Weddings are a deeply personal ceremony and celebration, which is why so many brides-to-be find picking a dress that best reflects their personal style so difficult.
Dresses come in a huge range of cuts, fabrics and lengths, but for creative brides that want something a little more different with colour, it can be difficult finding a gown that balances grace and timeless style.
So, in a world filled with colours of pearl, white, ivory and cream, how can a bride find something a little different?
Bejewell and Beguile
One of the easiest, and most effective ways to add a touch of colour is to coordinate your jewellery.
Brides don’t have to go with the traditional string of white pearls, in fact, freshwater pearls can be dyed in a number of colours and shades to suit. Pearls alone can be purchased in pink, grey, apricot, mauve, black, champagne, lavender, bronze, deep blue, peach and leafy green.
For those looking for a beautiful statement piece, antique shops stock a range of gorgeous art-deco pieces in a range of semi-precious and precious gemstones that will suit most tastes.
For brides with a little more time or crafting experience, affordable costume jewellery can be spray-painted in a number of colours, including metallic, to suit any colour palette.
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Add a Ribbon Belt
A simple way to add colour is to switch over the traditional cinch-belt – which is very popular for hourglass dresses – for a piece that either features your special colour swatch, beading and crystals.
Be The Blushing Bride
Gentle shades of colour can vamp up an otherwise ho-hum wedding dress into a memorable gown worthy of the most romantic celebration.
Shades of baby blue, blush, dusty rose and lemon are incredibly popular for brides looking to project some personality into their outfit.
Often combined with exquisite, delicate layering and fitted, bejewelled bodices, dresses such as the Maggie Sottero Serenica and Aurora are stunning and delicately coloured for the most discerning bride. Both the Serenica and Aurora have become firm favourites in the spring and autumn wedding scene.
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Accessorise, Accessorise, Accessorise!
A stunning pair of brightly coloured shoes can create a real ‘pop’ of interest for your photos and ceremony. From pumps and sneakers to sandals and even cowboy boots, there’s no limit to the personalisation you can add to your outfit.
In addition, hair clips, hair bands, tiaras, purses, and other headdresses can be found in a variety of colours and styles. Flowers, real and silk, are a popular choice for brides looking to add some soft shades of colour.
A Sneaky Trip Down Petticoat Lane
A coloured petticoat can add flash of personality.
A layer of colour can ‘blush’ through the dress for a gentle touch; while some bolder fabrics can offer a flash of colour and pattern as the dress moves.
If you would like more information on adding a personal touch to your special day, please contact our friendly team and arrange an appointment on 02 9635 3311 or visit www.bridalsecrets.com.au