What kind of wedding dress would (or did) you wear? I went for a silk halter dress from J.Crew, which made me feel like a ballerina, and I love how brides these days can find a dress (or overalls!) that suits their personal style. Here are eight brides’ lovely looks…
The bride, above, wore a silk dress and turtleneck sweater to her wedding in Scotland. “I felt like myself, I could breathe,” she said. “The jumper was about keeping me warm. But it also served as a security blanket.”
“I wanted a short dress with a sixties vibe, and I loved this leather one by Kaelen,” says Erica Cerulo from Of a Kind, who got hitched at City Hall in New York. “I wore it to our small ceremony in New York, and also to a party we threw for friends in Chicago a year later. The dress felt very me, but not something where my parents would look and say, ‘Wait, what’s happening? You’re doing what now?’ I’m thinking of getting it dyed gray now, which would make it super wearable.”
This adorable bride, Nicole, wore glasses to her wedding at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis.
This couple, Nora and Gerard, got married on a snowy Valentine’s Day in New York. Relatives flew in from Ohio and Ireland for a nine-person ceremony and a steak dinner at Lafayette. “The cold weather felt very Irish,” says Gerard. “People stopped us on the sidewalk to congratulate us,” says Nora. “They were honking and clapping.” Nora’s pink skirt is from Watters, and her top is by Tibi.
“We had a traditional Korean Paebaek ceremony at our wedding,” said Jenny, a designer from J.Crew, who changed from her sleek white dress into traditional Korean attire. “Our parents threw chestnuts and dates into my apron, which signifies how many children we will have. It turns out that Tim’s parents both have pretty good throws, so we’ll be having ten children — six boys and four girls! I had to close up the apron to prevent any more from getting in!”
“Ana was my neighbor in Brooklyn,” says Amy. “When I first met her, I thought she was sweet and mellow. She casually mentioned she was a musician, and I was like, ‘Uh, huh, sure you are,’ because I tend to be judgmental like that. But then one weekend, I asked her to bring up her guitar from her apartment and play a few songs. I was a goner at that point.” When they got married in New Mexico, Ana wore a white suit with a black button-down shirt, and Amy wore a bridal gown in Champagne satin.
Sophia and Isaac met their families at City Hall, where they did two wedding traditions: the jumping of the broom and the breaking of the glass. Her beautiful orange dress is vintage.
Thoughts? What’s your wedding dress style?
(Thank you for the turtleneck tip, Dienesa! Photo of bride in the turtleneck by Christopher Currie, via Love My Dress. Erica by Jamie Beck. Bride in glasses by Olive Juice Studios, via Style Me Pretty. Pink skirt photo by Sandy SooHoo, via New York. Amy and Ana by Leigh Miller via Stone Fox Bride. Sophia via Style Photo New York.)