Claire Pettibone Timeless Bride 2019 Bridal Collection

The Claire Pettibone Timeless Bride 2019 collection will delight modern brides and vintage lovers alike. Eight romantic styles see the designer put her spin on the classic strapless wedding dress.

Although inspired by both the past and present, when creating a wedding dress Claire Pettibone thinks about the long term. She explains, “My ultimate goal is to create wedding dresses that portray each bride and give her a beauty that endures the test of time.”

Claire Pettibone Timeless Bride 2019 Bridal Collection - Marie Wedding Dress

Timeless Bride 2019 combines signature lace and embroidery with unexpected and feminine details. Hand-beaded flowers cascade over lace and silk, soft structured bodices flatter, and flowing skirts will have you floating down the aisle. Details such as the dangling guipure droplets on the ‘Victoriana’ wedding dress inject vintage inspired glamour, while contemporary touches like ‘Odessa’s’ illusion bodice add delicacy and intrigue.

It’s always hard to choose favourites from a Claire Pettibone collection, but here goes…

Eloise

Eloise Wedding Dress from the Claire Pettibone Timeless Bride 2019 Bridal Collection

Your something blue? Eloise features intricate ivory lace detailing with romantic florals and cameo motif. It’s pictured here in blue, but you can choose Eloise in any of Claire Pettibone’s silk lining colour options.

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Justin Alexander Fall/Winter 2019 Bridal Collection

The Justin Alexander Fall/Winter 2019 collection showcases the brand’s iconic approach to classic romance and impeccable finishing. Inspired by the needs of real brides, Justin Alexander designs the perfect wedding day look with stunning silhouettes, adorned necklines and high attention to detail.

With over 30 styles to choose from, the Fall/Winter 2019 collection offers brides an incredible amount of choice. Amongst these truly breathtaking wedding dresses you’ll find sophisticated, elegant ball gowns, sleek fit and flare designs, off-the-shoulder trumpet styles and figure-flattering A-line dresses.

Justin Alexander Fall-Winter 2019 Bridal Collection - Style 88074 Dress

Highlights include billowy skirts, refreshing laces, and beading that enhance the silhouettes, while detachable trains, sleeves, skirts and jackets offer versatility. There’s also a wide variety of necklines. Styles including halter, sweetheart, Sabrina, off-the-shoulder, notch and, most noticeably, V-neck, provide varying amounts of coverage.

One of the key elements of the Justin Alexander Fall/Winter 2019 collection is the use of superior fabrics. Soft tulle, rich chiffon, ruffled organza and light crepe add romance, while stretch Mikado, sophisticated satin and delicate lace give a chic elegance. With lace prominent throughout this collection, I’ve picked three of my favourite wedding dresses featuring Chantilly, Alençon and Venice lace…

Style 88091

Style 88091 Wedding Dress from the Justin Alexander Fall/Winter 2019 Bridal Collection

This beautiful Chantilly lace A-line wedding dress with chapel length train features delicate beading on the bodice and illusion scoop back which trickles down the skirt.

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KATYA KATYA Wanderlust 2018/2019 Bridal Collection

Described by the brand as their “most desirable to date”, the KATYA KATYA Wanderlust 2018/2019 bridal collection is dreamy and decadent. Inspired by the desire to wander in life with your loved one, elegant designs transport you to a place of spellbinding beauty.

Wanderlust 2018/2019 includes signature wedding dress designs from past collections, but accented with different lace or crafted detailing. The stunning array of dresses, executed from the finest tulle, silk and lace, mix a cool and timeless feel that gives a chic yet luxe edge to the designs.

KATYA KATYA Wanderlust 2018-2019 Bridal Collection - Sahara Dress

Adorned with intricate embroidery, illuminating pearls and Swarovski elements, KATYA KATYA dresses epitomise sophistication. Handcrafted appliqué details emphasise the gowns, while baroque style scalloping frames the back.

As well as enchanting dresses, Wanderlust sees the introduction of bridal separates to the range, with four tops and skirts available to mix and match. Encouraging brides to show their true persona, it also continues the popular concept of brides choosing a different coloured slip. Available in two lengths, by changing from day to night with the simple change of a slip brings diversity to the bride’s gown.

With so much choice there is something for everyone; capped sleeves, sheer sleeves, two-pieces and incredible appliqué detailing. Here are three of my favourite styles that showcase the KATYA KATYA Wanderlust 2018/2019 collection…

Nara

Nara Wedding Dress from the KATYA KATYA Wanderlust 2018-2019 Bridal Collection

The bold, modern floral design on Nara is one of the most unique patterns for the season. With cute scalloped edge short sleeves and unstructured style, this delicate lace dress is a modern take on vintage style.

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Demetrios Destination Romance 2019 Bridal Collection

Demetrios Destination Romance 2019 is a soft and dreamy bridal collection with a natural essence. Boho and ethereal in style, if you are looking for something more understated for your wedding abroad, or even your UK wedding, then this is the line for you!

Whether on the beach, the banks of a lake, or in a beautiful hotel garden, if you’re marrying in hotter climes you don’t really want to wear a wedding dress with layers and layers of material. Created from lightweight material, each exquisite piece in the Demetrios Destination Romance 2019 collection will look and feel incredible. The collection offers everything from two-piece trouser and top options to short sexy dresses.

Demetrios Destination Romance 2019 Bridal Collection - DR283T Bodysuit with DR265P Trousers

Stand out features include delicately beaded illusion bodices and contemporary details such as ethereal overskirts, sheer capes and draped sleeves. There’s a beautiful mix of elegant silhouettes, fashion-forward elements and light, whimsical details which create sophisticated yet romantic designs perfect for a destination wedding.

With so many styles it will be difficult to choose ‘the one’, but here are a few of my favourite dresses to tempt you…

Style DR284T-D273S

DR284T Bodysuit with D273S Skirt from the Demetrios Destination Romance 2019 Bridal Collection

Imagine walking down the aisle for your beach wedding ceremony wearing this magnificent two-piece wedding dress. The separate sheer tulle over lace A-line skirt with beaded belt perfectly complements the sheer, halter bodysuit with intricate beading.

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20 Unusual Wedding Dresses and Outfits for Alternative Brides

Who said brides have to wear white? Who said brides even have to wear a wedding dress? More and more brides are turning away from traditional white wedding dresses in favour of the unconventional, and there are so many amazing, unusual wedding dresses and outfits available for brides looking for something alternative.

Don’t Fancy a Dress?

With so many jumpsuits and trouser suits being included in bridal collections many brides now opt for this modern alternative. Model Emily Ratajkowski recently chose to wear a £120 mustard yellow trouser suit from Zara for her wedding, which she teamed with black strappy heels and a black hat with veil. Kristen Bell’s wedding was so low-key that she chose a simple black top and trousers with a striking statement necklace for a little bit of sparkle.

Customise It

Do you remember Angelina Jolie’s elongated train, detailed with embroidered drawings of her children? This is just one example of how you can customise your wedding outfit to make it unique and meaningful.

Alternative Wedding Dress Ideas

Never dreamt of wearing an oversized princess ballgown or a slinky figure-hugging number? Not content with wearing a traditional white strapless wedding dress on your big day? Then how about one of these unusual wedding dresses or outfits for the alternative bride? Whether you fancy a trouser suit, want to swap the white for full-on colour, or show off your figure, it’s your day, so do it your way!

Journee, Ines Di Santo Fall 2019

Journee Wedding Dress with Emroidered Floral Detail by Ines Di Santo

This stunning dress from Ines Di Santo features a dramatic three dimensional one of a kind floral embroidered strapless sweetheart corset with high-low hem and asymmetrically draped waist. A cathedral train and lace up back finishes this masterpiece.

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