Traditional white wedding dresses will forever be beautiful, but more and more brides are seeing the appeal of bolder, often colorful wedding dresses. Whether you’ll be saying your ‘I dos’ in a quaint, historical courthouse or a breathtaking white chapel, there’s always room for a nontraditional wedding dress.

From vintage-inspired show-stoppers to enchanting tulle gowns, these eight dresses are must-sees for the alternative bride. You certainly won’t find any of these eight dresses at your local bridal shop:

Beautiful From Every Angle:

Geometric lace panels, plunging back, thigh-high slit… This gown from Laudae is a showstopper!

Crème de la Crème:

This cloud-like gown from Truvelle features three layers of off-white tulle, cream beaded lace layers on a taupe satin bodice and a flattering open back.

Ravishing in Ruby Red:

As if this red gown from Farfetch isn’t dramatic enough, the back features stunning oversized bows… click here to view this beauty from all angles!

Flower Power:

Whimsical, romantic and oh-so pretty, the Hearst gown from BHLDN is one of our faves! Seriously though; how darling are those floral appliqués?

Très Chic:

We can totally picture a bride wearing this Zella Aurore velvet zip dress from French Connection for a Paris elopement (like Jacquline & Mike’s Modern Elopement) by the Eiffel Tower.

Something Gold Can Stay:

Heads will turn when you wear this stunning gold velvet dress from Reformation. This one reminds us of Jessica’s dress from her San Francisco City Hall Wedding!

Princess Bride:

Channel your inner Cinderella (post transformation, that is!) with this enchanting blue tulle gown from PeonyEmporium.

Something Old, Something New:

A vintage style gets a modern revamp with this fabulous dress from Reformation. It’s also available in blush and green.

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