Now when it comes to picking out your wedding dress you might know exactly what style and designer you would like to wear or have no idea.⠀ ⠀ I know it can seem overwhelming as there are SO many styles. The best advice I was given before I started dress hunting was to not just book any old wedding dress shop but to do my research first:⠀ ⠀ 1. Create a mood board of dresses you like on Pinterest⠀ 2. Find out what the designers of those pinned dresses you favour⠀ 3. Use Google to find shops that stock the designers you love and where they are based⠀ 4. Book an appointment ⠀ 5. Hopefully find your dream dress Below are some of my favourite dresses designers which real brides and models have worn whom I have photographed. I hope these inspire you and help you on your journey to find your dream dress.
MONIQUE LHUILLIER ‑ VENUS Off the shoulder gathered sheath gown in silk chiffon with billowing sleeves and a v‑neckline. Few designers capture the combination of luxury and femininity in the way that Monique Lhuillier does. Her romantic and alluring designs have been a go‑to for the fashion‑conscious bride for decades.
BERTA Berta is famous for a bold, sexy and modern fit that incorporates vintage materials and retro styles. The avant‑gard design style is considered as one of the world's top wedding brands in the world.
DANA HAREL The Dana Harel brand provides high‑end bridal and evening‑wear gowns for the fashion‑forward woman.
RUE DE SEINE Rue de Seine designs beautiful chic wedding gowns and bridal dresses for the modern bride inspired by the romance of the Rue de Seine, Paris.
LIHI HOD ‑ KYLIE The Kylie wedding dress has a stunning tiered silk tulle skirt that is adorned with scattered pearls. Kylie has a structured corset top with silk tulle straps. Israeli designer Lihi Hod’s beautiful dresses showcase exquisite detailing, feminine silhouettes and a timeless yet contemporary aesthetic. Using the finest silks, laces, tulles and chiffons – and adorned with delicate beading, three‑dimensional flowers and pretty embroidery – her pieces are the perfect match for modern brides.
GALIA LAHAV Designed and made in a couture atelier in Tel Aviv, Israel, Galia Lahav bridal gowns are world‑renowned for their delicate embroidery, dramatic trains, and plunging backs.
COSTARELLOS Christos Costarellos creates dresses of feminine elegance, with dedicated workmanship and infused with an air of ethereal dreams. www.instagram.com/costarellosbridal/
GALIA LAHAV ‑ 403 This semi‑structured A‑line shimmer gown is made of a reflective embroidered net accented at the waist by a thin crystal bow belt and crystal‑embellished straps. The elegant deep V neckline is mirrored on the back for an ethereal, yet glamorous feel.
LIHI HOD ‑ BALI Lihi Hod Dreams 2020 collection! Ethereal Bali slip bridal gown with a stunning soft tulle topper for the dreamiest wedding look.
NAYA BRIDAL These modern bohemian wedding dresses are bold and fierce, showcasing feminine curves that sculpts and supports the body. These gowns have been made from either pre‑loved wedding dresses taken apart and re‑designed into modern gowns, or made up of reclaimed fabrics and fastenings. This means that each gown is a one‑off style which has had a no‑waste approach to being re‑created into modern, luxury and bohemian wedding dresses.
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