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Black couture wedding gowns have quietly crept into the wedding world, taking a strong hold on what is fashion forward.  Black wedding dresses push the conventional notion of the traditional bride, wrapping the black gown wearer in a cloak of mystery.  There is a sophistication and allure that is incredibly hard to to deny with these stunning black gowns.  They captivate us not  just because they stray so far from the norm, but because they are equally, if not more eloquent, in their design.  Breaking the mold already by being black vs traditional white, designers feel a freedom when creating a black gown, a freedom that does not restrict them and as such, works of art are born.  This shoot puts together 2 stunning & gorgeously polished looks to inspire brides looking to step out from under the white veil.  From the form fitting mermaid gown of a more refined taste to the show piece Marchesa that embodies strength & power, these 2 seductive looks can easily entice the most traditional of brides to break out of the white box.

How To Get That Look…

Marchesa Dress:

Anna Maier Ulla Maija Dress (mermaid)

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Vendor Love

LocationThe Elevated Acre | Model: Ashton Swinford | StylistJacqueline Weppner from Merci New York | Hair & MakeupEden Di Bianco | CakeSweet Element | FlowersSarah Tallman Design | Mermaid DressAnna Maier Ulla Maija Spring 2013 | Shear Lace DressMarchesa Spring 2013 | Dresses courtesy of:  Gabriella Bridal New York | Photographer:  Casey Fatchett Photography