lavender vs. blush wedding dresses

Colored wedding dresses are all the rage right now and blush wedding dresses have been stealing the show for a couple of years. But we’ve been seeing some daring ladies don another lovely color: lavender. I wanted to put these two trendy wedding dress colors up against each other and see which would come out victorious! (p.s. if you love them both, check out this pin!)

Fair skinned and blonde brides look absolutely amazing in deeper shades of lavender with blue undertones because it provides the perfect contrast to a light complexion. Warmer skinned brides (think reddish-brown hair) should look for lavender dresses with red undertones. If your skin is darker and your hair is black or dark brown then a lilac dress with dusty undertones is perfect!

lavender wedding dresses lavender wedding dresses Dresses (from left to right): 1. unknown // 2. Carmen Marc Valvo via Style Me Pretty, photographed by Lilian Haidar // 3. Christophe Josse via The Lane // 4. Tadashi Shoji from Style Me Pretty, photographed by CLY Creation // 5. Jean Patchett in vintage 1950s  Jean Desses via Pleasure Photo, photographed by Norman Parkinson // 6. Carol Hannah S/S 2013 Downton Dress // 7. Dress designer unknown, via Green Wedding Shoes, photographed by Simply Bloom Photography // 8.Vera Wang  photographed by Elizabeth Messina // 9. Dress designer unknown, via Grey Likes Weddings.

Details (from left to right): 1.lavender rose cake via I Heart Baking // 2. flowers – unknown // 3. place card via Style Me Pretty, photographed by KT Merry // 4. lavender wall via Flickr, photographed by cgfan // 5. silver and lavender glitter – unknown // 6. centerpiece via Engaged and Inspired, designed by Fleurs de France, photographed by Megan Clouse Photography // 7. tea and cookies from Sprinkle Bakes.


Pink is a universally flattering color on women so it’s no wonder that blush wedding dresses are so popular! When experimenting in the dressing room with different shades of pink you’ll likely find that the darker you are, the easier it is to pull off more vibrant pinks and if you’re fair then you’ll look better in pastel pinks and blush. There is an exception to that rule though – if you have fair skin and very light hair you should be careful not to get too pale of a shade or it will wash your complexion out. The key is to go for a shade of pink or blush that compliments your natural glow.

blush wedding dressesblush wedding dresses Dresses (from left to right): 1. Carol Hannah, photographed by Jose Villa // 2. Jenny Packman via Once Wed, photographed by Jonas Peterson // 3. Papilio via Burnett’s Boards // 4. Palm Springs Blush Pink Wedding Gown from Watters via Bridal Musings // 5. Sareh Nouri via Wedding Chicks, photographed by Emme Wynn // 6. Designer unknown, photographed by Jessica Janae // 7. Romana Ghita Urmanczy via Style Me Pretty, photographed by Emm Photography.

Details (from left to right): 1. garland on pink wall from 100 Layer Cake, photographed by Jeremy Harwell // 2. bouquet via Ruche Lookbook, designed by Star Events Floral Design, photographed by Stephanie Williams // 3. ribbon spool via Living Beautifully // 4. pink chair via Looks Like White // 5. peony bouquet from Sunshine Coast Brides, photographed by Karen Buckle // 6. decorative wall via Barvarian Palace Department.


Which do you prefer: lavender or blush? I love them all but I’ve got to say – the lavender look takes the cake for me!

About Sara Burnett

Editor of Burnett's Boards, which she founded to showcase global creativity in the wedding industry. Sara currently lives out of a suitcase while island hopping the Caribbean and beyond. Learn More // Follow on Instagram.


  1. I’m so overwhelmed by the gorgeousness that I can’t really decided which I prefer. I’d probably go with lavender, since it’s the more unexpected choice! I love, love, love that textured lavender dress in the middle.

  2. I really wanted a green dress for my wedding. Didn’t happen though. Eh, maybe next time.

  3. I just want to live in your inspiration boards…seriously, they’re just stunning!

  4. It’s hard to choose a favorite – they’re all gorgeous!

  5. Both look stunning but I’d have to go with blush x