Marrying overseas is a dream for many brides, and when you’re saying “I do” in an exotic location you deserve a dress that is every bit as unique and glamorous as the wonderful destination you’re getting married in.
We’ve chosen 10 inspirational designs to ignite your imagination, wherever you choose to tie the knot.
- Grecian Goddess
This beautiful, halter neck gown is great for Mediterranean locations — and it offers two key benefits: comfort and glamour. With an elegant, flowing design it would look beautiful against a white and blue backdrop; sparkling seas and clear skies, white sand and a little white church nestled away on a hillside... we’re thinking a Greek Island, steeped in history and romance.
E13369 by Special Day: www.specialday-ireland.com
- Tea for Two
A warmer, more relaxed climate is ideal for an on-trend tea length dress. Easy to pack, light to carry through customs and effortlessly elegant, try a tea length with a beautiful bandeau neckline and add glamour with a sparkly embellishment and chic heels. This amazing wedding dress by Stella York ticks all the boxes for your destination dream.
Style no 5622 by Stella York: www.stellayork.com
- Summer Lovin’
In many destinations, the weather is summery all year long — take advantage with a dress that is light, delicate and daring. With your beautiful, flawless tan, and the sun shining down all day, this revealing cutaway-back dress gives you a certain sexiness on your destination wedding day, without being too risqué. Pose for photos in romantic olive groves or Mediterranean gardens and you’ll look sensational.
Ella by Mae by Johanna Hehir: www.johanna-hehir.com
- Faraway Sweetheart
A sweetheart neckline may be a traditional choice for British brides marrying at home, but it’s also the perfect neckline for a destination wedding in a wonderfully warm climate. This simple yet powerful dress by David Tutera for Mon Cheri provides a lovely silhouette and gives brides the opportunity to go for the glam factor with hair, make-up and accessories. As an added bonus it’s a light style, easy to transport.
Style no 113214 by David Tutera for Mon Cheri: www.mon-cheri.co.uk
- Romance Abroad
Demure, feminine and elegant, this sultry gown would work perfectly in one of the world’s most romantic cities: Venice, Paris, Rome, Vienna... the list goes on. With a soft mermaid shape, and a Tiffany train, this is a dress that grabs attention but is utterly stylish. Suitable for a bride of any age, wear with flowing curls and carry a fresh bouquet of locally-sourced flowers to finish the look.
Style no 151001 by Jasmine: www.jasminebridal.com
- African Dream...
If you’re travelling to Africa for your nuptials, this dreamy dress by Amanda Wakeley could be the perfect choice. Although the simple, flattering silhouette is timeless and elegant, the hot, plunging neckline will keep you cool if the temperature rises. Photographed in Morocco, this beautiful and feminine beaded lace dress has cap sleeves and a full train to make you feel like an African Queen.
Style AW156 by Amanda Wakeley: www.amandawakeley.com
- Glamour on the Go
Getting married abroad doesn’t necessarily involve a beach — or a casual vibe: if you’re having an elegant, city-based destination wedding, or getting hitched somewhere glamorous like Palm Beach in Florida, a stunning, statement gown is absolutely on the agenda. Made with soft Dolce satin, this form fitting gown, with a breathtaking fit and flare skirt, could be the one.
Style no D1098 by Essence of Australia: www.essensedesigns.com
- Barefoot on the Beach
A beach wedding allows you to choose a style you might not be brave enough to wear in the UK, where the weather is anything but reliable: this angelic high-low design by Claire Mischevani is a brilliant option if you want to look girly, stunning and effortlessly cool when you say your vows at the water’s edge. It’s right on-trend for 2013 too.
Belleza short by Claire Mischevani: www.clairemischevani.com
- Destination Drama
If you’re getting married in a dramatic destination (think rocky beaches, mesmerising mountain backdrops, lush tropical gardens or sweeping sand dunes) a jaw-dropping dress will be the icing on the cake. We love this statement gown by Enzoani. It has style, volume, sophistication and so much drama: in ivory tulle with a full skirt, you’ll be dressed to impress wherever in the world you marry.
Haldana 2 by Enzoani: www.enzoani.com
- Travel with Tradition
Just because you’re breaking with traditional by travelling abroad to marry, doesn’t mean your dress has to be thoroughly modern. This beautiful, traditional dress is oozing with romance. With flattering lace sleeves and neckline, and a full, graceful skirt, it would suit a wedding that isn’t too far away from home: imagine wearing it to marry in a French Château, or when you say your vows in a charming Irish castle...
Daphne by Lyn Ashworth: www.lynashworth.co.uk