Colour me wonderful

Using colour in your wedding dress has become a very popular trend. This is a great way to add your personality into your wedding style.

The most dramatic way to use colour is to do your entire dress in a non-traditional colour. White hasn’t always been the traditional colour to wear for your wedding. Queen Victoria started the trend for white when she married Prince Albert in 1840, though it wasn’t until the 1950s that white became the only acceptable colour for wedding dresses. Prior to this, women would wear their best dress, regardless of colour, though there is an old poem with superstitions about what the colour of your dress means.

What to Wear to Marry

Married in White, you have chosen right,

Married in Grey, you will go far away,

Married in Black, you will wish yourself back,

Married in Red, you will wish yourself dead,

Married in Green, ashamed to be seen,

Married in Blue, you will always be true,

Married in Pearl, you will live in a whirl,

Married in Yellow, ashamed of your fellow,

Married in Brown, you will live in the town,

Married in Pink, your spirit will sink.

The poem is a little harsh on some colours, and today the trend for colour includes a variety of pastels and even red and black. This summer we are working on two custom wedding gowns that have colour; one yellow and one black and lavender. The following dresses are past wedding gowns Kelsey McIntyre has created.

This dress is one of my favourites. Its a beautiful dove gray with silver embroidered netting.

Allene Sept 2011Allene Sept 2011Wedding dressSpring/Summer 2013

If you just want to add a splash of colour, there are several ways you can do it. The simplest way is to add a sash.Sarah 2 smTara 2006

For a more subtle, yet fun pop of colour, you can add a coloured crinoline or underskirt.Kelsey 2011

You can also add a cardigan that has colourWedding dress and cardigan

Colour can be a great way to inject your personality into your wedding day look. However you choose to add colour, do it because you love it! Remember, this is your day.

All the dresses pictured here were made by Kelsey McIntyre.

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