The Bride Wore…What?

When you think of a bride, chances are that you think of a lady in a white dress. The fact is, though, that white is not required at all. Oh, and if you choose not to wear white, ivory isn’t your only other option. Really. No, this is true.

Look, white is great. If that’s what you want to wear I’ll have your back no matter what your matrimonial or sexual history, age, budget, or any other factor you may think is holding you back from your dream.

On the other hand, if you don’t want to wear white, I’ll have your back every bit as much. Maybe you don’t want to because this is your second wedding and you already did that. Maybe you feel uncomfortable because you come from a culture where white is a color of mourning. Or maybe you just think there’s another color you look better in than white. Whatever your reason, you should choose what makes you happy.

Wedding Dress Silver You could wear a silver gown and pair it with a dramatic, dark bouquet.

Wedding Dress Pink Or you could pick soft, feminine pink.
Wedding Dress Blue Perhaps you’re not afraid of the blues because you look so fabulous in them.
Wedding Dress Purple Then again, you may prefer a punch of purple.
Wedding Dress Red Or you could make a dramatic statement in deep red.
Wedding Dress Orange Orange might make you feel your best and most bridal.
Wedding Dress Yellow Unless you prefer the sunshiny vibrance of yellow.
Wedding Dress Gold You may look regal and elegant in gold.

It doesn’t matter what color you where when you get married, so long as you’re happy with the result…even if you choose plaid with an eyepatch and giant purple antlers.
Wedding Dress Tartan w horns

It’s your wedding. Wear the color you want.

12 Responses to “The Bride Wore…What?”

  1. Kayla says:

    Glad to see some people embrace the concept of brides wearing something other than white! I’m going to be wearing red, personally. 🙂 I’d probably look like a ghost if I wore a white dress – although considering we’re getting married on Halloween, that might not necessarily be a bad thing…

  2. Melissa says:

    I will be wearing white, but only because I like it. I think other brides should wear whatever they durn well please!

  3. Oh em gee, I love the Christmas tree ball bouquet! At least I think that’s what it is. Such a cute idea.

  4. Twistie says:

    @Kayla: You’re in good company. My own mother wore scarlet from head to toe – including her stockings – when she married dear old dad. Color is fun, and shouldn’t be simply ignored as a possibility.

    @Melissa: That’s just what I think!

    @NtB: I know! I think it’s just the ginchiest thing ever!

  5. monkeyparts says:

    I finally got my dress and it’s blue blue blue!

  6. bridal girl says:

    Except for the antlers I can go with all those different colors…

  7. Abby says:

    I never thought too much about wearing a color other than white but it’s definitely an option that people should consider. There are some people that white just doesn’t work for so it’s nice to see some support for other options.

  8. Blossom says:

    I’m wearing red as well. When i told one the older ladies that i work with i was wearing red she asked “how come you chose red?” i told her it was my favorite colour. She got this look of remembering and said “i wish i wore purple to my wedding thats my favorite colour.” awww how cute.

  9. Lizz says:

    I had to fight tooth and nail too convince my mother that wear IVORY wasn’t going to make her look like a “failed mother”. Apparently, her entire parenting grade is based on whether the church ladies think I’m a virgin or not. I swear, it’s almost wooth wearing black or red just to tick her off. Oh well, I have to choose my battles.

  10. Those are some beautiful photographs that really show off the uniqueness and gorgeousness of the veils. Thanks for sharing!

  11. Justine says:

    I’m the girl in the first photo. I wore my Badgley Mischka silver dress (bought it on sale from Bergdorf Goodman, $450) and I loved it to pieces. I did, however, purchase a different dress before the silver frock. It was a gorgeous black silk, Vera Wang dress…I had a hard time deciding which I liked more. I say wear what makes you feel the most beautiful!

  12. Twistie says:

    @Justine: I think you made a fabulous choice. You look gorgeous in your silver glory.