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Pictures: 4 Brides Who Said “I Do” in Pink Wedding Dresses Instead of Traditional White Gowns

Photo: India Hobson

Traditional white wedding dresses are out, as the coolest brides say “I do” to pink looks that make them feel “empowered, sexy and feminine”. Don’t mistake this foray into fuchsia as the influence of #BarbieCore, this trend is being driven by individuals who could never contemplate ivory lace.

Talent agent Olive Uniacke chose her hot-pink fabric 18 months prior to her London wedding, because she wanted to go against the grain. “I never had an idea of what my dream bride dress would be,” she shares. But, “I knew it had to be a color – that was the only way it was going to work – something bold, something modern, something different, something wow, something feminine, something sexy, something me!”

Olive Uniacke based her wedding dress on a Raf Simons for Dior gown. Photo: Tom Mitchell

“I’ve never worn pink before, so I knew it would be ‘a moment’.” Photo: Tom Mitchell

Working with a London couturier to create a dress inspired by a Raf Simons for Dior gown once worn by Marion Cotillard, the shocking pink hue matched the modernity of the silhouette. “I’ve never worn pink before, so I knew it would be a ‘moment’,” says the bride, who married her now-husband Dane Ensley at her 19th-century family home on London’s Warwick Square.

That’s not to say wearing the confident color was plain sailing. A hiccup occurred in the design process when the fabric, in the perfect punchy shade of pink that Olive had pored over, arrived faulty. There was no replacement. Valentino’s Pierpaolo Piccioli had used the entirety of material, now officially classed as “Pink PP” by Pantone, in his autumn/winter 2022 collection. Olive had to go one shade lighter, despite the fact she had color-matched her Prada wedding shoes to the original.

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