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10 Modern Dresses for Eloping Brides

10 Modern Dresses for Eloping Brides

Eloping to city hall? Or the beach?




Eloping to city hall? Or the beach? Or just a quiet ceremony for two in your favorite city?  Whatever your last-minute wedding plans, you’ve still got to find the dress.  While it is fine to wear a traditional wedding dress to the county clerk’s office, most eloping brides prefer a more low-maintenance dress for their very intimate wedding day plans.  Here are 10 dresses for your just-the-two-of-you event!


You want something a little bit bridal.


These dresses are a nice options for brides wanting to keep it simple but still feel ‘bridal.’  Above, this golden dress with a beautiful sash bow will not only make you feel amazing at your sunset rooftop ceremony, it is also a cocktail dress that you can wear again and again.


Love the crop top trend?  On your quick pit stop to city hall, wear a sensational beaded crop top and pencil skirt combo (below).




Only true divas need apply for this stunning sheath dress and capelet combo.  Make sure to hire a photographer for your elopement just so that you can show off this dress to all of your friends and family.




Why not wear a LBD?


We love the chicness of a workday sheath for a lunchtime rendezvous at the local courthouse. For busy couple on the go, these little black dresses are efficient (and very stylish) options.





But maybe you want a city hall wedding because you love the retro simplicity it connotes. After all, if it was good enough for Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio, why not you? Channel your inner silver screen ingenue with this fabulous shirt dress (below).




Alright, alright, we know this dress is navy and not black, but it was so great that we couldn’t leave it out. Flattering many body types, this v-neck dress with cinched bow and knife pleats (oh my goodness, we could discuss these pleats for hours) is the sort of staple dress that every woman ought to have in her closet. So, why not wear it first on your wedding day?




For the beachy and boho brides, here are the relaxed dresses for you!


When it comes to beach elopements, you want a dress that breathes well, has a relaxed silhouette, and will be able to handle the ocean breezes well.  This white and gold dress below is practically the definition of laidback sophistication. And just imagine how this dress would glow against a warm sunset!




Perhaps you want a dress the color of the sunset.  This totally cool caftan style dress below is available in several colors, but we love this earthy blush shade best.




Another good choice for an intimate beach wedding is using bridal separates to mix and match a sweet ensemble. This camisole and skirt below might feel too casual for traditional brides, but is ideal for eloping in the backyard and feeling completely glam in the process!




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