Traditionally, white has been the color of choice for wedding gowns, however, it hasn’t always been that way. Historically most cultures celebrated weddings in gowns that were bright and bold colors. It wasn’t until Queen Victoria decided to wear a white wedding dress in 1840 that it began to catch on in popularity. While white has remained the clear favorite for dresses in Western culture, there is a trend of bringing back color to the dress. Here are some ways to add a bit of color to your gown.

From left: Claire Pettibone, Liancarlo, Johanna Johnson; Photo: Kurt Wilberding / TheKnot.com

Wedding dresses with blue hues. From left: Claire Pettibone, Liancarlo, Johanna Johnson; Photo: Kurt Wilberding / TheKnot.com

This year, shades of blue, gray, and mint green are rising in popularity. Wouldn’t these dresses look stunning with the gorgeous blue lake behind them, such as on the deck at Edgewood Tahoe?

Sleeveless silver metallic lace sheath wedding dress by Theia. Brides.com

Silver metallic lace sheath wedding dress by Theia. Brides.com

Another new trend includes sleek options such as gunmetal grey, steel, and bronze. These dresses are a bit more dramatic and would look amazing under a clear night sky on the terrace at The Landing Resort & Spa.

Pink wedding dress by Sareh Nouri. Brides.com

Pink wedding dress by Sareh Nouri. Photo by John Aquino. Brides.com

Blush and pink have been popular favorites for that sweet bridal look, providing the perfect combination of traditional and a little bit of girly personality. These would be beautiful against a gorgeous pink and orange sunset on the pier at Beach Retreat & Lodge at Tahoe.

Ombre Tulle Ball Gown with Pick Up Skirt by White by Vera Wang.  Brit+Co

Ombre Tulle Ball Gown with Pick Up Skirt by White by Vera Wang. Brit+Co

One of my favorite looks for bold brides is the ombre gown. They can range from a softer and subtle ombre to a daring blend with a bright color at the bottom. These dresses will definitely stand out from the crowd and can be as unique as you. They also provide a fresh element against a natural background such as on the wedding deck at The Ridge Tahoe.

Red satin and tulle ball gown wedding dress by Alfred Angelo. Photo by: Thomas Iannaccone / Brides.com

Red satin and tulle ball gown wedding dress by Alfred Angelo.
Photo by: Thomas Iannaccone / Brides.com

Bright solid colors have also been making a comeback, especially red. How spectacular would a bright red dress look on board the Tahoe Queen for a wedding on the water, with snow-capped peaks in the background?

Don’t be afraid to be bold and look beyond white to find a dress that truly fits you and your unique personality!