Indie wedding is a perfect place to let your imagination run wild, a place where you can get out of the box, move away from traditions, and put your own stamp to your big day. Everything is possible. And we mean literally everything! From the dog as a ring bearer (is there anything cuter than that?!), donuts instead of wedding cake, to the iPod music playing on the speakers. Still not convinced?!
How about if we say that you can wear boots and kicks instead of heels, and that you don’t have to worry over heavy frills on your dress, and you can wear beautiful lightweight and airy dress instead. Changed your mind?
Bride And Groom Captured by Amazing Wedding Photographer Mark, Tierney Photography
As we already said, Indie weddings really have that relaxed and casual atmosphere, and if you mix that with summer, and stunning beach venue… well, that’s what we call perfection.
When it comes to the wedding dress, there are so many choices. You can take your great-grandmother’s Victorian dress or maybe an Etsy find to the wedding dresser and recycling it, or you can check out our list of the best indie wedding dresses perfect for beach bohemian wedding, and find your dream one.
1. Stunning Lace Gown
Long Lace Dress [photo: First Bridal Boutique ]
Crazy about lace and modern? Well, this dress by First Bridal Boutique will hit the spot. With the long lace sleeves and sheer lace bottom, this dress is perfect for showing off some leg, without giving up the full length of a traditional wedding gown.
Pair this dress with this beautiful floral crown from Etsy, with dainty white flowers and eucalyptus leaves.
2. Airy Sweetheart Neckline Gown
Beautiful Wedding Dress [photo: Kate Edmondson ]
Bohemian meets minimalism in the modern “Lillana” gown by Kate Edmondson. With a flowing skirt that gives it a breezy vibe, sweetheart neckline and a beautiful belt decorated with beads, this dress is the perfect amount of sexy, and more than enough for us to start falling in love.
Instead of putting your hair in a bun, let it fall over your shoulders in loose beach waves, and go barefoot.
And if you are creative enough, make your own wedding bouquet. Not only it will save you a few bucks, it will also allow you to show off your imagination and creativity. Here is an amazing tutorial by Ruffled Blog on how to make a succulent wedding bouquet in a few easy steps.
3. Gorgeous Ivory Gown
Maggie Sottero Wedding Dress [photo: Maggie Sottero ]
This show-stopping Maggie Sottero vintage-inspired wedding dress takes our breath away! Just look at this beautiful long lace trail. It features plunging neckline with delicate bead and Swarovski crystal accents along the bodice, simple spaghetti straps and a scoop back trimmed in lace illusion.
Complete the look with this beautiful floral crown from Etsy, and a long lace veil.
4. Caped Lace Sleeve Gown
Romantic wedding dress [photo: friedabrides.com]
Calling’ all the bold and free-spirited brides who dare to stand out from the crowd, this Made with Love dress is perfect for you. With a caped lace sleeves and a gorgeous embroidered lace, this dress is stylish, effortlessly chic and wildly romantic. You can find it on the Frieda Brides website.
Complete the look with the beautiful succulent flower crown. Here is a quick and easy Polka Dot Bride’s tutorialon how you can make it yourself.
5. Two-Piece Set
Two-Piece Set [photo: Grace Loves Lace]
Comfortable, feminine and relaxed, this Grace Loves Lace, “Perla” two piece set is a work of art. It features chic off-shoulder lace crop top and a full circle French eyelash lace skirt that comes to life with movement.
Put your hair loose and go barefoot.
6. Chantilly Lace Wedding Dress
Chantilly Lace Wedding Dress [photo: www.davidsbridal.com]
Just because you have a beach wedding, that doesn’t mean you can’t have a beautiful long dress. Only thing that matters is that the material is light. Hence, this gorgeous light dress. It is made out of gentle vintage style lace. It has a subtle cleavage, and also subtle beads around the waist. You can choose between three colors: champagne, ivory and white. We would recommend champagne, because it blends beautifully with the sand color, making it a perfect choice for a beach wedding. With this Indy dress, we would recommend loose hair with a vintage hair clip and flat sandals. Choose a white rose bouquet.
7. Romantic And Flattering Lace Dress
Romantic Wedding Dress [photo: luvbridal.com.au ]
This dress looks like it was made for boho Indie princesses, don’t you agree? Although it looks like it’s slim fitted, this dress still looks loose enough for a bohemian beach wedding. It has a deep V neckline and gorgeous long sleeves, which can be removed so the dress can look even more graceful. Shoulders are bare, which follows this year’s trends. The dress is made out of romantic lace. For accessories, we would recommend a big and rich flower crown. Pick the crown in various colors. Being that it’s a beach wedding, there is a big possibility to be bare footed, so pick out trendy foot jewelry.
8. Beautiful Short Wedding Dress
Short HOPE dress [photo: www.boandluca.com]
Having a small intimate beach wedding? How about this beautiful Bo And Luca, “Hope” dress? It wins us over with the stunning hand beaded caplet which gently covers the shoulders and fails over the neckline.
9. Vintage Lace Gown
Vintage Lace Gown [photo: www.jjshouse.com]
In fashion, every style eventually comes back. We can oftenly see how some designs worn in 1920’s can be in style and trendy today. Because of that, it’s no wonder that the same thing can be seen with wedding dresses. It was a trend and a tradition for a long time that brides wear dresses that their mother wore on their wedding, and their mothers before them… Although this tradition hasn’t died out completely, brides of today rather opt to buy dresses inspired by some past times. This dress inspired by the 1950s is just like that. We can see below the knee length, satin covered buttons, and an a-line. It is made out of lace, satin, and accents the body quite nicely.
Being that the dress is inspired by the 1950s, we recommend a 50’s hairstyle, some flat shoes or Chuck Taylors for indie girls. Don’t forget a cool veil and a bouquet out of classic roses. Fun and vintage at the same time.
10. Barely-There Wedding Dress
Costarellos Wedding Dress [photo: costarellos.com ]
Are you familiar with the barely-there dress trend? It’s a sheer, almost completely transparent bridal style trend, that could be seen literally everywhere. These dresses are so sexy, yet romantic and feminine. If you are brave enough to wear this trend, this Costarellos dress is right up your ally. It features ¾ sleeves, beautiful V-neckline, and lace all-over it, without being completely see-through.
Complete the look with this gold, nature inspired crown from Etsy, hand-beaded with gold detailed flowers, Swarovski fire glaze beads, raw crystals and pearls.
11. Simple And Unique Wedding Dress
Simple Wedding Dress [photo: www.bhldn.com]
Sometimes, the most simple solution is the most beautiful one. This dress is ideal for a beach wedding. It reminds us of 90s designs. This dress will beautifully accent your figure, with it’s simple and minimal design and lightly opened back. It’s a perfect fit for every future bride. Being that the dress is minimal, you can combine it in more than one way. One is minimal, with a light low bun and a bouquet of white calla flowers. The other one is a bit more bohemian with a rich flower crown, a bunch of bracelets and maybe a long necklace. These dresses can withstand practically everything.
12. 1920s Inspired Lace Gown
Silk Wedding Dress [photo: christydawn.com]
With a hint of 1920s, and a dash of rustic charm, this Christy Dawn’s dress, has vintage written all over it. It features an elegant V-neckline, short lace sleeves, and best of all, it is made with deadstock fabric, so it is eco-friendly too.
As this dress is statement for itself, you don’t need anything except a bouquet.
13. Bishop Sleeve Wedding Dress
Stunning Dress [photo: costarellos.com ]
This dress screams vintage! Made by Costarellos, with the romantic bishop lace sleeves and V-neckline, this dress is every indie bride’s dream! To complete the look put your hair in a loose bun, and add simple gold necklaces.
14. Mermaid Wedding Dress
Mermaid Wedding Dress [photo: Maggie Sottero ]
Being that the wedding is on the beach, how could we forget about mermaid wedding dresses. This is one of the most loved designs, and brides often opt for them. It is modern and trendy for a couple of years now, and it perfectly accents the bride’s curves. And this dress has a cut just like that. Upper part is made out of lace and small beads perfectly fitted for every part of the body. Back is open and decorated with beautiful buttons. Dress has a sweetheart neckline, and a lower part has a rich part with layers of tulle material. With this mermaid dress designed by Maggie Sottero, we recommend a lightly braided hair decorated with flowers. For bouquet, pick white roses. Go minimal with jewelry.
15. Elegant Wedding Dress
Elegant Wedding Dress [photo: Etsy]
This beautiful dress inspired by 1920s is filled with details. If you watched the movie Great Gatsby, then you are familiar with this design. It is handmade, has a classic below the knee length and is decorated with adorable beads. It is elegant and really oozes with glamour from those times. Now comes the question of how to wear it? You should style your hair in that fashion, if you don’t have short hair, you can go with big waves, and emphasize them by wearing hairbands with feathers and beads. These hairbands were a huge hit back in the 1920s. Shoes with middle height heels will do the trick. White pearls necklace will look great.
This dress can pose a problem when choosing flowers. To make sure the dress will be emphasized in a right way, go with white flower bouquet, and you can add a feather for additional glamour.
16. Victorian Inspired Dress
Victorian Inspired Dress [photo: Etsy]
We just had to add this dress to our list. Inspired by the Victorian era, this dress is made out of linen and lace, with big ruffles typical for Victorian times. Neckline has a high neck and delicate closure in the back and has decorative buttons. A very romantic look indeed, don’t you agree? You can wear this dress on your indie bohemian beach wedding, with your hair braided, and with a really big bouquet. We recommend pink peonies, because they will go perfectly with a Victorian dress. They are equally beautiful, timeless and romantic. As for the jewelry, opt for pearl earrings and minimal shoes. Beautiful, right?
17. A Line Beach Wedding Dress
Stunning Wedding Dress [photo: www.tbdress.com]
This is a favorite cut of brides around the world, perfect for a beach wedding. Why? It has a beautiful open upper part, made out of lace, and lower part out of tulle material. This trendy cut is very easy to combine with. You can often see peonies with this dress, but we would recommend white roses. Why white roses? Lately, white roses have been neglected despite their beauty, simplicity and elegance. They are a perfect choice to go with lace, loose wavy indie hair, light breeze, and the most important part, your groom. We would also recommend high heel sandals, to make the tulle part more prettier. Gentle pink lipstick and minimal make up will look great. The jewelry should also be minimal and subtle.
18. Lovely A-Line Short Dress
Lovely Short Wedding Dress [photo: www.junebridals.com]
A lot of brides lately opt for short wedding dresses. They are simpler, more modern and a lot more comfortable. Especially if you’re a queen of the dance floor. And because of that, we’ve picked out this short dress with a very minimalistic design. The dress is made out of lace and light material. If you take a look at the neckline, you’ll see it’s very classic and timeless. There’s also a simple detail, a little bit of lace on the straps. We would recommend a light bun, simple white shoes, and a bouquet of succulents. Been neglected for a long time, succulents have finally found their place under the spotlight. Their green color really fits with the minimal, indie and elegant designs. They go perfectly with these types of dresses. Lace and it’s color complement each other and go perfectly with beaches and cocktails.