Something old, something new: bridal jumpsuits, black dresses and repurposed gowns are welcome at the wedding

Kailee Bull, of Severna Park, wears a non-traditional wedding she purchased at Amanda's Bridal Loft of Annapolis. She had the black sequin lace dress customized with a lowered back, double strap and cathedral veil. (Kim Hairston/Baltimore Sun)

Kailee Knight Bull’s favorite holiday is Halloween and her favorite city is New Orleans, the voodoo capital of America. So when it came time for the neonatal nurse to wed her longtime boyfriend, she wanted a wedding dress as distinctive as she is.

When she and Trevor Bull exchanged vows on Nov. 4, 2022, she was wearing all black, from her custom cathedral veil to the mermaid gown by Casablanca Bridal that was cut low in the back and embellished all over with an intricate sequined pattern reminiscent of a fleur-de-lis.

The 29-year-old bride, who lives in Severna Park, Maryland, looked — and felt — stunning.

“As soon as I saw a picture of the dress on Pinterest, I knew it was perfect,” she said, referring to the fashion, decorating and design website that people often use as a vision board for events.

“I went on a manhunt for this dress. I called every bridal store in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Virginia until I tracked one down that I could try on. It was sparkly and dramatic, Gothic and elegant and a little spooky. When I put it on, I felt as though it made me look like myself.”

Bull, who bought her dream dress at Amanda’s Bridal Loft of Annapolis, Maryland, is one of an increasing number of brides who are breaking away from the traditional shades of ivory, cream, ecru and white to try something a little different and daring.

Kailee Bull wears a non-traditional wedding dress she purchased at Amanda’s Bridal Loft in Maryland. She had the black sequin lace dress customized with a cathedral veil. (Kim Hairston/Baltimore Sun)

“COVID-19 happened, and weddings changed,” said the store’s owner, Amanda Ritchey. “When couples couldn’t have the big weddings that they had always dreamed of, the dress became more important. Brides were looking for a way …read more

Source:: Los Angeles Daily News

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