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Wedding Dress Designers - Our faves!

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Phillipa Lepley

Lepley has been designing exquisite couture bridal gowns for nearly 20 years now. Her stunningly simple yet infinitely flattering designs have stood the test of time and are truly fairytale.

From the choosing of your material and initial design sketches through to the final fitting, you are in some of the most capable hands in the industry.

Call to make an appointment at her new Chelsea boutique or pop in for a browse anytime.

Collette Dinnigan

This famous Australian designer's bridal range features long, sensuous dresses with beading which makes them exquisite for a coastal ceremony.

Some of the worlds sexiest women are fans of her evening collection (Cate Blanchett, Halle Berry, Elle McPherson & Kylie), so you know you'll be in good company! Check out her bridal collection online or at her Chelsea boutique.

Bruce Oldfield

Leading British designer Bruce Oldfield OBE has been creating clothes for more than 35 years for some of the world’s most famous and elegantly dressed women - from the Princess of Wales and HM Queen Rania of Jordan to Anjelica Huston, Jemima Goldsmith & Sienna Miller.

Whether the choice is couture or custom made, you will be following in the footsteps of the most glamorous women on the planet. His custom-made bridal collection starts from £2500.

Make an appointment to visit Oldfield's new bridal boutique in Beauchamp Place, London. A place to truly make dreams come true, not just for the bride, but for the other important ladies in the party too. Read about Bruce's stunning new boutique here.

Ellie and Charlotte

Bespoke gowns made by award winning dynamic duo in their London boutique.

Ellie designs while Charlotte's number one priority is you, making the process of purchasing from them an undeniable pleasure! Bespoke dresses (based on samples) start from £2500. Couture from £3000.

They also design for bridesmaids and mothers-of-the-bride, as well as offering a wedding planning service.

Jasper Conran

World reknowned for his perfect cut and elegant style Conran also has a couture bridalwear collection featuring cute, sexy dresses. Designing for bride, groom and mother-in-law, this royal endorsed designer can help craft your entire perfect wedding ensemble from his West London salon.

Suzanne Neville

Voted Best British Bridal Designer in 2009 (Bridal Buyers Awards), Neville is most well known for her flattering structured bodices. Her collection includes five very different ranges including a ‘destinations’ one, which has some truly stunning frocks for the wedding abroad.

With 3 showrooms in Knightsbridge, Guildford and Cheshire, as well as stockists across the country (a list is on her website) you should be able to check out her beautiful range without travelling far.

Jenny Packham

Contemporary and glamorous best describes Packhams approach to her dresses. With a client list that boasts the likes of Eva Longoria, Hilary Swank, Nelly Furtado and Elizabeth Hurley as well as a few awards under her belt, she’s clearly doing something right.

Make an appointment at her Belgravia boutique or find her collections nationwide.

Stephanie Allin

Beautifully detailed and romantic. Have a look at Stephanie's 'Gower' collection for some particularly pretty dresses for the beach.

The collection is available nationwide and a couture service can be arranged at her own boutique in South Wales or Westminster.

Alan Hannah

This award winning London based husband and wife team specialize in elegant lines with a twist - all 3 collections have glamour written all over them. All of the dresses are produced to order and can be made to measure.

With no boutique of their own, their dresses can be found at wedding shops country wide (details on their website).

Augusta Jones

The philosophy behind this designer is that dresses should be beautifully styled, flexible to fit all shapes and affordable. Needless to say, her range has been extremely popular.

With a complimentary range of veils and bridal shoes, her elegant gowns are available throughout the UK.

Sarah Arnett

Elegant and simple are the hallmarks of this Brighton based rising star, who combines matt and satin for timeless pieces. Prices start from £900. There is a list of regional stockists on her website.

Under one roof..

Browns Bride

Browns new bridal boutique in West London is home to more than a dozen top designer labels which they have helpfully gathered together into different styles, including those suitable for a wedding abroad.

Make an appointment to get their personal service. Dresses start from £3000.


Seven different couture designers, Warwickshire based Quello has a dress for all styles and dreams - including an overseas collection.


Provonias stock a range of styles under their own label, as well as a collection from a handful of other leading Designers. Book an appointment online to visit their Bond Street or Harrods shop, or browse the collections on their website for inspiration. Regional outlets are available too. Prices from £90.

Luella’s boudoir

This beautiful boutique in Wimbledon Village stocks a fab range of designer dresses as well as outfits for the rest of the bridal party, including pretty accessories and even maternity dresses too. Wedding dresses start from around £1200 with bridesmaid frocks from £250. Have a look at their website to see the full range.

Looking for something a little bit different?

Linea Raffaelli

Raffaelli has designed some truly original and exquisite wedding dresses as well as a very sexy cocktail range if you don’t want to do the traditional thing.