How to choose a gown for a beach/resort or outdoor wedding.
We all know finding ‘the dress’ is one of the most exciting parts of your wedding day – and if you’re planning an outdoors, rustic or beach wedding, it pays to make sure the dress fits the occasion, as well as you. Our new Spring collection features dresses for every bride and every outdoors occasion, whether you want to look elegant and understated, or modern and chic. Read on to see what dresses we recommend and how to style them for whatever vibe you’re going for.
If you want: Simple Glamour.
If your wedding is beachy or outdoorsy because you love the simple things, the clean lines of our Moss Rose dress are perfect. Chic, and simple, it’s made from form-fitting stretch lace. This dress is beautiful from every angle, with a classic v-neckline, spaghetti straps and a low cut back extending into a line of fabric covered buttons. The simplicity of the design goes well with curls or long loose waves and floral embellishments – and it looks great with open toed shoes.
For something slightly more slinky and even more supportive, there’s our Astelia dress. It has a lightly corseted bodice, and a handcrafted pearl waistband. With its v-neckline and mid-length back, it will fit you like a glove. It’s perfect styled with sparkly strappy sandals or with red lipstick and an up-do – you can even add extra hair-pieces, as they won’t overwhelm the clean lines of the dress.
If you want: Romantic Lace.
There’s no dress more romantic than a beautiful lace wedding gown billowing next to the ocean framed against a wooded hill or sweeping through a meadow. If you can’t decide between traditional or modern for your wedding day, our Persian Indigo dress is the one for you. Its embroidered lace bodice is classic and romantic, but the low v at both neck and back adds an updated edge. To style it in a more modern way, rock it up with coloured shoes and edgy hair. Or keep it classic chic with soft waves and light coloured shoes or bare feet.
Our Azalea deep sweetheart dress is another modern classic. An updated version of our original Daisy Azalea it has a deep low cut ‘sneak peek’ back with beautiful lace detailing, as well more support and coverage for bigger busts, or anyone who wants to bring attention to their décolletage. This is a bombshell dress, so add some beautiful embellished shoes (flat shoes will work well with this dress and are a great option if you comfortable on sand or soft earth) and put your hair up high – so your guests can have a peek at that stunning back.
If you want: Something Fashion Forward.
If you want something non-traditional, but still chic and elegant, our Periwinkle gown is perfect for you. A French Chantilly lace crop top over a multi-layered skirt with a sweep train – it’s the perfect bridal combination if your wedding is on the beach or at a holiday resort. The top can be worn with a nude bra, or you can add extra ‘modesty’ lace to hide your nipples. The skirt is great with both more formal heels or going barefoot on the beach.
If you want: Modern Outdoorsy Princess.
Our Collette gown is the perfect fit for a carefree bride, who still wants to look and feel like a princess. Collette has a soft, loose-draped bodice in pearl satin charmeuse, fine spaghetti straps, a defined wide waistband and a multi-layered, pleated skirt. It’s a whole lot of princess, without the usual weight. You can wear a lace bra or go without, with this beachy, windswept style, and if you want a more structured, formal look, you can slip on a lace bolero. Wear your hair in soft curls, or with boho braids and flowers and finish off the look with sparkly, spangled sandals, or bare feet and an anklet.
Start with something soft and comfortable and, really, it’s about the way you put the whole package together – high heels and structured pieces will dress your gowns up, floaty hair and flats will give an instant beachy feel. But the most important part is to make sure you feel good – after all, the best accessory ever is a relaxed smile.
Bridal Gown: Katie Yeung, Styling: Wild & Yellow, Photography: Wild & Grace, Florals: Willow & Sky, Bridesmaid Dresses: ViCTOR Bridesmaid, Hair & Makeup: Olga Gill, Cinematography: De Coeur a Coeur