I just read that light blue is the favorite color choice for today's bride. This classic image of Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor is one way to make it work for you. I'm kind of loving Richard Burton's whole look, big bow-tie and all.
A strapless gown does not flatter everyone. Jackie O. knew what worked on her, and she used that to become a style icon. You're spending so much money on the dress, make sure it is the best cut and style for your figure. I have nothing against strapless gowns, many women look absolutely stunning waling down the aisle in strapless. But, there is no question they are a huge trend right now (ditto mermaid, dropped waist, lace overlay with a sash). Timeless is a quality that ensures your dress will work in the far distant future for another bride, your daughter perhaps? Just some food for thought.