Hurrah you’ve started planning your wedding! Right now you’re probably just starting to look at what you’re going to wear on your wedding day, but I’m guessing that the only thing that you know that you want is a unique wedding dress?! WELCOME you’ve come to the right place because I’ve got a fine selection of TWENTY real brides showcasing how they absolutely smashed their wedding outfit with something that was beautiful and perfectly unique.

Elegant Fit and Flare Column Dress for Clean Lines

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This beautiful dress is a fit and flare cut with a bateau neck line – and if you look closely you’ll see a very subtly sexy see through panel on the very side of the dress. Perfect if you are going for a very simple and elegant vibe. Read more about this red hot summer London pub wedding here on my blog. Dress by Sottero and Midgley 

Pink Iridescent Sequin Wedding Dress with Cape

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This amazing sequin wedding dress was made bespoke by The Couture Company in Birmingham. The v neck cut front gave the illusion of being a wrap around dress finished with a pink satin bow at the waist. Check out more photos from this fun and colourful wedding at The Old Library in Birmingham.

Bridal Jumpsuit with 70s Styling and Lace Detailing from Whistles

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When is a wedding dress not a dress? When it’s a jumpsuit! I absolutely love a bridal jumpsuit and I’m very pleased to say that I’m seeing more and more now that major retailers are jumping on to the jumpsuit trend. This bridal jumpsuit had a super cool 70s style with wide leg trousers and cape sleeves. Available here from Whistles.

Read more about this super cool and informal London pub wedding on my blog here.

Cute Sweet Heart Vintage Style Tea Length Wedding Dress

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1950s style wedding dresses continue to be a mega hit for many brides – they’re uber flattering and most importantly easy to wear! If you’re the kind of bride planning on dancing the night away then a tea length wedding dress might be the ticket for you. This dress was bought from Cutting Edge Brides. Read more about this bright and colourful cultural fusion wedding at Greenwich Yacht Club here on on my blog. 

Unique Wedding Outfit with 70s Flare

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Small and informal city weddings lend themselves perfectly to a bit of fashion experimentation with your bridal outfit choice. This 70s styled silk bridal jumpsuit had super flared trousers and a plunging neckline for a touch of luxe boho.

Kimono Style Kawaii Themed Sequin Wedding Dress

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For the ultimate alternative bridal gown why not pull together all your favourite creative inspirations and have your dress made bespoke? This sheer kimono style dress with sequins and a kawaii embroidered belt was made by The Couture Company in Birmingham.

Original Vintage 1970s Bridal Jumpsuit

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You know your wedding outfit will be truly unique when it’s a vintage bridal jumpsuit. This slinky silk one piece has flared sleeves, a wrap top and a high waist for the original 70s style.

Beaded Column Wedding Dress with Chapel Length Veil

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Column dresses give a simple and chic silhouette, so beading detail around the top and waist are a subtle way of adding a dash of pizazz.

Embellished Backless Wedding Dress

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If you fancy a backless wedding dress but want the security of wearing a full gown, then illusion panels are a brilliant solution. Even more so when those illusion panels have been embellished with diamanté! Click here to read more from this fun festival wedding in a tipi.

Autumnal Jumpsuit with Faux Fur Collar

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Looking for a wedding dress alternative? What about this sumptuous silk bridal jumpsuit made bespoke by Joanna Roberts Bridal. The wrap around effect was perfectly complemented for Autumnal warmth with a faux fur detachable collar. See more from this amazing Asylum wedding on this blog post.

Lace Detailed Wedding Dress with Flowing Skirt

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The perfect partner for a brightly coloured festival inspired city wedding is an alternative wedding dress – and the best place to go for that in London is Heart Aflutter Bridal. Cecilia and her team have the most amazing range of alternative and untraditional bridal gowns for brides wanting something a bit special and unique.

DIY Wedding Dress with Sequin Stars

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If you’ve got the know-how why not create a truly unique and alternative wedding dress by making your own?! The bride, Rose, bought a neutral coloured slip and made her own sheer dress embellished with sequin stars.

Grecian Wedding Dress with Cathedral Length Veil

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A timeless classic! Grecian style wedding dresses have been worn for centuries, but still remain to be special at a modern wedding. This classical beauty is from Gillian Million.See more photos from this super fun yet chic city wedding on my blog here. 

Romantic Laced Wedding Dress

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Lace wedding dresses are romantic and classic, but a fit and flare lace wedding dress adds a touch of sass. Paired up here with a scallop edged finger tip veil – both purchased from Davids Bridal in Birmingham.

Bardot Sleeved Wedding Dress

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Bardot sleeves, named after the iconic Bridget Bardot, are simple and sweet. See more photos here from this city slicker bride and groom getting married at Islington Town Hall and The Tab Centre. Props to bride Grace for wearing her glasses – as a fellow specs wearer, I LOVE a bride in glasses.

Embellished Boho Vibes

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Home garden weddings are the perfect place to embrace your inner boho queen, and this beaded and detailed dress bought the boho vibes to a classic silhouette. Click here to read more about this boho back garden wedding

Bridal Bomber Jacket

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If you’re getting married in the winter you may want to think about accessorising your unique wedding dress with something to keep you warm. This super cool bridal bomber jacket with silver and teal detail kept this bride warm and snug for her Marylebone Town Hall Wedding.

Tasseled Bridal Jumpsuit

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Simple bridal jumpsuits can be personalised with a dash of your personality by adding floor length tassels. Click here to see more photos from this relaxed London wedding

1930s Style ASOS Wedding Dress

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Laid back and informal city pub weddings are my bag! And this bride bought a touch of glamour to her pub wedding by wearing a 1930s inspired ASOS bridal gown. Knee length, flowing and three quarter length sleeves made this alternative wedding dress perfect for striding through the streets of London.

Bespoke Made Unique Wedding Dress with 1940s Styling

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And to round up this amazing collection is this bespoke made 1940s style wedding dress from The Dress Maker in Essex. The full length sleeves and slinky silhouette were paired up with a stunning cathedral length veil with ribbon edge.



Ready to step up to purchasing your wedding dress? Read this cracking blog choc full of golden advice from dress makers and bridal boutique owners on how to approach wedding dress shopping.


And if you’re starting to think what your bridesmaids / wedding squad will wear alongside you, then here’s everything you need to know about dressing your squad.


Tips for dressing your bridesmaids and groomsmen. Images by Parrot & Pineapple.

Plus everything you need to know about buying a wedding suit. From bespoke tailoring, to buying off the peg, to hiring options.


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