Whether traditional styles aren’t your thing or you’re looking to add your own personal style to your nuptials, these bold, alternative wedding dresses are perfect for the adventurous bride-to-be.


Featuring the Tara Lauren “Wild Reverie” line; photographer: Mathilde Bresson, venue: The Resort at Paws Up, model: Elizabeth Wood, hair + makeup: Julie Stoddard.

If you’re searching for a gown that’ll make everyone’s jaw drop (in the good way)— try an unconventional twist on the standard white wedding dress. Bring in bold elements that highlight the neckline, hemline, or texture of your gown for a look that is more on the daring side. 


Featuring the Tara Lauren “Moonrise Canyon” collection; photographer: Sony + Alex (Madly Studio), model: Crystal Serrano, hair + makeup: Kelly McClain.

Who says the bride has to be dressed in white? Colors, prints, and embroidery will have you standing out and making a statement. Whether it’s head-to-toe or a small touch here and there, these elements add a personal touch for a fashion-forward look that none of your guests will expect!


Featuring the Dame & Maiden Spring Collection; photographer: Raelyn Ramey Photography, venue: Iris Aisle, models: Natalie France (left) & Carly Babington (right), hair + makeup: Trixies Salon & Spa.

Brides choosing less formal dresses that feel effortless, simple, and timeless will wow their guests with this unconventional look. Causal bridal attire is not reserved for one single aesthetic—it takes on many forms. Pantsuits, two-piece sets, rompers, and jumpsuits still scream bridal and we say, “I do,” to that.