IT’S HARD TO argue with a classic white wedding — but such blank canvases also seem to cry for a little splash of color. Which might explain why so many stylish brides are punching up their ivory gowns with a rainbow of accessories — headbands bedecked with buttery rosettes, aquamarine shoes, trains of lilac silk — that show off a little personality and playfulness. “Color is a great way to put your own stamp on a bridal look,” says Julia Lichtmann Kepniss, co-owner of Georgetown’s Hitched bridal boutique. “It lets you break out of the box, but without going overboard.”
» The long lilac sash on Amsale’s tulle-skirted gown ($3,750, Hitched, 1523 Wisconsin Ave. NW; 202-333-6162) plays up Suzanne Somersall’s pink sapphire earrings ($3,000).
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