tulle is a lovely alternative to white. Choose the color which best complements your skin tone to give you that radiant bridal glow.
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When wearing a wedding dress with color, a little creativity is useful in planning the accessories. For an all-red gown, select accents which are equally striking, such as eggplant purple flowers and black feathers for the bridal bouquet. Custom red Swarovski crystal bridal jewelry is a natural finishing touch for a bold red dress. Be careful when pairing red flowers with a red wedding dress; if there is no contrast, the flowers will blend into the gown.

For the lighter colored bridal gowns, accessories are equally important. If you have selected a ballet pink wedding dress, for instance, custom bridal jewelry which combines white pearls with rose colored crystals would be lovely. Get some contrast in the bouquet, by selecting flowers in a deeper shade of pink, or a combination of pink with a pop of color like green or purple. Matching blue flowers to a blue wedding dress would frankly be overkill, so stick with classic white or ivory blossoms, which are gorgeous against blue silk. If you prefer a more casual effect, light yellow flowers would be lovely with a blue wedding dress.

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Keep in mind when selecting a colorful wedding gown that you need to have a plan for the bridesmaid dresses. Since they should not match the color of your dress too closely, think about putting the attendants in either a much more vivid shade of your gown (such as raspberry bridesmaid dresses with a pale pink wedding dress) or a neutral like pewter. Pull in some flowers for the bridesmaids' bouquets which complement the color of your wedding gown to bring the whole look together. It will be beautiful in the wedding pictures.

These days, it is expected that brides want their wedding gowns to be unique and express their personality. Choosing a wedding gown with color can be a great way to inject a personal flair into your bridal style. Whether you opt for a barely-there blush or a dramatic red, adding color to your wedding gown is a sure way to make it stand out.

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