Utterly Gorgeous Coloured Gowns for the Unconventional Bride

For me, having a vintage inspired wedding was about trying to create a look personal and unique to me – when I was younger I was adamant I would get married in black, so obviously my wedding was always destined to be unique! When planning our wedding I did consider challenging convention and going with a coloured wedding dress, but I am afraid to say I found it all too difficult and chose the easy Ivory option. But after my perfectly Vintage Inspired Wedding I came across this incredibly inspirational real life wedding bridal perfection on 100 Layer Cake Green Deco Bridal Dress by Jenny Packham

Deco Green Bridal Grown by Jenny Packham(go to 100 Layer Cake to see all the lovely photos – how cute is the matching cake topper!)

Oh so gorgeous and glamorous bride Phillipa could not look more beautiful in her glittering, green, Jenny Packham gown – it is simply deco divine! And it got me thinking, I can’t be the only bride to be who considered not conforming, so what is out there for those brides playing with the idea of shying away from the traditional ivory or white?

I realise I may sound a bit biased, but for any bride looking for a glamorous, deco inspired, coloured wedding dress, Jenny Packham is a good place to start!

Starting with this truly beautiful colour and design, straight out of the Golden Age of Hollywood……

Blue Jenny Packham Dress

In fact, one of my Style Icons of today – Vintage Diva Dita Von Teese wore it, and looked absolutely stunning……

1940s inspired Jenny Packham gown

If you love the Golden Age of Hollywood fashion and that gorgeous sapphire blue colour take a look at these beauties from Marchesa……

1940s Glamorous Bridal Gowns

But, back to Jenny Packham – that dress, made instantly famous by the Duchess of Cambridge, I thought immediately would make a beautiful wedding dress……

Jenny Packham Dress worn by Duchess of Catherine

And I love this dress, with its starburst detailing, it is stunning!

Jenny Packham Deco Inspired Starburst Dress

If it is Silver glamour you want, then this gorgeous gown by Karen Willis Holmes might be for you……

Silver Glamour Bridal Gown Karen Willis Holmes

Or for a more traditional in style dress, take a look at Francesca, in a very pretty almost blue silver colour.

Silver Blue Bridal Gown - Karen Willis Holmes

Of course, just as I start thinking about and looking for coloured wedding dresses who should unveil their latest collection but one of my favourite wedding dress designers, Vera Wang!

As always the designs are incredibly lush and the colours are just so romantic……

Mint Green Bridal Gown

Mint Green Bridal Gown

Nude Salmon Bridal Gown

Charcoal Grey Vera Wang Bridal Gown Charcoal Bridal Gown

Blush Pink Bridal Gown

Stone Bridal Gown

Wow, wow, wow, I can’t even pick a favourite!

If something more whimsical or retro is for you, then take a look at this fabulous Australian wedding, from Ruffled, captured perfectly by talented photographer Adrian Tuazon……

Powder Blue Vintage Bridal Gown

Vintage Wedding Shoes

Retro Powder Blue Bride & Bridesmaids

Retro Powder Blue Bride & GroomI love the powder blue dress and her contrasting pink shoes are SO cute!

Or how about this gorgeous New Zealand bride, from Project Wedding, in her beautiful couture gown – by one of my favourite Australian wedding dress designers, Collette Dinnigan……
 Vintage Blush Pink Wedding Dress
Vintage Blush Pink Bridal Gown
 Vintage Blush Pink Bridal Gown
BHLDN, if you have never heard of them you are in for a treat, have some of the most wonderful whimsical, coloured, bridal gowns and dresses, so if you’re inspired by the above brides go straight to their shop (they ship internationally!) – and be prepared to be amazed! Here are a select few, my personal faves……
Whimsical Blush Bridal Gown

Yellow Whimsical Bridal Gown
If you love the pretty blush, nude, antique pink colour already seen in BHLDN, and Vera Wang, then you are going to LOVE the dresses found in Marianna Hardwick‘s sumptuous Salon Collection……
Blush Pink 1950s Bridal Gown
I love this 1950s inspired chiffon bridal ball gown with its intricate lace watermark!
Retro Blush Pink Bridal Dress
Vintage Inspired Antique Pink Bridal Gown
The same colour also appears in Elie Saab‘s Spring 2011 Haute Couture collection (go to his website to see incredible sketches of his creations and the latest 2012 collection which is just as beautiful!)
Antique Pink Bridal Gown
Blush Pink Bridal Gown
Silver Bridal Gown
Or hey, why not the Black I always said I would get married in – when the dress looks like this, how could anyone argue?!
Black Bridal Gown

I must admit to being amazed, and impressed, with the selection and choice of unconventional, coloured wedding dresses available, it’s a clear sign of the demand for them – for brides today wanting to create a unique look and wedding that expresses their style and personality, they have plenty of gowns and dresses to choose from!




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