Meet 9 Designers Who Are Redefining The Wedding Game

Walking down the aisle has never looked this cool

Today's brides-to-be are collectively ditching ball gowns of princess proportions and age-old solitaire engagement rings of nuptials past. Looking to have their wedding style as unique as their love story, they are seeking alternative rings, outfits, and accessories—and looking to "cool brides" like Margherita Missoni, Bianca Jagger, Pamela Love, and Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy for style inspiration. Behind some of the most fashion-forward choices, are, of course, even more creative designers who incessantly merge innovative designs with unexpected details. Echoing the free-spirited and fiercely independent sensibilities of the brides that they cater to, they dream of creations that offer novel touches on traditional elements and have a keen understanding of what a modern woman wants.

With a wave of edgy and brazenly modern bridal designers giving the "I do" a fashion redo, the last few years have been exciting for wedding wear with a common theme emerging from these like-minded brands: While many of the pieces are intended for brides, and would handsomely fulfill the nuptial requirements, they are not strictly limited to weddings. Wearable post-nuptials, the pieces that they create are made for the fashionable girl who happens to be a bride, and not for the bride who happens to love fashion.

Ahead, we caught up with nine designers who are changing the sartorial wedding game and got their advice on how to make your wedding style truly your own. Read on and prepare to march down the aisle to the beat of your own drum.