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2018 Wedding Trends | Bridal Gowns

Wedding Trends

September 28, 2017


Six of the Biggest 2018 Wedding Dress Trends


It’s my favorite time of the year – a look at the most popular trends for next year’s wedding couples!! Besides the epic love stories I enjoy documenting, I love to study what brides and grooms find most popular and how it changes from year to year. It sure is different than when I was married back in 2011, pre-Pinterest.

Here’s a look at six of the biggest bridal gown trends from this year’s Bridal week:

Bridal Gowns | 2018 Wedding Trends | Indianapolis Wedding Photographer

3D FLORAL APPLIQUES: *sigh* aren’t these gowns covered in floral applique to die for?! From small buds to large flower petals, floral embroidery dominated this year’s runway.

Bridal Gowns | 2018 Wedding Trends | Indianapolis Wedding Photographer

CASCADING RUFFLES: This ultra-feminine design reminds me of a ballgown, only with a whimsical twist. Plus when it’s done in the blush or pink colors?? *SWOON*

Bridal Gowns | 2018 Wedding Trends | Indianapolis Wedding Photographer

BLACK: White and ivory are far past the only options for brides to choose from. Black made a bold statement at this year’s Bridal Week, from full-on black dresses to accents of black ribbon, lace, and hairpieces. Step aside little black dress, your stunning bridal gown cousin has stolen the show!

Bridal Gowns | 2018 Wedding Trends | Indianapolis Wedding Photographer

DARING SLIT:  If you’re not afraid to show some leg, this style is for you! This daring look is sure to keep everyone’s eye on the bride all celebration long!!

Bridal Gowns | 2018 Wedding Trends | Indianapolis Wedding Photographer

PEARL DETAILS: This is definitely not grandma’s string of pearls. The intricate detail of these pearl encrusted gowns is truly stunning!

Bridal Gowns | 2018 Wedding Trends | Indianapolis Wedding Photographer

CAPES/COVERLETS: This style has been cropping up on the runway the last few years, but they have a strong presence in this year’s collections. From clean to ornate details, these modern coverlets are a perfect bridal accessory.

There you have it! Check back next week for a look at the biggest trends for bridesmaid dresses this year!


*DISCLAIMER: These photos are for discussion purposes only, they are not work of Courtney Carney Photography. The links to their original source can be found on my WEDDING TRENDS board.


Much love friends,

Indianapolis Wedding Photographer

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