Micro weddings are on the rise, as couples say “I do” to courthouse elopements and smooches over Zoom.
And to reflect this defiant strive to celebrate love in the midst of a pandemic, brides are searching for something which can be worn long after the last guests leave.
Enter: the minimalist wedding look, from bridal jumpsuits to chic two-piece sets.
Although a sidestep from tradition, make no mistake – there’s certainly no skimping when it comes to detail and sophistication.
In the search for something fit for the aisle and their closet too, brides are choosing clean silhouettes and fuss-free trains.
For proof that low-key needn’t mean boring, take a look at the minimal wedding attire Together Journal loves below.
Lola Varma ‘Lena’
Handcrafted in Lola Varma’s Perth studio, the ‘Lena’ features a neat, square neckline and thigh split. Cut from 100% silk, the tumbling train and glass buttons down the spine bring a sense of occasion to the look.
Prea James ‘Emilia’
Handmade in Prea James’ Australian atelier, the ‘Emilia’ is fit for any ceremony whether that’s a courtroom or coastal setting. Carefully considered for future dinner dates, its clean silhouette and corseted bodice is sure to appeal to minimalists far and wide.
Grace Loves Lace ‘Dove’
Designed for lavish “I dos” as much as it is elopements, the ‘Dove’ slip dress is here to challenge your thoughts on minimalism. With delicate silk straps and a criss-cross back, it’s a fine investment for events to come.
Daisy Brides ‘Arnatto’
Designed to hug the body, the ‘Arnatto’ gown is crafted from soft georgette crepe and features simple spaghetti straps and an asymmetric back. Its chapel length train adds a sense of grandeur to the look.
Made With Love ‘Andy’ from Bride & Winter
Moving away from the traditional, the ‘Andy’ dress boasts a square neckline and a low, scooped back. The sequin overlay is designed to sparkle in the warm of the sunshine.
Kellylin Couture ‘Kennedy’
The ‘Kennedy’ dress celebrates the female form courtesy of its visible seams. Joy can be found in the details too with dainty buttons woven into the sweeping train.
Hayes Bridal ‘Mason’
The bias-cut slip is leading the way in low-key bridal dressing and Hayes Bridal doesn’t need telling this. The ‘Mason’ proves there’s no need for fuss courtesy of its simple statement shoulder and romantic scooped back.
Trish Peng ‘Loren’
Who said you needed a dress to say “I do”? Brides looking to dance the night away may prefer the ‘Loren’ flared jumpsuit which boasts a detachable bow.
Paris Georgia ‘Jill’
Offering an intimate approach to the bridal process, Auckland-born Paris Georgia spends time listening to the bride’s vision. Sure to tick many boxes, the ‘Jill’ dress boasts spliced sleeves and a cinched waist – an elevated approach to minimalist dressing.
Bo and Luca ‘Anais’
Bo and Luca celebrates the magic of slow luxury, crafting dreamlike gowns using ancient techniques at the label’s Indian atelier. The ‘Anais’ is a mighty fine example of this, courtesy of its criss-cross back and swishy silk skirt.
Maggie Marilyn ‘Rise and Resist’
The Maggie Marilyn bride may stray from tradition with a love for minimal design but she’s far from boring. The New Zealand label’s ‘Rise and Resist’ features structured knot shoulders and a traipsing skirt – the perfect dress which can be worn again and again.