We get it. Picking out the perfect dress(es) to look beautiful in white on your wedding day is just one of a hundred things on the to-do list. If said wedding is taking place out of Singapore, scratch that — a million tasks you’ve to get to. But we digress. Given that you’ve envisioned tying the knot beyond the ballroom in the first place, a run-of-the-mill affair is probably not your thing.
Perhaps it’s ditching the eight-course dinner for a live barbecue on a private beach in Bali. Maybe, it’s one-upping Capella Hotel by heading to a castle in Italy. And the dress; it’s skirting the satin, scoop neck, mermaid and fit-and-flair variety for something far more interesting and contemporary.
Below, five unconventional bridal collections we have an inkling will be right up your alley.
Marie France Van Damme Beach Bridal
Originally a resortwear brand known for its glam beach outfits — designer Marie sets herself apart from the standard summer wardrobe with a monochrome colour palette — they’ve recently launched a dedicated beach bridal line for the lady who loves the sea. Like the core collection, the silhouettes are casual, albeit elevated for your special day with gorgeous lace and metallic accents. Long story short: it’s for the bohemian bride.
Self-Portrait Bridal Edit
London-based designer Han Chong’s feminine creations are no secret by now, but what’s lesser known is Self-Portrait’s Bridal Edit stitched for the unorthodox lady. Infused with Chong’s signature girlish whimsy, but just laid-back enough for you to kick off the heels and dance the night away post-ceremony.
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Alright, this one’s not to dress the bride per se, but it’s still for the bride. Parisian label Les Heroines have dedicated themselves to celebrating bridesmaids, the lady of the hour’s support system, by offering up sleek and modern dresses designed with multiple wears in mind. Think: satin slips, jumpsuits and sharp blazers. Trust us, your girls will thank you for pretty much gifting them a bomb outfit that’s great for every day, post-festivities.
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Stone Cold Fox Bridal
Los Angeles label Stone Cold Fox is known for wares you’d imagine a real life Manic Pixie Dream Girl would don. And likewise, its line of bridal dresses mirror the core DNA. They float that lucky-find-from-a-secondhand-store vibe, and definitely cater to the free-spirited bride. We envision these dresses backdropped by a storied, cosy chapel or a far-flung town.
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Although the multi-label e-tailer’s range ASOS Edition isn’t officially for weddings, it fits the bill for sure. And unlike the others above, it offers up a variety that’s slightly more formal, ranging classical beaded frocks and even non-white cocktail dresses that are generously embellished — ideal for the wedding after-party.
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