A Wedding Fashion Trend We're Loving: Personalized Bridal Jackets
Wedding fashion trends come and go. From flower crowns to Meghan Markle-inspired boat-neck dresses, there are many different ways brides can customize their big-day ensembles. As for the latest bridal style trend? Brides-to-be, let us introduce you to personalized bridal jackets—they're a decidedly unexpected (but popular!) addition to your wedding attire.
What goes into creating these personalized looks? The process involves upgrading a denim or leather jacket—or any fabric of your choice—by adding calligraphy, drawings, or even iron-on decals. The result? A chic and customized addition to your bridal look. What makes these jackets so noteworthy is that they are one of a kind; they allow each bride to create her own design, which ultimately makes the jacket that much more special to her. Looking for an idea to get you started on your own garment? This bride chose to embroider her new last name and floral artwork on the back of her denim Anthropologie jacket.
Another benefit of these pieces is that they can suit any wedding style, depending on the garment type. For a modern wedding, we love how simple white calligraphy stands out on a black leather jacket. Planning a rustic event? A distressed denim jacket lends itself to custom embroidery. Best of all, these on-trend accessories have a utilitarian purpose, too—they'll keep you warm during chilly summer night receptions or cold-weather winter celebrations. Either way, these jackets ensure you won't have to choose function over fashion.
No matter your style, you'll find inspiration from some of our favorite custom bridal jackets. Click through to discover how these brides personalized their outerwear.
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For a modern event, we love how simple white roman numerals—these represented the couple's wedding date and were DIYed by the groom!—look on chic black leather jackets.
This talented bride hand-painted this ASOS jacket herself, complete with her new name and floral details.
While the beautiful floral painting on this jacket by Debbie Amosa made it fit for any wedding, it was the western motifs that gave it a rustic feel.
Alli K Design filled this bride's jacket with two floral designs and contemporary calligraphy.
Born To Be Wild Bridal painted a modern succulent on the back of this bridal jacket, but it was the creative way the pros incorporated the bride's wedding date that really drew our eye.
These acid-wash denim jackets were complete with patches that the bride DIY'ed. She also outfitted her MOH and bridesmaids in matching looks!
NicolesCovet recreated the classic cupid's arrow design for this bride's jacket. How cute is that tiny heart?
All it took was a simple word—calligraphed by Ophelia Rose—to take this leather jacket to the next level.
Grant Thornton hand painted a dreamy design onto a luxe Theory jacket for this bride's big day.
The letterman-style iron-on letters on this Bridals by Bri jacket got a glam upgrade thanks to jewel details.
This bride dressed her entire bridal party in custom leather jackets by NicolesCovet.
Bash Creative Design created individual designs on these jackets for this bride and her 'maids. We especially love how each girl got to personalize her own look.
If you want to take part in the bridal jacket trend without straying far from big-day traditions, opt for a white leather jacket. Alli K Design personalized this bride's classic look with black calligraphy and floral details.
To represent her diamond engagement ring, this bride screen printed a mini diamond design onto her custom leather jacket herself.
A large heart decal brought a cute pop of color to this vintage light-wash denim jacket.
Simple touches can be just as beautiful as large designs. Need proof? Just look to this jacket by The Native Bride that featured black calligraphy and the couple's wedding date.
To make this look even more personal, this bride commissioned the help of her friend to iron her new name onto the back of this leather jacket.
Mini diamond-studded crystals skulls were an unexpected addition to this bride's DIY denim jacket.