Adding a Splash of Colour to Your Bridal Style

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The quintessential white wedding is something most little girls dream of, but as those little girls grow up and nurture their own sense of style, chances are you plan your big day with a large, magical dusting of the things that make you, well, you.

Of course, most of us will develop a colour scheme for our wedding with flowers, decor, bridesmaids dresses and groomsmen’s accessories all contributing to the look. Increasingly though, we’re seeing style savvy brides adopt a little colour in to their own ensemble. Adding a touch of your favoured hue through shoes and accessories can add a unique touch to your bridal look, complementing your bridal party, but also making you, the bride, stand out from the crowd.  Annabel also tells me that colour was making a bigger appearance at the bridal trade fairs last weekend too – meaning you can expect to see more colour filtering it’s way through in to bridal fashion over the coming months.

Colourful wedding dresses

From the ‘cololured wedding dresses’ Love My Dress® Pinterest board

From pretty pastels to pops of bright summer tones, we’ve collected our favourite examples, from sparkly shoes to DIY belts, from the Love My Dress® archives and a few of our favourite photographers.

Naturally, I couldn’t resist giving you another peak at my own blush pink, Christian Louboutin Tres Decolette shoes captured here by photographer Angela Ward-Brown, whilst I love bride Angela’s cobalt blue versions as shot by Lydia Stamps.

Pink sparkly wedding shoes

Photography credit Angela Ward-Brown (click here to see the full wedding)

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Photography credit Lydia Stamps

Love My Dress bride Natalie matched her super-cute floral peep toes to other fabrics used at her wedding (fab idea!) whilst Grace shows us how to have retro-infused fun with your bridal look, wearing the now-infamous Vivienne Westwood Melissa peep-toes with pink hearts to match her sixties style.

Colourful wedding shoes

Photo credit Brighton Photo (click here to see the wedding in full)


Vivienne westwood wedding shoes

Photo Credit Assassynation (click here to see the full wedding)

Yellow was huge for weddings last summer and this year the theme looks set to continue. Beautiful brides Erin, Rosie and Naomi chose to not only include it in their bouquets, reception styling but also shoes from satin pumps to laser-cut sandals. Tones from muted primrose to super-bright canary all look fab with white dresses.

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Photography credit Lydia Stamps

Yellow wedding shoes by Lydia Stamps Photography_0001

Image credits Angela Ward-Brown (top) and SDS Photography (bottom) – see full wedding here

Belts and under-layers on your dress provide a couple more options to add a touch of colour – LMD bride Rachel shows how to do it adding powder blue to her vintage-infused look.

Colourful petticoat

Photography Credit Claire Morris Photography, click here to see the full wedding

We also adore Nicky and Joff’s recent celebration with red accents used for belts and jackets. Ribbon-like belts are a huge trend this season and brides like Claire and Naomi show us just how to do it with subtlety in mind, choosing a complementary metallic tone.

Colourful orange wedding

Photography Credit Joseph Hall, click here to see the full wedding

Here are some other beautiful examples of how brides have incorporated colour in to their wedding day that you can access via the Love My Dress ‘colourful weddings’ Pinterest board.  Also take a look at the colourful weddings that Annabel and her team have blogged about, and this feature on coloured wedding dresses too.


How are you looking to incorporate colour in to your wedding day, and is there any particular colour you are drawn to?  If you visit Love My Dress® on Pinterest, you’ll find a board dedicated to all the most popular wedding day colours – each one full of images to inspire you.




As well as being our regular fashion contributor, Sarah-Leigh Bunting is the International Contributing Editor for Olivia Palermo.  She also co-runs events and communication agency What Peggy Did Next and is the lady behind Bridal Boot Sales.  You can enjoy Sarah-Leigh’s own wedding here.

The Bridal Boot Sales are fab for picking up finishing touches for your big day and will soon be opening their doors in Hampshire and Wiltshire. Don’t miss Sunday 18th May at Penton Park, North Hampshire from 11-2 and Sunday 8th June at The Manor Barn near Salisbury, Wilts, 11-2. Check out their website for more details at

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Sarah-Leigh Bunting

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Our resident fashion expert, Sarah is a seasoned editor, stylist and creative director. Sarah cut her teeth in the fashion industry, working with the likes of style icon Olivia Palermo, and now with some of the biggest retail brands across Europe. Sarah is also co-founder of events and communications agency What Peggy Did Next, who specialise in creating unique weddings and experiences.

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