Saturday 8am – A knock at my bedroom door. It’s my over-excited mother.
“Are you awake? Are you ready? Are you excited?” Whispered at about 1000 miles an hour.
Bright and early Saturday morning my dear mother and I went wedding dress shopping (eeeek!).
I’ve always dreamed of walking down the aisle in the quintessential white dress, but when presented with rails upon rails of potential perfect gowns I would be lying if I said I wasn’t totally and utterly over-whelmed.
Luckily I had one of the nicest young sales assistants to help me in my search. I’ve got to be careful how much I divulge on here, as my husband-to-be will see, but I can say this…
I tried on a lot of dresses, varying styles, shapes and cuts, but my number one remained the same throughout. Now I need to commence operation “Wedding Dress” and save up for my dream dress.
I should now say a big thank you to Miss Bush Bridal Wear for their hospitality.
To wet your appetite, here are some amazing gowns to have a scan over (via Marie Claire).
Donna Karan Asymmetric Wool-Blend Gown, £3,960
Donna Karan’s elegantly sculpted off-white wool- blend gown is a standout bridal choice straight from the runway. The asymmetric folds and opulent draping mean this luxurious style needs little embellishment – simply add a glittering clutch and bracelets.
Temperley London Embellished crepe-silk wedding gown, £2,500
Temperley London’s beautiful design is just the ticket for a bride who is aiming for understated glamour. The elegant cut makes for a flattering silhouette, while delicate silver sequin and transparent crystal detailing add serious wow factor.
Jenny Packham Wedding Gown
Jenny Packham’s bridal range has been a hit with celebrities across the globe. Anastasia chose the designer for her wedding and Liz Hurley commissioned Jenny for one of her Indian bridal outfits. This creation is perfect for a bride who is looking for something a little bit different. The sleeves guarantee a little more coverage, whilst the sequins give the gown a very glamorous edge.
Marchesa gown at Browns Brides, price on request
A firm favourite with the A-list – Nicole Richie wore not one, but three Marchesa gowns on her December 2010 wedding day – Marchesa creates effortlessly elegant gowns with plenty of wow factor.
Vera Wang gown, price on request
The queen of bridal fashion, Vera Wang is the ultimate in beautiful wedding day design. If you’ve been saving for your big day since the beginning of time, then a Wang dress might just be within your reach. If so, this stunning silk chiffon gown with tiered frill detailing has that utterly romantic, ethereal feel.
Provonias bridal gown, price on request
Quite often brides discover their idea of the perfect dress may combine many different elements, and can find it hard to discover a dress that encompasses them all. Provonias’ designs offer women a modern, yet romantic look, that may tick all the boxes. This dramatic dress has a traditional feel but stands out from the crowd with its statement fishtail silhouette.
Monique Lhuillier gown at Browns Brides, price on request
It may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but plenty of brides conjure up a dream of a full-skirted princess gown for their wedding and let’s face it, it is the only day of your life you can get away with it. If this is the style you have your heart set on, it is still possible to remain chic. This Monique Lhuillier dress fulfils the scene-stealing criteria but still remains classy with its modern yet classic design and beautiful tiered fabric