18 Colorful Wedding Dresses for the Non-Traditional Bride…

18 Colorful Wedding Dresses for the Non-Traditional Bride

Heather Walrath

BY ON AUGUST 13, 2014

You’ve added colorful accents to your home, color blocked your wardrobe and even brought a pretty pastel touch to your ‘do. It’s no surprise, then, that when it comes to planning the most fun and fabulous day of your life, you’re also looking to brighten things up with colorful additions to centerpieces, bouquets and… your dress? You bet, thanks to these 18 unique ideas that will have you ditching the traditional white gown for a statement-making dress that’s truly one-of-a-kind.

1. Blue Pastel Dress (price upon request): For a different but show-stopping take on the pastel trend, this Jim Hjelm dress in soft blue gives modern brides a classically inspired choice.

2. Rainbow Pastel Dress (price upon request): Add some color to your look while still channeling your inner princess. This whimsical Lazaro ball gown features floral embroidery and crystal trim, plus a rainbow of pretty pastels.

3. Bold Blue Dress (price upon request): Equally perfect as a wedding gown or formal party dress later on, this Reem Acra head-turner is black-tie approved. We dig it.

4. Carina Corset ($930) + Ahsan Skirt ($1,860): Designed by Watters and available at BHLDN, these two pieces are prettily paired to create the ballet-inspired dress of your dreams.

5. Custom Silk + Lace Dress: A stunning vision of red re-embroidered lace and gold silk, this custom version of Claire Pettibone’s Brigitte gown exudes heart-stopping beauty. Use it as inspiration when working with a designer to create or re-imagine your own perfect dress. (via Kelly Sauer)

6. Dip-Dyed Yellow Dress: Ombre gowns are hot right now, especially when they show off bold, bright colors like this secondhand Didi Couture dress that’s been beautifully revitalized. Steal the look by dip-dying your own favorite gown. (viaSouthBound Bride)

7. Floral Print Dress (price upon request): Fanciful, imaginative and uniquely artistic, this regal Atelier Aimee ball gown evokes visions of a watercolor painting.

8. Lilac Petal Dress (price upon request): Let love blossom at a springtime garden wedding by stepping out in a lilac, petal-inspired Jillian gown that’s fit for the modern fairy princess.

9. Applique Dress: An already stunning white dress becomes a wearable work of art with the addition of quirky, colorful appliques. (via Wedding Chicks)

10. Blush Hummingbird Dress ($839): From the haute high-low hem to the beautifully embroidered hummingbirds, this chiffon Arjan B dress promises a feminine, sophisticated bridal style.

11. Grand Palais Dress ($2,865): Ready to be queen for a day? Carol Hannah makes it easy with this grand gown featuring draped linen and a deconstructed tulle bodice.

12. Zolotova Dress ($1,989): Give your look the ultimate color explosion by walking down the aisle wearing a wildly wondrous Wai-Ching creation.

13. Marie Antoinette Dress (price upon request): While you may not be tying the knot inside a glorious French palace, you can still make a royal entrance in this off-the-shoulder, romantically ruched ball gown by Sareh Nouri.

14. Brightly Patterned Dress: Why save the paint-splattered look for your trash-the-dress session? This Monique Lhuillier Resort 2013 collection gown is fun, creative and totally unexpected. (via Ruffled)

15. Ethereal Blue Dress: Free-spirited brides will love making an original appearance in this ethereal Tara LaTour gown. (via Style Me Pretty)

16. Dip-Dyed Orange Dress: Planning a destination wedding or simply looking to bring some tropical spirit to your day? This custom dip-dyed SYNderela dress is an ideal choice for a retro inspired soiree. (via Green Wedding Shoes)

17. Origami-Inspired Dress ($14,690): While it may cost a pretty penny, this luxe Oscar de la Renta masterpiece, complete with origami-inspired ruffles, is well worth the splurge.

18. Embossed Satin Dress ($3,995): Featuring an embossed basket weave pattern and tactile finish, this vibrant satin Lela Rose dress offers a rich purple hue that’s just right for a wedding any time of the year.

Would you wear a colorful dress on your wedding day? Share your own favorite gowns with us below! 

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Southern Florida Wedding Inspiration

Southern Florida Wedding Inspiration

What could ever be more classic than blush pink and gold? Kati Rosado Photography and Emily Grace Designrecently brought this charming color palette to new sophisticated heights with their styled shoot on the Florida coast. Don’t you just love those macaron favors that double as escort cards?

Southern Florida wedding inspiration - photo by Kati Rosado Photography http://ruffledblog.com/southern-florida-wedding-inspiration

From the stylist, Emily of Emily Grace Design: The inspiration behind this shoot was really to bring in the classics of romantic style and combine them with intimate personal touches and details that we love our brides to take pride in. We think personal details make a huge impact on the design of a wedding whether it be a unique pop of something unexpected on the tables or a touch of comfort and familiarity with your favorite blooms or specialty china. We were thrilled to have the opportunity to shoot at Up the Creek Farms and their new Boathouse venue as our backdrop. This stunning location was the perfect complement to the style we were going for.

glitter wedding invitations - photo by Kati Rosado Photography http://ruffledblog.com/southern-florida-wedding-inspiration

bride getting ready - photo by Kati Rosado Photography http://ruffledblog.com/southern-florida-wedding-inspiration

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gold place setting - photo by Kati Rosado Photography http://ruffledblog.com/southern-florida-wedding-inspiration

We are just loving the blush and gold color palette that is popular right now, and we thought this would be a great way to showcase how to put your own unique twist on this classic look. One of my favorite details of the day was our escort card display that gives guests a sweet treat to enjoy while they find their seat. Not only were the macarons just absolutely delicious, but the shimmer of the sequined fabric made this set-up a gorgeous focal point for a wedding entry. We were thrilled with how everything came together, and just loved the mix of classic details with modern twists in patterns, textures, and design.

Southern Florida wedding inspiration - photo by Kati Rosado Photography http://ruffledblog.com/southern-florida-wedding-inspiration

Southern Florida wedding inspiration - photo by Kati Rosado Photography http://ruffledblog.com/southern-florida-wedding-inspiration

pink wedding themes - photo by Kati Rosado Photography http://ruffledblog.com/southern-florida-wedding-inspiration

Southern Florida wedding inspiration - photo by Kati Rosado Photography http://ruffledblog.com/southern-florida-wedding-inspiration

romantic wedding receptions - photo by Kati Rosado Photography http://ruffledblog.com/southern-florida-wedding-inspiration

macaron escort cards - photo by Kati Rosado Photography http://ruffledblog.com/southern-florida-wedding-inspiration

macaron escort cards - photo by Kati Rosado Photography http://ruffledblog.com/southern-florida-wedding-inspiration

romantic wedding details - photo by Kati Rosado Photography http://ruffledblog.com/southern-florida-wedding-inspiration

wedding decor ideas - photo by Kati Rosado Photography http://ruffledblog.com/southern-florida-wedding-inspiration

From the photographer, Kati Rosado Photography: I have always loved the romantic and feminine color scheme of pink and gold. Emily Grace Design did an amazing job of taking my initial idea and making every detail cohesive and beautiful. We are so pleased with how everything turned out and we hope that this shoot inspires brides to have a pretty and classy wedding! I am so honored to have been able to be a part of such a talented group of vendors.

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wedding inspiration shoot - photo by Kati Rosado Photography http://ruffledblog.com/southern-florida-wedding-inspiration

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Shoot Location: Valkaria, FL / Photographer and Shoot Concept: Kati Rosado Photography / Event Design and Styling: Emily Grace Design / Florist: Julie Miner Events / Venue: Up the Creek Farms / Wedding Dress: “Sydney” by Watters via L.A. Bridal / Shoes: J. Crew / Headpiece: Lysa Creation / Earrings: Petite Delights / Sequin Jacket: Calvin Klein / Hair: Jessica Schultz / Makeup: Patrick Starrr / Groom’s Attire: H&M / Wedding Cake: Creative Cakes & Candies / Macarons: Two Sweets Bake Shop / Gold Sequin Hanger: Oh Deer Creative / Rentals: Crystal and Crates / Chiavari Chairs: A Chair Affair / Models: Cassidy Roney of Willhelmina Modelsand Ethan Brewington / Stationery: Dogwood Blossom Stationery and Invitation Studio

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