Choosing Your Wedding Dress – for Brides Who Love their Own Style
How ‘The Dress’ makes you feel, can feel amazing. There are millions out there. With many online guides on choosing your wedding dress the advice is there if you’d like it but what if you just can’t see yourself in a long white or creamy number? If you don’t know it exists, you can’t choose it, so as I’ve seen lots of unique and creative wedding styles, this is where I come in…
Feel great when you rock your own look? Then do just that on your wedding day… be uniquely you.
This Chantel Lauren wedding dress has marbled blues and minty greens. It’s stocked by Ghost Orchid Bride in Hessle, East Yorkshire.
Do you have striking blue or green eyes and fancy a wedding dress with these colours? You can add it in like this.
For the romantic and the whimsical, if you’re thinking along the lines of Midsummer Night’s Dream… think about Claire Pettibone wedding dresses. This is one I photographed earlier… I present, the exquisite ‘Papillon’…
Prefer chic glamour to boho romantic? Recent trends include all sorts of variations on 1920s and ’30s glamorous iconic fashions that will always be loved. If you want a luxuriously beaded, coloured wedding dress, have a look at Bridal dress designer, Eliza Jane Howell’s evening collection of golds, silvers, reds, lavender, yellow and teal.
She also has sequinned and sparkly jumpsuits (named Mizar and Bess). If a jumpsuit is stylish enough for Solange Knowles…. and all that! If you fancy making more of an entrance for your ceremony part, there’s a long tulle wedding skirt called Magnolia that you slip on over the top, and a sequin/beaded one named Samantha. Et voila, two unique looks that feel like you. Get in touch with Claire at The Bridal Emporium in Leeds who is a Yorkshire stockist of Eliza.
Maybe you can already imagine what you want your wedding dress to look like, and you just need the right person who can see what you see, and make it come alive for you. Yes, yes, do that for a complete, bespoke one-off.
Love vintage but want to look modern and unique? How about having a wedding skirt designed and teaming it with a genuine vintage blouse like this delicate Edwardian blouse?
When marrying or celebrating on a hot beach, think silk. This 2-piece creation by Ailsa Munro of Cornwall can be made in whatever colours you want, which also means of course that you can carry on enjoying it on other occasions.
Hues of pale pink and blush look great too. This fashion-designer loving bride had always set her heart on a Vera Wang wedding dress, but found she suited this ultra luxurious Galia Lahav gown with matching overskirt, and she bought her bridesmaids Vera Wang instead!
Staying with the softer shades, how about a colour a little deeper, like this shade of soft coral which suited this brunette bride beautiful. It was perfect for her autumn wedding in Yorkshire and looked warmer or cooler depending on the light.
From bespoke, to designer, to your grandma’s Edwardian blouse or the most glorious sunshine yellow wedding dress, you’ll feel more amazing on your wedding day when you choose to feel like a gorgeous ‘you’.
From light, fresh and a little bit hippie for a musical, dancing wedding, to the rich jewel encrusted lush velvet gown of an Arabian Queen – well, she looked like a queen straight out of Tales of The Arabian Nights.
Enjoy creating and choosing your wedding dress. In the meantime, take a walk over to the wedding GALLERY
In order of appearance;
Grey silk wedding dress, ‘Delphinium’ is by Yorkshire wedding dress designer Kate Beaumont in Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Bluey-green silk chiffon by Chantel Lauren and available to buy from Ghost Orchid Bride in Hull, East Yorkshire
‘Papillon’ wedding dress by Claire Pettibone
Ombre skirt and blue flower belt by Bex Brides in Darlington, North East
Edwardian blouse from The Bridal Emporium in Leeds
Ivory & black silk two-piece on the beach by Ailsa Munro in Cornwall
Haute Couture wedding gown by Galia Lahav from Brown’s Bride in London
Retro yellow daisy dress customised by bride
Dotty black and white bridesmaid dresses from ASOS
Sumptuous claret velvet and crystal wedding gown bespoke made by family