The Second Act

Short wedding dresses and jumpsuits for party-ready second looks, intimate weddings, and free-spirited elopements are all the rage.

For such a long time, brides chose one dress that they basically wore from sunup to sundown on their wedding day. Then the second dress came along, and everything changed. Suddenly, they didn’t have to wear the same big puffy gown that worked strolling down an aisle to get down with their friends. There was freedom in a little white dress—or jumpsuit—that meant comfort and expression. The first dress could be traditional—with a veil and a train. And the second dress could be whimsical and stylish. And both could co-exist in the same wedding. The perfect marriage.

Couple Alie & Cody Photographer Caitlyn Joyce Dress ASOS

Couple Deja & Matthew Photographer Meg Laffe Dress Sachin & Babi‘s Dorien Dress from BHLDN

Couple Laura & Ben Photographer Love to the Core Photo Dress Baltic Born

Couple Alexa & Bogdan Photographer Paperbird Photography JUMPSUIT Show Me Your Mumu

Couple Emily & Matt Photographer Taylor’d Southern Events Dress Vera Wang Bridal

Couple Allison & Jim Photographer Victoria Selman Dress Bronx and Banco

Couple Kelsey & AJ Photographer Jen Harvey Dress BHLDN

Couple Shannon & Daniel Photographer Paperbird Photography Dress BHLDN, MOMO New York (boots)

Couple Ashton & Eric Photographer Kemp Collective Dress Selkie

Couple Kate & Scott Photographer Andreea Russo Dress Retrofete

Couple Abby & Shane Photographer Chelsea Blanch JUMPSUIT Eliza J, Macy’s

Couple Alexis & Garrett Photographer Carly Fuller Dress Nadine Merabi, Keds

Couple Claudia & Cooper Photographer Sophia Osborne JUMPSUIT Lulu’s 

Couple Dallas & Matthew Photographer Emily Gude Dress For Love and Lemons

Couple Madison & Sam Photographer Mary Bell Jumpsuit Club L London

Couple Ashley & Brandon Photographer B.O.B. Photography Dress Lilli Diamond, Retro Ruby Vintage

Couple Amanda & Ayaz Photographer Winnie Dora Jumper Nadine Merabi 

Couple Andrea & Andrew Photographer Rachel Stenger Dress Leena for Mac Duggal

Couple Kate & Tony Photographer Nessa K Photography Jumper Free People

Couple Samantha & Charles Photographer Manda Weaver Dress Show Me Your Mumu

Couple Andrea & Will Photographer Alicia Wiley Photography Jumper Elbie Boutique


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