Color has been trimming and accessorizing its way into the wedding world for quite some time now. The overall color palette for a couple's wedding has spurred the trend of wearing a wedding gown in a non-white shade. Or, is it the other way around?
Brides in Europe, Asia and the Middle East have been saying I do in non-white dresses for ages due to custom and preference. The white wedding gown was brought to the fashion forefront by Queen Victoria in 1840, and we've been following her lead ever since.
But white isn't right for every bride. Champagne can be charming, pink can be perfect and blue can be brilliant. Each season brings with it a new color palette. We've seen pastels, gold and silver metallics, nautical reds and navy, darker, more dense, sophisticated shades like charcoal (from Vera Wang) and deep taupes.
If your heart is set on going for color, try a hue you love, one that looks divine with your hair color and skin tone. Don't match your makeup to the dress; it could end up looking silly and less sophisticated. Do match your shoes and maybe your lingerie.
Play up the color with your bouquet and flowers and the color palette of your wedding décor, invites and desserts. What could be prettier than lilac macarons to play up your lilac wedding gown?
If you choose a dress in a pretty shade of mint, make sure your bridesmaids aren't matchy-matchy in mint too. Perhaps you turn the tables and put them in cream dresses with mint shoes or an oversized mint bouquet at the shoulder or waist.
Color is at your disposal to add wit and personality to your wedding look, whether you go for head to toe or just a touch.