Traditionally, wedding gowns are just that gowns; long, sweeping dresses that make a statement. Traditionally, also, weddings took place in churches. But with so many couples looking for outside, rustic, non-traditional venues for the ceremony, why not consider a non-traditional dress too? We have three shorter-length dresses that just might be the perfect fit.


Justin Alexander 8465

Your guests will immediately begin asking which vintage boutique you found this gem in. The flirty length is very fun, while the lace appliques and beading along with a silk dupioni sash creates a very sophisticated, elegant finish. Available in two-tone or ivory.

Available at House of Fashion
2101 J Street, Sacramento


Mori Lee 6749

This embroidered lace on tulle tea-length dress is meant for the bubbly, fun, and even a bit vintage-inspired bride. The dress is shown with a lace overlay jacket, but features a flattering sweetheart, strapless neckline. This gown is simply darling and can truly work in just about any outdoor setting. And if you just can’t commit to the shorter length, don’t worry, it is available in full-length with train as well.

Available for order at Alma’s Bridal Boutique
547 Lincoln Blvd., Lincoln


JLM Couture 7503

This simple lace number is certainly non-traditional, but its jeweled ribbon at waist and ivory lace over champagne Charmeuse, the materials are still very bridal. Even if it might be a little too outside the box for your wedding day, it would make a gorgeous bridal shower dress or even a fun honeymoon dinner look.

Available at Diamond Bridal Gallery
7433 Greenback Ln.
Citrus Heights, CA 95610


Photos courtesy of and copyright (in order of appearance) Justin AlexanderMori Lee and JLM Couture.

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

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

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