This unique styled shoot focused on bridal fashion trends is proof that your wedding dress is more than just a dress! It can be a muse for your entire celebration’s aesthetic. Whether you choose something classic and feminine or modeled after today’s runway looks, your wedding day attire can inspire your floral, decor, beauty, and even cake choices for a cohesive style. Using the blank slate-ness of the Energy Innovation Center, Burgh Brides teamed up with an all-star cast of Pittsburgh wedding vendors to show you how to take a holistic approach to styling yourself and designing the important details of your big day.
Check out this editorial featured in Pittsburgh Magazine too!
Pop that champagne because we’re kicking things off with a bang! To begin, we leaned into some of the hottest trends in both fashion and wedding styles. Puff sleeves are all the rage and the Hazel dress from Chosen by Kyha will have you feeling like the aisle is your very own runway. This sleek gown features long, billowing silk organza sleeves with romantic draping across the bodice, while a front split and an off-the-shoulder neckline give the look a subtle touch of sexiness. Henne Jewelers‘ stacked diamond necklaces and a diamond eternity wedding band completed the understated yet glamorous aesthetic. To continue the trendiness, The Blue Daisy Floral Designs arranged a floral bouquet in bright yellow, a hot hue for weddings this year. An oh-so-popular champagne wall from Old Souls Vintage Rentals acts as a seating display, with custom wooden drinks stirrers from Written by Nikki Calligraphy directing guests to their tables. Cheers to this style which is both fashion-forward and effortlessly chic!
Consider yourself a traditionalist but still want to make a statement? This second look married (pun intended) simplistic beauty with a healthy dose of drama. Allison Webb’s Wellsley dress is for the soonly-wed who wants a classic ballgown look but one that will still turn heads. The princess-y silhouette is modernized by a deep V neckline, pleats, pockets, and a show-stopping oversized bow with tails in the back, making it the ideal look for any 21st century bride who still longs for timelessness. The dress’s delicate pearl trim inspired the accessory choices – pearl drop earrings and a matching pearl bracelet and necklace. Old Souls Vintage Rentals‘ floral backdrop complimented the floral jacquard fabric of the gown, while a miniature ombre cake from Nami Bakes and soft pink makeup by Glam to Go picked up the spring-like color palette of this look. If you want a style that is elegant yet out-of-the-box, this is it!
Looking to break the mold and have a good time while doing it? Enter this third style that is bound to raise a few eyebrows in the best way possible. We aimed to turn heads and that started with going against the grain when it came to attire. Our model sported a white satin Paloma Blanca wedding jumpsuit instead of a traditional gown. The detachable skirt ensures you’ll still have the epic “here comes the bride” moment, should you want it, while the wide legs mean you can be comfortable while still looking stylish. Ponytails are coming back in a big way, so Glam to Go gave our model a low and sleek one that allowed Henne Jewelers‘ art deco inspired diamond earrings to shine. If the fashion doesn’t grab your attention, the decor sure will. Veronica’s Balloon Design created a whimsical hoop display that would make a fun backdrop for a ceremony, sweetheart table, or cake table. If you envision your wedding day as the biggest, baddest, and best party you’ve ever been to, this aesthetic is sure to inspire!
Lastly, if you consider yourself a bohemian spirit who marches to the beat of their own drum, you’re going to fall in love with this final look. Watter’s Sunday Bouquet dress isn’t for the faint of heart bride. Its custom floral lace and lattice pattern is unforgettable and combines romance with boho flair. A rose gold headpiece from Bridal Beginning and yellow gold jewelry from Henne Jewelers are proof that you can indeed mix metals. Macrame decor from Old Souls Vintage Rentals picked up the free-spirited vibe of this aesthetic, while a bright yellow vintage sofa and soft yet richly-hued bouquet from The Blue Daisy Floral Designs added bursts of color. We imagine this style being executed perfectly in an off-the-beaten-path venue or a backyard adorned with bistro lights, cozy seating vignettes, vintage rugs, and tons of candlelight. Either way, it’ll be a magical celebration!