Planning a summer wedding, but haven’t found ‘The Dress’ yet? JUDITH PALMER takes you through some summer styles that might help you make that big decision
If plain and simple isn’t your style, they why not add some colour to your outfit choice with a floral patterned gown? With a plethora of different fabric designs and pattern styles to choose from, there is bound to be one to fit your figure, colour scheme and budget. But make sure you give your florist a quick peep at your chosen design early so they can make your bouquet and displays with complementary seasonal blooms.
Simple, clean and elegant; inspired by ancient Greece, this style might be just what you need to help you feel like a goddess on your wedding day. This classic v-neck gown, with delicate jewelled detailing on the waistband and shoulders, works beautifully with hair styled up or down. Wear some glitz in your hair and keep your décolletage free for timeless elegance; you can always add a lace bolero to cover up if the weather takes a turn.
Timeless sophistication will always wow guests when you walk down the aisle in a vintage style gown. Delicate beadwork covers this dress from its sweetheart neckline and cap sleeves to its gentle figure-hugging bodice and floor length skirt. This style will complement most figures, and will photograph beautifully with a muted colour bouquet of summer roses or wild flowers. For the ultimate authentic style why not ask your hair stylist to try a few vintage looks on you, from pin curls to victory rolls, or a simple low bun with added plaits for a modern twist? Getting the right hairstyle will really set this dress off perfectly.
If your wedding is a more relaxed affair, why not opt for a boho-chic style dress? Without the restrictions of heavy fabrics or a fitted bodice you are sure to keep cool on your big day. This style works well in a loose-fitting floor-length skirt, but for an even more summery vibe why not try mid-calf or knee length? It will mean you’ll need to think carefully about your choice of wedding shoe but means you can take over the reception dance floor without having to carry layers of dress around with you.
CREDITS Photographer: Julia Holland 01603 869235 / 07796 851321 www.all-about-image.co.uk Location: Oxnead Hall www.oxneadhall.co.uk Gowns: Pure Brides www.purebrides.co.uk Bottom Drawer Bridals, www.thebottomdraweruk.co.uk Models: Alisha Whitworth...
Suria by White One, £899, avaliable from Pure Brides
Ettia by Maggie Sottero Designs, £1,530, avaliable from Pure Brides
Evan by Sottero by Sottero and Midgley, £1,599, avaliable from Pure Brides