Sum­mer style

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

EDP Norfolk - - Weddings - Photos by Ju­lia Hol­land


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-im­ Lo­ca­tion: Oxnead Hall www.oxnead­ Gowns: Pure Brides www.pure­ Bot­tom Drawer Bri­dals, www.the­bot­tom­ 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

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