The Fall Wedding-A Step Away From Traditional
The showy display of vibrant fall colors is splendid and inspiring this time of year. It’s as if the trees are showing us just how truly beautiful they can be before they drop their leaves to the ground, take a rest, and then begin the process all over again in the spring. As a bride planning a fall wedding, the deeply vibrant shades of russets, golds, and reds currently on display are perfect inclusions in your floral arrangements, bouquets, bridesmaid’s dresses, and overall color palette.
But what about your wedding gown? A step away from traditional, (perhaps even a big step) choosing a gown of color is often thought of as a brave move. And maybe it is. But you know you never got anywhere without being brave, creative, and tenacious, and that’s a good thing. Since your wedding day is one of the most important days in your life, it seems fitting that you should get to wear what you like, and more importantly, what makes you feel beautiful.
So with all the bravery, creativity, and passion that goes into planning a wedding, consider stepping away from a traditionally toned wedding gown and into a gown in a deep, vibrant, and passionate shade reflective of your life and who you are as a partner, lover, and woman.
Red, The Passionate Color
Just thinking about the color red can stir up some excitement. Termed the passionate color, red is the warmest of all colors, and the color most thought of as the color of love. Choosing a red wedding gown is truly fitting on a day so filled with love. And just as you have heard from people who know such things, there is a color red for everyone. This deep scarlet hemp/silk and vintage lace gown is the perfect shade to enhance the beauty of a woman with pale skin and dark hair.
Purple, the royal color
Luxurious and royal, purple is somewhat of a rarity in nature, making it even more precious as a color. Purple is also said to be the color of new beginnings and good judgment, making it a mystical yet practical color choice for a wedding gown. After all, what couple wouldn’t appreciate enhanced good fortune? This bustled deep violet hemp/silk ballgown is stunning on a cool blonde bride.
Black, the formal color
Elegant and formal, those of you familiar with color theory know that black is the absence of any color, allowing it to be a basic non-color that looks great on anyone. Plus, as legend would have it, a color you can never go wrong in, making it an auspicious choice for a wedding gown. At the end of nature’s abundant fall color display, a more neutral palette comes into play as the seasons change. Choose to use color as just an accent in your bouquet, and wear black for an elegant late fall wedding. Additionally, today many brides are choosing a formal, full length gown for their wedding ceremony, and changing into a shorter, more dance friendly reception dress. A two-piece wedding dress is the perfect non-traditional yet practical choice. This black beaded wool and hemp/silk wedding bustier can easily transition from ceremony to reception, just by changing the skirt.
As you plan your fall wedding, take your inspiration from nature and consider wearing a gown of color!
Photos of Tamela D’Amico and Pamela Jean Smith by Nick Berardi. Hair by Michael Haase, Makeup by Eugene Conde. See all Gowns on the Wedding Gown section of Shop.