One of the all encompassing choices a bride will make in her wedding planning would certainly be the dream worthy, designed to perfection wedding dress. But where to start? For those looking for inspiration at the beginning of their journey we've compiled a list of the most noteworthy designers to know.
The height of bridal couture, Vivienne Westwood’s designs are both ethereal and classic. Perfectly sculpted to fit the female body, no one achieves draping better than this iconic designer.
From our friends across the pond, Auckland designer Katie Yeung is an expert in her field. Whether you are after a sweeping silk satin gown or a wedding dress covered in delicate appliqué, Hera Couture offers world class elegance, handcrafted to perfection.
A design house celebrating hand-embroidery and delicate tulle, Paolo Sebastian is one of Australia’s leading couturiers. Like something out of a fairytale, Sebastian’s dresses are for the bride seeking a dream come true.
A Lebanese artist designing a breathtaking combination of elegance and tradition, Reem Acra’s bridal gowns are known worldwide. A skilled couturier who has dressed celebrities and first ladies alike, each collection is classic with details that will stand the test of time.
Above: Details of an Elie Saab gown (left) and a design by Reem Acra (right).
Showcasing a contemporary yet overwhelmingly romantic aesthetic, the bridal collection of Elie Saab is one most brides dream of. From knife pleat frills to embroidered veils, this is a designer who inspires us endlessly.
Karen Willis Holmes
Light and care-free, the designs of Karen Willis Holmes are a match made in heaven for the Australian woman. Specialising in separates that are romantic yet modern, these are designs that move and celebrate its bride with a sense of understated elegance.
Above: The New York studio of Danielle Frankel
Taking on a more directional appeal, Danielle Frankel designs for the woman looking to reimagine the traditional bride. Relatively simple and delicately vulnerable, Danielle Frankel’s pieces incorporate luxurious fabrics combined with contemporary shapes.
For brides dreaming of tulle, french lace and juliet sleeves Elly Sofocli is the designer to consider. An Australian known for her custom gowns Elly Sofocli can craft a pure white dream fit for royalty.
Above: A design from Dana Herel's latest collection (left) and a bride wearing custom Elly Sofocli (right).
Integrating intricate techniques and modern materials, Israeli designer Dana Herel maintains a quiet yet refined elegance throughout her aesthetic. Showcasing classic gowns handcrafted with a modern sensibility, Dana Herel will take your breath away.