Music has had an indisputable effect on fashion and culture. What we wear represents who we are and what we stand for. These 6 iconic wedding looks, inspired by female musician powerhouses, are all about celebrating individuality and our own unique powers. You want to feel like a superstar on your wedding day, right? These fierce icons all represent different styles and genres- we think you’ll love them!
The music legends Behind these Iconic wedding looks
Amy Winehouse - Retro Glam iconic Wedding Look
Proudly eccentric, unapologetically authentic and not changing for anyone, Amy Winehouse paved the way for a wave of female artists and fought against the ‘cookie cutter’ popstar stereotype. She embodied jazz and blues, rocking the retro style in her own unique way.
Are you a retro bride? This iconic wedding look nods to Amy’s edgy vintage style, with a tea style wedding dress and victory rolls. Wish splashes of classic red in her hair, bouquet and lips, this look is timeless and full of attitude!
Annie Lennox - Sweet dreams are made of... Suits!
Annie Lennox is the queen of avant-garde pop, blurring gender boundaries and spreading a conscious message through her music. Her distinctive, androgynous look, smokey vocals and political campaigning has inspired musicians over the world.
If you’re looking for a striking alternative to a wedding dress, you’ll love this Annie inspired wedding look! Revolving around a low cut suit and floor length veil, this iconic bridal look exudes power and confidence!
Dolly Parton - an iconic, music themed wedding look
Dolly Parton is a true icon! Rising up through a male-dominated music industry, pushing boundaries with her lyrics and pioneering ‘country-pop,’ Dolly’s influence on the music world is huge.
Are you looking for a country music inspired wedding look? This wholesome, southern bridal styling captures Dolly’s message of love and positivity. Glamorous and sweet, this music themed wedding styling is gorgeous!
Lady Gaga - an Avant-garde, iconic wedding look
Theatrical, conceptual and downright genius, Lady Gaga’s ‘artpop’ is about more than the music. Pushing boundaries, sparking conversation and demanding equality, nobody does it like Gaga.
This eclectic, iconic wedding look is a work of art! In striking black and white with a feathered cape and bold headpiece, this bride was ‘Born This Way’ and flaunting it! A music themed wedding look is about embracing who you are and rocking your own style.
Grunge Chic wedding look - Courtney Love's Iconic Style
Grunge queen Courtney Love is hailed as a fashion icon in and beyond the alternative scene. You know all the 90s fashions that recently made a comeback? Courtney did it first! Feminine but tough, her punk style and grunge anthems have inspired generations.
Are you looking for a rockstar wedding outfit? This badass, Courtney inspired bridal look salutes her iconic blend of elegant and edgy. With a handpainted leather jacket and punk spiked crown, this is a bridal look for a true rock goddess!
Express yourself - Madonna and the iconic wedding dress
Last but definitely not least is queen Madonna! She’s a feminist icon with a conscious message and a colossal influence on the music and fashion industries. From the infamous cone bra corset to the ‘Like A Virgin’ wedding dress, she’s always found a way to push a boundary and make a statement.
Are you wanting to channel a bit of Madonna on your big day? This music themed, iconic bridal look pays homage to that iconic wedding dress and embodies the spirit of her music. Madonna stands for uplifting marginalised communities, celebrating femininity and being a woman in charge!
Which of these iconic wedding looks is your favourite? Head over to our Facebook Chat Room where we’ll be chatting about which ones we love the most.
The team behind this music themed wedding inspiration
Concept, Organisation, and cakes – Bake To The Future
Photographer – Florence Berry Photography
Videographer – Film Our Day
Dresses – Bridal Boutique Of Jules
Makeup artist – Ruth Ashcroft – MUA
Hair stylist – Claire Hartley Stylist
Headpieces, Veils, Accessories – Peacock + Pearl
Jewellery, Rings and Belt Buckles – Lawley Designs
Jackets – Sammy Lea’s Retro Emporium
Florals – Flowers By EG
Alternative buttonholes – Charlotte Laurie Designs
Furniture and props – Boho & Bloom
Chairs and props – I Do Occasions
Outdoor furniture and props – The Little Wedding Warehouse
Shoes – Creations By Miss Molly
Cars – Quadriga Wedding Cars
Coffee Tuk Tuk – The Craft Cart Co
Prosecco Bike – Fizz & Co Events
Ice cream van- Vintage Ice Cream
Alcoholic sorbets – Treats On A Tricycle
Popcorn, love letters, backdrop, flower wall, sweet carousel, birdcage – Debs Sweet Delights
Balloons – Derive Balloons
Favour Boxes and Butterfly scatter – Oast House Gifts
Glitter – Luxurious Glitter
Macrame table runner – Beau Beau Art
Disco – Wedding Disco Genie
Venue – Mount Ephraim Gardens
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