Happy holiday season, wedding lovers! Nothing brings out the spirit of love and romance more than the holidays, even if you don’t celebrate them. With towns and cities the world over being decked up with greenery and lights, parties being thrown every weekend, and tons of delicious foods, who doesn’t love this time of year?
December and January are also traditionally the months with the most engagements, thanks to Christmas and the New Year. Don’t believe me? Count the number of jewelry commercials you see the next time you turn on your favorite TV show. So for any ladies anticipating a little extra holiday cheer this year (or for anyone like me, who just loves wedding stuff all year ’round), be prepared and check out this list of amazing wedding gown designers you’ve never heard of. Put Vera Wang and Monique Lhuillier aside for a moment and check out these gorgeous artisans.
If European chic is your style, you absolutely must check out this Spanish designer. Perfect for the woman who loves archiectural lines, classic style and grace mixed with modern silhouettes and interesting fabrics. Bonus! Pinterest-favorite Zuhair Murad designed a small collection for this brand!
The US flagship store is in Dallas, TX and a second location is planned to open in Miami,FL 2013.
If anyone manages to make the impossible possible, it’s Brazilian designer Wanda Borges. With designs that are somehow equally sexy and demure, and tons of lace that somehow feels like cutting edge technology, she brings a very classic bridal sensibility to the modern gal. I dare you not to drool over these.
Something for the vintage bride! If your look is all about Old Hollywood glamour, look no further than this Beverly Hills designer who seems to eat, sleep and breathe bias-cut satin. Her evening gown collection is equally sumptious – and as all gowns are made to order, you can get something from the evening gown collection made in the colors of your choice.
Three words: serious runway style. This is the little-known line for the woman who lives for haute couture and wouldn’t dream of anything less than a heartstopping gown for her wedding day. Venture here with caution, lest you blow all your savings one of these creations.
This Australian designer is my most recent discovery and new favorite. She plays more with a feeling of luxury than just a few silhouettes or fabrics, which means these gowns are perfect for the woman who thinks in terms of feelings, not itty bitty details. If your buzzwords are “sumptuous,” or “regal,” or “luxe,” you have to check these out.