Reasons to Wear a Colored Wedding Dress
Thinking of injecting some color into your bridal style? Why limit yourself to a white wedding? The tradition of wearing a white wedding dress came from brides emulating Queen Victoria's white dress in 1840. Before that, women simply wore their best dress, often opting for elegant black or gray. These days there are many more hues of pastels and bolder tones for your wedding dress and this one we're showing off today by Viera Futakova is nothing short of show stopping. Keep scrolling for more images from Fine Art Curation member Nikol Bodnarova...
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Such was the case for Mandy Moore, who walked down the (backyard) aisle In a blush pink Rodarte tulle gown. The actress, isn't the only celebrity bride who has rejected traditional bridal white in favor of a hue with a little more flavor. Jessica Biel, too, bucked tradition for a pale pink Giambattista Valli gown at her 2012 wedding to Justin Timberlake in Italy. But is there a reason for the popularity of the pink gown?
While I've binge-watched enough episodes of Say Yes to the Dress to know that some brides who walk down the aisle for a second time don't necessarily want to wear white twice, that doesn't seem to be the typical motivation. As for why brides are feeling unconventional in the first place, perhaps there's a little sense of rebellion to the staunch traditionalism wrapped up in the literal significance of a white dress.
It also doesn't hurt that pink is psychologically associated with romance, and with such a wide range of warm and cool tones, it's almost universally flattering. While the soft, peony pink hue is most common, there are plenty of bridal boutiques (not to mention, ready-to-wear outfitters) that can whip up a pink look in any number of shades, from bubblegum to fuchsia.
And it's not just pink that non-traditional brides are gravitating towards. While bright white, ivory, and pink round out the top three most-requested colors, gowns with undertones of blue-gray or lavender are also popular picks for those not looking to blind their guests with bleach-bright white. Our advice? If you're feeling it, just say yes to the (colored) dress.
Photography Nikol Bodnarova Photography | Event planning and coordination: MADELAINE Event & Wedding Planning | Venue: Galicia Nueva Zamocky Hotel | Model: Katarína Ocovanova | Fashion Designer Viera Futakova | Make up: GOSH make up artist Veronika Hutkova via Makeup GOSH Copenhagen Slovakia | Hair: Extravaganza Studio LV | Videography: Bolco Visual | Chairs: Event Chairs