While we'd certainly never say a bad word about a white wedding dress (after all, it's a classic for a reason), not all brides envision themselves walking down the aisle in something so traditional. Looking for that wow factor? Consider a colorful confection. Yellow is sure to add sunshine to your special day, while pale pink feels delightfully feminine, and that's just the tip of the iceberg—err, the color spectrum.
Here, real brides who broke with tradition and looked absolutely beautiful!
ABOVE: After sending postcard invites to friends and family while on a road trip, Amanda and Mark eloped at Red Rocks in Morrison, Colorado, in late September 2016. The bride's golden-yellow gown, designed by Sarah Seven, paid homage to the spectacular landscape and glorious sunset of their desert vows.
In June 2016, Laura and Roland married at Birtsmorton Court—famed for its exquisite formal gardens—in Worcestershire, England. The bride looked like a true English rose in her Sassi Holford "Marilyn" gown, complete with organza overlay and shoulder detailing.
Launa looked downright dreamy in her dip-dyed Janay Marie dress when she married fiancé Nate in a garden-style ceremony at the Liberty Park Greenhouse in Salt Lake City.
Contrary to popular belief, a black wedding dress doesn't have to be gothic or even edgy. The combination of bright blooms against Molly's black lace Carmen Marc Valvo gown epitomized her romantic southwestern wedding theme.
Inspired by the almost candy-like sunsets in Kotor Bay, Montenegro, Olga opted for a custom pink Jelena Marteni gown for her seaside ceremony.
While the wedding venue (the Four Seasons Scottsdale) may have been classic, the dress was anything but. Stacy eschewed tradition by opting for a navy strapless number designed by Tara LaTour. The bold shade looked absolutely striking against the soft hues of the Arizona desert.
Caroline and Mike's backyard bash took place at a private residence in Gladwyne, Pennsylvania, in June 2016. Instead of wearing a classic white wedding dress, the bride donned a two-toned blue and floral creation from local designer Frank Agostino.
Everything about Michelle and Johnny's wedding at Borgo Pignano in Tuscany was pure Italian glamour. And the bride's custom lilac lace Julia Needlman gown—and matching veil—was certainly no exception.
The vibe of Amanda and Scott's springtime wedding at the Ritz Carlton in Sarasota, Florida, was beachy-elegant. In keeping with theme, the bride wore a two-piece ensemble (an intricate appliquéd bustier and ball skirt) in a beautiful blush hue.