The 2014 collection from Tia Bridal is the perfect mix of pretty and practical, with luxurious lightweight wedding dresses ideal for hot climates. Here are 8 of our favourite looks…

Style 5401

The perfect beach wedding dress, this design boasts a flowing V-back to keep you cool and a shorter-length train to keep the dress traditional without weighing you down.

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Style 5402

This empire style gown falls from just under the bust skimming over your tummy and the lightweight layers are beautifully embroidered to add extra detail.

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Style 5403

This sheer illusion neckline gives you more coverage without being too restrictive. The gentle A-line will also keep the skirt away from your legs, keeping you cool underneath.

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Style 5405

The clever styling on this gown gives the dress structure without the need for extra corsetry. The criss-cross and lace bodice lends the dress a modest look suitable for a religious ceremony while the plunging back will keep you cool at the reception.

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Style 5408

A soft silhouette and water-like satin combine to give this wedding dress an almost fluid appearance. The gentle scoop neckline and low back will ensure you don’t overheat in the mid-day sun.

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Style 5410

Chiffon has to be one of the best bridal fabrics for summer. Lightweight with a fairytale elegance, this dress also boasts embellished straps and delicate beading on the bodice – a top trend for 2014. The medium length train also helps to keep the gown light, meaning you can dance all night!

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Style 5412

Who says lace wedding dresses are restrictive? This strapless sweetheart design has all the vintage styling you could want without the heaviness that lace sometimes brings. This elegant dress also comes with a lace-up back that you can loosen if you get too hot.

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Style 5417

Heavily beaded 20s-inspired wedding dresses are usually quite weighty but not this one! With beautifully embellished shoulders and a fashionable illusion back, this empire style gives a nod to this glamorous trend without the extra weight. Perfect for summer!

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Are you planning a summer celebration? Check out these fab ideas. Or get some more inspiration from the summer brides themselves…