And the Bride Wore... Color Blocking

Trend alert: these saturated combos are striking

Updated 07/28/17

What do you get when you combine two of bridal’s hottest trends? (We’re talking colored wedding dresses and two pieces, here.) Color block wedding dresses, of course! Whether the gown is comprised of mix and match separates or is one dress that creates the illusion of such, color blocking incorporates the best of both worlds—traditional white and a punch of personality. This modern look can be spun a number of ways, whether it’s monochromatic black and white for classic elegance or a moody tulle ballgown for an ethereal, romantic touch. Take a cue from these stunning brides.

Photo by Danyelle Dee Photography

Holiday colors aren’t what you’d expect to see on the beach, but that’s what makes this gown so beautiful. A deep ruby red ballgown skirt has an ethereal quality thanks to voluminous layers of tulle, looking every bit a fiery storm of beauty underneath a crochet scalloped crop top for bohemian elegance.

Photo by Jennifer See Studios

When one dreams up a classic dress, traditional white comes instantly to mind, but this black and white ensemble is just as timeless. A monochromatic palette makes this boatneck Ferre Sposa ballgown classy and chic, setting the tone for the rest of real bride Amanda’s wedding.

Photo by Julie Paisley Photography

This Sweet Caroline two piece skirt and lace bodysuit separates are full of autumn magic, with a soft berry hued tulle skirt that brings out the mauve, fuchsia, and plum tones of the bride’s bouquet. A matching deep, berry colored lip seals the look.

Photo by Lisa Hammond Photography

We love this bride’s playful style. A cascading ruffled skirt has whimsical flair, paired with a lace navy separate for an unexpected, but gorgeous look. A magenta bouquet and matching lip adds another jewel tone for more pops of color.

Photo by Sara Lynn Photography

Real bride Kayle’s white lace and lilac dress is pure springtime dreaminess, with a cap sleeve V-neck bodice gives that gives way to a white layer of tulle floating on top of purple fabric for a muted color effect.

Photo by Love by Serena

Can you believe this stunning vintage tea-length dress was only $40? It was serendipity for real bride Kaylyn, who discovered it at a vintage expo. With red lace, the dress was the perfect way for her to pay homage to her favorite movie, “About Time,” which served as the inspiration for her whole wedding theme.

Studio 29 Photography + Design

You don’t need vibrant hues for a color block wedding dress. What this Mignon Bridal Atelier gown lacks in color, it makes up for in ravishing elegance. A three-quarter lace sleeve top boasts a scalloped neckline that flatters the collarbone, while a smoky grey tulle skirt has a moody, princess feel.

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