|Anne Hathaway's gown as designed by Valentino|
One of the most interesting ways in which the less traditional of the bridal set are expressing themselves is through their choice of gown. Or- more specifically- through the colour that they choose for their gown. That's right- gone are the days of brides cloaked in white. More and more are choosing to say their vows in gowns of colour- be it pink, red, cream or even black for those who choose to ignore ancient superstitions entirely.
|Above and below: Vera Wang Spring Bridal 2013|
The inkling that such a trend would work its way into the mainstream came with Vera Wang's highly anticipated Spring 2013 runway showing. There was hardly a scrap of white fabric in sight, as models flounced down the runway in deep reds and wines. Pop culture has also been affected, with Jessica Biel bucking the all-white trend in favour of a romantic pink for her recent Italian nuptials to beau Justin Timberlake. This follows Anne Hathaway and Reese Witherspoon opting for a little pink to modernise their gowns.
|Twigs & Honey Pale Pink Flowered Wreath|
The most important thing we can learn from this trend? Have fun with your look and don't be afraid to take a risk with colour- be it big or small!