An End to the Bridal-White Trend?

A white dress is associated with a new bride, ready to take her steps down the aisle into the happy institution of marriage. Or is it?

Jessica Biel, in a romantic Italian wedding ceremony to her five-year boyfriend and now husband, Justin Timberlake, wore a petal pink, strapless Giabattista Valli Haute Couture gown. But interestingly enough, she is not the first celebrity to wed in a gown that isn’t considered conventional in color and style.

We compiled a list of these not-so-conventional celebrity brides who opted for something other than the traditional bridal white for their big day. Check it out!

Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants star, 29-year-old Amber Tamblyn, wore a canary yellow dress earlier this month while saying her vows barefoot to Arrested Development actor David Cross, who is 19 years her senior.

Les Miserables actress Anne Hathaway married longtime boyfriend Adam Schulman, donning a custom-made pink Valentino gown down the aisle, with a 1920s style bandana in September. The eccentric bandana wasn’t exactly embraced by many fashionistas, although her dress was stunning. 

Reese Witherspoon married talent agent Jim Toth in a country-style wedding in Ojai, wearing a blush-hued Lhuillier, A-line dress last year in March. Her dress had many fashion news outlets scratching their heads as to why she picked the simple dress for her special day. 

Actress Julianne Moore and director Bart Freundlich said “I do” in 2003, after two kids together and a five year long relationship. Julian wore a Prada lilac gown during the small ceremony in Manhattan. 

Gwen Stefani’s funky bridal gown suited her in 2002 when the songstress married Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale in London. The Christian Dior gown had a hot pink train while the top part of the dress was entirely white, suiting her eccentric, punk personality. Gwen Stefani considered the dress a “work of art” and it is now displayed in the Victoria and Albert Design Museum in London.

The legendary Elizabeth Taylor in her fifth marriage (of eight), married Richard Burton in 1964, wearing a long-sleeved yellow dress. She did not wear the dress for her subsequent marriages, although she did remarry Richard Burton 16 months after divorcing from him. 

What do you think of these unconventional, colorful brides and dresses? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.