There’s one thing we really LOVE here at Unconventional Wedding and that is coloured wedding wear and dresses.
The traditional white wedding dress became popular in 1840 after the marriage of Queen Victoria. That’s 180 years ago! Now we’re lucky to be living in a time and place where individuality is celebrated, and fashion has become a huge melting pot of style, culture, and self-expression. The alternative wedding market is growing in parallel to the demand for doing things differently.
So, as the home of alternative weddings, we wanted to share with you some of our favourite colourful wedding wear and dresses! From playful ombre wedding dresses, pastel jumpsuits, to striking block colour. Bold colours to delicate embroidered bridalwear, and hand-painted, unique wedding gowns. All courtesy of our awesome ‘Unconventionals‘ bridalwear suppliers which you can check out here. There’s something for everyone! Enjoy!
Feature photo: Photo by Louie Donovan Photography, pink wedding dress by Ann Louise Bridal & pom pom jacket by It’s a Festival Ting
5 ways to rock a coloured wedding dress
Ombre coloured wedding dresses
The ombre wedding dress is one of our favourite current trends!
And just look how gorgeous they are! The best thing about this wedding style is that most dresses can be dyed in any colour(s) to match your wedding theme. Find a vintage dress which looks amazing and get a specialist dress maker to dye it for you – its also Eco-Friendly! So whether you fancy purple, yellow, blue, pink, green … you can have anything!
If you’re sticking to a white wedding dress, you could still rock an ombre underskirt, veil, or cape. They’re the perfect way to mix things up a little bit. Alternatively, how about kitting out your bridal party out in personalised ombre creations? Nice!
We have some awesome Unconventionals specialising in ombre and dip dye wedding dresses. How about a sun burst ombre by Felicity Westmacott, a rainbow boho look by BexBrides, or colourful vintage bridal wear Ryley & Flynn Bespoke Bridal? So many options!
block coloured wedding dresses
Colour is a powerful thing! The shades you wear can influence your mood. Maybe you have a power colour you’d like to rock on your wedding day?
So, what colour makes you feel invincible? If it feels right, just go for it!
Of course, black is another type of block colour but we’ve concentrated on the more colourful options here. So pop over and check out How To Rock A Black Wedding Dress for more epic black wedding dress inspiration.
embroidered wedding dresses
These gorgeous embroidered wedding dresses honour the traditional white but add a playful splash of colour with flowers, birds or anything that makes you happy.
Why not add something that represents you to your wedding dress? What would you love to walk down the aisle wearing?
pastel coloured wedding dresses
Oh, we do love a pastel coloured wedding dress! Subtle and sweet, pastels are a brilliant way to add colour to your wedding look! If you don’t fancy going for a bold block-colour, this is an option for you.
hand painted wedding dresses
A hand-painted wedding dress gives you the freedom to add whatever colours and designs you’d like to your bridal gown!
If you’ve loved this coloured wedding dress inspiration, be sure to check out our Alternative Bridalwear blog, for more unique wedding dress ideas! Our Alternative Wedding Suppliers’ Directory is also full of badass wedding dress designers and boutiques that can help your dress dreams come true! We’ve popped a link to all our alternative wedding dress suppliers below. So keep on scrolling!
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Check out our alternative bridalwear suppliers
Hello! My name is Caroline and I am the designer behind Cora Stitch – Bridal Design. Located in Crieff, Perthshire, I specialise in crafting one-of-a-kind custom wedding gowns that are for lovers of ethereal art, vintage and folklore. Perhaps you have a vision of a dress that reminds you of
Hello, I’m Sarah and this is Pretty In Pre Loved Bridal. I love all things weddings – in particular alternative weddings. Whether it is a funky venue, awesome people or the outfits they wear. I have combined my love for this, with a passion for buying myself preloved clothes and
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Star and Leaf offer a bespoke wedding veil painting service. Your wedding day is your opportunity to wear something that you look, and feel, fabulous in. Something that will WOW your partner and guests. At Star & Leaf I will help you create a unique look by painting you a
For brides that dare to be different, Boho Bride offers a stunning collection of bohemian inspired designer wedding gowns and exquisite accessories. Perfect for brides who want to stand out from the crowd and celebrate their free-spirited personality.
Hand painted wedding wear for brides, grooms, wedding party, or family. Bespoke designs as well as pre-painted items for purchase or rental. Painted dresses, ties, scarves, or suit coats can be wonderful expressions of personality and love, as well as unique and memorable gifts.
Welcome to Felicity Westmacott Bespoke Bridal. I make bespoke, alternative wedding dresses and unique ensembles for passionate, fashion-adventurous brides. I’ve been working in bespoke bridal for 15 years, helping brides of all shapes and sizes feel comfortable on their wedding day. The thing I love most about what I do
At Haizea Arranz, we’ve been creating unique wedding dresses for more than ten years. Our dresses are handmade, taking care of every detail and using the best materials. We’re specialized in alternative wedding dresses: gothic, steampunk, fantasy, vintage… And of course, in corsetry. The corset is the key piece of all
Hi there, I’m Bex of Eclectic Brides and Bexbrides. I have a quirky Bridalwear Studio in the northeast. Not nearby? I also sell worldwide on ETSY. I design wedding dresses from scratch and also upcycle vintage and retro wedding dresses. There is a huge collection in our studio for you to
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