A really interesting question came across our desk this week at our Toronto banquet hall. A bride was wondering during her wedding planning, if it was seen as distasteful or tacky not to wear white at her own wedding. White may be a traditional colour for a wedding dress, but it is not necessarily a must have. Why do brides wear white you may ask? The tradition was actually started in 1840 by Queen Victoria from her iconic white wedding gown. This was quite a rebellious decision at the time as most royal wedding colours were silver, blue or yellow. Many editorials will note that wearing a white wedding dress was a symbolization of purity, but according to some historians, Queen Victoria wore the white dress as a political statement to represent luxury and cleanliness, as it would be hard to keep clean and almost impractical to wear to another occasion.
After being a wedding planner in the business for almost three decades, we can say that we have seen every colour, size and shape of wedding dress. If you are looking for something a little different than just your traditional white wedding dress then opt in for some colour! In this wedding blog we show you some gorgeous wedding gown inspirations that will help you see that white isn’t your only option.
If you are venturing away from the idea of a white wedding gown, then a good place to start would be a pale pink. Pale pink can still give the allusion of white but allows you to have a hint of colour to your dress.
You will feel like Cinderella at the ball in this colour and definitely add a statement to your wedding dress. Baby blue is a throwback to the royal wedding colours from the early 1800s and therefore holds its tradition as a long standing wedding gown choice.
Gold and Sparkles
What screams a party like little sparkle and shine? Gold is the perfect colour for a wedding gown as it can be sophisticated and chic but also a whole lot of fun. Adding sparkles to your dress, are perfect for some extra dramatic flair.
Mint Green or Pistachio
These light colours are totally fresh and such a romantic look. We have seen these wedding gown colours make their best appearances in the spring or summer.
Red is the obvious colour of love. You will definitely make a huge statement and feel like the queen with an all red wedding dress. A red wedding dress would be best to wear in the fall or winter rather than in the hotter seasons.
For the ultimate rebellion in wedding gowns, why not wear all black? You can add touches of white to your dress in a belt, jacket or veil. We have seen stunning black wedding dresses, which are perfect for winter weddings.
Don’t forget to check our weekly wedding blog for more tips, secrets of the trade and wedding inspiration.
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