LOVE/HATE: the Rainbow Connection


(Image via Hanle Productions)
So. Mismatched bridesmaid dresses. I know we’ve talked about this before, and the response has been pretty much universally favorable. Most of the time, though, we talk about dresses that have something in common with one another. We’ve talked about brides who give the dictum: ‘find a tea length dress in navy blue’, or ‘wear anything you like so long as it’s black and hits your knees.’

Not every bride gives even that much direction. Here, for example, the only thing that matches about these is the bouquets are the same color/shading as their dresses. Even with that, the lady in very pale pink on the right and the girl in the aqua number have bouquets that aren’t a precise match.

The dresses are every color of the rainbow, the hems hit everywhere from mid-thigh to floor-length, there are strapless, and halter, and spaghetti straps, and one even has cap sleeves. Most of the shoes are black with a mid-heel… but the girl in the pale pink seems to have ivory shoes. Their hairstyles are different. Though most seem to be wearing their hair down, there are a couple who appear to have put their hair up. In short, there is absolutely not one thing these women have consistently in common other than the fact they’re holding bouquets and standing with the bride.

Me? I love this. Every one of these women looks happy, confident, and rather fabulous in her own right, which makes for great photos. These all look like dresses they can wear again. How often does that happen? And while a glance makes it clear that each woman has her own look, it all seems to work happily together.

Yep, this is made of love.

What do all of you think?

6 Responses to “LOVE/HATE: the Rainbow Connection”

  1. srah says:

    I always love these pictures with multicolor bridal parties but I don’t know how they do it so successfully! I feel like there’s the potential for things to go wrong if there’s too much freedom, like three of your bridesmaids pick olive green dresses and the other one picks fuchsia instead of everyone being splendidly spread across the rainbow. Or maybe the brides assign them the colors but let them interpret it their way, like “Alice, wear a shade of pink that you like. Bernice, you can wear any shade of orange…”

  2. Kelly says:

    YES YES YES YES!!! The girls are standing with you on such an important day for a reason! And that reason is they have the best personalities in the whole world. And you should want to show the world why these girls are your best friends. Let them have a say in their outfits and everyone will enjoy the day more. The girls will be comfy thus making them happy and surrounding yourself with happy maids is a surefire way to ensure you are happy!

  3. Katie says:

    Love! It just looks gorgeous, and they all look so happy.

  4. Jo says:

    That’s a great photo 🙂 Some girls are larger, some are smaller, some are taller than the bride – the bride looks like a confident, beautiful lady who just wants her friends around her looking their best. Does it get better than that?

  5. Twistie says:

    @Jo: No, I don’t think it can get much better than that!

  6. What a unique wedding theme. It is so cute. I love rainbow and it’s really nice. Congrats to the new couple. I am so happy for them.