These days it can be challenging to create a look without some element of vintage or fairy tale romance creeping into the mix.  If you're zoning in on a more contemporary wedding day look sans the retro and heavy romance, this post is for you.  Whether you're going minimalist, urban chic or futuristic, for you the edge is always going to be the most comfortable seat in the house.  That cut above the fashion curve not only excites you, novel fabrics and materials intrigue rather than scare you off.  Your dress is most likely any silhouette but the sheath particularly turns you on because of the simplicity especially if it's in an outside the box fabric.  Short dresses go with your sense of whimsy and you're the first to try on that linen-hemp with the asymmetrical draping.  Your perfect headpiece is loops of horsehair intertwined with netting (think British).  If you are considering going unveiled I know we'll see you sporting a cutting edge hairstyle.  Honey, Vidal Sassoon would have loved you . . . .
These dresses directly above and below are by Peter Langner and embody all that's chic but not overdone.  Simple designs like these could be accessorized with modern as well as vintage finds.  
Junko Yoshioka is a designer known for her exquisite and innovative use of materials.  These mini dresses show a fun and free-wheeling spirit modern brides embrace
Giambattista Valli's creations have lean and modern lines and his pieces are known for being meticulously detailed and tailored.  Works in some incredibly luxe and intricate fabrics--modern brides absolutely love his work
 The splendidly minimalist and classic dresses above are from Spose di Gio. I fell in love with di Gio back in the 90s when I bought my first Vogue Sposa Magazine. Clients who read Sposa and happened upon this clean-lined collection often wanted to incorporate some element from a di Gio gown into their own design. Today I still give the Sposa di Gio Collection A+ for purity of line and fabrication. Founded in 1975 by the di Capitani sisters of Italy, their look has always been consistent, contemporary and realistic for today’s bride. You'll usually find one exquisite detail on every piece . . . enough to accentuate but never overpower the wearer. Truly a great inspiration to the world of bridal fashion . . .

Head chic by Milliners Janet Taylor and Rachel Trevor Morgan epitomize the modern bride's choice of topping it all off.  

Header photo via Suzannah Couture Millinery