Wedding Bells: Would You Wear a Non-White Wedding Dress?


Confession… It’s been a year and four months since Mark and I got married, and my gorgeous Sarah Seven wedding dress hasn’t even made it to the drycleaner yet. I know that I have no excuse at this point, but I’ve still been debating what exactly to do with it. Do I clean and preserve it on the off chance that my future daughter will want to wear it? Do I shorten and dye it so that I can wear it again? Do I donate it?

We went to our lovely friends Maxwell and Genevieve’s wedding a couple months back and it was so beautiful that I had to ask Max if I could share a few pictures! The whole wedding was just charming, but my very favorite part of it had to be Genevieve’s dress. Instead of wearing a traditional white wedding dress, Gen opted to don a navy blue Zac Posen gown.

Genevieve looked gorgeous, and even more importantly, she now has a beautiful gown (with so many lovely memories tied to it) that she can wear on more than one occasion. And with her long white veil, there was no doubt that she still looked like a bride.


Our wedding wasn’t the most traditional, but for some reason it never really occurred to me to look for a non-white dress. I’ve seen brides wearing pastel or metallic shades lately, but Gen’s navy gown proves that you really don’t have to limit yourself these days. I think the most important factor in choosing a wedding dress should be that you feel beautiful in it and it’s exactly what you dreamed it would be. If you look gravy in navy, wear navy!

Anyway, here are a few more pictures from Max + Gen’s elegant and classy Carondelet House soiree…



Gen will also no doubt get a lot of wear out of these glamorous gold Manolo Blahnik heels


Their cutest little flower girl…



That’s my best friend since first grade, Cecily, on the far right. Max is her older brother…


Such a delectable looking cake…




The groom just beaming…





Congrats Max + Gen!

About Ilana Saul

Hello there! My name is Ilana Saul and Hooray Hurrah is my lifestyle blog. Hooray Hurrah is a place for the things that inspire me from fashion to weddings to decor and much, much more.
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One Response to Wedding Bells: Would You Wear a Non-White Wedding Dress?

  1. JR says:

    I love how the bride chose a gown that symbolizes intelligence, truth, sincerity, and confidence! I also greatly admire a person who is comfortable to push the boundaries of conventionality, and familiarity. One gets the impression, if an attendee, he/she is a part of the matrimonial ceremony and not just a “guest”. Beautiful idea that will surely have the newest bride part of an inevitable growing trend. Thanks for sharing~~

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