Friday Favorites: Nontraditional Weddings

By: Taylor Clark

Happy Friday, friends! We’re kicking off your weekend with some gowns that are the perfect fit for the growing number of alternative brides we have waltzing through our shoppe every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Every bride wants something different for her big day depending on her body type and personality, and we pride ourselves at Meant To Be in being able to provide the Lexington area with a multitude of unique couture gowns at an affordable price. We hope that one of our gowns is the dress for you, but even if we don’t have the right one, always remember to stick to what makes you feel the most confident and gorgeous on your wedding day, even if it is a nontraditional choice.

Sherri Hill 21248

This Sherri Hill gown is a new consignment and an ivory beauty. Though its A-line silhouette and satin material would generally land this gown straight in the traditional category, its unique beaded illusion neckline tells a different story. Perfect for the bride who only wants to stray from tradition slightly, this gown is an ideal compromise. And with this much bling, you can allocate your jewelry fund to other areas of your wedding!

For wedding ideas to compliment this dress, follow this link to our Pinterest page:

Donna Morgan "Gigi"

Y’all, I am OBSESSED with this Donna Morgan dress. Gigi caught my eye the moment I walked into Meant To Be, and I have been trying my darndest to find a bride who will love it just as much as I do. Its beaded striped pattern puts the fun in funky! And if you’re not sold on it as a ceremony gown, perhaps you would consider it as a glamorous reception dress. Either way, I can’t wait to find the bride for whom this dress is meant to be. 

For wedding ideas to compliment this dress, follow this link to our Pinterest page:

Blush by Hayley Paige "Sunny"

It’s always “Sunny” in Lexington ever since this Blush by Hayley Paige graced us with its bright and beaming presence. Although a ballgown is one of the most traditional silhouettes, Hayley Paige revolutionized this bridal staple. Sunny features a full tulle skirt and a scallop lace crop top that is fun, flirty, and fanciful. This edgy style is sweet and sassy and perfect for the bride looking to bend tradition!

For wedding ideas to compliment this dress, follow this link to our Pinterest page:

As you can see, wedding dresses have evolved from the simple cookie-cutter white gowns we have grown accustomed to seeing on brides. There are numerous options for brides-to-be who hope to incorporate their alternative taste into their gown while still feeling bridal. We fully believe that the bride makes the dress so don’t be afraid to be a little adventurous; just stay true to your vision and rock your unique wedding gown! If you’re stumped as to how to incorporate nontraditional aspects into your wedding day, browse our Pinterest page for some quirky and fun-filled ideas. We hope to see y’all back here next week for another Friday Favorites!

Xo, Taylor