A Wedding Fashion Trend We're Loving: Personalized Bridal Jackets

denim jacket with embroidery
Carlie Statsky Photography

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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Coordinating Headpiece

leather jacket with painted name and flowers
Andrielle Photography

For a dramatic look, ask the pros to paint a flower that matches florals in your bouquet or hair accessory. Only One Mark created this burgundy garden rose that perfectly coordinated with this bride's Simple Florals headpiece.

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Road Trip Inspired

denim jacket with name and decal
Anna Delores Photography

Lot Stock and Barrel embroidered pictures designed by the bride onto denim jackets to create this custom look.

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Something Blue

black leather jacket with painting
Rebecca Carpenter Photography

Get creative with your "something blue." Paige Joanna Design created this fun spin on the bridal tradition.

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Roman Numerals

leather jacket with roman numerals
Cari Courtright Photography

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.

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Hand-Painted Decoration

leather jacket with embroidery on back and sleeve
Coralee Stone

This talented bride hand-painted this ASOS jacket herself, complete with her new name and floral details.

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Song Lyric

leather jacket with quote

Your first dance song can have meaning both and off the dance floor. Four Things Paper created this bride's celestial jacket complete with a special song lyric.

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Western Vibes

white leather jacket with painted flower and name
India Earl

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.

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Fully Decorated

leather jacket with painted picture and name
Corey Lynn Tucker Photography

Alli K Design filled this bride's jacket with two floral designs and contemporary calligraphy.

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Sneaky Addition

black leather jacket with panted flowers and name
Fairclough Studios

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.

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Personal Patches

denim jackets with iron on patch
Priscila Valentina

These acid-wash denim jackets were complete with patches that the bride DIY'ed. She also outfitted her MOH and bridesmaids in matching looks!

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black leather jacket with painted name
Jenna Bechtholt Photography

NicolesCovet recreated the classic cupid's arrow design for this bride's jacket. How cute is that tiny heart?

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One Word

black leather jacket with painted word
Lily Lane Photography

All it took was a simple word—calligraphed by Ophelia Rose—to take this leather jacket to the next level.

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Symmetrical Design

black leather jacket with painting
Lisa Silva Photography

Grant Thornton hand painted a dreamy design onto a luxe Theory jacket for this bride's big day.

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Bling Details

denim jacket with iron on name
Alex Lasota

The letterman-style iron-on letters on this Bridals by Bri jacket got a glam upgrade thanks to jewel details.

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Matching Jackets

leather jackets with painted writing
CHARD Photographer

This bride dressed her entire bridal party in custom leather jackets by NicolesCovet.

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Individual Jackets

denim jackets with embroidery
Vera in August

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.

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black leather jacket with painted quote
Renee Hollingshead

This jacket proves that vows aren't just for the ceremony. Ink+Sable brought the couple's poignant promises to life on this garment, which featured white calligraphy.

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White Leather

white leather jacket with bride
A Sea of Love

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.

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Unexpected Color

pink leather jacket with painted name and flowers
Bloom Weddings

To really make a statement, choose a colored leather jacket. Bee Davies spruced up this peach piece with floral paintings and gold calligraphy.

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Diamond Detail

white leather jacket with date and name
India Earl

To represent her diamond engagement ring, this bride screen printed a mini diamond design onto her custom leather jacket herself.

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Large Heart

denim jacket with decal
Matteo Crescentini

A large heart decal brought a cute pop of color to this vintage light-wash denim jacket.

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Simple Details

white leather jacket with painted name and numerals
Eden Strader Photography

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.

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Iron-On Words

black leather jacket with painted name
Nicole Clarey

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.

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Tiny Skulls

denim jacket with iron on name
Rachel Rowland Photography

Mini diamond-studded crystals skulls were an unexpected addition to this bride's DIY denim jacket.

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