There is a growing trend in metropolitan areas towards having small weddings in City Hall / Town Hall. These are not necessarily quickie weddings done on a lunch break, as the old stereotypes implied, however. A City Hall wedding can in fact be very chic, elegant, and modern. City Hall wedding dresses don’t need to be boring! In fact, they can be some of the most stylish frocks around. Get inspiration from these real brides’ unique and stylish city hall bridal outfits!
Sassy Short wedding gown for A city hall wedding
The modern version of the City Hall bridal ensemble tends to be a sassy shorter white wedding gown. A mini wedding gown would be a very chic style for a City Hall wedding.
This wedding dress from Bloomingdales NY, NY was so elegantly styled. The couple’s simple yet sophisticated ideas were a perfect representation of their personalities. It was totally “Sex and the City” of San Francisco. Perfectly Captured by Nudrat Owens Photography
City Hall Wedding Style! Architect Jordan Tait and model Martiza Veer in their wedding day, photographed by Winnie Au
Retro bride for a city hall wedding / Town Hall Wedding
Retro 1950s styles are very popular for knee-length bridal gowns, and are usually topped off with pearl jewelry and a shortie veil. Brides who prefer a chic city look will love all of the mini length wedding gowns that designers are creating from elegant and flowing silk chiffon and charmeuse. Of course, the perfect accessory for a short wedding dress is a fabulous pair of shoes in white or a metallic color.
This ridiculously adorable tea-length dress from Dolly Couture, bird cage veil and sassy blue pumps from Betsey Johnson and his debonaire suit were made to stand against that majestic, gilded entrance and captured by Photography: Angi Welsch is just as perfect and sweet!
The gorgeous couple got married at Chelsea Town Hall captured by lydiastampsphotography.com
The couple tied the knot at Old Marylebone Town Hall in London. the bride wears Candy Anthony Dress and talented Jordanna Marston who captured this gorgeous couple via lovely blog whimsicalwonderlandweddings.
Elegant look wear it with a long gown city hall wedding dress
If you want to give it a more elegant look, wear it with a long, plain veil. For a more avant-garde effect, a little pouf of netting on your head is all you need (see Reese Witherspoon in Sweet Home Alabama). A dress that makes this bold a statement should be accessorized with restraint. A few pieces of wedding jewelry and pretty shoes would be the right finishing touches. This lovely image below captured by iqphoto.com via stylemepretty
Josh Gruetzmacher and Uforia Films captured this epitome of elegance at San Francisco City Hall , with a Bride absolutely beaming from her Haute Bride veil to the bow on her Victor Harper masterpiece.
For a style that could work on a bride of any age , check out the menswear inspired bridal gowns. They are created in standard white or ivory bridal fabrics, but have details like tailored jackets over a full skirt. This type of wedding dress from Miu Miu is perfect for brides who have always loved the look of a woman in a sexy tuxedo as evening wear. It could also work as an equestrian inspired bridal gown, photographed by Emilia Jane Photography ,Shoes: Manolo Blahnik
A gorgeous bride wears a bridal pantsuit , Bride’s Shoes from Alexander Wang and Groom’s Suit: Zara. It’s a chic look this bride pulled off with total ease, and set the stage for a Beverly Hills Courthouse wedding done oh SO right. Christine Doneé Photography came along to document the day.