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Kellee Khalil


The Redder, the Better! Beautiful Brides in Red

Posted: 02/14/2013 1:16 am

Red is gorgeous year-round, but we all fall in love with this bright, cheery color a little more in late January and early February. Red is the color of romance, and it's as gorgeous for your wedding as it is for Valentine's Day.

If you really love red, you can go all-out in a red wedding gown. Is it traditional? No. Is that a problem? Not at all! Though it may seem like a bold move, it's as beautiful at a backyard wedding as it is at a black-tie affair. And a red, cocktail-length dress is fun and cheery for a courthouse wedding. If you're not sure you want to wear red from head to toe, you can try red accessories like a sweater, red tights, or red shoes. And if working red into your attire isn't an option, don't underestimate the power of red lips or red flowers!

Check out the slideshow for a round-up of our favorite red dresses and accessories for brides.

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  • Boho Bride

    A sweetheart neckline and a bold color manage to look laid-back at this outdoor wedding. <br> <a href="" target="_hplink">Dozens of dresses for boho brides </a> <br> Photo by: <a href="" target="_hplink">Yuna Leonard</a> via <a href="" target="_hplink">Bridal Musings </a> via <a href="" target="_hplink"></a>

  • Sweet Country Red

    A red dress is still demure when worn for a country wedding at sunset. <br> <a href="" target="_hplink">Dozens of hair accessories to pair with your gown</a> <br> Photo by: <a href="" target="_hplink">Bluephoto Wedding Photography</a> via <a href="" target="_hplink">Heart Love Weddings</a> via <a href="" target="_hplink"></a>

  • Golden Girl

    We love the combination of red and gold, plus a groom looking dapper in red accents. <br> <a href="" target="_hplink">Shine on in gold accessories</a> <br> Photo by <a href="" target="_hplink">Sameer Soorma Photography</a> via <a href="" target="_hplink">Maharani Weddings</a> via <a href="" target="_hplink"></a>

  • Romantic Red Ruffles

    It doesn't get any more romantic or glamorous than this red Vera Wang gown, which is perfect for a February wedding. <br> <a href="" target="_hplink">Romance your groom in these ruffled dresses</a> <br> Photo by: <a href="" target="_hplink">Vera Wang</a> via <a href="" target="_hplink">Engaged and Inspired</a> via <a href="" target="_hplink"></a>

  • Bold Shoulder

    This off-the-shoulder gown brings the drama, especially when paired with a red bouquet. <br> <a href="" target="_hplink">Red blooms for your bouquet</a> <br> Photo by: <a href="" target="_hplink">Romona Keveza</a> via <a href="" target="_hplink">Equally Wed via <a href="" target="_hplink"></a>

  • Short & Sweet

    This dress is short, sweet, and perfect for a City Hall wedding. <br> <a href="" target="_hplink">Get ideas for your short wedding dress</a> <br> Photo by: <a href="" target="_hplink">Trent Bailey</a> via <a href="" target="_hplink">Snippet & Ink</a> via <a href="" target="_hplink"></a>

  • Check Please

    Tuck a red plaid shirt into a ball gown for a fun, modern look. <br> <a href="" target="_hplink">More great ways to work plaid into your wedding</a> <br> Photo by: <a href="" target="_hplink">Ciara Richardson</a> via <a href="" target="_hplink">Inspired by This</a> via <a href="" target="_hplink"></a>

  • Warm & Cozy

    If you don't want to wear a red dress, you can still look rosy by throwing a red cape over your dress for a winter wedding. <br> <a href="" target="_hplink">Warm up like these winter brides</a> <br> Photo by: <a href="" target="_hplink">Orange Girl Photographs</a> via <a href="" target="_hplink">Inspired By This</a> via <a href="" target="_hplink"></a>

  • Lovely Layers

    Add a pop of red by wearing a bright sweater over your dress. <br> <a href="" target="_hplink">More brides snuggled up in sweaters</a> <br> Photo by: <a href="" target="_hplink">Shaneen Norman</a> via <a href="" target="_hplink">Inspired by This</a> via <a href="" target="_hplink"></a>

  • She's Got Legs

    Red tights are sweet with a vintage lace dress and lace-up booties. <br> <a href="" target="_hplink">Lovely lace dresses</a> <br> Photo by: <a href="" target="_hplink">Your Beautiful Event</a> via <a href="" target="_hplink">Inspired by This</a> via <a href="" target="_hplink"></a>

  • Hot Heels

    These heels are the definition of "red hot." <br> <a href="" target="_hplink">More red shoes to wear down the aisle</a> <br> Photo by: <a href='' alt='Kristyn Hogan'>Kristyn Hogan</a> on <a target='_blank' href='' alt='Every Last Detail'>Every Last Detail</a> via <a href='' alt='Nashville Rooftop Wedding 6' target='_blank'></a>

  • Give 'Em the Boot

    Guests will get a kick out of these red cowboy boots when they get a peek at them. <br> <a href="" target="_hplink">Cute cowboy boots for your bridesmaids</a> <br> Photo by: <a href="" target="_hplink">Nancy Neil</a> <a href="" target="_hplink">via Snippet & Ink</a> via


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