When we think of floral wedding dresses, most of us associate them with summer weddings. However, there are many different ways to pull off a floral bridal look and you don’t have to be a girly girl planning a summer wedding to embrace the flower power.
If you’re searching for the perfect alternative wedding dress then a floral gown could be just the thing to make you feel super pretty on your big day. We’ve picked 17 stunning styles to inspire you.
Marilyn – Sassi Holford
This incredible gown from Sassi Holford's 2016 Signature Collection is a floral dream. We love the way that the bold floral print has been softened with a sheer overlay, which also leads into an elegant illusion neckline. A printed wedding dress is a must if you are anything but traditional and want to make a statement with your bridal look. Prints are also a clever way to create curves and shape - the start of the print on this Sassi Holford style makes it look like the dress has a beautiful floral waistband.
Aria – Claire Pettibone
Flowers are the boho bride’s best accessory. As far as weddings are concerned, Boho never goes out of style. This gown’s deep neckline accompanied by the flowing skirt is the perfect balance of design, creating an ideal dress for a rustic themed wedding. Claire Pettibone herself describes the colour palate of the floral print as ‘dusty rose, gold, butter and sage’, which sounds and looks like the dreamiest combination. Ask your hairdresser to style your wedding hair with flowers to complete the look.
Sleeping Beauty – Alfred Angelo
This floral beauty from Alfred Angelo is the crème de la crème of princess wedding dresses. It incorporates embroidered lace, satin and organza flowers, rhinestones, crystal beading and sparkly sequins to create a beautiful design which we just adore. The dusky pink flower detail would be well complimented by some pale pink roses in your bouquet or reception décor.
Style 3671 – Sincerity
Style 3671 from Sincerity is perfect for the girly bride who wants their dress to be cute, pretty and romantic. The strapless, A-line silhouette is beautifully combined with an organza skirt that is strewn with gorgeous floral lace appliqué. The coloured waist band is a neutral tone and would go well with pastel or soft coloured flowers in your bridal bouquet. You could even make your own flower crown to go with this dress if you want to flex your creative muscles.
Fay – Badgley Mischka
The fit and flare dress shape will never go out of style and this particular style from Badgley Mischka is a real statement. The clusters of floral fabric that are scattered over the dress make for the perfect amount of detail. This dress has unique boho aspects to it and is made from silk mimosa with lace detail. A floral wedding dress as gorgeous as this is bound to make you feel special on your big day.
Style 1601F – Mori Lee by Madeline Gardner
Some brides look for that wow-factor dress, and style 1601F from Mori Lee is certainly one of those dresses. The stunning ball gown shape perfectly showcases the heavy floral embroidery and every inch is just beautiful. The sweetheart neckline is super pretty and feminine and the satin bow waist band is ideal to break up the design and add definition to the waist.
Style D1639 – Essence of Australia
Want to leave your guests speechless and in awe of your bridal look? Then the utterly stunning style D1639 from Essence of Australia will do the trick. The heavy use of lace is perfect for this particular design, creating such a timeless and classic look with a slightly modern vibe to it. The V-back detail is just beautiful and perfect for this floral look. This backless wedding dress can be worn with or without diamanté beading and the under-dress comes in white, café, harvest or ivory – perfect for coordinating with your bridal lingerie.
H1380 Beverly – Kitty Chen Couture
Beverly from Kitty Chen Couture is a definite show-stopper that pairs colour and floral embellishment perfectly to create a statement bridal gown. The full A-line skirt is made perfectly to complement the corset style floral bodice. The back of the dress holds a slim satin bow which gives the design a fun twist. Any daring and glamorous brides will absolutely love this dress.
Style 9159 – Allure Bridals
Lace and floral will always be a winning combination when it comes to bridal wear. Allure Bridals have created the classic ball gown shape but incorporated floral lace appliqué and a pale pink tinted skirt to bring it into the modern day. This pretty pink wedding dress deserves the best and we highly recommend you go for Hollywood glam when choosing your accessories and make up. Pearls, big wavy hair and red lips are a must.
Style 2406 – Tara Keely
We love the beautiful style 2406 from Tara Keely. This super cute and fun lace mini dress is an up to date and modern look for your wedding. Style 2406 would be ideal if you're planning a summer wedding and should be worn with bold, youthful accessories to really set it off. A pair of killer heels will add height to shorter brides (just make sure you can walk in them!) and a side swept hairstyle with a flower accessory will really complement the floral lace.
Megan – Sassi Holford
Vintage is one of the most popular themes for weddings and this Sassi Holford dress would certainly be an ideal fit for the theme. The simple column shape lets the lace overlay shine through and the slim duchesse satin belt would really emphasise the waist. The off the shoulder lace sleeves are utterly stunning and add a timeless and classic feel to the dress. This style would be perfectly suited to a vintage fascinator or birdcage veil.
The Belle – Belle & Bunty London
This satin column gown from Belle and Bunty is simply designed yet classically beautiful. The separation of the top and skirt is perfectly done with a pleated top half and flattering cap sleeves. The satin folded fabric under the bust area is a minimal yet stylish amount of floral detail and gives this vintage dress the pretty aspect it needs. A Gatsby-inspired headband or a retro wedding hairstyle would be the perfect finishing touch.
Ikela – Blue by Enzoani
You’ll be sure to turn heads if you opt for the divine Ikela style from Blue by Enzoani. The relaxed fishtail shape adds just enough drama and we love that the simple, clean cut of the dress shows off the floral lace detailing to perfection. Leave your hair flowing free and keep accessories to a minimum to let the dress do all the talking, or alternatively, you could wear a sparkly necklace to pair with the pretty sweetheart neckline.
Matilda – Sassi Holford
This floral gown from oozes femininity and floral elegance. The floral embroidery at the hem of the skirt is beautifully done and provides a dreamy combination of pink and white on a bridal gown. We love the wide neckline and false strapless effect of the Matilda style from Sassi Holford. All aspects of this dress make it special and it needs next to nothing to complement it as it makes a statement by itself. A stylish up-do and silver drop earrings would be the ideal way to finish this stunning floral look off.
Style 17407C – Victoria Jane
This floral wedding dress from Victoria Jane has glitz, glamour and everything else a bride needs to make her feel amazing on her special day. The one shoulder flower design is a real statement and gives this glamorous wedding dress a very romantic vibe. The jewel frosting on the bust is beautiful and will catch the light perfectly as you move. Victoria Jane have made this dress in the ever popular fishtail style which will caress your figure and give you that killer shape.
Katelyn – Wendy Makin
Katelyn by Wendy Makin is an utterly stunning pairing of floral print with a bridal ball gown. On paper, a full dress in floral pattern doesn’t seem like it would work for for a wedding, however in practise, this dress couldn’t be more perfect! The romance oozes off of this dress and the colours are perfect for bringing out every inch of detail within the flowers. The bold print is unique and will be sure to wow everybody on the big day.
Style 6716 - Mori Lee by Madeline Gardner
Mori Lee have done it again with style 6716 – but this time in the form of a cuter than cute, tea length wedding dress. This quirky little number is the ideal choice for brides who want a dress with a bridal feel to it, without going full length. The large flower on the belt is gorgeous and can be easily matched with a floral detail in your hair to complement the dress. The full skirt gives the dress a princess feel and the structured bodice will create a perfect silhouette.
Hopefully we've inspired you with these gorgeous floral wedding dresses! On a strict budget? Take a look at our round up of the best wedding dresses under £500.