Dream dresses for minimonies, micro-ceremonies and civil weddings.  

by Suzanne Wales 

Many brides are choosing to tie the knot in small, civil ceremonies with a handful of closest friends and family – a decision that entails a slightly different approach to your dream dress.

Get inspired by these chic and sophisticated civil wedding dresses.

Keep It Simple (If You Want To) 

HOPKINS - Pronovias Privée

WILDER - Atelier Pronovias

Clean, simple and streamlined styles can have a big impact at a city hall wedding. Vintage silhouettes are all the rage; Pronovias has interpreted the look in silver screen-inspired wedding dresses that elongate the body, accentuate the shoulders, and have an air of art deco mystique. On the opposite spectrum, a simple evassé dress with a corset bodice comes to life when embellished with flowers and a just a pop of sparkle.

Short, Chic, And Maybe Not White 

LOTTE WHITE - Atelier Pronovias

LOTTE RED - Atelier Pronovias

Sophisticated, short wedding dresses are perfect for civil weddings, letting you move with ease from city hall to celebration, either in killer heels or dainty flats. The Lotte dress from the new Pronovias Premiere collection perfects the short wedding dress with a figure-forming tulip skirt and slender long sleeves. Add a detachable overskirt or train for a contemporary bridal look, or choose red over white for a thoroughly modern sartorial statement.

Minimalism Makes A Comeback 

DARYL - Pronovias

JUNE - Pronovias

We fully agree with the statement ‘Less is More.’ The ‘Breathtaking Minimalists’ collection from Pronovias embraces the approach in unique way with fluid silhouettes, masterful tailoring and subtle fabric combinations. Choose a minimalist wedding dress in all-over mikado for a sleek, glossy mermaid silhouette, or a long-sleeved style in pristine crepe with just a hint of lace. Minimalist wedding dresses give you clean slate onto which you can create you total wedding look, and can be dressed up or down. Adapt the dress for the civil ceremony with contrasting accessories, and then turn on the sparkle with jewelry and stilettos for the celebration.

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