Be a truly blushing bride in a wedding dress with hues of pink
Colour isn’t always considered by a bride today when choosing her wedding dress, with many opting to stay with the more traditional choices. However, soft blush shades are becoming increasingly popular and, for many sophisticated brides, pink is a winning way to start: elegant and a stunning pairing with classic white, ivory and cream.
In decades past, an alternative colour was often the choice for brides for their wedding dresses. Only last month, we shared an info-graphic showcasing some of the most memorable celebrity gowns from the last 175 years (take a look at them all here), with many of history’s most famous ladies choosing colourful dresses. The late, great Cilla Black injected her vibrant personality into her gown with a bright red dress when she married Bobby Willis in 1969; in the same year, another exceptional lady, Linda Eastman, also wore strong colour – wearing bright yellow when she married Paul McCartney. Not only that, three ladies whose names are synonymous with style, grace and beauty – Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor – chose to wear colourful gowns for marriages in the 1950s, 60s and 70s.
That said, in more recent years, colourful wedding dresses haven’t always had a chic reputation. Whilst we embrace the personal choice of each and every bride, when pink wedding dress have been worn by ladies such as Jordan (who wore a pink dress when she wed Peter Andre), wearing a different shade for your wedding day wasn’t always something that came to the mind of an elegant bride. However, with some of the most stunning celebrity ladies wearing dresses with a pink hue in recent years, it’s becoming a more and more popular choice for a sophisticated bride looking to bring something a little different to her gown for her big day.
One of the queens of contemporary glamour and style, Gwen Stefani (never without her signature, classic red-lip) paved the way for sophisticated, pink wedding dresses when she married Gavin Rossdale in 2002. A stunning pink cascaded through her beautiful, John Galliano gown; with the colour focussed on the bottom and train of her gown, Gwen showcased how pink can blend elegantly with the more traditional-white.
When the Australian actress and model Portia de Rossi married Ellen DeGeneres in 2008, her stunning backless gown featured a full tulle skirt in a subtle hue of pink. Designed by Zac Posen, Portia’s dress complemented Ellen’s white suit perfectly for the intimate, romantic wedding at the couple’s L.A. home.
The pink wedding dress continues to be showcased, with other recent famous brides choosing shades from blush to bright for their big day. Reese Witherspoon chose a custom-made Monique Lhuillier blush-hued dress, with a Chantilly lace corset bodice and full tulle A-line skirt, when she married Jim Toth in a country-estate ceremony in 2011. A family-focussed wedding with the theme of Rustic Romance, Reese’s feminine gown set the tone beautifully for the sophisticated, intimate ceremony.
In 2012, actress Jessica Biel married Justin Timberlake in a stunning castle-like setting in Puglia, Italy wearing a beautiful pink gown designed by Giambattista Valli. Jessica said she wanted her wedding to represent ‘romance, romance, romance’, and that was undoubtedly emulated by her stunning gown. The photos clearly show a glamourous Bride in a stunning venue dressed with exquisite floral details and candelabras: a stylish wedding epitomised by the bride’s elegant pink dress.
Kaley Cuoco married Ryan Sweeting wearing a bright pink Vera Wang design in California on New Year’s Eve 2013. It was a star-studded, high-glamour ceremony with an absolutely jaw-dropping chandelier wedding cake, and the dress was the perfect way for the bride to showcase her fun, confident personality on her wedding day.
White, ivory and cream gowns may long remain as the most popular, but hints of blush, or even an all-over pink shade, can be incredibly elegant and make a stunning impact for a stylish, feminine bride.
We hoped we’ve inspired you: remember, it’s your day to wear the gown that you choose!
Have you chosen a pink gown? Were you a truly blushing bride on your wedding day? We’d love you to share your photos with us! Send them across to [email protected]