There are names that have become nearly synonymous with the wedding world and the realm of bridal gowns. Vera Wang, Oscar de la Renta, and even Elie Saab, are popular fan and celebrity favorites within the scope. The corsets, the colors, the textures, each of these well-known designers has created their own, profound niche. But there are more silhouettes and details than just what they have to offer.
There are more and more collections popping up and sweeping brides-to-be off their feet. They provide romance and creative innovations in terms of traditional style and trendy features. If you’re in the market for something that no one else has – or maybe they have heard of – check out our favorite boutique wedding dress designers below.
Claire Pettibone is one of the more well-known of boutique designers and that’s because of her unmistakable attention to bohemian and fairy-tale inspired details.
The vision behind Claire’s designs begins with a vintage idea and molds itself into a contemporary infusion of old-age spirit and enchantment.
Prices range from $2,000 all the way through $20,000 for a fully customizable piece. This custom floral wedding dress worn by Jennie Garth is a timeless example of attention to personal detail. There are options for various budgets and various bridal styles – but all of them are finished with a distinct Pettibone flair.
Using the best fabrics – from around the world – and a magical medley of accessories (think veils and lingerie), Claire Pettibone brides have a true one-of-a-kind experience from start to finish.
It’s not an acronym, BHLDN is a brand pronounced “Beholden” that’s full of elegance and grace with features from the beloved Anthropologie store. They create both bridal gowns and designs for bridesmaids – as well as a plethora of stunning (and delicately romantic) accessories.
The overall style of their lines is more modern and simple, and sometimes even enchanting. Think crisp jumpsuits and the right little one numbers for your getaway elopement. The prices are also extremely affordable for those that are budgeting in all the corners of their big day.
Cushnie Bridal, created by Carly Cushnie, is a luxury wedding gown label with some of the sharpest silhouettes around. There’s a definite emphasis on strength and sophistication throughout all designs with a sensual sew-in on each unique dress.
Furthermore, Cushnie collections know how to showcase the feminine body in the right ways. Hugging curves, showcasing soft lines; these pieces are gorgeous to photograph and are timeless in their vision.
And celebrities have already been clued in on the beauty of a Cushnie creation including Beyonce, Michelle Obama, Ashley Graham, and Jessica Biel.
Alex Perry is an Australian designer making a huge splash in the wedding world.
Each design is reminiscent of a couture piece making its way down the runway but with a layer of contemporary minimalism that the modern bride will swoon for. Corsets and crisp silhouettes are two mainstays of an Alex Perry creation.
Right now, there’s only one debut collection to fall in love with, but trust us, you will at first glance. Each gown is filled with luxury and wow-worthy details.
Romance, delicacy, and youthful charm make up a Savannah Miller creation. Similar to a Pettibone piece but with more contemporary polish, we love the play with texture and creamy shades throughout her collections.
There’s a variety of fabrics woven throughout her designs and something for brides of every season to sift through, choose from, and fall in love with. We also love how there’s truly a look for all kinds of styles – from the modern-inspired to the bohemian flair.
Lihi Hod is known for layering and combining fabrics to create something extra whimsical, romantic, and memorable.
Combining more femininity and sensuality in her designs, these gowns make their own fairy-tales. And fun fact, Lihi Hod was named “Best Wedding Dress Designer in Israel” in both 2014 and 2016.
There’s something really special about these designs because of their attention to detail. Each gown seems to have its own story and style to go along with its soft movement and bridal-worthy silhouette.
Markarian is a luxury womenswear label that includes more than just bridal – although that’s what we’re focusing on today. Created by Alexandra O’Neill, there’s a lot of innovation sewn throughout the designs and a lot of artistic nuances that you’ll see throughout the collections.
The focus is on creating timeless pieces; ones that are memorable. They aren’t necessarily traditional but are so beautiful and extraordinary that they become their own unique piece of history.
Finally, we have Halfpenny London which is inspired by bouts of vintage waves and ambiance. The designs are made in England but worn by brides all around the world who have a love for luxury.
One of the most recent collections, The Painter, was inspired by the passion of an artist. Throughout the gowns, you’ll see homage paid with the generous usage of overflowing fabrics, intricate details, and freedom of innovation.