Choosing your wedding dress is one of the biggest decisions you’ll make for your wedding day. You’ll be walking down the isle in front of all your friends and family, not to mention having hundreds of photos taken of you throughout the day. And you only get to do this once, right!
That’s why it is so important that you choose a dress that makes you feel confident and beautiful, whilst also be comfortable enough that you can wear it all day. If you're currently on the hunt for your perfect wedding dress, here is a list of 12 of the best brands and designers. From couture or boho, to the finest silk and lace, this list from Serendipity Bridal is sure to help you find the dress of your dreams.
1. Amanda Wakeley
Perfect for those who are looking for a beautifully understated look, Amanda Wakely is well-known for her stunning but simple dresses. Whether you're getting married in a church, hotel or on by the beach, her elegant gowns are sure to turn heads on your big day.
2. Sassi Holford
Every dress designed by Sassi Holdford is handmade in England with incredible attention to detail. If you’re considering long sleeves, large trains or even a high neck gown then Holdford could be the designer for you! With something for every bride, the brand has even released a stunning range of evening wear for those who want to change out of their wedding dress later in the day and slip into something more suitable for the dance floor.
A family business that was founded in 1922, Pronovias truly are experts in their field. The team takes attention to detail very seriously, perfecting each dress down the to the finest and most intricate details. If you're looking for a beautiful gown that is 100% unique, the designers at Pronovias can create the dress of your dreams.
4. Charlie Brear
Something a bit different this time, Charlie Brear is known for her love of all things vintage, and her wedding dress collection is no different. If you're looking for a truly unique dress for your big day or you want to sidestep tradition with a playfully quirky gown, Brear could have just what you need. The brand is popular amongst more bohemian brides, but with stylish skirts, stunning sleeves and even sashes, Brear can create a truly unique look for any bride.
5. Temperley London
Alice Temperley of Temperly London is a beloved and well-recognised British designer. Her gowns are crafted with romance and femininity in mind and are made from only the finest materials. Temperley works with fine silk and lace for a beautiful finish and ensures she leaves her mark on every dress in her range. She has become known for her signature embroidery of delicate flowers, making her gowns perfect for boho brides or outdoor weddings.
6. Vivienne Westwood
Perhaps one of the biggest names in British fashion you’d have had to have been living under a rock not to know the name Vivienne Westwood. She has designed dresses for the rich and famous and if budget is not an issue, you could have your very own Westwood gown for your big day. Perfect for those who want a unique look, Westwood works mainly with elegant silk and offsets this traditional style with corseted bodies and thigh splits for an edgy finish.
Very much the ‘new kid on the block’, Carly Cushnie has exploded onto the scene with her chic and sexy new designs. If you want a gown that creates a stunning and elegant silhouette, Cushnie brings with her an understated, no-frills approach that will leave you looking effortlessly beautiful on your big day. So if you want to do away with the traditional over-the-top lace look, you’ll find a simple, romantic look with this brand.
8. Ella Rosa
On the other hand, if you're planning a very traditional day, this could be the brand for you. Designs by Ella Rosa are classic and timeless, so you’ll feel like the belle of the ball. What’s more, if you're hoping to show off your enviable figure, all gowns from Rosa are designed to create a beautiful silhouette and flatter your figure.
9. Caroline Castigliano
Castigliano is basically bridal royalty. With over 27 years’ experience in the industry her dresses are designed with contemporary style in mind. In order to create maximum impact when you walk down the isle, a Castigliano gown offers clean and classic silhouettes, perfect for those who want to look effortlessly beautiful on their big day.
10. Jenny Packham
Dresses by Jenny Packham are so desirable that brides have had these dresses lined up long before they’ve even got a ring on their finger! Her clients include Kim K and Halle Berry, so you’ll feel like a celebrity as you walk down the isle. Each stunning gown is designed to be figure flattering and truly glamorous.
11. Catherine Walker & Co
If you want complete elegance for your big day, consider Catherine Walker & Co. Royal relatives have even been known to wear her clothing in the past. The height of British couture, the brand designs chic dresses for the most sophisticated brides.
12. Hermione de Paula
Hermione de Paula worked under some of the world’s best designers (including McQueen and Dior) before deciding to launch her own bridal range. Every gown is designed to capture the personality of the bride and she is a firm favourite amongst those throwing traditional English country weddings. What’s more, in a bid to create the perfect dress for every bride, you’ll find a huge range of dresses available from the traditional white wedding gown to colourful and contemporary.
It’s worth noting that these brands are in no particular order. Each provides their own stunning range of dresses to suit a multitude of styles and brides. Settle on the style you want for your big day and use the list above to help you choose the perfect designer for the job!