For a while now the backs of wedding dresses have been making a statement, and this is set to continue in 2015. Picture yourself walking down the aisle, and as you pass your wedding guests you hear their gasps of excitement when they see the back of your wedding dress.

There are some truly amazing wedding dresses with the most incredibly detailed backs, and we have made it our job to find our top 2015 wedding dresses with beautiful backs to inspire you.

From sexy cowl backs or intricate beaded detail, to a cute lace number or a beautiful bow, you really will wow your wedding guests and, of course, feel a million dollars in one of these wedding dresses.

Which is your favourite?

2015 Wedding Dresses with Beautiful Back Detail Mood Board

Delicate Lace Back with Flower Pattern – Claire Pettibone ‘Amour’

Wedding Dress with Lace Keyhole Back – Angel Rivera ‘Gardenia’

White Wedding Dress with Floating Sleeve Detail – Amanda Wyatt ‘Malory’

Wedding Dress with Deep V Back Detail – Caroline Castigliano ‘Marseille’

Champagne Wedding Dress with Sheer Covered Back Detail – So Sassi ‘Arabella’

Wedding Dress with Lace Detail and Cowl Back – Charlie Brear ‘Oribe’

Wedding Dress with Plunging V Back and Bead Chain Detail – Sassi Holford ‘Fleur’

Silver Wedding Dress with Intricate Beading and Mesh Back – Victor Harper ‘VH172′

The National Wedding Show Catwalk Autumn 2014

Last weekend saw the last of this autumn’s National Wedding Shows across the country. Thousands of brides made their way to the incredible shows in London, Birmingham and Manchester.

We loved every minute of this year’s show, and here is our mood board showcasing our Top Finds at the Autumn 2014 National Wedding Show.

The Wedding Community is always very excited about seeing The National Wedding Show catwalk, and what the bridal wear trends are going to be for the new season. Did you see our live posts on our Facebook page during the catwalk? If you missed them follow the link.

This year we were treated to such beauty on the catwalk… what girl doesn’t love looking at wedding dresses? There was an abundance of lace and sparkle as well as colour – lots of colour; we love the red ketchup suit from Moss Bros.

Which are your favourites?

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Today we are bringing you six of our favourite ethereal wedding dresses for 2015. These include an abundance of lace, layers, rushing, cute cap sleeves and sparkles, and palettes of ivory, white and gold. We will be creating a whole feature on 2015 wedding dresses very soon, so watch this space!

Ethereal Wedding Dresses for 2015 Mood Board

Gold Shimmer Wedding Dress – Sarah Seven

‘8726’ Beaded Embroidered Lace Tulle Ball Gown Dress with Illusion Neckline– Justin Alexander

White Wedding Dress with Corset Bodice and Layered Skirt – Monique Lhuillier

Corded Lace Wedding Dress with a Sweetheart Neckline and Cap Sleeves – Marchesa via Brides

‘Nelly’ Sleeveless Wedding Dress with Embroidered Flower Detail – Jenny Packham

‘Genevieve’ Ivory Wedding Dress with Shimmer Layer – Theia via The Knot

Bride leaning on groom's shoulder

Do you remember Carrie Bradshaw’s Vivienne Westwood wedding dress from the first Sex and The City movie? Of course you do. Well today we are featuring the fabulous wedding of super cool couple Sashy and Dashy, photographed by Anna Hardy Photography, and Sashy wore the Vivienne Westwood dress.

We love everything about this wedding, from the amazing dress (of course) to the beautiful brooch wedding bouquet, the male ‘flower girls’ in shorts to the abundance of gold.

We know you’ll love this week’s fun and quirky real wedding.

“My mum and I have always loved over-the-top gold gilt, so when planning there was an obvious golden finish to almost everything! As our wedding was at the Crab & Lobster, a venue that is already so beautifully decorated, there was a slightly nautical feel throughout. All our stationery had anchors on and the favours were displayed in scallop shells that we’d spray painted gold, to give a more glamorous Louis XV feel.

“The main inspiration for the wedding was the outfits I had picked out. I’m a big collector of Vivienne Westwood clothes so I was excited to dress my bridal party up in them! I actually fell in love with the gown I wore when I was just 17 years old, so the first thing I did, before even proposing to Dashy, was buy the dress! The shape of the hemline on the dress reminded me of a scallop shell, which seemed to work so well with the venue. The print on the bridesmaid dresses is Westwood’s iconic Salon Print, a photograph of the opulent interior of a stately home. The print worked as a beautiful colour palette and inspiration for all things gold gilt!”

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The National Wedding Show Spring 2014

Last weekend was the first of The National Wedding Shows for 2014, so I took The Wedding Community’s newest team member, Freya, off to London to check out what the show had to offer this year… we were not disappointed!

When we arrived at the show we were taken to the Champagne bar to have some bubbles (always a good way to start the day), meet the team behind the show and chat to other press and media people. We then had front row seats in the VIP area to watch this year’s catwalk. Now, this is my favourite part of the show as it’s our first glimpse of what is set to be hot in bridal wear throughout the year. As predicted, there was a lot of lace, etherealness and lots of sparkle, and The Great Gatsby trend is still going strong. You can see the full collection of catwalk images below.

After the amazing catwalk we then took in the full show; WOW, what a show! It was full of beautiful wedding cakes, creative wedding stationery, cool wedding photography, pretty floral displays and so much more. We love to go to The National Wedding Show as we get to see so many wedding suppliers we work with, and the show is a great opportunity to go and say hi and find out what they have been up to. It’s always lovely to meet lots of new wedding industry suppliers too (after a full day of talking to lots of people, I then had no voice for three days! – I think the team were quite pleased actually!).

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Bride and groom in wedding car

Last year, we ran a competition to win an amazing wedding dress from No.9 Bridal Couture. Our lucky winner was Hannah Barnecut who got married in July this year. Hannah chose the stunning No.9 Bridal Couture dress ‘Olivia’, and we are sure you will agree she looked amazing.

What I felt when I won the competition…

When The Wedding Community told me I had won, I couldn’t believe it! I’m never that lucky, this sort of thing never happens to me, and I couldn’t stop smiling. I was not going to spend much on my wedding dress, so when I found out I had won one I was so happy and excited.

Bride wearing Olivia wedding dress from No.9 Bridal Couture Bride wearing Olivia wedding dress from No.9 Bridal Couture

Why I chose the dress Olivia…

I looked through all the dresses in the No.9 Bridal Couture collection and Olivia stood out; I’ve never seen a dress like it and thought it was lovely. I thought it would look good on me and it was different to all the other dresses I have looked at.

Bride wearing Olivia wedding dress from No.9 Bridal Couture

How I felt when I put the dress on for the first time…

When I first put the dress on I felt amazing and couldn’t stop smiling; I knew straight away it was the dress for me. I didn’t want to take the dress off and I couldn’t believe how much it suited me.

Bride wearing Olivia wedding dress from No.9 Bridal Couture Detail on back of Olivia wedding dress from No.9 Bridal Couture

Additions to the dress…

When I went to try the dress on, Linda from No.9 Bridal Couture suggested having a petticoat built in to the dress to make it bigger, and she also made a matching veil for me which was really long and pretty.

Bride and groom Bride and groom

What I felt like when I walked down the aisle…

I felt like the luckiest girl in the world. It brought a tear to my eye, and I felt amazing. My husband also had tears in his eyes when he saw me.

Bride and groom

Our thanks go to No.9 Bridal Couture for providing this amazing prize.

Images © Neumanngraham Photographers

The National Wedding Show Catwalk Autumn 2013

As you know, The Wedding Community gets very excited when it’s National Wedding Show time. The main reason is we love to see the catwalk, and what the bridal wear trends are going to be for the following season. The catwalk this autumn was just as spectacular as we had hoped, and with front row seats we were able to witness the splendour in all its glory!

There was and abundance of glitter, lace, ruffles and ruching, which are all set to be hot trends for bridal wear in 2014. If you are going for a picnic style wedding, there were beautiful outfits for the glamping bride and groom By Hazaar of London, Lucy Bennett and Moss Bros, and there were also bold shapes on this autumn’s catwalk, such as the statement ‘hourglass’ dress with shoulder detail by Atelier Hanny Bienkowskiej.

Our favourite dress of this catwalk is ‘Glenda’ by Eliza Jane Howell at Ellie Sanderson Boutique; which is yours?

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We’ve been busy updating our Bridal Collections 2014 section on the blog, adding lots of stunning collections from top bridal designers. So, If you’re looking for your dream wedding dress, or just want to see what the hot dress styles are for 2014, check out the latest collections from the following designers (more collections will be added as and when they are released)…

Alan Hannah Timeless Beauty 2014 Bridal Collection

Eckland Wedding Dress - Alan Hannah Timeless Beauty 2014 Collection Ingrid Wedding Dress - Alan Hannah Timeless Beauty 2014 Collection

Alfred Angelo Modern Vintage Bridal 2014 Bridal Collection

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Amanda Wyatt English Rose 2014 Bridal Collection

Harlow Wedding Dress - Amanda Wyatt English Rose 2014 Collection Lizette Wedding Dress - Amanda Wyatt English Rose 2014 Collection

Anne Barge Spring 2014 Bridal Collection

Picture of Bouquet Wedding Dress - Anne Barge Spring 2014 Collection Picture of Grenadier Wedding Dress - Anne Barge Spring 2014 Collection

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My Perfect Big Day’ is a new tool from Simply Be which takes you through the process of what style of bride you are looking to be, focusing on timeless trends and inspirations.

Try-Me Trends of 2013 Screen Shit

Shopping for the perfect dress and the perfect accessories can be a minefield for a bride. ‘My Perfect Big Day’ wedding guide goes through the current trends that are in all the wedding magazines and blogs. Set to inspire through colour, key dress shapes, the perfect accessories and shoes suggestions, as well as invaluable tips on the right underwear for you and your dress needs, the tool makes suggestions based on body shape and style, tailoring the experience. It is a one-stop guide to how to look amazing on your big day.

The Most Flattering Wedding Dress Styles Screen Shot

With the launch of their new Bridal Boutique, Simply Be has thought of everything to ensure the bride and their bridesmaids look truly incredible on a very special day.

The Great Gatsby Vintage Weekend at Ellie Sanderson

This weekend Ellie Sanderson Oxford will be holding a Gatsby inspired vintage weekend. They will have a massively extended collection of vintage inspired wedding dresses, for one weekend only.

From Jenny Packham glamour to Claire Pettibone soft vintage lace, topped off with a splash of gorgeousness from Eliza Jane Howell. There will also be an incredible collection of Sassi Holford and Suzanne Neville dresses that are simply on trend for this inspiring day.

Complete your look with a gorgeous 1930’s style feather hair clip or a birdcage veil – so very Sassy. They will also bejewel you in their latest Jenny Packham vintage jewels and some glorious Yarwood-White pieces.

This event runs from Friday 31st of May to Saturday 1st June in the Ellie Sanderson Oxford store, 26 Little Clarendon Street, Oxford, OX1 2HU.

To book an appointment with one of their stylists call 01865 558 444.

Special Offers and Discounts

There will be special offers on the day including 10 % discounts on selected dresses and some sale dresses which fit the theme.