Working here and being surrounded constantly by brides who are planning big weddings with big dresses, it is easy to take for granted that the big wedding thing is not everyone’s thing. It might be a budget thing, or a logistical thing, or it might be an I don’t want to plan it thing, but whatever the reason it is easy to understand that big weddings aren’t for everyone.
I myself find something really romantic in the idea of a courthouse wedding. It speaks to the spontaneity of love. Let’s just go get married right now. And not because we want a big party and gifts and all the attention, but because we’re just in love. Aww, doesn’t that sound wonderful?
Of course just because you want a small courthouse wedding doesn’t mean you can’t still get dressed up and look fabulous, so here is a list of my favorite courthouse wedding looks.
Rho by Watters
This is really more like an actual wedding gown that just happens to be short, so it’s good for any kind of wedding, but the length makes it easy to wear and maneuver at a courthouse. Plus it gives you the beauty and luxury of a wedding gown without feeling like maybe you over dressed. And bonus the way this thing twirls is pretty much magical.
Olive by Donna Morgan
The silk shantung makes this super chic and sophisticated, but it has a little romance and sweetness to it as well. The pockets, the bow detail, the little cap sleeves and the keyhole back are all really nice touches. Picture it with a simple bouquet of white roses, a pair of kid gloves and you don’t need anything else to say I do.
Currant by Watters
This dress is a simplified version of one of their gorgeous new bridal gowns, and I am absolutely in love with it. It is so sleek and modern with it’s metallic threaded pattern and skinny belt at the waist. The sheer back adds a little drama and the sleeves balance it out for a look that is understated enough for the setting.