With Spring just around the corner and Summer on the horizon, we are completely swooning over fabulous floral wedding dresses – they’re beautiful, feminine and utterly romantic. This alternative style of wedding gown is perfect for a fashion forward bride who is looking for something a little different (think traditional with a twist). Floral-inspired gowns are a totally on-trend look for brides tying the knot in 2016. From subtle, romantic watercolour palettes to colourful, bold patterns we’ve picked our favourites. So if you’re searching for a show-stopper of a gown, but just don’t think a traditional white wedding dress is going to cut it, take a look at these blooming lovely designs and embrace the flower power! Whether you opt for delicate, pastel embroidery or glorious, statement fabrics blooms are big news this season.
Images: Top Row (Boho) Left via Pretty Plum Sugar | Middle - Decadent Envy Concord Clip (Sold Out) by Glitzy Secrets | Right via Style Me Pretty | Bottom Row (Textures) Left via Style Me Pretty (as before) | Right via Love My Dress
If you’re a bride with a beautiful, boho style then a dreamy, floral dress is made for you. Beautiful blossom prints teamed with whimsical flower crowns will create a look that is bound to turn heads. If you’re not won over by a flower crown, why not accessorise your up-do with a garden-inspired hair jewel? I adore the Decadent Envy Concord clip by Glitzy Secrets, which features emerald and muted leaves and crystal flower accents. This hair clip is guaranteed to add a touch of opulence to your aisle style.
We’re talking 3D petals adorning layers upon layers of gorgeous, floral fabric that create a beautiful movement as you say your vows. With this style of gown, it’s best to keep your accessories and jewellery simple – your gown can do the talking, and you don’t want to detract from the stunning blooms. If you wanted to keep your dress a traditional white or ivory, there is no reason why you can’t add a few 3D petals around the waistline! It’s always worth speaking to the seamstress to see what they can do.
Images: Top Row (Mesh) Left via Claire Pettibone | Middle via Festival Brides | Right via Lurelly | Bottom Row (Sparkles) Left via Wedding Sparrow | Right - Enchanting Peony Headpiece (Sold Out) by Glitzy Secrets
Do you love this pretty look but want to keep it understated? A dress with floral mesh embroidery could be the one for you! This style is delicate and seriously elegant – a sheer, illusion back is also ultra flattering. This also allows you to keep in tradition with a white wedding gown, especially if you decide to have lace flowers embroidered into your gown.
If you’re a girl who loves textured dresses but needs a bit of sparkle on your special day, fear not! Floral wedding gowns don’t always have to be about print. Why not incorporate sequins, pearls or beading into your wedding gown? Flowers can be created easily from these materials, and for the ultimate sparkling gown, add crystals and diamanté. They’ll catch the light beautifully and will look amazing in your wedding photographs. If you want to keep it chic, add a simple crystal wedding hair accessory – you’ll adore the Enchanting Peony Headpiece from Glitzy Secrets. Wearing a floral-inspired wedding dress isn’t just for Spring and Summer though. It’s time to rip up the rule book with a goddess gold gown! This style simply oozes luxury and romance and is perfect if you’re planning an Autumn or Winter wedding. With a hint of 1920s Gatsby glamour combined with an ethereal, floral edge, you’ll definitely wow your hubby-to-be!
Another way of featuring flowers in your wedding dress are through soft, pastel watercolour tones. I love the idea of using blue as the main colour for your dress, and it also means you’ve found your ‘something blue’. A flowing, chiffon skirt and gorgeous embellishment will create a completely unique bridal style.
Prints are seriously on trend for 2016. They’re super flattering on most shapes and sizes, and can help to create the illusion of curves. If you’re feeling brave, a bold, colourful print will look stunning in the Summer and is a must-have if you’re anything but a traditional bride. If you want a floral print but don’t want to look too daring, a sheer overlay will soften the look of your gown.
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