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Austin Wedding Fashion Trends We’d Love to See in 2016

The year is coming to a close and we’ve loved every minute of it!  As we wrap up a year of sharing the most incredible Austin weddings and the talented vendors that brought them to life, we couldn’t help but reflect on some of our favorite wedding details found within the pages of the inaugural issue of Brides of Austin. Over the next week we’ll be looking back at our favorite wedding trends found in the 2015 issue from gorgeous gowns to awe-worthy florals! We’re kicking off the week with a look at our favorite wedding fashion trends. This year has been full of statement making looks for brides, bridesmaids and even the grooms! Take a look at these trending looks that have us in style heaven, and stay tuned each day to see what trends we hope stick around for 2016! Cheers to the new year!

Stunning Backs

What better way to stand out on your wedding day than with a stunning and dramatic back? These brides knew just how to make a statement with jaw-dropping details on their couture wedding dress design!


Photo | Ashley Bosnick Photography, The Retreat at Balcones Springs, BHLDN, Mindy Orsak Hair & Makeup Design, Suit Supply

Back - Birch and Brass

Photo | Love, The Nelsons, Birch & Brass, Westcott Weddings, Angela of Lucie Marie


Photo | You Are My True, Blush Bridal Lounge, Bird Dog Wedding, Clementine Botanical Art, Blo Blow Dry Bar, Barr Mansion, Ballroom & Farmstead

Statement Sleeves

Cap, short, mid, long.. the options are endless! What’s not to love about the added detail sleeves bring to gorgeous wedding gowns?!


Photo | The Nichols, Davy Gray, Terlingua Ranch Lodge


Photo | Lauren Apel Photo, BHLDN, Milk + Honey


Photo | Ariel Renae Photography, STEMS Floral Design & Productions, Johanna Escobar Austin Stylist


Photo | Kat Bevel Photography, J. Hilburn, WHITT, Ivory Bridal Atelier, Jean Barton, Wendee Sawran Petals + Decor, Nisa Nicole Makeup Artistry, The Wild Onion Ranch

Illusion Gowns

This is a trend that has only skyrocketed in popularity, and we don’t see it leaving the runway anytime soon. We love the dramatic and couture element this fashion design brings to gowns!


Photo | Julie Wilhite Photography, Julian Gold Bridal, WHITT, W Austin, Weddings by Celissa Rae, Cren De La Cren, Beauty by Katherine Crenshaw


Photo | Brett Heidebrecht Photography, Sweet Magnolia Floral Studio, Stardust Celebrations


Photo | Two Pair Photography, Sweet Magnolia Floral Studio, Brandy Pate at Jay & Co, Hoffman Haus

Mix-Matched Maids

While we know this trend didn’t make its debut this year, it’s definitely here to stay! We love giving maids the freedom to change up the shade and style of their gown while still perfectly fitting into the overall look of the wedding day!

mix - romantic jewel toned austin wedding

Photo | Loft PhotographySTEMS Floral Design & Productions, Kendra Scott, Second Summer Bride, Camp Lucy, ROAR Salon


Photo | Mint Photography, Unbridaled, Whim Florals, Camp Lucy

mix - outdoor austin wedding from bird dog wedding

Photo | You Are My True, Bird Dog Wedding, Bella Bridesmaids, Joan Pillow Bridal Salon, Camp Lucy, Danann Patrick at Mint Salon, Avery Allen Makeup

Boys in Blue

We love that grooms now more than ever have the freedom to go beyond the traditional black tux and show off a more edgy side with suites in shades of blue!


Photo | Ashley Bosnick Photography, STEMS Floral Design & Productions, The Retreat at Balcones Springs, Suit Supply, BHLDN, Mindy Orsak Hair & Makeup Design


Photo | Lauren Peele Photography, Serendipity Bridal, Pollen Floral Art, Laura Lee from Studio Tilee, Laura Martinez Makeup Artist

navy - rustic austin wedding from mint photography

Photo | Mint Photography, 36th Street Events, Rosehip Flora