Kaleidoscopic brides: Beyond the white wedding

 

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White wedding dresses were popularised by Queen Victoria in 1840 – so don’t you think it’s time for a change?

A survey by Brides magazine discovered 44% of women planning a wedding said they would consider having a coloured bridal gown.

As usual, the celebs are leading the way. Keira Knightley plumped for a simple Chanel number in blush and Victoria Beckham changed into a vibrant plum dress. It’s nothing new either – Elizabeth Taylor chose mustard yellow for her first wedding to Richard Burton.

Follow in their footsteps, with our edit of beautiful wedding dresses in a manner of all hues.

Mint green

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Image source: Jenny Packham

We love the sweet style of the Perdith dress from Jenny Packham’s 2016 bridal collection. Enhanced by intricate embellishment and silver waist cincher, the pretty mint green shade isn’t the only unusual element – the dress ends on the knee too.

Wedding wish list: Add a pop of colour to your barware with Waterford’s Mixology decanter in lime green.

 

Gold

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Image source: BHLDN

How dreamy is this gown from BHLDN? Anthropologie’s sister brand doesn’t have any UK shops but you can order online (there are clear shipping instructions and a returns policy). From their collection of modern, often relaxed, pieces this blush/gold dress caught our eye. The simple plunging bodice teams with a full organza skirt featuring delicate embroidery, including pink floral motifs.

Wedding wish list: Waterford’s Rebel decanter in amber perfectly suits your dress colour palette.

 

Red

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Image source: Eliza Jane Howell

Taking inspiration from the prohibition era, this striking wedding dress by Eliza Jane Howell is a bold choice of colour. A beaded and embroidered sheer overlay adds a subtle covered-up look to a strapless base layer.

Wedding wish list: As effortlessly glamourous as your gown, Waterford’s Mixology echo tumbler in red makes for a striking addition to your gift list.

 

Periwinkle blue

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Image source: Monique Lhuillier

Searching for a showstopper? Look no further than this bold wedding dress from Monique Lhuillier. In a pretty pastel blue, it’s quite the romantic choice, with a full skirt featuring tulle roses.

Wedding wish list: Waterford’s Mixology Argon tumblers turns up the blue factor to neon. Or choose a gift from the My Favourite Things range, designed by Monique Lhuillier herself for Waterford.

 

Black

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Image source: Vera Wang

According to the queen of the wedding catwalk, black is back. Vera Wang features this dark number in her 2016 collection. Its daring gothic elegance will certainly turn heads. Check out the ostrich feather train…

Wedding wish list: If it’s dark shades you’re looking for, plump for Waterford’s John Rocha black cut champagne flutes.

 

Pink

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Image source: Justin Alexander

By complete contrast, this ballgown from Justin Alexander is straight out of a fairytale. The blush and silver sweetheart beaded bodice balances a full tulle skirt.

Wedding wish list: If pink is your favourite colour, Waterford’s Rebel martini glasses will inject chic style to your drinkware.

Decided a traditionally toned wedding dress is more your style? Make sure you discover our edit of this year’s trendiest gowns.

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