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Today on the blog, we’re sharing our favorite black wedding gowns!

Black wedding dresses have been growing in popularity, and it’s a great choice for alternative brides who are looking to stand out. Whether you’re having a Halloween wedding, a gothic-inspired wedding, or any number of themes, a black wedding gown is the perfect way to express your personality.

If you’re searching for the perfect black wedding dress, get inspiration from our extensive portfolio of black wedding gowns.

Kassy’s Black Ball Gown

Texas bride, Kassy, got married in a stunning black tulle wedding ball gown, featuring delicate eyelash lace sleeves, a beaded lace applique bodice, and a ball gown skirt with gold glitter and black alencon lace along the hem.

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Destiney's Black Lace Mermaid Gown

Arizona bride Destiney wore a stunning long-sleeve black lace mermaid gown with a chapel train, scalloped lace edges, and a pop of color with her lime green corset lacing.

Colorful Black Lace Wedding Dress

Renee’s Black Lace Wedding Ball Gown

Tennessee bride Renee was married in a black lace ball gown dripping with detail! Her black ball gown featured an illusion mesh bodice with beaded black lace appliques, blending into the chantilly lace ball gown skirt.

Zander Inspired Black Wedding Dress

Emily’s Black Noir Wedding Gown

Emily was married in 2020 in a black and silver sequin lace gown. She customized our Noir Gown by changing the colors and lining the black lace sleeves with silver satin. See more from her wedding here, including a guest appearance by a T-rex!

Black Sequin Lace Wedding Dress

Emma’s Lace and Organza Ball Black Wedding Dress

Nebraska bride Emma was married in a stunning black lace ball gown, featuring 7 different layers of chantilly lace, tulle, and organza.

Black Lace Wedding Gown

Theresa’s 2-in-1 Organza Black Wedding Gown

Omaha bride Theresa combined and customized our Cierra Gown with our Tiered Organza Skirt to create her dream 2-in-1 black wedding gown! Her organza overskirt featured an open front (because who would want to cover the gorgeous sequin lace fabric in the Cierra Gown?!) and could be removed for her reception.

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Black 2 in 1 Wedding Gown

Fallon’s Black Lace Wedding Gown

Nebraska bride Fallon was married in 2020 in a black chantilly lace gown with a flowy English net skirt and a lacy open back. HCC designer Hannah Nodskov had the pleasure of attending this wedding! We loved her design so much that we named a new gown after her - check out the Fallon Gown inspired by this bride.

Black Lace Long Sleeve Wedding Gown

Aubrey’s Black Lace Wrap Wedding Dress

Texas Aubrey customized our Aria Gown, swapping out the lace with a black boho-inspired lace with scalloped edges. Her dress featured a wrap-style top with a gathered skirt and a daring slit.

Black Lace Wrap Dress

Mariah’s 2-in-1 Black Wedding Jumpsuit

Omaha bride Mariah was married in a 2-in-1 jumpsuit, which featured chantilly lace sleeves and velvet wide-leg pants (based on our Sandy Velvet Jumpsuit). The look was completed with a multi-colored, tiered tulle overskirt with an open front and horsehair braid edging, which was detachable after the ceremony!

Black Colorful Wedding Jumpsuit

Lares' Black Nora Gown

Colorado bride Lares customized our ultra-popular Nora Gown by adjusting the neckline and sleeves.

Black Satin Wedding Gown

Michelle’s Black Lace Mermaid Gown

Omaha bride Michelle got married in a sexy black wedding gown with an illusion mesh bodice and sleeves, beaded black lace appliques, and a black lace mermaid skirt with a cathedral train.

Black Lace Mermaid Dress with Illusion Mesh

Jessica’s Black Crepe Wedding Gown

Nebraska bride Jessica tied the knot in Bora Bora in a black sequin lace and crepe wedding gown with off-the-shoulder bishop sleeves and a slit. The main criteria for this dress? Something that would survive a jump into the ocean at the end of the ceremony!

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Rickee’s 2-in-1 Black Mermaid Wedding Gown

California bride Rickee was married in a 2-in-1 black wedding dress. Her wedding day look featured a black strapless mermaid dress with lace appliques, with a detachable gold and black glitter tulle skirt that could be removed after the ceremony.

Black Glitter Mermaid Wedding Dress

Steph’s Black Lace Wedding Gown

Nebraska bride Steph customized our Victoria Gown to create her dream dress. She adjusted the sleeves, neckline, and back and added a sweep train.

Black Chantilly Lace Wedding Dress

Torrie’s 2-in-1 Black Tulle Wedding Gown

Nebraska bride Torrie customized our Barbera Gown with Beaded Tulle Skirt, adding detachable off-the-shoulder lace sleeves and mixing black and purple tulle for her skirt. Her beaded tulle skirt was detachable, so she could remove both the sleeves and tulle skirt for her reception!

Black Beaded Purple Wedding Dress

Marisa’s Black Crepe Mermaid Wedding Gown

Nebraska bride Marisa’s black wedding gown featured a curve-hugging mermaid shape with lace straps, a sweetheart neckline, open back, a train, and a daring slit!

Black Crepe Mermaid Wedding Dress

Our Emmy’s Red Carpet Plus Size Dress!

Okay, so this one isn’t a wedding dress, but our Barbera Gown with Satin Rosette Skirt was worn on the red carpet at the 2021 Primetime Emmy’s by Bridgerton producer, Leila Cohan-Miccio!

Black Satin Rosette Beaded Lace Wedding Dress Off Shoulder

Looking for more inspiration? Check out Hannah Caroline Couture’s Pinterest, Instagram, and TikTok to see which black wedding gowns we’ve made recently!

Explore our collection of customizable black wedding dresses here.

If you’re considering a custom gown, check out these 12 tips for ordering a custom wedding gown online. Then, learn how to find the right custom dressmaker for your wedding here.

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About Hannah Caroline Couture

I am proud to specialize in creating custom wedding gowns for brides of all sizes, with a passion for providing an amazing customer experience whether I get the chance to work with you in person or at a distance. While I love making garments in any size and for any personal style, I get a little extra excited about working with plus-size brides and brides that want to get married in something really unique and non-traditional.

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