Colorful Wedding Ideas To Celebrate LGBTQ+ Couples

DressesWedding Inspo | June 2, 2024

HAPPY PRIDE! In honor of our real brides and LGBTQ+ couples, we’re so excited to share colorful wedding ideas and dresses from our latest collections. Before we get started, here’s a little about our background and commitments to our community…

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Maggie’s Diversity & Inclusion Efforts

At Maggie Sottero Designs, we are committed to creating beautiful and inclusive spaces for every single one of our brides. Each bride, regardless of color, identity, body shape or size, wedding vision, budget, or timeline, deserves to feel seen, confident and celebrated on their wedding day. We are inspired by every bride’s love story and celebrate the diversity of love in all its forms. We design our gowns in loving answer. From construction and fit, to the choice of fabrics and finishing details, we desire to ensure every bride feels like the best version of themselves on their wedding day.

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As we continue to create and innovate, diversity and social responsibility are areas we strive to improve on for our Maggie family and community. Not only are they important today — but for our future. We are committed to embracing every bride and every love story and will not rest till all love is celebrated. Our heart… LOVE and love for ALL.

Through our diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts, we have been able to better reflect and serve our community of unique brides and better represent all brides to ensure they have a meaningful experience during their wedding dress shopping journey. From inclusive sizing and featuring diverse models, to partnering with brands and influencers who inspire positive change in the industry, we are working towards a future that celebrates every bride and every love story. 

Now, on to the colorful wedding ideas!

Why Use Our Colorful Wedding Ideas?

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Colorful wedding palettes are so much fun! If telling your unique love story is what you’re after, color is a great way to do it! You can pull off something so unique, memorable, and meaningful to you and your partner. Plus, when you’re not tied down to a specific shade of one color or neutrals, watch your decor options skyrocket (not to mention how much fun will your pictures be). 

Intrigued? Get started with our colorful, pride-inspired styled shoot below… These colorful wedding ideas are perfect for you if you’re looking to switch things up, shirk tradition, add a little fun into your wedding day, express your personality, or if you’re a member of the LGBTQIA community, celebrate your love story!

Colorful Wedding Ideas: Beauty

First up for colorful wedding ideas: accents and flourishes, AKA perfect palettes for color trends. Here’s how to add some color into your hair, accessories, wedding shoes, and makeup:

  • Play with hair color if that’s your vibe. We love this bride’s blue hair to complement her summery, technicolor wedding theme.

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  • Curate whimsical accessories like hair clips, bangles, fly-away or birdcage veils, and headpieces. These typically feature unique jewel tones and metallics for a gorgeous take on vintage wedding trends. 
  • Floral crowns are a beautiful way to coordinate color and texture with your bridesmaids, decor, and venue.

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  • Add a pop of color to your bridal look with a pair of chic heels. Blue is gorgeous, of course, but there are plenty of neutral options like gold, silver, and soft blush if you’re looking for something a bit more subtle.

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Colorful Wedding Ideas for Decor

Color-wise, your options for wedding decor are virtually limitless… Here’s how to utilize backdrops, florals, banquets, and centerpieces for maximum whimsy:

  • Play with bright, saturated, and high-intensity blooms. Florals offer everything you could need to integrate color, texture, and flourish.

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  • Centerpieces are a high-impact way to feature color and theme.

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  • Wall and ceiling hangings infuse your space with dimension and atmosphere.
  • Getaway cars, marquee lights, sitting areas, and photo booths are great for photo ops and themed settings for guests.

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  • Mismatched bridal dresses give everyone the chance to show off their individuality and create one-of-a-kind photos.

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  • Colorful floral backdrops are one of our wedding ideas that make unforgettable portraits for you and your sweetheart.

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Wedding Ideas For Adding Color: Food

You know what they say about food… the better it looks, the better it tastes! Another one of our wedding ideas? Add color to your banquet, bar, and dessert tables with all your favorites flavors and flourishes:

  • Consider a wedding cake with sprinkles. We love this cute mini sparkle cake chosen for this styled shoot. 

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  • Add edible florals and frosting to all the goodies and colorful desserts.

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  • Use fresh veggies and unique shapes in your hors d’oeuvres.

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  • Spritz up your cocktails with more edible flowers, glitter, and tiki-inspired add-ons. 

Colorful Wedding Ideas: Dresses

We’re certainly biased, but one of our favorite ways to add color to a wedding is with your bridal gown! There are more gorgeous hues than ever to choose from… Whatever your vision, we have the colorful dress to make it happen!

True Blue Bridal Gowns

Teresa by Rebecca Ingram is a gorgeous cottagecore style with feminine details and personalization to go along with our colorful wedding ideas:

  • Off-the-shoulder sleeves to create a beautiful bust and bodice.
  • Lush layers of chiffon.
  • Beautiful blue floral motifs.
  • A lightweight silhouette and asymmetrical wrapping. 

Marigold by Rebecca Ingram makes a perfect choice for light, summery celebrations. We adore the subtle blue illusion to add a heavenly new dimension to the lace. Ways to personalize include:

  • Extend or shorten the train 
  • Add covered buttons down the back for a vintage vibe
  • Add the detachable off-the-shoulder sequin lace long sleeves with gathered detailing, sold separately

Another one of our colorful wedding ideas? Blue makes an exceptional statement in Juniper by Sottero and Midgley. We can’t get enough of that ethereal and ultra-chic hue! This dramatic ballgown is the perfect choice for a dreamy, ultra-romantic, and colorful wedding celebration.  

Daisy by Maggie Sottero offers another subtle blue color option… Imagine all the ways you could pair this elegant, shimmery hue with your florals, backdrops, wedding party, and more. 

Colorful Wedding Ideas: Pretty In Pink Wedding Dresses

Pink is a perfect gown hue for colorful weddings… It’s chic, romantic, and perfectly feminine, yet versatile and playful enough for nontraditional wedding ideas. These are our latest picks!

Ambrose by Maggie Sottero features a bright, daring shade of crimson pink. We love how this style pairs with jewel tones, greenery, and vintage wedding venues… It’s truly a sight to behold!

Nerida by Sottero and Midgley is another dreamy floral pattern in chiffon — a boho meets vintage silhouette with lovely pops of color. Here’s what our real brides have to say about the style:

  • “The boned corset gave unbelievable support without being restrictive or uncomfortable; however the sleeves were the stand out feature. Elegant and delicate yet oozing sensuality!” —Alice
  • “I loved the floral print. I couldn’t picture myself in a white wedding gown and I was getting married in the Mountains so rustic chic was my vibe:) I loved how the sleeves fell off the shoulders and the way the dress flowed. It was just perfect for me.” —Meghan

Maisie by Rebecca Ingram is simple, sweet, and sophisticated. It’s a gorgeous way to complement your overall color palettes. 

Faro by Sottero and Midgley is all about the lush, timeless silhouette and two nontraditional colorways: pink and black!

Ayan by Maggie Sottero shows off your curves in an ultra-elegant shade of light blush. 

Daring Red Wedding Gowns

Sleek Black Bridal Dresses

  • Giselle by Sottero and Midgley is a Hollywood-inspired silhouette with beautiful black satin. This adds gorgeous contrast to your other color palettes. 
  • Vivica by Maggie Sottero is slinky and sophisticated. It pairs effortlessly with a range of colorful wedding palettes and themes. 
  • Fortune by Maggie Sottero brings back the dropped-waist trend and a stunning regal treatment for colorful princess wedding ideas. 
  • Anniston by Maggie Sottero is a timeless gown with a nontraditional twist… The black adds a dose of bold, edgy glamor to a classic silhouette. 

Rose Gold and Champagne Wedding Dresses

  • Yesenia by Sottero and Midgley features a stunning, slinky, and shimmery silhouette. We can’t take our eyes off those asymmetrical lines and thigh-high slit. 
  • Cyprus by Sottero and Midgley offers a fresh upgrade to a timeless ballgown. This look pairs beautifully with bright palettes or jewel-toned hues. 

Ready to get shopping IRL? Head to an Authorized Retailer for colorful wedding dresses for an unforgettable celebration. Happy Shopping and Happy Pride!

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