Be inspired by the gorgeous destination wedding dresses that real brides featured on Weddings Abroad Guide chose to wear on their wedding day.
Interestingly, although some brides went barefoot on the beach, wore flip flops or chose lighter material, most of the brides still elected to have a traditional style wedding dress.
I hope the different styles of wedding dresses will provide you with inspiration for your wedding dress shopping…and if you would like to read about each brides wedding abroad make sure you click on their photo.
For Erin’s winter wedding in Salzburg Austria, she wore a gorgeous knee length gown with a v-back and pleated neck line from Watters. It was perfectly accessorised with a beaded bridal sash from Ossai Bridal Accessories.
For outdoors, Erin wore a beautiful white coat and pink Hunter wellies which matched the colour of her bridal bouquet…I have to say, I’m completely in love with the Hunters!
Fiona wore a wedding gown designed by Claire Pettibone who is known for creating designs which combine vintage romance with an enchanted bohemian spirit. Her dress had a sweetheart neckline, sheer back, cap sleeves made from Victorian embroidery guipure lace and had a heart shaped train. I so wish my wedding dress had lace – I think this is just beautiful!
Alison married in Positano on the Amalfi Coast, Italy. For the occasion she wore an incredibly stylish brightly coloured knee length Dolce and Gabbana dress and paired it with gorgeous red sling back shoes. I love how this dress breaks with tradition and just oozes fun!
Barbara’s bridal gown was designed by Italian designer Domo Adami. “It was absolutely love at first sight, strapless with a full skirt in tulle and lace. The gown was so romantic and easy to wear.” Barbara coordinated this with lace detail in her hair.
Deanne wore a beautiful wedding dress from Australian designer Anna Campbell’s Falling Petal Range. It was traditional but very contemporary at the same time, in my mind a perfect beach wedding dress. I love how it looks so light and breezy…she is such stunning bride!
For her wedding in Venice Amy chose an elegant, understated classic ivory empire line dress, with a modern cathedral length train “Vanessa” by Maggie Sottero. She paired this with a full length veil. Simple yet classically beautiful.
Vicky had two wedding dresses for her wedding in Prague.
Vicky started the day in an elegant Qipao Chinese dress made in Hong Kong, finishing her look with an Agatha Paris pearl necklace, earrings by Mikimoto and a pair of gorgeous Badgley Mischka shoes. Vicky’s hair was stunning, swept up in a classic bun with braids trailed around one side.
Vicky looked breathtaking in an exquisite Vera Wang gown from the White collection. This beautiful dress made of taffeta and tulle had an asymmetrically strapless draped bodice and modern cathedral-length train. Vicky personalised her dress with a black sash and paired this with a gorgeous pair of Vera Wang shoes also from the White collection. Two small flowers were fixed in her hair and a simple vale complimented her classical look. The finishing touch was a striking glass bead necklace by Scent.
Caro looked exquisite in a gown by renowned Australian designer Pina Fiorenza. Her dress incorporated French beaded lace with a strapless neckline and a simple satin sash which merged into a flared A line skirt. Caro paired her gown with an elegant slingback sandal by Clarice.
Amy wore the most elegant dress designed by yet another Australian designer, Karen Willis Holmes. It has a sweet heart neckline, flowing tule and the most gorgeous belt with accentuated Amy’s tiny waist! No bias here, as Amy is my cousin’s wife but I think she looks incredible!