Your Colourful Big Day

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Hello and welcome to Hitched Magazine’s first guest blog post for Breakfast with Audrey. Each month I’ll be here, sharing Hitched Magazines thoughts on style and trends within the wedding industry with you.

If you’ve gone out and nabbed yourself a copy of our current issue you would have noticed that our Real Weddings section this time round is looking far more colourful than usual. Why you might ask? Well, it’s because our brides in this issue have been far more daring when it comes to their choice of gown, but more specifically, the colour of their gown.

If you’re not too keen on the whole traditional wedding thing don’t worry yourself, neither are we and this opens you up to so many more possibilities when it comes to what you wear on the big day.
The great thing about booting the ivory-coloured-poof is that you can extend your field of exploration so much wider. Are you loving that Stella McCartney, salmon pink, full-length gown on Net-a-Porter? Shock your granny and rock it all the way down the aisle. I guarantee you that it would look effortlessly chic with loose curls and a floral crown filled with jewelled tones and fresh blooms.


Coloured dresses also give you so much more variety in terms of price range.
Topshop have a gorgeous line of Limited Edition Dresses, that won’t break the bank. My personal favourite is their ‘Bias Cut Maxi Dress’, which will set you back just $263…a steal in my opinion!


Whatever your budget, if you’re keen to wear a wedding dress that will reflect your personal style, we’d like to provide you with some inspiration today by sharing a selection of gowns in a variety of beautiful shades, that have really caught our eye.

Oscar de la Renta, is the master of swoon. His gowns give me heart palpations. If I was incredibly rich and had a private jet, I’d 100% have him design my wedding gown. His recent SS14 show saw dreamy dresses come down the runway in a rainbow of statement shades. This black tulle gown with scatted meadow flowers is super dramatic and would be beautiful at a garden wedding.


If making a bright and bold colourful statement is your choice, consider colours that look fabulous at all times of year and transcend all the seasons, including shades of coral, orange and red. Lucie, one of the brides in our ‘Real Weddings’ section from Issue 3, wore a custom-made, red dress with a dramatic, exposed back and tea-stained lace detailing.


I simply adore this luxe gown that was shown at Marchesa’s Spring 13 show. It embodies a beautiful mix of oriental luxury and 1920’s flapper nostalgia. The blood red tones are romantic and this dress would be perfectly suited to a dimly lit, intimate wedding reception.


Designer Vera Wang is also over white. Her complete Fall 2014 bridal collection was four shades of pink, with not a white gown in sight. And we’re not talking blush-coloured dresses that have been popular as of late, or even pastel pink, a la Jessica Biel. Instead, Vera Wang’s collection featured vibrant hues of petal, rose, coral and peony – with large flower details to match.


Vera Wang

It has to be said, that yellow has been a very popular colour choice for brides choosing to wear coloured wedding dresses. We loved Edyta’s canary yellow gown in our Real Weddings section in Issue 3 that was custom-made by Sandie Bizys.


Gold is a colour that I can’t enough of right now. There is something so appropriate about this gorgeous metallic shade. Temperley London are doing amazing gowns at the moment and they come at a very reasonable price. One of my favourites is the ‘Athena’ gown. Made of foil and printed jersey, it has a heavily draped shape the works so well with the fabric and helps to elongate and flatten the body. It’s glorious.


Embellishment tends to play a key feature in metallic gowns, and none-more so than this floor-length gown by Australian designer Rachel Gilbert that is a stunning mix of gold and silver. A gown like this adds extra glitz to your day and is so mermaid-esuqe.


Another one of our Real Wedding brides from issue 3, Rachel also wore an embellished gown by Jane Hill Bridal on her big day. It was a silvery, metallic hue and she absolutely glowed.


Whatever your choice of shade or texture, I hope our first guest blog post has inspired those of you looking to explore a non-white wedding dress option. To see more unconventional dress inspiration, pick up a copy of Hitched Magazine at your local newsagent or online at

Until next time!

Renee Douros
Editor and Creative Director
Hitched Magazine

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  • Reply yslyenom Friday 21st February, 2014 at 10:49 pm

    The Jane Hill’s dress is really amazing.

  • Reply amanda6393 Wednesday 16th October, 2013 at 10:05 am

    Still prefer a white wedding.

  • Reply dj23249 Wednesday 16th October, 2013 at 5:12 am

    I;m still traditional and think the white dress should be worn for weddings

  • Reply BellaB Tuesday 15th October, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    I seriously considered red, but opted for a white dress with a bodice embroidered with bright flowers and trimmed with red ribbon (including the lacing up the back). I felt so much more comfortable in something that suited me better than plain white. My (now) husband loved it.

  • sommy7
    Reply sommy7 Tuesday 15th October, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    Interesting! Still like white for brides though

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