Bridal Trend: Fantasy bride

Bridal trend: fantasy bride
Fantasy bride elegance from Suzanne Neville

With A-lister credentials, our selection of the finest fantasy bride gowns feature flowing skirts and classic Hollywood details – lush texture, gossamer-light lace and magical sparkle – to ensure you are the star of the show

The Fantasy Bride look is a key trend for 2017, with leading design houses indulging our love of Hollywood-style glamour and sparkle. While these are showstopping gowns that will ensure you shine, they are also sophisticated takes on the perennial full-skirted look, with body-flattering sculpting and sophisticated use of lavish fabrics and unusual textures. Best of all, these gowns are built to ensure fluid and flowing movement – rather than weight – and that’s good news for brides who want to steal the show down the aisle and on the dancefloor.


Bridal trend: fantasy bride
Sophisticated glamour from Caroline Castigliano

Grown-up goddess

London couturier Caroline Castigliano is past master of flattering and sophisticated wedding and occasion gowns. Eternal Love is a very grown-up take on the classic strapless dress, with subtly embellished, curve-enhancing bodice and overlayer and a floaty full skirt.


Bridal trend: fantasy bride
Julie Vino is a hot new name in London

Fine Finish

New to London and exclusive to Blush & Ivory in Dulwich, Julie Vino creates wedding dresses with trademark fine detailing. This Cassia gown features a gorgeous textured bodice with off-the-shoulder sleeves, low back and fabulous full skirt with train.


Bridal trend: fantasy bride
Lightweight and sensuous, this beautiful gown is by leading British designer Sassi Holford

Float On

With a plunge back, bootlace straps and oversized bow at the waist, Sassi Holford’s Darcy is a beautiful full-skirted gown that is lightweight and fluid – making it perfect for floating down the aisle.


Bridal trend: fantasy bride
A fairytale gown with 1950s-style wrap from Parisian bridal house Cymbelime

French Dressing

This fairytale Bergamotte gown by the Parisian design house of Cymbeline features a sweetheart neckline, thin straps and layers of spotted chiffon to create a gorgeous full skirt. A matching stole completes the effect.


Bridal trend: fantasy bride
A master of the fine details, Tony Ward has created this flattering plunge-neck Gretta design

Take The Plunge

Tony Ward produces exquisite couture gowns with a focus on classic elegance and fine detailing. This Gretta gown from his 2017 collection pairs  a plunge-necked bodice with full skirt featuring flounce panel and scattered embellishment.


Bridal trend: fantasy bride
Delphine is a standout gown with subtle floral pattern from Joyce Young

Hollywood Heroine

Designed by Joyce Young, Delphine is a standout romantic gown from the new collections. The subtle lilac-on-white patterned chiffon with wide sash comes with a matching chiffon stole. It is just made for grand summer wedding parties.


Bridal trend: fantasy bride
Suzanne Neville’s beautiful new collection features lovely illusion panelling

Luxe Lace

This timeless Picasso wedding gown is from the 2017 collection of British designer Suzanne Neville. It features a dreamy full skirt, plunge neck and flattering flower-embellished illusion panelling continuing from the neckline to create cap sleeves.

Bridal trend: fantasy bride
Classic New York style from legendary couturier Carolina Herrera, exclusive to The Wedding Club in London

New York Style

The legendary New York designer Carolina Herrera returned to London earlier this year and her bridal gowns and beautiful veils – available exclusively at The Wedding Club – are the last word in Stateside smart. We love this sculptural strapless gown with curve-enhancing shaping and oversized bow.