Non-Traditional Bridal Gowns, We Love Them! #Notyourmothersweddingdress

Every day we see brides at The Gilded Gown who are looking for something a bit different. They don’t want to follow the tradition of wearing a major bridal gown in white or ivory. We love girls with vision and alternative expectations of what constitutes a wedding dress. We invite you to share the dream dresses of two young brides who bucked conventional bridal choices in favor of dazzling beaded evening gowns. They are thrilled with their picks, and we are too!

Summer, who is planning a boho chic wedding with her fiancee Austin, recently found her YES dress…a stunning nude two piece featuring blue accents and loads of bead work. The gown is by Collette and is from their 2017 prom line. Although it is designed for prom, it works perfectly for Summer’s easygoing, casual wedding theme.

Summer took her look very bridal by accessorizing with a headpiece, two armfuls of bracelets and a custom made brooch bouquet by Sarah Brobst Designs.

With Summer’s beautiful smile and gorgeous looks she is going to make an absolutely breathtaking bride.

Summer loves how comfortable and easy to wear her gown is. Plus she likes the fact that it will be a breeze to get dressed for her special day.

She especially loves the interesting beaded open back and the loads of sparkle!

We wish you all the best Summer & Austin!


Next up, we have blue-eyed beauty Tori who envisioned something a bit regal for her ceremony to her finacee Mustafa.

Tori began her journey to find the perfect dress by trying on traditional wedding gowns, but just wasn’t finding anything that fit her style…until we ventured into the Azzure Couture section and discovered this heavily beaded stunner in light gold.

Once she stepped into this look, Tori knew immediately that this was her “Yes” dress. She loves the drama of the flowing net sleeves, the luxuriousness of the intricate beading and the unique style of the gown.

Tori was most enthralled with the flowy, sheer sleeves which move beautifully and add such a great note of romance. Once she was in the gown she had an overwhelming feeling of relief because she finally found something she felt illuminated her personal style. Heck yeah, we agree! Tori is extra-lovely, unique, serene, and super-smart. We adore her AND her look.

She decided to compliment her bridal ensemble with a gorgeous Tiara by Marriell. Her look says, “Yeah, I’m a queen!”

We think Tori looks so, so beautiful and we are happy she found a dress that she feels like herself in. She did not want to cover her tattoos for her ceremony, but she likes how the sheer tulle gives a hint of softness.

Happiest Wedding to Tori & Mustafa!

If you are on a quest for your own “YES” dress, be it a traditional one or one that bends bridal boundaries, please come visit us at The Gilded Gown. We have hundreds of gowns to choose from in all sizes (000-36), shapes, price points and colors. Please call us today at 865-329-4905 to set up your bridal appointment. Our hours are Monday – Saturday from 11 am to 7 pm and Sunday from Noon to 6 pm.

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