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?
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.
Black Wedding Dress + Dried Florals = WOW!
Now tell me you don’t LOVE this black wedding dress style. Dramatic black wedding dress meets dried flowers and muted tones. We especially love the boho wedding touches with the macrame. I’m going to put it out there that I think sunset wedding photos looks especially EPIC when a black wedding dress is involved!
Match your black wedding dress with pastel florals
Black doesn’t have to mean gothic or dark! Soften the look with pastel colours and dainty florals. We love the way the intricate detail of the lace is highlighted in these examples. And yes, you can still have that awesome flower crown if you want!
Alternatively, you could opt for an elegant updo and gold headpiece. You could also add colour with shoes/clutch/accessories! Bright/light venue styling is another way to make your black wedding dress stand out.
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.
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
Check out our awesome bridalwear suppliers
Hand painted wedding wear for brides, grooms, wedding party, or family. Bespoke designs as well as pre-painted items for purchase or rental. Painted dresses, ties, scarves, or suit coats can be wonderful expressions of personality and love, as well as unique and memorable gifts.
I am a bespoke wedding dress maker, designer and bridal alterations specialist. With over 30 years experience, together my small team we love nothing more than being in the studio creating beautiful, enchanting one off bespoke wedding dresses for today’s fashion forward bride looking for something unique! As the founder
At Scarlet-Tayla I will work on a one-to-one basis with my clients to design and make the garments they want to wear on their special day. If you’re a true goth or a rainbow-loving unicorn, I’m here to make the magic happen and get you married in the outfit of
Maisie Darling Bridal Boutique specialises in beautiful wedding dress labels: Alan Hannah, House of Mooshki, Kelsey Rose, Nicole Milano, and MiaMia Bridal. Located in Lutterworth, South Leicestershire, Maisie Darling is an intimate, personal, and supportive bridal boutique, full of happiness. We greet every single bride that walks through the door
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
We want you to feel amazing on your special day. That’s why the Corsetry & Couture experience is a fun design and make process, with you right at the heart of it. Everything is designed exclusively for you, your style, your quirks and your curves. We want you to walk
Hi there, I’m Bex of Eclectic Brides and Bexbrides. I have a quirky Bridalwear Studio in the northeast. Not nearby? I also sell worldwide on ETSY. I design wedding dresses from scratch and also upcycle vintage and retro wedding dresses. There is a huge collection in our studio for you to
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