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Top Wedding Dress Trends of 2023 for your rustic barn wedding

For most, choosing a wedding dress is one of the very best parts of planning a wedding.

Here at Clock Barn, we really enjoy seeing our stunning brides walk down the aisle in an array of beautiful wedding dresses. Some dresses fit naturally with the rustic and rural surroundings, whereas others surprise us by just how complementary a more elegant and refined look can mesh with a more raw and undone venue style.

In addition to the classically whimsical bridal looks most often associated with rustic wedding venues, we are expecting to see more brides opting to elevate a rustic scheme with more refined and elegant bridal style in 2023. Bridal fashion week predicts trends including lace, pearls, embroidery, colourful gowns and floral prints, as well as bridal suits.

If you’re searching for the perfect wedding dress for your 2023 / 2024 wedding, here are some of the hottest bridal trends right now – each perfect for a rustic barn wedding. Get ready to fall in love.

Wedding dresses for a rustic barn wedding

17 – Elie Saab

Whimsical but with added drama. This sensational Elie Saab gown is the definition of elegance. It’s ruffled tulle adds texture which gives an edginess to what would otherwise be a classic ballgown style. Rustic barn wedding perfection.

 

Inca – Grace Loves Lace

A classically unstructured, feminine gown which radiates effortless style. Inca comprises a unique combination of French and Japanese lace, with unique shapes and contouring and a statement low back. A Grace Loves Lace iconic gown – perfect for a rustic yet modern wedding.

Amelie – Anna Campbell

Created from the most exquisite embroidered tulle, embellished with flowers and petals, and secured with glass beading and sequins, the Amelie Dress is an exquisitely detailed yet relaxed wedding dress. The epitome of romance, this Anna Campbell classic is truly timeless.

 

Celestina – Monique Lhuillier

Embracing a 2023 trend for off the shoulder style, this masterpiece from the iconic Monique Lhuillier is considered an heirloom design. Incredibly versatile, this elegant yet understated gown is truly timeless and will look sensational at most wedding venues – rustic barns included.

Aurelia – Sanyukta Shrestha

This fanciful, feminine, romantic and truly unique dress by Sanyukta Shrestha boasts fabrics that are luxurious, organic, sustainable and rare. Think dramatic silhouette and floaty fabrics that fall and fit exquisitely, softening a rustic wedding venue.

 

Bellini – Monique Lhuillier

Embracing the 2023 bridal trend for colour and floral patterns, this whimsical Monique Lhuillier dress was made for outdoor, rural weddings and would be simply perfect for a spring / summer barn style wedding.

Curve embellished bodice wedding dress – ASOS

An incredible high street option for brides on a budget, this embellished mesh and chiffon dress from ASOS is just £190 and would add subtle elegance and relaxed style to a rustic barn wedding venue. Dress up with a headpiece or keep a relaxed, outdoor feel with undone waves.

 

Camilla White Blazer – Nadine Merabi

Another high street option, this elegant lace embroidered blazer and trouser suit is bang on trend and won’t use up too much of your wedding budget. Fully lined with soft mesh and satin detailing, this stylish option would elevate a relaxed and rustic theme, adding refined elegance and style.

3 Accessory trends for a rustic wedding

Accessories will complete your bridal look and allow you to put a stamp on your style. From beautiful veils to bold headpieces, floral crowns and jewellery. Here’s a handful of beautiful accessories that we’re expecting to see making an appearance at 2023 weddings.

 

Chara Anklet – Grace Loves Lace

Bridal Fashion Week highlighted a trend for pearls at 2023/2024 weddings, and we just love these delicate Chara Anklets from Grace Loves Lace. Freshwater pearls are fastened by a sterling silver chain and hook. Simple, elegant and designed to complement your wedding gown and outfits beyond.

 

Embellished Headpiece – Elie Saab

A bold, ethereal headpiece like this is in stark contrast to a rustic barn venue. But could this be the surprise style choice that steals your heart?

 

“Like the heroines in the immaculate paintings of Pre-Raphaelites, the ELIE SAAB Spring 2023 bride glides through different veils and offers a soft glimpse of Ethereal Radiance.”

 

Mini Length Veils

Mini-length veils are having a moment, and we love the unexpected combination of a short veil paired with a long dress. Alternatively, channel your inner chic self and pair a short veil with a short dress. A short veil is perfect for a barn venue where you might be wise to shy away from too much fabric trailing the floor behind you.

 

Clock Barn inspiration for your rustic barn wedding

Take a look at some of our real weddings to see what our brides have worn through the seasons here at Clock Barn. Jessica and Phil took their vows with us in autumn whilst Abi and Chris hosted a summer wedding with us. Millie and Ash’s big day was all about rustic style and Jade and James brought lots of colour to their day.

If you’d like to start planning your barn wedding, get in touch and book a show round today.

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