We've totally fallen head over heels for ombré wedding dresses around here! We've seen this trend coming down the bridal runways, most notably at Christian Siriano for Kleinfeld, but one California bride took her love of ombré to the extreme! Already sporting a very colorful head of pink, blue, and purple ombré hair, 24-year-old artist Taylor Ann decided to dye her dress to match. Forget matching your shoes to your dress, it's all about the hair.
Taylor Ann put her creative ways to good use when it came to her colorful Lake Arrowhead wedding day. Inspired by the colors of a "sunset but in the woods" Taylor Ann created a palette of soft burnt orange, red, and deep purple that reverberated throughout her wedding day decor — most notably her hair and dress! Sporting a side-swept braid colored in pinks, blues, and purples, Taylor Anna dip-dyed her secondhand wedding dress to match.
"At first I was 100% sure I could do this. 20 min into coloring, I thought I ruined my dress. It took a few days for me to regain confidence and work on it again," Taylor Ann shared on her website. She chronicled the dress's journey from discount store buy (7 sizes too big!) to perfectly fitted original on her site's blog. This transformation involved adventures in lace, spray painting, and a lot of patience. "I just took my airbrush I had been using to get nice fades of color on the flowers and just sprayed it. and kept spraying it more and more. All in all it was about 3 layers of paint on each layer of fabric and even on the inside of the lace edge."
Maybe Taylor Ann took inspiration from the runways, or maybe from the most famed dip-dyed wedding dress in recent history: Gwen Stefani's unforgettable pink John Galliano gown. Either way, it's a head turning look we're totally down with!