“First comes love, then comes”…months of fittings, appointments and wedding dress diet debacles. These next five women offer up some inspiration to step outside of the bridal boutique bubble and explore a few alternatives before you say “I Do” to the wedding dress of your dreams.
MIX, MATCH AND MARRY
Street-style darling, Olivia Palermo, brought her famously unique flare to her wedding day, ditching the dress in favour of a three-piece ensemble by Carolina Herrera. The complete look featured a cashmere cardigan, white shorts, and a tulle skirt boasting layers of satin and silk. Not only was this combination effortlessly chic, but also showed us that a little wardrobe creativity can go a long way on your big day.
BE PRETTY IN PINK
Take a cue from style chameleon, Jessica Biel, and spend your special day in the pink…literally. Blush gowns are a great way to make a departure from the traditional white wedding dress, while still remaining classic and romantic. Complete the look with an undone updo and neutral makeup…but leave your rose-coloured glasses at home.
SAY YES TO THE…JUMPSUIT
Solange Knowles has frequently been known to push the fashion envelope on the red carpet, and her wedding to long time love, Alan Ferguson, was no exception. Solange arrived at the ceremony via bicyclette, and if that wasn’t hip enough, she donned an ultra-chic cream-coloured jumpsuit and matching cape by Stéphane Rolland. Though this look was one of five wedding ensembles she sported that day (three of which were jumpsuits), it was our personal favourite and inspired women everywhere to wear the pants on their wedding day.
HUNT FOR THAT TIMELESS FAVOURITE
In the fictional wedding of the century, Carrie Bradshaw (finally) married Mr. Big “in a labeless dress”, accessorized to the nines with the Manolo Blahnik “Something Blue” Satin Pump. Though Sarah Jessica Parker has admitted to favouring the vintage bluebird headpiece that accompanied Carrie’s Vivienne Westwood gown, we think the suit was the true vintage highlight of the film. From a vintage boutique to your parent’s attic, your perfect wedding dress (or accessory) could just be waiting for its second chance at love.
DARE TO DIY
In a wedding of undisputed Hollywood Royalty, Angelina Jolie married Brad Pitt in a custom-made gown and veil by Luigi Massi of Atelier Versace. The twist? These customs creations were covered in none other than precious artwork created by all six children of the Pitt-Jolie brood. Though you might not have such artistry at your disposal, Angie nevertheless offered up some inspiration to add a unique twist onto your wedding accessories and create an extra personal project for your special day.