Tanner Fletcher’s Vintage-Inspired Bridal Collection Is Perfect for the “Anti-Bride”

By Tanner Richie and Fletcher Kasell’s own admission, their brand Tanner Fletcher’s first bridal collection is “unconventional.” There’s a Hollywood Regency-esque robe that looks straight out of the wardrobe of Norma Desmond, alongside a billowing sheer top styled with jeans. (For brides or grooms, they explain.) Velvet tuxedos come in a variety of pastel shades, while veils are adorned with a Tanner Fletcher favorite: bows. Everything is vintage-inspired, like you rifled through the bridal trousseau of one of Truman Capote’s Swans—but then had a tailor bring them firmly into the present day.

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The idea was first sparked when Richie and Kasell had a number of brides and grooms call them up for custom commissions. They all had the same request: something, well, different. Sure, there are dozens of high-end bridal ateliers in New York. But most of them cater to traditional couples throwing weddings with guestlists running into the hundreds. What about those getting married at the courthouse and then having dinner at Balthazar? Or same-sex brides who want white suits rather than princess dresses? Or a fashion-loving couple who wants something cool and retro? “A lot of brides that are looking more for the vintage aesthetic, because you can’t really get it from traditional bridal stores,” says Richie.