Spring 2011 bridal fashion has been unfolding beautifully tinted wedding dresses, some traditionalists have been shaking their heads at this but white has not always been the first choice for brides. In ancient times brides wore brightly colored wedding dresses to signify their joy. White for western brides did not become fashionable until Queen Victoria wore it at her wedding to signify her status, later brides would wear white to honor the queen. However in this day and age, there is no reason to follow any exact set of rules.
If pearl is your dream, give it a whirl. Thinking of black? Go for it and don't look back. Wanting to wear blue? You will always be true. Dying to wear grey? Flaunt it, for its your day!