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The World's Most Unusual Wedding Dresses

Simone enjoys fashion and fashion accessories. She also finds garments to be more about strategy than stereotypes.

Because weddings (theoretically) only take place once in one's life, wedding dresses are a big deal. While many wedding dress designs are classic and generally uniform, there are some highly unique, unusual, and downright ridiculous wedding dresses out there. I've shared some of my favorites below.

Some of these dresses derive their uniqueness from their culture (or subculture) of origin, others from high fashion, and still more from the very eccentric brides who commissioned them.

I hope you find this collection of unusual wedding dresses to be amusing, interesting, and perhaps insightful. Whether the photos and video below inspire you to design your own unusual wedding dress, or just laugh and point, there is no denying that they are fascinating artifacts of fashion!

Unusual Wedding Dress Designs

I'm going to start off this collection of unique wedding dresses by looking at dresses made by specific designers and creative brides. After that, I'll look at interesting wedding dresses that are tied to cultural traditions.

When it comes to simple wedding dresses created by couturiers and brides themselves, it goes without saying that a certain degree of strangeness. Most designers, be they within the old-fashioned couture network, or more modern fashion circles, or even the amateur leagues, design wedding dresses at some point (even if they are just sketches). Most of them are normal—some are exquisite—and some are just plain strange. Here are some of the most notable ones.

The World's Most Unusual Wedding Dress

In my humble opinion, Yves Saint Laurent is responsible for the world's most unusual wedding dress.

I'll never forget the day I first saw it—it was featured as part of a YSL retrospective at the De Young Museum in San Francisco, and it stuck out like a bone-white, fuzzy, dead thumb. I think it's the most hideous "dress" I've ever seen (and from what I heard other museum-goers saying, I was certainly not the only one feeling this way).

A mixture between a sarcophagus, a tea cozy, a condom, and a Russian doll costume, this wedding dress makes some VERY loaded statements . . . though I can't quite be entirely sure what they are.

A theatrical wedding dress worn by Beyonce in a London performance

A theatrical wedding dress worn by Beyonce in a London performance

Theatrical Wedding Dresses

Because wedding dresses have become such charged cultural icons, it comes as no surprise that musical artists and other celebrities have utilized them for performing purposes.

Though not technically used for wedding ceremonies, theatrical wedding dresses contribute some of the most outlandish and fascinating designs to the world's pool of unusual wedding dresses. Between stars' huge production budgets and access to super creative designers, the wedding dresses that have been worn on stage are probably the most strange when it comes to interpretations of modern, mainstream designs.

Wedding Dresses Inspired by Food

Food is beautiful, delicious, addictive, dangerous, nourishing, and without a doubt inspiring. Food can also be breathtakingly beautiful—it should come as no surprise that some clothing designers might incorporate aesthetic elements of wedding cakes, cookies, vegetables, fruit, and other visually fascinating treats into the odd dress or shoe.

What may come as a surprise, however, is that some designers have decided to just turn food into dresses—wedding dresses included. To your write, you'll see a wedding dress inspired by profiteroles . . . that is actually comprised of profiteroles.

I wonder if they ate it after the wedding. Heck - seeing as the thing weighed ten kilograms, they could have fed an entire wedding party with the dress!

A Valentino wedding dress with a VERY long train.

A Valentino wedding dress with a VERY long train.

Unusual Wedding Dresses With Crazy-Long Trains

Many young brides are drawn to at least some sort of train for their wedding dresses—they bring a sense of history, regality, and romance to the ensemble and allow the wearer to flaunt sumptuous fabrics, lace, and beadwork.

The Valentino wedding dress pictured to the right offers a great example of wedding dress train showboating. The intricate lacework is far too precious to touch the ground!

Perhaps the most famous unusual wedding dress with an incredibly long train is that worn by Princess Diana in her epic royal wedding. At 25 feet long, that particular train reached ridiculous lengths, but its designers, David and Elizabeth Emmanuel, were only catering to the fairy tale wedding visions of both Diana and her adoring public.

What makes that dress in particular so unique is not only the incredibly long train but also the almost cartoon-like extent to which it exaggerated almost every traditional feature of a wedding dress. In addition to the train, the shoulders, skirt, and veil were also exaggerated and theatrical.

Wedding Dresses Meet Subcultures, Themes, and Locations

As I mentioned earlier, many dresses are tied to subculture, and one reason why I love subculturally-affiliated wedding dresses is they can be ANYTHING! Take, for example, hardcore nerds who decide to have a Star Wars-themed wedding. Their wedding dresses can be as elaborate as those worn by Queen Amidala!

Even more mainstream folk can opt for crazy wedding grab by having a themed wedding (e.g., Prom theme, Belle Epoque theme, Under The Sea theme, Zombie theme . . .). Themed weddings rock!

The setting of a wedding can also lead to some very unusual costume choices. Pictured to the right is a snapshot taken of a wedding ceremony at Burning Man, an annual arts festival that takes place in a remote Nevada desert. As you can see, the unconventional setting and event enable not just the bride, but EVERYONE to wear insane outfits (as is clearly evident with the bridesmaids).

Unusual Wedding Dresses Tied to Traditional Culture

Each traditional culture has its own unique form of dress. I think we only see them as unusual because we're all starting to dress the same.

Seeing as we're all adopting a sort of borderless uniform—both in wedding chapels and in everyday life—let's take a break to celebrate some unusual wedding dresses from other traditional cultures—and one modern one, too!

Shinto Wedding Dresses

Some of my favorite wedding dresses are Shinto wedding dresses, which I would imagine may seem very unusual to some, as they are hardly the white, beaded standard we are so accustomed to.

Let's take a second to talk about these—Shinto wedding dresses are actually kimonos—elegant robes with long, wide sleeves and a hem that ends right around the ankle. The traditional kimono worn by brides for Shinto wedding ceremonies is called a shiromuku and is all white.

The particularly awesome thing about wedding dresses as worn for Shinto-style weddings is that a bride gets more than one—in addition to the shiromuku, which is worn for the wedding ceremony, brides get to wear a more colorful kimono called an irouchikake for the reception.

Some brides who have chosen to go all out for their weddings might even have a Western-style wedding dress for part of the reception as well.

Is this the best of all worlds? Absolutely. The more wedding dresses, the better!

Traditional Russian Wedding Dresses

When it comes to Russian wedding dresses (traditional ones, at least), I am more fascinated by the headdresses than the dresses themselves!

The image to the right displays a commemorative stamp showcasing the culture of Russian People.

The Russian bride on the stamp is wearing a national headdress, which includes amazing beadwork and a beautiful white veil.

It looks pretty heavy, and the shape is fascinating—I have never seen one worn in person, but imagine it would be quite a sight!

Aceh Wedding Dresses

Also heavy on the headgear are traditional Aceh wedding ensembles.

Aceh is a region at the north end of Sumatra, an island in western Indonesia. Aceh is comprised of several different ethnic groups, including Alas, Aneuk Jamee, Kluet, Simeule, Acehnese, and Chinese.

All of these groups have some influence on traditional garb, and while the wedding clothing shown to the right is predominantly Acehnese in nature, it probably contains a decent amount of outside cultural influence as well.

What's not to love about combining tradition with bright color, shiny metals, and a bit of outside influence?

A Peranakan couple wearing amazingly intricate wedding apparel

A Peranakan couple wearing amazingly intricate wedding apparel

Traditional Peranakan Wedding Dresses

I am absolutely floored by the amazing patterns and fabrics of which traditional Peranakan wedding dresses are comprised.

Typical Peranakan clothing consists of a long dress worn with a batik sarong with three brooches (called kerosang). Shoes are often embellished with handmade beads (though today, more pass-produced beads are utilized).

Peranakan wedding garb incorporates these elements while utilizing all the best fabric and beautiful batik patterns, often mixing in Chinese symbols.

Palestinian Wedding Dresses (From More Isolated Villages)

Also very impressive are traditional wedding dresses worn by women of Ramallah and other Palestinian cities outside (and in this case, specifically south) of Jerusalem.

Utilizing beautiful patterns and fabric with rounded dowry headdresses and flowing silhouettes, these dresses look far more comfortable than the nuptial designs many modern Western women have opted for.

Because many Palestinian villages have been somewhat isolated, their clothing has become a unique defining element and is less influenced by the outside world.

No wonder women's wedding dresses in Ramallah are so beautiful and unique!

Hebron Area Wedding Dresses

Wedding dresses outside of Jerusalem sure are fascinating—more south of Jerusalem in the Hebron area, traditional wedding dresses are heavily embroidered, which on its own is not so unique, however, the heavy panels on the front and back of the dresses are absolutely exquisite.

The dresses' veils, called shambars, feature both sequins and silk embroidery. The 'iraqiyeh, or headdress, is my favorite part—I love the beautiful coins (many of which will be passed down from generation to generation) and can only imagine the beautiful sound they make when the bride walks.

A lot of brides obsess about makeup and hair, but one of the unique aspects of Hebron bridal costumes is that those wearing them do not have to worry as much about these things!

More on Gypsy Wedding Dresses

  • Gypsy Wedding Dresses
    I used to be under the impression that large wedding dresses had gone the way of the dinosaur and that slim silhouettes would be reigning supreme for the foreseeable future.

Gypsy Wedding Dresses

Even the UK, known for kicking off what is now becoming the universal "normal" wedding dress design (white, feminine, etc.), has some very unusual designs, thanks to one of its nomadic subcultures: Gypsies.

The UK documentary series My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding ignited a great deal of interest in the flamboyant and creative dresses designed for Traveller brides for their weddings.

As many Gypsy weddings involve unusually young couples (at least in terms of modern standards), the dresses commissioned by brides-to-be have characteristically girlish themes, reminiscent of Disney princesses and fairy tale heroines.

Often embellished with LED lights and Swarovski crystals, these dresses offer a very interesting combination of modern brands and technology with caricatures of 17th-century silhouettes.

While these large, flamboyant dresses are only worn by a small subculture, they are definitely worth noting as some of the most notable and unusual wedding dresses out there!

An Intro to My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding

Face It: All Wedding Dresses Are Unusual

The more you look at wedding dresses, the more you will realize that they are unusual. Wedding dresses are, by definition, unusual. If they were not, women would be getting married in their best dresses, and there would be no such thing as dedicated garb for nuptials.

Scoff, drool, or laugh all you want at wedding dresses; no matter what, they're here to stay, and they'll only get weirder.

Comments

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poetryman6969 on December 07, 2013:

I hate to think what Lady Gaga's wedding dress would be like. Would it be edible?

torrilynn on December 07, 2013:

I agree with you that YSL has made the ugliest wedding dress ever! It looks ridiculous and I for one would never ever wear it. Overall, great article. The different dresses shown and the designs were good. Voted up.

vibesites from United States on November 01, 2013:

I thought brides never wear white in Japan because white symbolizes death. But now I learn from you about the shiromuku dress and I Google'd for it -- it indeed is beautiful. Maybe the color symbolizes anything else.

I think gypsy weddings are fun and a bit frivolous, at least in the dresses. :)

Ryan Swayt from Salt Lake City, Utah on November 15, 2012:

Thanks for the post. I think that the pic at the top of the hub is by far the most unusual wedding dress.

wrenfrost56 from U.K. on June 21, 2012:

Woah! I'm with you the YSL one is by far the weirdest. Another awesome hub. :)

missioneventsaz from Arizona on June 07, 2012:

Wow! What an interestingly odd collection of wedding dresses.

Angela Brummer from Lincoln, Nebraska on May 29, 2012:

How truly entertaining! Thank you so much!

Haydee Anderson from Hermosa Beach on May 02, 2012:

Wow, that was a very interesting read. I really like the photo of Valentino's wedding dress with the long train. Thanks :)

Laura Brown from Barrie, Ontario, Canada on April 29, 2012:

The dress I wore for my wedding had almost nothing in common with the dress I had designed in my head all the years before I was married.

Kelly Kline Burnett from Madison, Wisconsin on March 31, 2012:

Simone Smith,

Wonderful! For my second marriage, I wore white and a vintage dress with a large hoop - am I ever the romantic and my hoop would not fit in the front of the car! Our best man had to drive and we HAD to sit in back! Oh, you brought back memories. Thank yoU!

designemporia on March 27, 2012:

Wow... so that's what happens when you write a really interesting article... row after row of congratulatory comments... Loved reading the comments as much as laughed at some of these really funny dresses

Simone Haruko Smith (author) from San Francisco on March 14, 2012:

Thanks Peggy W! Well, the first one *might* be my favorite... if my wedding involved being pushed down a mountain!

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on March 12, 2012:

I agree with you on the looks of that first one in particular...odd to say the least! Good collection of wedding dress ideas you have here Simone. I can rest assured that you would not choose that first one as your favorite. Ha!

Swetank Raj from India on January 30, 2012:

That's just awesome hub!

Priscilla from El Paso on January 11, 2012:

This is a very fun and interesting article.

Simone Haruko Smith (author) from San Francisco on January 11, 2012:

That's a great approach, MissFrost! Can't please everyone, right?

MissFrost from 50% Island Girl, 25% East Coast Girl, 25% Country Girl on January 10, 2012:

Wow! What a fun article! I wore a pink wedding dress to my wedding....I had the mind frame that it's my wedding, and if people don't approve of my dress, then too bad:)

Simone Haruko Smith (author) from San Francisco on January 09, 2012:

Let's just say I'm not opposed to the idea, shea duane!

Ooooooh! You've got some major fun ahead of you, brielise! And yeah, Diana's dress was a bit... much. But she was young, idealistic, excited... one can see why she made that choice!

And that's the point of them being unusual, luv-iggy, though I agree that just taking one or two elements from these dresses and letting them be would often lead to more tasteful results.

luv-iggy on January 08, 2012:

Most of these dresses are a little over the top in my opinion but if you were to take off some parts of them they could be really pretty!

brielise on January 06, 2012:

It's so interesting to see some unusual wedding dresses since they've really all started to look the same to me - does anyone else think strapless ballgowns are way overdone? My boyfriend and I are on the verge of engagement so I've been keeping my eye on dresses and want something different - although probably not that different! As for Princess Diana, around the time of the famous Will and Kate wedding there was a whole special on that dress. People raved about it then but apparently experts thought she looked like she needed an iron: too frumpy and wrinkly and very overbearing! You could hardly see her!

shea duane from new jersey on December 30, 2011:

Are you planning to wear a Star Wars dress?

CvilleFashion from Charlottesville, VA on December 01, 2011:

Cool hub! Although I'd never wear it, I'm sort of digging the uber-long Valentino train!

provobluetango on November 14, 2011:

Because weddings (theoretically) only take place once in one's life, it makes sense not to spend a ton of money on a dress you'll only wear once, for a few hours.

The first picture looks like a bride burrito!

The Second, (Beyoncé Giselle Knowles)is interesting because of the juxtaposition between a white dress symbolizing purity, and a dress that shows off and draws attention to her crotch.

Some of the other pictures, especially the traditional Japanese gowns were awesome.

Finally the dress made from rolls.. What the?? He probably didn't eat for the entire day just so he'd be hungry enough for his wedding night...

This was a Hilarious Post! Thanks!

chelseacharleston on November 14, 2011:

Super interesting!

Tara on November 14, 2011:

My wife watches My Big Fat Gypsie Wedding and most of those dresses are over the top too.

Fierce Manson from Atlanta on November 13, 2011:

Interesting hub Simone, the pictures are very unusual indeed. Enjoyed learning about some very unique wedding dresses. Thanks for sharing.

jenp123 on November 13, 2011:

What a unique idea for a hub! Thanks for sharing! Lovely pictures, too.

writingfrosh from Philippines on November 12, 2011:

Your welcome! It's my pleasure. :)

Simone Haruko Smith (author) from San Francisco on November 12, 2011:

Thanks for the suggestion, writingfrosh! I'll have to check them out!!

writingfrosh from Philippines on November 12, 2011:

Hi Simone! This is such an interesting hub. Since the Shinto wedding dress is your favorite, I also suggest that you check out the traditional wedding dresses of Korea. It also has a colorful design and an intricate headpiece.

bigbooooty. on November 11, 2011:

ew, dey be nashty.

Simone Haruko Smith (author) from San Francisco on October 10, 2011:

Wow, I can only imagine it is heavy, Alina Marie! Yikes. But they look so cool @_@

Thanks so much for sharing those links, too!

Alina Marie on September 29, 2011:

Or just watch this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aL4OWnEa4Og&fea...

Alina Marie on September 29, 2011:

Good info. About Russian head wear. It is heavy. And the more wealthier family of the bride was more stones was used not only in head wear but all over the dress too (pearls, jem stones, diamonds). And people still wear this costumes. Just not to get merry.

It is very popular for little girls and boys to learn national folk dancing. And very often you can see this costumes on stage.

This is "Russian Dance" from the Swan Lake. All the girls wearing Kokoshnik (that's the name of head wear)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0RW2gEJqIU&fea...

Simone Haruko Smith (author) from San Francisco on September 21, 2011:

Glad I had a new one for you in this collection, cgreen7090!

And you're quite right, Perpetua. These dresses do a pretty good job of that, I say!

Wedding planning seriously does need humor, Centerlinemassage! Congrats on your upcoming marriage!

I bet your designs are gorgeous, zatalat. Much prettier, I'm sure, than many of the dresses here!

zatalat from Global on September 19, 2011:

this is very interesting hub. Being a designer I liked it very much. it has great information and ideas.

Centerlinemassage from Atlanta, Ga on September 18, 2011:

As someone who is in the process of getting married I find this both somewhat helpful and very amusing. Helps puts some humor back into the wedding planning!

Perpeptua on September 18, 2011:

I guess the idea for a wedding dress is to make the bride the centre of attention so that makes all of these ideas great - as long as they are wearable.

cgreen7090 from Tennessee on September 17, 2011:

I love looking at unusual wedding dresses. You showed one I had never seen before.

summertime8 on September 17, 2011:

Really interesting and some beautiful pictures.

htodd from United States on August 28, 2011:

Thanks for the great post..nice

Simone Haruko Smith (author) from San Francisco on August 11, 2011:

Thanks for stopping by maxravi and happypuppy!

And I'm a fan of the videos too, Naomi's Banner. They afford a much better look at some of these singular garments.

Naomi's Banner from United States on August 09, 2011:

Extremely interesting Hub. Especially liked the wedding videos.

happypuppy on August 09, 2011:

Interesting hub. The wedding dresses are very unusual and bold.

Ravi Singh from India on August 09, 2011:

I like your unique thought.Marriage generally happens once in a lifetimes , so dress should be special one!I like the pics.thanks for your hub.

Simone Haruko Smith (author) from San Francisco on August 03, 2011:

Thanks so much, Thelma Alberts! Hey, I suppose the benefits of an edible 10 kilo dress is that your friends and family can help to lighten the load!

Thelma Alberts from Germany and Philippines on July 30, 2011:

Hi! I love this hub. It is awesome, funny and interesting. Imagine, wearing a 10 kilos of wedding dress that can be eaten by the guests! The bride must have had a backache after that. Voted Up! Thanks for sharing.

Simone Haruko Smith (author) from San Francisco on July 28, 2011:

I strive to be infromatic, SHAJEEL!

And this is quite true, ReceptionChair. I love it too! Heck, weddings really are like theater, so why not put on a good show?

And that butterfly dress sure is wild, isn't it Jennie Demario? I'd have trouble just wearing it to my wedding. Heck, I wish I were wearing it now, to be entirely honest.

Venture Boyz from Floating in the clouds on July 26, 2011:

what!? lol.. Some of these don't even look real. Let your imagination run wild on your special day. I want to wear the dress with the butterflies on it.

ReceptionChair on July 25, 2011:

Even a basic wedding dress is unlike any other dress, so I guess that if you want to do something unique, then the only way is 'weird'! Personally, I love it. I think weddings are just theatre and so the 'costumes' should be as theatrical as possible. It's a shame the men have to look so dull !

SHAJEEL on July 13, 2011:

very interesting and informatic Hub

Simone Haruko Smith (author) from San Francisco on July 07, 2011:

Oh, but it's the impracticality that makes these dresses so fun! Hehee.

ournote2self on July 07, 2011:

I saw a couple episodes of My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding and those dresses are ridiculous! I can't imagine wearing something so big and confining for an intire day.

And a dress made out of food? That's just crazy talk and not at all practical!

Thanks for sharing!

Simone Haruko Smith (author) from San Francisco on July 02, 2011:

Yeah, isn't it insane? I'm glad you've seen it now! Hope it doesn't give you bad dreams O_O

Hayley LaGarce from Kansas City, MO on July 01, 2011:

I'm in shocked that I've never seen the thumb dress before. Thank you fo enlighting me!

Simone Haruko Smith (author) from San Francisco on June 24, 2011:

Hahaa, your reaction was better than mine, LittlePayday! I gagged out loud when I saw it in person! Hardly the proper reaction for inside a museum... but... well...

Simone Haruko Smith (author) from San Francisco on June 22, 2011:

Yep, I'm with you on that, Ebower!

Erin Bower from Georgia on June 22, 2011:

Very unusual dresses. I think least attractive one was the first one that looked like a cocoon.

smcopywrite from all over the web on June 17, 2011:

i really liked all of the great gowns. although these are unusual, i found a lot of them attractive. nice hub.

Nyesha Pagnou MPH from USA on June 02, 2011:

Hi Simone Smith,

This is a really interesting hub. Thanks for sharing.

Best,

Journey *

suejanet on May 31, 2011:

Very interesting hub.

WillSteinmetz on May 11, 2011:

David Hilowitz- This is cool.

Simone Haruko Smith (author) from San Francisco on May 05, 2011:

Thanks Obscure_Treasures, and isn't it an incredible train, Treasuresofheaven? The more I learn about wedding dresses, the more I realize that they're often used to show off expensive lacework and fabric. The more a dress has, the more expensive it is, so long trains can really show off one's wealth.

Sima Ballinger from Michigan on May 05, 2011:

Great hub! The gown with the outrageous long train was kind of funny - there was more train than the dress! This is a good, informative and enjoyable hub to read. Enjoyed the photos very much!

Obscure_Treasures from USA on May 02, 2011:

Great hub this is!

Simone Haruko Smith (author) from San Francisco on April 22, 2011:

Oh wow, thanks Mrs. J. B.! And LOL - I know XD

Mrs. J. B. from Southern California on April 21, 2011:

First I love your name because that was my second daughter's name.

Now on the wedding dresses... Huh. Hmm. Well. Alrighty Then.. If You Say So..... My...

Simone Haruko Smith (author) from San Francisco on April 11, 2011:

Hahaa, totally swedai!! Though if I saw someone in that tampon of a wedding dress, I'd just push him/her right over. And THEN run.

swedal from Colorado on April 11, 2011:

Wow there are some nice dresses there, but I think if my wife had been wearing that first one I may have run the other direction!

SJKSJK from delray beach, florida on April 10, 2011:

It is amazing that every culture has it's own style.

Simone Haruko Smith (author) from San Francisco on March 24, 2011:

That they are.

Aoife on March 24, 2011:

Weddings are speical

Simone Haruko Smith (author) from San Francisco on March 22, 2011:

Agreed!

thedutchman on March 21, 2011:

Wedding is very SPECIAL occasion for couples and everything that involves wedding need to be SPECIAL also.

Haydee Anderson from Hermosa Beach on March 21, 2011:

for many of us, our wedding day comes only once in a lifetime and its really a fun idea to have a unique wedding dress.

Simone Haruko Smith (author) from San Francisco on March 21, 2011:

Thanks, Hyphenbird!

Brenda Barnes from America-Broken But Still Beautiful on March 21, 2011:

This is such a fun and interesting Hub. I love wedding dresses and this was fscinating for me.

Up and Awesome!

Simone Haruko Smith (author) from San Francisco on March 21, 2011:

I totally agree, funmontrealgirl. And you make a good point about wedding dresses needing to be wearable, too! Imagine spending a wedding day unable to dance, move, or feel comfortable!

funmontrealgirl from Montreal on March 20, 2011:

I think wedding dresses should be unusual since all brides are unique in their own way. But I hope, they look presentable, wearable and.... unusually beautiful? Nice hub!

Simone Haruko Smith (author) from San Francisco on March 16, 2011:

Thanks for stopping by, ChristineVianello! When it comes to fashion, wedding dresses indeed come across as the most interesting - at least as far as I'm concerned. They have so much extra meaning!

ChristineVianello from Philadelphia on March 16, 2011:

Great hub! I think those wedding dresses are the most interesting pieces of fashion I have ever seen!

Simone Haruko Smith (author) from San Francisco on March 16, 2011:

Thanks for checking the Hub out, IntimatEvolution and crystolite!

Emma from Houston TX on March 16, 2011:

Interesting article which has a lot of interesting photos of cool wedding dresses that really fascinated me.

Julie Grimes from Columbia, MO USA on March 15, 2011:

Too cool!

Simone Haruko Smith (author) from San Francisco on March 15, 2011:

Oh yeah- that's hands down the world's weirdest wedding dress. I really wanted to torch the thing when I saw it in person!

Yena Williams from California on March 15, 2011:

The first one is definitely the strangest. A cross between tea cozy and condom is a fantastically accurate description. Lol!

Simone Haruko Smith (author) from San Francisco on March 15, 2011:

Oh, there certainly are - if I were to delve into themed weddings, this overview would go on for AGES!

Brittney Cavallari on March 15, 2011:

I'm sure there are stranger ones than these.

Simone Haruko Smith (author) from San Francisco on March 13, 2011:

Thank you, Anu! And I remember hearing that quote, cjv123 - and it really sticks, because she was sort of an idol to so many people. Weddings... gosh, they're such charged, fascinating things!

Carol from Michigan on March 13, 2011:

And a side note to the Princess Diana wedding dress is - she said about her wedding day, "I felt like a lamb going to the slaughter." How prophetic and sad. But - your Hub was not. I have two grown daughters and one is thinking of a possible wedding in the near future so this was of particular interest to me. What fascinating photos - no accounting for people's taste! Great fun Simone!

Anu Sundaram on March 13, 2011:

Really loved the pictures :)

Simone Haruko Smith (author) from San Francisco on March 12, 2011:

I'm glad you like it, vox vocis! Yeah, that butterfly one *is* fun - and those are Swarovski crystals!

Jasmine on March 12, 2011:

Great idea for a hub, Simone! I really enjoyed the photo gallery - unusual wedding dresses indeed! The one with butterflies on it is awesome.

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