Beach Wedding Dresses that Break the Rules

Beach weddings have always been a huge trend… and for good reason! What’s not to love? Sand in the toes, a calming ocean breeze, beautiful blue waters–nature at its best, and it’s your personal wedding venue for the day! Absolute perfection.

Beach weddings have come a long way over the years, and so have the dresses. Some seaside weddings are small gatherings, while some are larger bashes with upscale touches. The best thing is, anything goes when it comes to your coastal attire now. You can say “yes” at the beach wearing the wedding gown of your dreams, no matter the style!

Go Boho

Of course, bohemian dresses are always a go-to choice, and probably the most popular when it comes to beach weddings. They are fanciful, flowing, and often just plain fun! Boho dresses come in a wide variety of silhouettes and styles-–from a whimsical floral vibe with sheer tulle accents and silks to long sleeves and intricate lace (yes, long sleeves on the beach!)–you just need to find what works for you! Check out these styles by Made with Love and Galia Lahav!

Made with Love, Elsie Flowy

Galia Lahav

Big and Bold!

Who says ball gowns don’t belong on the beach? In fact, a full skirt can be absolutely stunning on the shore. The contrast of an organic backdrop with a more formal style is unexpected and absolutely enchanting! You can choose a more traditional, contemporary ball gown, or something a little more flirty that still packs that bolder yet lighter punch. These dresses by Elysee and WTOO are stunning examples.

Keep it Sleek!

If you are more of a modern minimalist bride, ditch the embellishments and let the simplicity of your beach dress speak for itself. A big plus is that you won’t have to worry about wind or the elements in your breezy locale, as these dresses tend to stick to fabrics like French crepe and satin as opposed to a much lighter choice. Plus, a sleek and chic look is as timeless as the ocean itself! We are loving these sexy looks with high slit and plunging neckline by Watters and Essense of Australia.

Essence of Australia, D3576

Sparkle on!

Imagine capturing that bright beach sunshine and shimmer off the water with the sparkle on your wedding gown! Not to mention the amazing golden hour photo opps you will have. A beaded beach wedding dress is an absolute mood, and will bring some glamour to your seaside nuptials. And when it comes to bringing the bling on the beach, we say the more sparkle the better. These styles by Galia Lahav and Made with Love Bridal are just divine!