Best of alternate bridal ensembles

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Living room elopements and small gatherings over Zoom: micro weddings are on the rise with lovers taking a swift sidestep from tradition in recent months.

Naturally, bridal attire has mirrored this gravitation towards fuss-free plans with ultra-chic pant suits, jumpsuits and mini dresses slowly replacing the big white gown.       

Though it’s not the first time brides have eschewed tradition. Pioneering the path towards a more liberated era for generations of women to come, Jane Fonda famously donned a white A-line mini dress and knee-high boots for her 1965 wedding to director Roger Vadim. 

A decade later, Bianca Jagger graced the headlines in Yves Saint Laurent’s iconic Le Smoking jacket – sans blouse and finished with a wide-brimmed sun hat. 

Those hoping to follow in the footsteps of fashion’s greatest muses needn’t look further, as we’ve searched high and low for the best alternate bridal ensembles from Australasia’s most talented ateliers. Whether it’s a mini dress or slick two-piece suit to keep you warm in the winter sun, it’s a mighty fine excuse to showcase your footwear of choice. We recommend Chaos & Harmony’s gorgeous Bridal collection for inspiration. The Together Heel will leave brides feeling comfortable and stylish while the Chichi Heel was destined to be worn on aisles and dance floors alike.

Below, browse Together Journal’s favourites from Hera Couture’s Louvre Jacket V2 and matching Cigarette Pants to the seriously dreamy Bliss Dress by Karen Walker.

karen walker wedding suit

Karen Walker Forever Cape with Always Shirt and Devotion Tailored Trousers

hera couture louvre bridal jacket

Hera Couture Louvre Jacket V2 and Cigarette Pants

daisy brides riley bridal jumpsuit

Daisy Brides Riley Jumpsuit

bride & winter my love tank and bliss skirt

Bride & Winter My Love Tank and Bliss Skirt

jessica bridal wedding odette

Jessica Bridal Couture Odette Top

Paloma James Harriette Jumpsuit

kellylin couture scarlet bridal top

Kellylin Couture Scarlet Top

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Sant Elia Sofia Skirt

karen walker bliss short wedding dress

Karen Walker Bliss Dress

daisy brides ava bridal top trousers

Daisy Ava Top and Louvre Pants

kellylin couture bridal florence top

Kellylin Couture Flora Long Sleeve Top

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Sant Elia Elisa Bodice and Capri Pant

hera couture marx bridal coat

Hera Couture Marx Coat

Karen Willis Holmes Danielle Pant

karen walker suit cape wedding

Karen Walker Love Tuxedo with Love Camisole and Devotion Tailored Trousers

odlyne the ceremony mini celeste dress

Odylyne The Ceremony Mini Celeste

harriette gordon bridal organza blouse

Harriette Gordon Organza Blouse

daughters of simone margaux suit

Daughters of Simone Margaux Pant Suit

harriette gordon lace mini dress together journal

Harriette Gordon Lace Mini Dress

wynn hamlyn cream bridal suit

Wynn Hamyln Single Breasted Silk Blazer

Looking for further inspiration? Check out Best of spring/summer bridesmaid dresses, Best of men’s accessories and Best of diamond jewels.