Bridal Gowns, Accessories, Shoes…
For dresses in a classic style with a contemporary edge, Caroline Castigliano dresses are both luxury and indulgence with structured gowns with simple lines that flatter the female form in understated elegance including fishtail gowns, perfect satin corsetry and the finest Chantilly lace. Her flagship boutique is in London’s exclusive Knightsbridge and there are six boutiques throughout the United Kingdom with several more stockists worldwide.
Sarah Burton OBE is one of the most famous UK designers in recent times having designed the wedding dress for Catherine Middleton’s wedding to Prince William. Sarah joined Alexander McQueen straight from college and is now its creative director following the death of its founder. Her designs are outstanding couture, not just beautiful, they are sophisticated too. She has also designed day dresses for Michelle Obama, Gwyneth Paltrow and Lady Gaga.
Her business, the Vintage Wedding Dress Company is loved by Vogue, worn by Kate Moss, and have dresses that have an interesting, playful take on the traditional dresses of bygone eras. With Hollywood glamour included in her designs, this is the perfect designer for Bohemian brides looking for a unique look since Charlie offers styling pieces such as skirts, sashes and sleeves designed to help brides create a bespoke look.
Jenny Packham’s sophisticated bridal gowns offer a contemporary style in both a couture and ready-to-wear collection. Her gowns are sumptuous, silky and beautifully feminine. Packham has been called the Coco Chanel of wedding dress design for her show-stopping yet understated and flattering bridal designs. Halle Berry and Kim Sears wore Jenny Packham bridal gowns. You can buy yours from Harrods and Harvey Nichols.
Ian’s spectacular bridal wear collections mix elegant gowns with contemporary chic for cutting edge, unique and whimsical designs. Having won Bridal Designer of the Year five times for gowns that ooze glamour, romance and drama, it’s not a surprise that Ian’s clients include the Royal family, socialites and celebrities who want to wear his elaborate, romantic and feminine gowns.
Another royal couturier, Stewart Parvin started his own label in 1995 and launched his first bridal collection four years later with gowns that are elegant, sophisticated and flattering to the female form. After years of designing for Queen Elizabeth, Parvin was awarded the Royal Warrant of Appointment in 2007 in recognition of his breathtaking skill and astonishing attention to detail. His bridal gowns perfectly balance sex appeal, romance and elegance, flattering the curves of every bride.
One of London’s leading bridal couture designers, Lepley’s distinctness style of timeless elegance and femininity using vintage fabrics with exquisite embellishments, creates gowns with old world charm, yet with a modern twist and renowned for giving brides a slimmer waistline. Phillipa opened her flagship bridal shop in London’s fashionable Chelsea in 1990 and is so highly regarded that she was considered by many as the top prospect to design Catherine Middleton’s wedding dress. Her dresses are perfect for country weddings on old English estates or lofty British castles.
All Suzanne Neville’s iconic award-winning dresses are decadent, using only the finest silks and hand embroidery hand-made in her London headquarters. Her famously decadent wedding gowns are constructed to fit the body perfectly. Neville has won numerous awards, including British Bridal Designer of the Year and her client list includes celebrities and many high-profile clients that reads like a who’s who of stage and screen.
Completely self-taught Sassi’s award-winning dresses are in a traditional style that never goes out of fashion, combining exquisite cuts, delicate details and streamlined silhouettes. Designed to complement the bride’s figure at all times, the internal corseting in her bridal collection will portray the bride as ‘perfectly beautiful’. Sassi also puts a huge emphasis on comfort as well as style, ensuring there is something for everyone.
Alice Temperley is one of the few bridal wear designers who has chosen to break free from traditional forms to create a new form of stylish dress. Her collection is vast, with dresses that suit all types from shy to retro, every bit as romantic and feminine as you’d expect from fine tulles, silks and laces with signature embroidery in pretty flowers and motifs.