A Look a Unconventional Wedding Dresses

I love it when people just go with their own style on their wedding day, even if it means wearing something unconventional.

When I was shopping for a wedding dress a few years ago, I tried on some traditional white dresses, and while they were all stunning, I kept coming back to the one I tried on first. The dress I went with (below) is beautiful corset with a watercolour floral print and lace applique flowers in red. I'm biased towards red and the pops of colour was just so perfectly me. 

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I shot Cassi and Chris' elopement a few years ago. Their dog was the "best man" and Cassi rocked a stunning red lace dress with beige heels. It's red, so I love it. But I also love that they did their wedding the way they wanted it - an elopement on Sydney Harbour with a small group of friends and family there to celebrate after.

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This soft lilac dress was perfect for bride Lynda. Her whole wedding was fairly unconventional, including an announcement of her pregnancy after the ceremony. I hope to shoot more brides wearing colour in the future. 

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This dress gets an honourable mention for being unconventional as bride Brenda bought it from ASOS. The ivory vintage-inspired beauty was bought for under $300 and was altered to suit Brenda's body. I really loved this dress, especially the flutter sleeves. Her hair and styling was stunning, especially those red shoes (yes!) - custom from Shoes of Prey. It's great to meet brides who don't feel the pressure to spend big on their dresses.

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This dress caught my eye on Instagram one day. The bride is an artist for Adelaide brand Tiff Manuell and she painted her own dress. Amazing!