Following the trend to customize each detail of a wedding, the latest bridal gown designs detour from bright whites and ivories to shades with a little more attitude. Most brides will find that even a little color can complement their skin tones whereas a stark white might wash them out. We hit local salons and found a mix of modern gowns that incorporated a variety of hues, whether it was a simple sash or full-on baby blue. So go ahead, consider color.
Jasmine Collection taffeta gown with embroidered lace, pearl and Swarovski crystal beading, and covered buttons, $1,005, at Tiffanys; double-strand '20s-inspired crystal headband by Paris, $350, at Bella Rosa; Anne Koplick earrings, $142, and cuff by Echo of the Dreamer, $740, both at Sterling Boutique; Toni Federici crystal-and-pearl bouquet, $750, at Jingles.
Golden Touch Nicole Miller silk dress embellished with gold embroidery, $1,800, and double-strand gold chain necklace, $255, both at Nicole Miller; Lori London flower hairpin with crystal and pearl, $90, at Jingles; Echo of the Dreamer bracelet, $496, at Sterling Boutique. Tie Dye Tara Keely ruffle mesh "Lydia" gown with velvet taupe ribbon and Alençon lace in bodice and jacket, $2,090, at Bella Rosa; Echo of the Dreamer pink stone bracelet, $344, at Sterling Boutique; Kay Adams floral bridal collar, $265, at Anthill Antiques Etc.
Mia Solano metallic taffeta gown with embroidered lace appliqué, $1,185, at Lavender and Lace; pearl-and-rhinestone tiara with cognac crystal from Headpieces by Toni, $540, at Bella Rosa; antique rhinestone cuff, $165, at Anthill Antiques Etc.; daisy balls, $19 each, at Lane Sanson.
Something Blue Alvina Valenta blue silk taffeta gown, $3,900, at Jingles; crystal floral tiara by Regalia, $375, and chandelier earrings by Altanta Jewels, $15, both at Bella Rosa; floral wreath, $125, at Flowers Make Scents. Pretty in Pink Melissa Sweet "Jasmine" gown in ivory with pink ribbon on bodice and skirt, $4,350, and floral pin with Swarovski crystals, $250, both at Saks Fifth Avenue; Headpieces by Toni Russian veil, $225, at Bella Rosa; opal drop earrings, $490, cameo necklace, $1,280, and pink-quartz-and-pearl bracelet, $640, all by Echo of the Dreamer at Sterling Boutique. Photography: Todd Wright Art Director: Isaac Harrell Styling: Ashley Nichols Models: Sarah Dewey Lovell and Vanessa Jones, Model Connection Hair: Colletti Starks, Bubbles Salon Makeup: Herbert Jones, Bobbi Brown, Nordstrom Special thanks to Brookview Farm and Flowers Make Scents