It’s no secret that Southerners aren’t exactly rule-breakers. Whether it comes to everyday etiquette on the way we treat others, what dishes may and may not be served during holiday meals, and even down to the way we make our chicken salad, there are rules both written and unwritten that serve as a foundation for our lifestyle. And we love it. Therefore it should come as no surprise that Southerners have just a few opinions about the details of a wedding and how it should be run (and by that, we mean every. last. detail.) Traditions such as asking the father of the bride-to-be for permission to marry and something-borrowed-and-blue hold steadfast and true, but as time passes (forgive us), we can’t help but think a little outside of the box when personalizing the wedding of our dreams.
A white bridal gown has been a staple for centuries, not limited to Southern culture alone. And while we’ll always look to iconic white gowns à la Jackie O. for inspiration and the occasional swoon, we can’t help but daydream about the über-romantic alternative of a blush colored wedding gown. Recently growing in popularity, Southern brides are flocking to the color blush to accent every part of their wedding day, from bridesmaids’ dresses to extravagant floral arrangements. When incorporated into a wedding gown, this light and airy hue offers just the right amount of uniqueness without being improperly distracting. Whether sophisticated in all-over lace or playful in billowing tulle, we think these rosy tones offer the perfect complement to the overall aesthetic of your evening. These gowns prove that elegance comes in many shades and are utterly too dreamy to pass up.