This is not a paid for or sponsored post
Rainbow Wedding Dress by Sparklefide
Traditional can be good but the weddings I adore are the ones where the couple getting spliced have stamped their personalities all over their day. Whether it has a festival feel, is circus themed, has unicorns/pineapples/flamingoes/butterflies (delete as appropriate) everywhere, they’re doing their day their way. If I was getting married again, I’d be a lot braver – and brighter – by using all the colours of the rainbow. Pinterest is bursting with ideas on how to stage a beautiful rainbow-themed wedding. Here are my lucky thirteen ways to do red and yellow and pink and green, purple and orange and blue….
1 The Dress
Years ago, I was challenged to ‘create’ a unique wedding dress for a beach-bound ceremony. I bought a plain white high street maxi dress and spray-painted the bottom half blue. I was reminded of it when I saw this incredible dress on Green Wedding Shoes. I love how the bride has paired everything else down to let her stunning dress take centre stage. Simple hair, just a slick of fanta lipgloss, no jewellery and she’s good to go.
2 The Veil
3 The Cake
Pinterest has hundreds of rainbow cakes to inspire you but I liked the simplicity of this bunting-strewn one by The Cakery. An extra surprise are the multi-coloured layers of sponge waiting inside what looks like a traditional white wedding cake.
4 The shoes
If you don’t ‘do’ heels, why totter around in a pair on your wedding day? Trainers are a much comfier bet, particularly once the dancing starts. These Belle beauties by Steve Madden, £80 are white, sparkly and with rainbow flashes. Major ticks.
5 The Crown
Fresh flowers as hair accessories are gorgeous but you do have to be on constant ‘Wilt Watch.’ What I like about this realistic-looking crown by Pretty Flamingos is the mix of flower heads and the how the ribbons can be left loose or woven into the hair.
Photo by Rainbow Light Bride by Evey
So some might say that rain on your wedding day is really unlucky. However, it means you can ‘splash’ out on a few rainbow-bright wet-weather props…. And after all, if you’re really lucky, what comes after rain? A rainbow…
7 The Invites
By the looks of this invitation by Lisa Loves Design, from £2, you know you’re in for a fun wedding, come rain(bow) or shine. It’s the bright thing to do….
8 The Drinks
9 The Undies
You can definitely carry your rainbow theme through to your lingerie but for brides who prefer to show a bit of leg, how about slipping this Miss Dulcie rainbow petticoat underneath a knee-length dress? It’ll pouff out the skirt (hello waist) and play pink, blue, green and orange peekaboo. PS. I love how she chose to wear red shoes too!
10 The Balloons
As seen on 100 Layer Cake
I’m showing a bunch of balloons but I’m thinking BIGGER. An arch of balloons? A curtain of streamers? Brightly coloured flowers everywhere? A taste the rainbow sweet cart? Dressing your venue is where you can really let your imagination go colour crazy…!
11 The hair
Are you following @uggoff on instagram? There is NOTHING she can’t do with hair colour. I love how she’s just dip dyed the tips in this picture. If you’re more daring than me, see how she’s dyed undercuts and up dos in all colours of the rainbow.
12 The Kids
Okay, it’s not a flower girl tutu (but google those, there are some beyond ones….) however, this tee for your mini me’s? Thank you gifts don’t come much cuter. In sizes 2 months to 6 years, it’s a snip at £6 from Monki.
13 The Party
Photo by Rainbow Light Bride by Evey
One of the best things about researching this post was finding Rainbow Light Bride by Evey. A girl after my own heart, Evey creates one-of-a-kind-truly-unforgettable gowns. She’s also mad about rainbows, which explains this wedding’s explosive finish. Now that must’ve been one hell of a party!
There really are no limits where planning a rainbow-themed wedding is concerned. Bridesmaids in co-ordinating dresses, ushers in colourful waistcoats… you might even persuade your vicar to don something red (or yellow or pink……) Time your shopping trips right and you can take advantage of all the amazing Pride merch around too. I’d love to know if you’re going for a theme? Or if you wish you could, what’s stopping you? Please tell me below…