Black is back and this time it’s making a splash in the wedding scene! You may have never considered a black wedding dress, but we’re here to say ‘why the hell not?’
Black is bold, powerful and assertive – just how you want to feel on your wedding day, right? We want to break down the barriers and give you the biggest choice of options for your wedding day! From gothic weddings to moody elopments, we LOVE it!
So how exactly do you ROCK a black wedding dress?
Ways to style a black wedding dress
Go for the Gothic wedding look
Is white not your thing? Oh, we love a gothic wedding look! This style is all about the attitude and being unapologetically yourself. It’s bold, badass and an awesome way to defy convention.
I’m going to put it out there that I think sunset wedding photos looks especially EPIC when a black wedding dress is involved!
Mix it up with colour
However you do it, mixing your black dress up with colour is just as AWESOME!
Dried wedding flowers are increasingly popular and we LOVE the dramatic black wedding dress meets muted tones look (see pictured below). And give us a flower crown any day of the week!
Add colour in your wedding backdrop – how about a fairground wedding as pictured above? Or coloured smoke bombs pictured below? It really makes the black wedding dress stand out and look AH-mazing!
Rock a wedding corset
We LOVE a wedding corset here at UW!
This option is perfect for adding a splash of drama to your bridal look, even if you don’t opt for a full-on, black wedding dress.
Dresses by Haizea Arranz. Photo 2 with white & black corset by Juanjo García
Accessorize all the way
We LOVE the little touches here at Unconventional Wedding HQ. Perhaps you don’t want to go the full on black but still want to include it in your wedding day.
So what are your options?
- How about adding a dramatic wedding cape? Perfect for colder winter weddings or how about a little Game of Thrones themed wedding action?
- Dip dye, or ombre, veils are all the rage. We think they look so dramatic with a grey / black ombre. Especially if you go for a full, cathedral length veil
- Or go down the hand painted option – the ultimate in personalisation – we love this hand painted, black wedding shawl
Embrace the goddess that you are with a WOW wedding dress!
You deserve to feel like the goddess that you are in whatever colour, style or themed wedding dress you choose for your wedding day. Speak to your local independent bridal designers (you can find our own supplier members below!). They’ll create you something one-off, truly unique, which will make you feel absolutely AMAZING on your wedding day. Let them work their magic!
What’s your power colour? You might also love: Our Ultimate Guide To Coloured Wedding Dresses
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Hello! My name is Caroline and I am the designer behind Cora Stitch – Bridal Design. Located in Crieff, Perthshire, I specialise in crafting one-of-a-kind custom wedding gowns that are for lovers of ethereal art, vintage and folklore. Perhaps you have a vision of a dress that reminds you of
Star and Leaf offer a bespoke wedding veil painting service. Your wedding day is your opportunity to wear something that you look, and feel, fabulous in. Something that will WOW your partner and guests. At Star & Leaf I will help you create a unique look by painting you a
Welcome to Felicity Westmacott Bespoke Bridal. I make bespoke, alternative wedding dresses and unique ensembles for passionate, fashion-adventurous brides. I’ve been working in bespoke bridal for 15 years, helping brides of all shapes and sizes feel comfortable on their wedding day. The thing I love most about what I do
For brides that dare to be different, Boho Bride offers a stunning collection of bohemian inspired designer wedding gowns and exquisite accessories. Perfect for brides who want to stand out from the crowd and celebrate their free-spirited personality.
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At Haizea Arranz, we’ve been creating unique wedding dresses for more than ten years. Our dresses are handmade, taking care of every detail and using the best materials. We’re specialized in alternative wedding dresses: gothic, steampunk, fantasy, vintage… And of course, in corsetry. The corset is the key piece of all
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