6 Modern Bridal Dresses for Trend-Setting Brides


From mini dresses accessorized with show-stopping cape sleeves to jumpsuits featuring sexy-but-safe cut-outs, this modern bridal editorial will inspire any bride-to-be hoping to pull off a modern bridal dress for their wedding day. Wild Heart Events teamed up with Reev Bridal and Eden Strader Photography to showcase a variety of unconventional fits and styles that are perfect for trend-setting brides. Jaime Kostechko (of Wild Heart Events) says with the wedding boom on the rise, due to couples who postponed in 2020, “we wanted to create a nod to the modern bridal fashion that dominated the virtual runways of social media.”

Along with the must-see modern wedding-day looks, this shoot also included fashion-forward details. Primary color blocking, unique headpieces paired with statement-making bridal makeup, bright and bold florals and must-have glassware are also seen throughout this stylish visual concept. Check out the posh shoot below to see what we mean!

1. The Long Sleeve Bridal Dress


modern-wedding-day-looksThis modern bridal look features an alluring corset-bodice that’s accessorized with a light and airy skirt to really evoke a chic and stylish vibe. The sleeves also make it a great number for a colder-weather soirĂ©e.

2. The Mini Bridal Dress


If you were digging the sleeves in the look above, then you’ll swoon over this mini bridal dress. Whether you opt to wear the look walking down the aisle or change into it for your reception, all eyes will be on you, thanks to the wow-worthy cape sleeves.


Now THIS is a 2022 version of your typical flower crown accessory.


Toasting as newlyweds can be even more fun using these colorful champagne coupes.

3. The Sexy Bridal Dress


Those who want a sexy modern bridal look will fall in love with this gown’s sassy cut-out.

4. The Open-Back Bridal Dress


This open back modern wedding-day look gives us major heart eyes for those looking for a stylish wedding dress.


A modern bridal dress isn’t complete without a colorful and unique bridal bouquet. Don’t you agree?

5. The Minimalistic Bridal Dress


We’re getting Meghan Markle royal wedding vibes from this clean and minimalistic modern gown.


Colorful eyeshadow is definitely on our makeup trend radar for 2021 and 2022 weddings because it’s an ultra-cool way to enhance your bridal style. Just look how a smudge of green on the corner and outer lids of this model make her eyes pop!

6. The Wedding Jumpsuit


It’s hard to pick which of these modern wedding-day looks are our favorite, but a jumpsuit featuring an illusion lace bodice is hard to beat. Check out more contemporary and oh-so stylish modern weddings dresses #onGWS.

photography: Eden Strader // venue name: Loft in DTLA, Los Angeles, California, USA // event design: Wild Heart Events // planning: Wild Heart Events // florals: Going Steady Studios // wedding dress: Reev Bridal // hairpiece: Going Steady Studios // hair stylist: Teddi Prior of Page Beauty // makeup artist: Abigail Evans // tabletop rentals: Table Method // models: Tori Heavens, Dom Rai and Mo