Eco-friendly summer wedding dresses make that special day even more special.
To help you with planning, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite eco-friendly summer wedding dresses for sustainably minded brides with differing styles and tastes. Organic fabrics, repurposed vintage materials and pre-owned dresses are all wonderful and sustainable choices for a stylish, romantic and eco conscious look.
1. Aster Eco Gown by Janay A
A beautiful bride is like the most pristine flower, and this Aster gown from Kansas City based Janay A is perfect for the part with its gorgeously cascading petals adorning the front and back of the dress. Made from hemp silk, this stunning creation is custom crafted by hand, and can be made without the one-shoulder strap if preferred.
2. Nicola Dress by Minna
This sweet and unassuming summer wedding dress is perfect for a woodland or cottage charm inspired wedding. Made from silk and Scottish lace, this beauty simply slips on and brings out natural beauty. London based designer Minna advises wearing it with a sash and headband alongside wood block sandals, a vintage clutch and shawl for the full look.
3. Dana Gown by Deborah Lindquist
This stunning gown is made from organic linen and vintage lace, with freshwater pearls and mother of pearl adorning the bodice. The rosettes on the skirt are romantic and dreamy, and perfect for a flower-themed wedding. The simplicity of linen and the opulence of the vintage lace and pearls come together beautifully in this dress.
4. Easton Dress from Blue Sky Bridal
Based in Seattle, Blue Sky Bridal sources the finest pre-owned wedding dresses and provides brides on a budget with a plethora of options for their special day. The Easton dress above is a Monique Lhuillier design in blush colored silk overlaid with ivory Alencon lace – a very elegant and romantic choice. Browse their online collection to find dresses in many different styles, sizes and price ranges, and do your part to give new life to a wedding gown.
5. Astarte by Nicole Lenzen
Named after the Phoenician goddess of fertility, the Astarte dress by Brooklyn-based Nicole Lenzen is simple, sweet and elegant. This two-piece is made from yellow cotton and adorned with a silk sash and a vintage fabric flower, making it unique and ideal for a warm summer night.
6. Avenue Diagonal at ECO Bridal Gowns
ECO Bridal Gowns is a Colorado-based company that specializes in offering pre-owned wedding dresses at affordable prices. The online shop currently offers gowns from San Patrick, Wtoo, Venus Exclusive, Encore and Avenue Diagonal, whose classic dress pictured above is sure to make any woman feel like a princess.
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Images: Janay A, Minna, Deborah Lindquist, Blue Sky Bridal, Nicole Lenzen, ECO Bridal Gowns