Our FAVOURITE Wedding Designer Blogs
Have you found The One yet? You may have found your perfect partner, but we’re talking about The Dress! The one that’s perfect for you, makes you look and feel wonderful and that you can’t wait to get married in…
We’ve looked at a lot of wedding dresses in our time and something we will say is that every designer has a signature ‘look’ that makes their bridal designs stand out. It might be the way they embellish the bodice, the cut of the neckline, or a particular fabric they’re fond of using.
If you haven’t found your dream dress yet you should look through some of the wedding dress designer websites and in particular their blogs, which often showcase their gowns and bring out the personality of the designer. Here are a few we keep an eye on.
We love Sassi’s designs – they’re always elegant, classy and timeless – so it’s no wonder she’s designed for royalty and A-listers galore. In her designs you’ll see lace, high necklines, beading, button detail, and clever lace wraps. On her blog you’ll also see details of sample sales, which are a great way to save money, and some real-life wedding photographs so you see just how good the frocks look when they’re playing their part on a bride’s big day!
Where can we begin? Vera is the queen of the statement gown and she’s not afraid to push the boundaries a little – there isn’t a white dress to be seen in her latest collection! Her backstage videos are brilliant, because you can see exactly what goes on at her bridal catwalk shows. You’ll also view images from real live weddings with real brides telling us why they chose their particular Vera Wang dress and what they love about it. Happy watching!
Jenny’s ready-to-wear collections are a real favourite of The Duchess of Cambridge, and her bridal gowns are completely gorgeous. Take this short film from her SS14 campaign – it showcases some of the stunning details from the latest collection and has a beautiful soundtrack to match. She’s also got some fabulous catwalk videos, which are perfect for seeing how her gowns fall on the body and move with the model.
You may know that Dessy make fabulous bridesmaid dresses in masses of different styles and colours but did you know they also had a really useful blog? Bridesmaid.com is stacked with tips – like what colour shoes would suit an autumn wedding colour palette, how to find the best seamstress for your bridal, and what to pack for a destination wedding. The inspirational photography and fabulous moodboards make this one not to miss!
Charlotte Balbier has been designing wedding dresses for over 10 years and her gowns have a real personality of their own. It’s hard to pigeonhole her style – one minute she’s showing off a classic lace bridal gown, the next a ballerina-length full-skirted tea party frock. One thing is for sure, her brides love what she does, and Charlotte’s bubbly personality shines through in her blog.
If you’re a fan of vintage style and you haven’t come across Zoe Lem yet, then it’s about time you did. Every year she organises the Vintage Wedding Fair, which is a wonderful gathering of vintage-style wedding suppliers – from original 1920s wedding dresses to wind-up gramophone players for dancing along to.
Zoe also writes a great blog which encapsulates her vintage touch. If you’re looking for a vintage-style wedding dress, Zoe will show you masses of original patterns and adapt them so you end up with something unique to suit you. And of course, nobody will have anything at all similar!
Rachel makes fabulous shoes for brides that are timeless, pretty and in all different styles – from classic courts through to high-heeled leather brogues. You’ll find a useful blog on her website which covers her thoughts and inspiration for future collections. You’ll also get to hear about any shoe sales going on, which can be useful for saving a chunk of your wedding budget!
Every bride wants to look her most beautiful on her wedding day, and that’s where Joyce Connor of Brides & Beauty comes in. She’s been helping brides plan their beauty regime and wedding day makeup for over 18 years. She’s not a wedding designer but we think getting your makeup and skincare right is part of the grand design of your wedding day – and we also think Joyce’s blog is extremely useful. She covers just about every aspect of bridal beauty, from when you should start following a serious skincare routine to the best tried-and-tested cuticle oils to keep your hands looking wonderful. With regular posting and excellent advice, this is one blog you’ll keep wanting to go back to.
Are there any wedding blogs out there that you’re a fan of? Let us know and share with our brides on our Forum – we’re always on the look out for fresh information!