I'm finding little to no inspiration for my wedding style from actual brides. Most of the dresses I've seen are pretty repulsive to me, with exceptions for a couple Vera Wang dresses (that are a kajillion dollars), the BHLDN Zinnia dress (which I have a discount for), and some from Etsy (pretty cheap for the most part).
What I do find inspiring are ladies with real, day-to-day style that happen to be rocking white dresses, short and long. Here are a few I've seen most recently!
This vintage dress from Allen Company Inc (based out of Allentown, Jonnie's hometown!) is super cute! I think the whole strapless-bride looks is really overdone, but this dress is just doing it for me.
I like the idea of a vintage dress, or sourcing Etsy's artisans for a handmade dress. Surprisingly, a handmade custom dress on Etsy is cheaper than a "designer" dress that's Made In China for David's Bridal or whatever. The only issue is the "trying on" thing. But if I find someone in San Francisco or Philadelphia, that might not be a problem at all.
These dresses are by Leanne from Project Runway! And they are made from sustainable fabrics.
My mom is probably going to kill me, but I really want one of these goofy cake toppers by Melabo on Etsy. Which heads to choose? I think Jonnie would make a good robot. Should I be a squirrel, unicorn, or a cat?