Brides are often looking for ways to make their weddings unique. In the days of social media, Internet crazes and the all-mighty Pinterest boards, creating an original wedding can prove to be more difficult than it sounds. However, opting for an out-of-the-box gown can make the biggest statement of them all. We love these options that are anything but cookie cutter!


Lazaro – 3366

You don’t have to be the anti-bride to commit to a unique look. This gown by Lazaro allows you to stay true to bridal traditions and still be true to your dreams of originality. There are details at every turn of the dress. The cameo sweetheart neckline offers illusion detailing and the back is boosting with interest including a floral corsage. The circular skirt is impressive in and of itself, but also includes detailed lace appliques. The look and feel of this gown is very couture.

Available for order at House of Fashion.
2101 J Street in Sacramento


Watters – Lenora

This gown is the perfect way to be unique and surprising while still embracing bridal traditions. This polished look features a high neckline with cap sleeves, perfectly placed cutouts, a keyhole open back, and a puddle train. We love that it is available both beaded and unbeaded to further customize this original look.

Available for order from Always Elegant Bridal & Tuxedo.
1199 Butte House Road, A
Yuba City, CA 95993

Wedding Dresses for 2016

Wedding Dresses for 2016


David Tutera for Mon Cheri – Thea

What if your “Something Blue” was your gown? There is no better way to escape the wedding dress norm than to trade white for color and this baby blue hue is the perfect way to do. Brides have traditionally worn white as a symbol of purity and this soft tone captures the same essence. The gown features a scalloped neckline with matching hem on the chapel-length train and the detachable belt enhances the waistline creating a simply stunning silhouette.

Available for order at The Clothes Mine Bridal & Formalwear
60 Main Street
Sutter Creek, CA 95685


Sparkle – Slate Grey

Also taking on the color trend is Sparkle who offers this gorgeous ball gown in a stunning silver. The satin and tulle skirt sweeps across the floor with breathtaking grace while the crystal detailed bodice is a showstopper. Again, this color is unexpected, yet still very bridal.

Available for order from SPARKLE bridal couture
3200 Folsom Blvd @ 32nd St. in Sacramento


Photos courtesy of and copyright (in order of appearance) LazaroWattersDavid Tutera for Mon Cheri  and Sparkle.

Tune into the Real Weddings Blog next Friday for more fashion inspiration…!

Blog post by Real Weddings Magazine’s writer, Kelley Saia. 

Subscribe to the Real Weddings Magazine Blog! Click here: