Saying “I do” at an offbeat celebration this year? You may want to say yes to an alternative dress which is perfect for a Bride like you who flinches at the thought of mainstream bridal fashion.
If you desire something forward-striving to go with your non-conformist personality look no further: we have rounded up our favorite gowns worthy of a one-of-a-kind celebration.
Who is the indie bride?
The Indie Bride is a woman who loves art, philosophy and music, and might even choose to have a a ceremony at town’s modern art museum, an abandoned factory or opt for a City hall elopement.
She loves mixing vintage eclectic with modern minimalism, and will not mind being unconventional when it comes to her wedding style. She dares to be different, because she realized this is who she is.
With her rebellious style, the Indie Bride is an unintentional trend setter, and would never even think about following the latest fashion. She is an understated heroine of the avant-garde scene.
So for her wedding day, an average dress won’t do. She would seriously consider wearing a short dress, a two-piece or a jumpsuit, granma’s vintage relic and a leather jacket. She would rather buy a cream frock with polka dots at Portobello Market than shopping a mass produced wedding gown.
It is sometimes difficult to tell the Indie Brides and Boho Brides apart, but when you look again you will discover that although they both stand out as different from traditional weddings, bohemians are more flower-power oriented, drawing from the hippie era, whilst Indie is influenced by New Wave music movement with a certain edginess to it but also influenced by 20s-50s mid- century fashion.
With inspiration mainly from alternative music, literature and art the Indie Bride does not worry about tulle, diamonds or cake pops on display. Determined to write her own wedding rules, she invokes style to emerge from the unpredictable and is going to shine in her own anti-bridal way.
These wedding dresses do not scream “wedding”, and can seldom be found in the ordinary bridal salon. In this kind of dress, you can enjoy the most important day of your life looking amazingly like yourself, without being hidden by corsets or crinolines.
Where does the hunt for a genuinely unique and stylish gown actually begin? Etsy, BHLDN and pioneering bridal salons such as Lovely bride, (US) Halo & Wren (UK), The Modern Bride (Canada), BlueBell Bridal (AUS) and Wild At Heart (Netherlands) are good places to start.
Consider having the dress made by a local designer for a 100% unique and individualized look. You might even find a vintage gown that could be adjusted to fit your unique requirements.
Modern wedding dress designers that have embraced and defined the indie Bridal fashion are labels such as Indie Bride London, Alexandra Grecco, Halfpenny London, Oui the label, Chosen by One day, Sarah Seven, Laudae, Prea James and Scout.
Casual and Cool, Vintage-inspired yet modern, most of all unique, one cannot help but to fall in love with the individuality of these gowns.