Peter and Veronika

While we swoon every time over a classic princess ballgown or traditional satin A-line, there’s something about a modern, stylish wedding dress with unexpected cuts and delicate embellishments that’s just so dreamy. While all wedding dresses are works of art, these fall into a class of their own that we like to call the fine art dress.

Meant for the bride who wants to celebrate individuality and self-expression, these wedding dresses are anything but cookie-cutter. Sometimes they sing notes of the past with a vintage tune, sometimes they draw from a bohemian wonderland with whimsical designs, and other times they take a new look at what it means to be a chic and glamorous bride. Whichever influence they take, they all share the same qualities: an ethereal touch with intricate details, crafted with skilled hands for a riveting look.

These artsy, free-spirited, or fashionista brides certainly know how to pull it off.

Elaya Vaughn Gold Wedding Dress

Ether and Smith

This Elaya Vaughn dress was meant for a sea goddess. With gilded accents and a Renaissance style neckline, it transcends time while mimicking the changing hues of the blowing sand. Intricate lace sleeves, elaborate motifs, and gold-flecked butterfly designs fluttering along the train make this a true work of art.

Beaded Jarmil Wedding Dress

Peter and Veronika

This stunning silver creation was custom-designed by Jarmil, perfectly marrying sophistication with whimsy. A masterpiece of beadwork and silvery-blue sequins, it’s an ethereal embodiment of a glamorous garden come to life. Illusion fabric at the neckline and sleeves bring a fashion-forward edge to a conservative silhouette.

MXM Couture Wedding Dress

Feather and Stone

This MXM Couture gown carries a French elegance and ease with a hint of 1920s glamour in the bodice. Crystal and beaded embellishments and illusion fabric create a romantic design, pairing with gathered cascading fabric that falls into a flowing skirt loud with movement.

Anna Kubanova Pink Wedding Dress

Julia Kaptelova

This feminine pink Anna Kubanova gown is filled with old-world romance thanks to a delicate combination of lace and embellished embroidery in medallion and floral designs. The breezy silhouette and translucent skirt give rise to a play of textures.

Marchesa Taupe Beaded Wedding Dress

Erich Mcvey

This bride’s taupe Marchesa gown is purely exquisite and all about the texture, with a glamorous web of lace and sparkling beading. A subtle ruffle along the off-shoulder neckline rounds out the dress’s chic, stylish feel that holds a bit of European flair.

Gossamer Blue Wedding Dress

Laura Gordon

If there were ever a vintage gem, this dusty blue dress from Gossamer is it. A loose shape and poet sleeves, paired with a deep-V neckline, make an effortless and confident statement. A sheer overlay of cascading floral beading is dramatic with romance.

BHLDN Wedding Dress

Alisa Ferris

This BHLDN gown puts an elegant and more conservative spin on the “naked dress.” A nude underlay covered in sheer fabric adorned with graceful rose-patterned embellishments in a shimmering neutral palette is subtly sexy and highly classy.

Claire Pettibone Wedding Dress

Jose Villa

Sophisticated bohemian sums up this ivory Claire Pettibone gown. Frothy sleeves and decadent appliqués lend this confection some charm, complete with a beautifully scalloped lace hemline for a unique touch.