Each bride wants her wedding day to be truly unique.
A bride wants her guests to leave elated with the feeling that they have never been to a wedding like hers before. Some brides opt to make their big day distinct by incorporating non-traditional elements into different areas of their wedding. They might choose to forgo the conventional wedding cake and have a dessert s’mores bar instead, or they might decide to have extraordinary wedding decorations. Some may even decide that they do not want to wear a traditional South Asian bridal gown.
A wedding gown is the easiest place to start if a bride wants to go the non-traditional route, but she is unsure of where to begin.
The experimental bride may want to separate herself from the pack by electing not to wear red. She may want her gown to have a contemporary flare with subtle inklings of traditional design. The nontraditional bride may even want her wedding dress to be completely unconventional with no elements of traditional design at all.
Whatever the case may be, below are five unique, nontraditional, stunning wedding gowns that are sure to drop jaws (in a good way!).
1. The Regal Bride
This Elan couture gown is perfect for the bride who wants to feel like royalty without wearing red on her special day.
Elan’s bridal gown combines contemporary and traditional design work. The gown’s elaborate gold embroidery and intricate gota design make it special. The green silk lehenga and red appliqués throughout the dress offer subtle hints of traditionalism.
2. The Princess Bride
Nomi Ansari’s bridal gown seen here definitely hits the nontraditional mark. It is ideal for a spring or summer time wedding. The pink and red floral adornments covering this gown along with the gold and silver sequined blouse is sure to turn heads.
3. The Vintage Bride
This vintage-esqe bridal gown by Anushree Reddy is simple and chic. The cut of the blouse incorporates the ever popular off-shoulder trend. The gold lace border at the hem of the skirt is a perfect antique accent to compliment the overall vintage style of this wedding gown.
4. The Modern Bride
This gown is from Varun Bahl’s Vintage Garden party couture collection. The gorgeous dress is excellent for an outdoor wedding. Adorned with multicolored floral embellishments over a nude and gold metallic dress, Varun Bahl’s haute bridal gown is truly one of a kind.
5. The Classy Bride
Ohaila Khan’s silk wedding dress is for the modern bride who still wants to wear a shade of red on her wedding day. This nude and wine colored gown has beautiful hand beaded details on the front and back of the net blouse. The nude lace fabric on the scarf is a gorgeous addition to the gown’s overall charm.