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Michelle Ruggiero Franklin, seen here with her flower
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Michelle Ruggiero Franklin, seen here with her flower girl at their reception at the Beach Club Estate in Lake Ronkonkoma, wears a strapless mermaid gown with a sweetheart neckline by Jovani in a red-hot shade called "Currant."(Credit: Melissa Lynn Studios)

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Brides all dressed in white? Think again

The number of brides opting for colorful gowns is increasing. Ivory is still the most popular shade in bridal gowns but pastels are gaining a small, but growing, group of women. Pinks, peaches, blues, lavenders and reds can be seen walking down the aisle instead of white.