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Happy Go Lucky

High doses of color taking over the bridal world

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  • GET SHORTY
    Behold the perfect second dress. After the ceremony, keep the bustier but ditch the Cinderella skirt for a mini version and dance the night away.
    Corset ($3,740) and skirt ($3,850), by Monique Lhuillier, from Monique Lhuillier. Veil ($190), by Jennifer Leigh, from Bridal Accents Couture. Orchid ivory peep-toe heels ($158), by LOVE, from Bridal Accents Couture. Tights, stylist’s own.
  • SLIM SHADY
    A pinch of pigment goes a long way on your big day. This classic silhouette feels modern and carefree when worn in blush.
    Waltz gown ($13,640), by Monique Lhuillier, from Monique Lhuillier. Be Dazzled lever-back earrings ($65), by Kate Spade, and pearl strands ($40 each), by The Find, from Melly.
  • CANDY COATED
    This year, nudes and metallics take a backseat to bright hues as brides crave a range of gumdrop shades.
    Flower strapless gown ($5,900) by Ulla Maija, from Bridal Accents Couture. Frenchie clutch ($85) by ila, from Flutter Boutique. Green jewel cuff ($45) by Marlyn Schiff, and gumdrop marquee studs ($45) by Kate Spade, from Melly. Magenta flower headpiece ($68) by Bethany Lorelle, from Smart and Chic Beauty Lounge. Magenta peep-toe heels ($895) by Christian Louboutin, from Neiman Marcus.
  • POP CULTURE
    Don't buy straight off the rack—make it your own by adding embellishments that reflect your personal style, such as a belt that really pops.
    Short-sleeved dress ($2,200) by Steven Birnbaum, from Che Bella. Gumdrop marquee studs ($45) and Crystal Kaleidoscope necklace in pink ($295) by Kate Spade, from Melly. Magenta peep-toe heels ($895) by Christian Louboutin, from Neiman Marcus.
  • KIND OF BLUE
    Even if your ring didn't come in a Tiffany & Co. box, you can still incorporate the iconic robin's-egg blue into your trimmings.
    One-shoulder gown ($3,289) by Alvina Valenta, from Che Bella. Teal clutch ($65) by NELLE handbags, from Watermark Stationery. Isadora feather headband ($48) by Bethany Lorelle, from Smart and Chic Beauty Lounge. Be Dazzled lever-back earrings ($65) by Kate Spade, from Melly.
  • DIVIDE & CONQUER
    Mixing and matching styles and designers isn't just for the fashion elite. Separates are a great way to create a signature look and get the perfect fit.
    Ruffle skirt ($5,995) by Lela Rose, from L'atelier Couture Bridal Boutique. Crystal Corsage necklace ($225), Crystal Corsage clip earrings ($65), and purple and gold enamel bangle ($42 each) by Kate Spade, from Melly. Daisy peep-toe heels ($174) by LOVE, from Bridal Accents Couture. Tank, stylist's own.
  • SHOWERED WITH LOVE
    Don't let bad weather rain on your parade—or ruin your outdoor wedding. A pair of wellies will keep your feet dry between the ceremony and reception.
    Dream a Little Dream gown ($770) by Ivy & Aster, from Flutter Boutique. Sweet Spot necklace ($295) and magenta marquee studs ($45) by Kate Spade, from Melly. Red bow headband ($20) by Wee One, from Melly. Camelia rain boots ($395) by Chanel, from Neiman Marcus.

High doses of color are saturating the bridal world. America's Next Top Model's Raina Hein demonstrates.


Photography by Steve Henke; Illustrations by Stina Perrson; Hair and makeup by Terra; Bouquets by Bastian+Skoog


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