Is red really a "bridal" color? Well, it is the color of love and passion, and many Asian cultures do consider red a symbol of joy and prosperity. The deepest shades of crimson have regal, Renaissance-era associations, while brighter shades can make an all-white wedding ensemble look peppermint stick-crisp, flirty and fun, or Joan Holloway-sexy. Whether you don the finest rubies, wear a wedding gown with red details, wrap yourself in the warmth of a romantic velvet cape, or let a pair of fire engine-red heels peek out from under your dress, you're sure to love one of these ravishing red ideas.
Strapless ballgown with silk shantung bodice, corset tie back, and geometric patterned skirt, Style 542, $6,590, St. PucchiPhotos: Conde Nast Digital Studio