This blog post won’t feature any photos of the dresses I actually chose (yes I’m having two and the big day hasn’t happened yet – so they’re both still a secret!)… but I wanted to get a list down on the designers I loved the most when searching.
Within a couple of weeks, I had kind of realised what style, and what features I loved on dresses – which made searching for designers much easier. I love lace, tulle, whimsicalness (is this a word?), softness and elegance. As a curvy girl, it’s also really important to me that the dress hugs my body in all the right places (and mainly, makes my boobs look good).
I’d pretty much say all the dresses I’ve been totally head over heels for, have been from one of these 5 designers. I love pretty much every dress in their collections (which as you can imagine, made picking a winner particularly hard!).
Rhea Costa’s designs are so beautiful and feminine, and each one comes with certain ‘changeable’ design features, like colour or length. This is kind of cool if (like me) you love the idea of having something a little different or unique.
Carousel Fashion is the brain-child of two French ladies, who design and hand-make all their stunning designs. I’m not kidding, when I stumbled across their Etsy shop, I cried little wedding-joy tears. Their designs are mega pretty, completely original, and a lot of them feature totally unique and stunning elements. Like having a cape instead of a veil. Super hero bride! I also love with Carousel, how the backs of the dresses are just as important (and detailed) as the front.
Unfortunately, this brand is WAY out of my price range, but I wanted to include Emily’s designs, because (even though they’re pricy) they’re seriously breathtaking. I love the delicate lace paired with the light and airy tulle – so utterly gorgeous.
Pronounced (be-holden) this is actually an online boutique, with a few stores in the USA (but they do ship to the UK!). I love how even though BHLDN is super affordable, their dresses are totally un-generic and unique. Some of their wedding dresses cost as little as $200, but look more like the $800 – $1400 price range. They have so many different designs and the collections change every season too (and they have sales!).
Watters are a really well known designer in the US, and have some seriously stunning dresses. One of the things I love about Watters, is the variety of designs they have. Some are super lacy and feminine, others are more sexy, but they’re all recognisable as ‘Watters’.