Do you know your bridal designers? The top names in the UK have a distinct style all of their own – you just need to find the one that suits your style and personality best. Here are five names that should be on every fashionable bride’s must-see list for 2015…
Who? Celebrity favourite Suzanne Neville started her business in 1991. This hands-on designer is the go-to name for Tess Daly, Holly Willoughby, Carol Vorderman and Katherine Jenkins for red carpet events, thanks to her sexy yet classy silhouettes.
What’s the signature look? Suzanne’s sculptured bodices are probably the best in the industry. Her designs are instantly recognisable and perfect for hourglass figures.
Best for? Slinky, glamorous brides who want that striking, red carpet look on the big day.
Where? Showrooms in London and Cheshire; stockists nationwide; suzanneneville.com
Editor’s Choice? Dominion from the Novello Collection for 2015
Who? Multi award-winning, self-taught bridal designer who started making dresses aged 17. Has dressed Royal bride Autumn Kelly for her wedding to Peter Phillips.
What’s the signature look? Exceptional cut and fit, exquisite beading and embroidery, elegant and timeless silhouettes.
Best for? Classic English country garden themes.
Where? Boutiques in London and Taunton; stockists nationwide; sassiholford.com
Editor’s Choice? Christina from The Savoy Collection for 2014.
Who? Iconic, innovative, multi award-winning bridal designer who worked for leading manufacturers before launching his own distinct collection in the 1990s.
What’s the signature look? Princess gowns with statement floral details, as well as an array of subtly coloured dresses. 2015’s collection features slinkier silhouettes, too.
Best for? Brides who want to stand out from the crowd and rock the aisle with a dramatic look.
Where? Stockists nationwide; ianstuart-bride.com
Editor’s Choice? Papillon from the Lady Luxe Collection for 2015.
Who? Top UK made-to-measure designer who was granted a Royal Warrant in 2007. Created Zara Phillips’ wedding gown.
What’s the signature look? Stewart Parvin is known throughout the industry for his structured silhouettes with a 1950s feel and, more recently softer, more fluid designs.
Best for? His high-necked elegant designs would be perfect for a traditional church wedding.
Where? Boutique in Knightsbright; stockists nationwide; stewartparvin.com
Editor’s Choice? Happily Ever After from the 2015 collection.
Marguerite Hannah at Alan Hannah
Who? Designing force behind the Alan Hannah bridal label, award-winning Marguerite works alongside her husband Alan to create both the signature Alan Hannah bridal and pret a porter Mia Mia collections.
What’s the signature look? Understated elegance with exceptional cuts.
Best for? Classic brides who want a contemporary twist on their wedding gown, either in terms of fabric or details.
Where? Stockists nationwide; alanhannah.co.uk
Editor’s Choice? Fleur from the Floral Symphony collection.