Some of the most unusual bridal wear is worn for sand-and-sea ceremonies. There are no rules (although natural materials are practical) so convention can be broken with short gowns or a headpiece rather than a veil. Atelier Pronovias’ fabulous short dress has a plunging V-neck that brides can get away with at the beach. It can be worn with a detachable mermaid skirt—a clever way to emphasise the theme.
1 Claire Pettibone Romantique 2 Rue de Seine 3 Lusan Mandongus
available at Designer Bridal Room 4 Atelier Pronovias 5 Vera Wang
6 Monique Lhuillier