In the mean time - on my break at work, I was flipping through the most recent issue of Brides, Southern California and I saw this dress:
source. - for a better view, go here.
It's Oscar de la Renta Spring 2010, and I love it! If you can't tell from the picture, the lace is over a blue dress. The white lace overlay makes it perfectly bridal while the blue is so unexpected and lovely. I have a few friends who have always said they don't want a typical white wedding dress, and one of my bridesmaids actually wants a blue gown for her wedding. I think this beauty is a perfect way to have a colored dress that is still unmistakably bridal. Plus, it's a new gown that has an old fashioned look to it and it's blue! Get a friend to buy it and borrow it from her, and you're all set! It's probably nowhere near affordable, but maybe this will be a step in the direction of tasteful and beautiful color in wedding gowns.