Are you a bride who cringes at the thought of stepping into a “traditional bridal gown store”?  We hear you sister!!  Modern vintage brides all over Australia are saying hells to the no when it comes to boring wedding dresses that were the norm for so many years.  I’m talking the strapless a-line dress with side ruching and some scattered beads…. oh no!  So what are brides choosing now? It could be a fun tea length dress or a gown with lace sleeves – anything with a bit of character!

If you are looking for something very unique we absolutely love the concept of a skirt & top instead of a traditional wedding dress.  It could be a tea length skirt, a chic fitted knee length skirt or a floor length skirt reminiscent of a ball gown.  What is awesome about skirts is the fact that you can put absolutely any top with it, including a knit style top if you’re a bride who’s keen to keep it simple.  It’s also a perfect option for the eloping bride as they are easy to pack.  Skirts can also be worn over a short dress to give a little bit of “special” for the ceremony.  You can have the best of both worlds in the one dress with a fabulous full skirt for the ceremony, then whip it off for a short, sophisticated fitted dress for the reception!

The other fabulous thing about skirts is that brides who have a bust that is a different size to their waist and hips can mix and match with sizing without having to go for a custom fit.  With most skirts, unless they are super fitted, the only measurement you need to nail is your waist measurement.  If you’re a bride with curves you can still buy off the rack sizes that will fit without needing expensive alterations!

Sound interesting?  Why not check out a little vintage bridal skirt ideas…..


This shoot was featured first in The Vintage and Handmade Bride Issue 2 – grab a copy here

Photography:  The Wanderers & the Wolves
Bridal Skirts: Silver Sixpence & Venice & Me (tulle skirts)
Hairpieces: Birdsnest Bridal
Veil: Carissa May
Hair & Makeup: The Beauty Case
Printed Props: Orchard & Brown
Bouquet: White Willow Designs & Silver Sixpence
Models: Ella Imms & Katrina Schieber