Different styles of weddings demand different bridal looks. A more formal affair will require a more traditional dress and a more casual theme will require more relaxed attire, from both the bridal party and the guests. Be sure to notify your guests of your dress code if you’re hoping for casual backyard wedding attire!
Brides need to build a wedding aesthetic and tailor every detail to that specific look to create the desired effect. Brides looking for a casual, romantic, and chic affair need to find an elegant gown, jumpsuit, blazer or sundress to perfect the look of their breezy, outdoor celebration.
From jumpsuits to wedding separates, and simple dresses to intricate gowns, here is a list of our top 10 favourite backyard dress ideas for the perfect outdoor wedding! We made sure to include lace, linen, beading, pleats, underskirts and more fabrics!
This detailed kiss embroidered tulle and crepe gown by Rime Ardanky is perfect for an outdoor wedding celebration that still aims to keep the levels of sophistication high. Notice that the silhouette is simple, the fabric is tastefully decorated and there is not much lace – which is normally a staple for backyard weddings!
We are as surprised as you to see a mainstream dress on this list, but we think that this dress is ideal for brides throwing a simple celebration with close friends and family in a calming, outdoor setting. Not only is it flattering to all shapes and sizes, but it’s also a great choice for a reception or cocktail dress if you want something comfortable and freeing so you can dance all night!
Brides who want an outdoor wedding often don’t care about designer labels, and we found the perfect wedding separates on Etsy! This crepe bridal outfit is a wonderful choice for a wedding in a rose garden or a manicured lawn at a manor house. Either way, we love the simple design, classic silhouette and effortlessly chic vibe. It can also be worn with heels, flats, sandals or even no shoes at all!
The wedding separate look hit the market a few years ago and have touched every wedding style since. We love every wedding separate item created by Catherine Deane, and we love how versatile they are. Mix and match whichever items catch your eye and create a unique look for your special day! Opt for a crop, a blouse, a skirt, a shirt or a pair of pants with a heel or pumps for a sleek and fancier look. Add accessories and a veil and you’ll fit perfectly into the casual backyard wedding attire look!
Wanting a garden wedding dress does not mean you cannot push the envelope with your chosen dress. Clo by Grace Loves Lace is a wonderful choice if you want the outdoor vibe that a lace dress brings you, but still the sophistication and sex appeal of a more fitted dress. It’s edgy, it’s bold, and it’s perfect for a bride that wants to make waves at her wedding.
Kyara by Rue de Seine Bridal is a dream dress. Crafted of silk and lace, Kyara is customizable to your needs. Add sleeves, a deeper V at the back, change the straps or add fabric to make the dress long – whatever you want to make this your dream dress! The intricate bodice and lacework make this dress a truly fancy showstopper.
Behati by Grace Loves Lace is another sensational choice for a garden wedding dress. It is again a two-piece wedding look, but the gap between the top and the shirt highlights a bride’s waist – and their tan too! Behati has an open back for added appeal and works well for brides looking for light and flowing wedding looks.
Some outdoor weddings are styled to look like fairytales set in forest spaces or a lush garden. Marie by Claire Pettibone is the best dress we could find for a wedding of that style. With flowing lace sleeves and an intricate bodice, Marie will make any bride feel like a whimsical storybook princess.
We saw this dress all over Instagram and we knew we had to have it on this list! Noah by Grace Loves Lace is the pinnacle of backyard chic. The dress combines everything we love the most about dresses – sexy silhouette, tasteful use of lace, added detail with arm cuffs, a low back and a flowing skirt.
Avril by Rue de Seine Bridal is the dream dress for brides that want their nuptials to be a natural celebration filled with nature and stunning botanical influences. Avril was inspired by “brave, bold, daring women” and was created of Cornelli lace for that added floral feel.