38 Beautifully Modern Non-Traditional Wedding Dress Ideas




“In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different”.



We include that quotation from the legendary French fashion designer Coco Chanel in most of the articles we publish about non-traditional wedding dresses because those words capture the essence of the type of bride who wants something other than the traditional long, white wedding dress.

Traditional wedding dresses, in addition to often being very expensive, don’t always fit the style or tone that many modern brides want for their wedding. Instead, these bold, daring brides prefer to make statements by fearlessly donning wedding dresses featuring splashes of color, unusual textures and quirky patterns or prints for their big day.




Here are 38 beautifully modern non-traditional wedding dress ideas, from Buzzfeed:

BuzzFeed

1. This dip-dyed edition:

Non-Traditional Wedding Dress

Amber Gress Photography / ambergress.com / via greenweddingshoes.com

Non-Traditional Wedding Dress




2. This ~something blue~:

This ~something blue~:

W.Scott Chester Photography / wscottchesterblog.com

3. This embroidered option:

Non-Traditional Wedding Dress

Lara Hotz / larahotz.com

Non-Traditional Wedding Dress

4. This ode to color:

This ode to color:

Jacqueline Schlossman / readyluck.com

5. This light and bright version:

6. This glittery take:

Non-Traditional Wedding Dress

Mi Amore Foto / miamorefoto.com / weddingchicks.com

Non-Traditional Wedding Dress

7. This splash of red:

This splash of red:

8. This peek of hot pink:

This peek of hot pink:

Kelly Braman Photography / kellybramanphotography.com / via greenweddingshoes.com

9. This casual color-blocked one:

Non-Traditional Wedding Dress

Miguel Varona / miguel-varona.com

Non-Traditional Wedding Dress

BuzzFeed

10. This beautifully bold number:

This beautifully bold number:

Leila Jacue / leilajacue.com / via llstylephoto.com

11. This silk, off-white one:

Non-Traditional Wedding Dress

The Brauns / wearethebrauns.com / via ruffledblog.com

Non-Traditional Wedding Dress

12. This coordinated pair:

This coordinated pair:

13. This floral beauty:

Non-Traditional Wedding Dress

Larissa Cleveland / larissacleveland.com

Non-Traditional Wedding Dress

14. And this one:

Non-Traditional Wedding Dress

Sleepy Fox Photography / sleepyfoxphotography.com

Non-Traditional Wedding Dress

15. And this one:

Non-Traditional Wedding Dress

Jake McBride / via stylemepretty.com

Non-Traditional Wedding Dress

16. This dreamy design:

This dreamy design:

Esenam Photography / esenamphotography.com

BuzzFeed

17. These accent sleeves:

Non-Traditional Wedding Dress Ideas

Blush by B / blushbyb.com

Non-Traditional Wedding Dress

18. This floor-length lace:

This floor-length lace:

Pink Palm Photography / pinkpalmphoto.com / via onabicyclebuiltfortwo.com

19. This subtle cut out:

Non-Traditional Wedding Dress

Winnie Au / refinery29.com

Non-Traditional Wedding Dress

Find more City Hall wedding dresses at Refinery29.

20. This perfect pair:

This perfect pair:

Allebach Photography / allebachphotography.com

21. This sleek, sheer-backed jumpsuit:

Modern Non-Traditional Wedding Dress Ideas

Jose Villa / josevilla.com

Non-Traditional Wedding Dress

22. This vintage version:

Non-Traditional Wedding Dress

Brittany Esther Photography / brittanyesther.com / via lovemydress.net

Non-Traditional Wedding Dress

BuzzFeed

23. This crop-top-and-sneaker combo…

Non-Traditional Wedding Dress Ideas

Thomas Zahumensky Photography / Facebook: tomas.zahumensky.photography

Non-Traditional Wedding Dress

24. And the after-party ensemble:

And the after-party ensemble:

Thomas Zahumensky Photography / Facebook: tomas.zahumensky.photography

25. This off-white knit:

Non-Traditional Wedding Dress

Kate Harrison / kateharrisonphotography.com

Non-Traditional Wedding Dress

26. This ode to tulle:

This ode to tulle:

Hilary Chan Photography / hilarychanphotography.com

27. These dueling pantsuits:

Non-Traditional Wedding Dress Ideas

Liesl Diesel Photo / liesldieselphoto.com / Facebook: media

Non-Traditional Wedding Dress Ideas

28. This bit of boho:

This bit of boho:

29. The skirt-and-top set that’s equal parts classy and casual:

Non-Traditional Wedding Dress

Winnie Au / refinery29.com

Non-Traditional Wedding Dress

30. And this one:

Our Labor of Love / ourlaboroflove.com

31. This December-approved dress:

This December-approved dress:

Arina B. Photography / arinabphotography.com

BuzzFeed

32. The gloriously gold version:

Teneil Kable / teneilkable.com

33. And this silver one:

Nisha Ravji Photography / nisharavji.com / via rocknrollbride.com

34. This glitz:

This glitz:

Caught The Light Photography / caughtthelight.com / via 100layercake.com

35. And this glamour:

And this glamour:

To Love Photographie / tolovephotographie.com / via munaluchibridal.com

36. This go-big-or-go-home edition:

Irish Eyes Photography / photosbyirisheyes.com

Spoiler: They went big. More photos here.

37. This 1920’s-inspired duo:

Mariell Øyre / hjartesmil.com / via ruffledblog.com

38. And this beautifully bold pair:

And this beautifully bold pair:

JANNEKE STORM / jannekestorm.com

More photos here.

8 Beautifully Modern Wedding Dress Ideas

Wear what you love.

posted on Jul. 26, 2015, at 7:12 a.m.

Design by Alice Mongkongllite for BuzzFeed

BuzzFeed

1. This dip-dyed edition:

Amber Gress Photography / ambergress.com / via greenweddingshoes.com

2. This ~something blue~:

This ~something blue~:

W.Scott Chester Photography / wscottchesterblog.com

3. This embroidered option:

Lara Hotz / larahotz.com

4. This ode to color:

This ode to color:

Jacqueline Schlossman / readyluck.com

5. This light and bright version:

6. This glittery take:

Mi Amore Foto / miamorefoto.com / weddingchicks.com

7. This splash of red:

This splash of red:

8. This peek of hot pink:

This peek of hot pink:

Kelly Braman Photography / kellybramanphotography.com / via greenweddingshoes.com

9. This casual color-blocked one:

Miguel Varona / miguel-varona.com

BuzzFeed

10. This beautifully bold number:

This beautifully bold number:

Leila Jacue / leilajacue.com / via llstylephoto.com

11. This silk, off-white one:

The Brauns / wearethebrauns.com / via ruffledblog.com

12. This coordinated pair:

This coordinated pair:

13. This floral beauty:

Larissa Cleveland / larissacleveland.com

14. And this one:

Sleepy Fox Photography / sleepyfoxphotography.com

15. And this one:

Jake McBride / via stylemepretty.com

16. This dreamy design:

This dreamy design:

Esenam Photography / esenamphotography.com

BuzzFeed

17. These accent sleeves:

Blush by B / blushbyb.com

18. This floor-length lace:

This floor-length lace:

Pink Palm Photography / pinkpalmphoto.com / via onabicyclebuiltfortwo.com

19. This subtle cut out:

Winnie Au / refinery29.com

Find more City Hall wedding dresses at Refinery29.

20. This perfect pair:

This perfect pair:

Allebach Photography / allebachphotography.com

21. This sleek, sheer-backed jumpsuit:

Jose Villa / josevilla.com

22. This vintage version:

Brittany Esther Photography / brittanyesther.com / via lovemydress.net

BuzzFeed

23. This crop-top-and-sneaker combo…

Thomas Zahumensky Photography / Facebook: tomas.zahumensky.photography

24. And the after-party ensemble:

And the after-party ensemble:

Thomas Zahumensky Photography / Facebook: tomas.zahumensky.photography

25. This off-white knit:

Kate Harrison / kateharrisonphotography.com

26. This ode to tulle:

This ode to tulle:

Hilary Chan Photography / hilarychanphotography.com

27. These dueling pantsuits:

Liesl Diesel Photo / liesldieselphoto.com / Facebook: media

28. This bit of boho:

This bit of boho:

29. The skirt-and-top set that’s equal parts classy and casual:

Winnie Au / refinery29.com

30. And this one:

Modern Non-Traditional Wedding Dress

Our Labor of Love / ourlaboroflove.com

Modern Non-Traditional Wedding Dress

31. This December-approved dress:

This December-approved dress:

Arina B. Photography / arinabphotography.com

BuzzFeed

32. The gloriously gold version:

Modern Non-Traditional Wedding Dress

Teneil Kable / teneilkable.com

Modern Non-Traditional Wedding Dress

33. And this silver one:

Modern Non-Traditional Wedding Dress

Nisha Ravji Photography / nisharavji.com / via rocknrollbride.com

Modern Non-Traditional Wedding Dress

34. This glitz:

This glitz:

Caught The Light Photography / caughtthelight.com / via 100layercake.com

35. And this glamour:

And this glamour:

To Love Photographie / tolovephotographie.com / via munaluchibridal.com

36. This go-big-or-go-home edition:

Modern Non-Traditional Wedding Dress

Irish Eyes Photography / photosbyirisheyes.com

Modern Non-Traditional Wedding Dress

Spoiler: They went big. More photos here.

37. This 1920’s-inspired duo:

Modern Non-Traditional Wedding Dress

Mariell Øyre / hjartesmil.com / via ruffledblog.com

Beautifully Modern Non-Traditional Wedding Dress Ideas

38. And this beautifully bold pair:

And this beautifully bold pair:

JANNEKE STORM / jannekestorm.com