Top Wedding Dress Trends For 2019

Ok boo, I’m a woman who luurrrvves a beautiful wedding dress as much as you do! I’ve been to so many weddings over the years, and the wedding dress trends have changed SO much. In this article, we are going to dive into some vintage trends all the way up to the latest wedding dresses straight off the runway.

There’s so much planning to do, and the dress is one of those activities every bride can’t wait to do. Speaking of gowns… I found these gorgeous ‘BRIDESMAIDS‘ dressing gowns on Amazon that are perfect for your bridal party. These gorgeous images are always the cutest thing.Bel Amour Wedding Photography, Elsa James Tetai wedding


Wedding Fashion Trends Pre 1840…

Ok ok, so I wanna get to showing you some of the top fashions in wedding dresses dating back pre 1840. I found some amazing fashion in wedding dresses. So let’s go all the way back to the beginning. A wedding dress or a wedding gown is the attire the bride wears on her wedding day. Traditionally in today’s culture, it is a white dress. Although that hasn’t always been the case.

The white dress was made popular by Queen Victoria in the 19th century, while in Eastern cultures, brides would choose red to represent auspiciousness. Prior to the wedding of Queen Victoria in 1840, wedding dresses could be any colour. In fact the wealthier you were the more extravagant the colour and the materials. As we edged closer to the 1900s these dresses were loaded with frills, lace, and pearls.

If you were not so well off, you were to wear your best Sunday dress for your wedding. Which if you ask me kinda sucks. Although once Queen Victoria became a Mrs white was all the rage!

Bel Amour Wedding Photography, Queen Victoria Wedding Dress 1840

Wedding Dress Fashion Trends In The Early Centuries

Have you noticed how quickly fashion cycles back? Some trends though should never see the light of day again. Prior to the whiteout of the 1800s wedding dresses were colourful, made of exotic fabrics and were lavash laces or frills.

Wedding dresses have evolved so much over the decades from any colour through to white and now you can have any shade of white or nude under white lace or cream. It’s a great time to be trying on dresses. There is more choice than ever around the dress you desire, let’s explore the top fashions from every century. Bel Amour Wedding Photography, Pre 1840 wedding dress historic wedding dressThe above image is of a Victorian wedding dress prior to the Queen Victoria whiteout. This gown dates pre 1800. Below is an image of a popular design and colour among Spanish wedding dresses as white was the colour of mourning prior to the swap around in the 19th century.Bel Amour Wedding Photography, Black wedding historic vintage wedding dress

Next, we have a beautiful gown from 1940. This dress is even fashionable today. The elegance of this wedding dress is timeless. It looks like it’s made from a fine satin or silk, with a long lace train. Paired with a short crown veil and a big bouquet the fashion from the 40’s is creeping back into today’s gowns.

bel amour wedding photography, 1940's wedding dress classic style

bel amour wedding photography, 1940s wedding dress

Let’s travel through to the 1960’s –  “>

The 1980s wedding dress styles were…

Let’s say interesting? Yes, interesting is a word. Personally, I am so grateful I was not old enough to get married in the 80’s. Phew bullet dodged! The Royal gowns were probably the most memorable. The 1990s were not much better, so let’s move on to today’s fashion and the best wedding dresses we love for each type of bride.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by REX Shutterstock (88888g)
Prince Charles and Princess Diana
Wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer, London, Britain – 29 Jul 1981

Our Top Wedding Dress Designer picks

During the early stages of the millennium, we saw wedding dresses morph into these beautifully personalised gowns to suit each personality type of a bride. There are so many styles available from boutique and specialty dressmakers, no one is left out. From boho to classic ball gown, wedding fashion designers are across it all.

I’m going to share with you all of the favourite designers I’m obsessed with at the moment, and what’s hot off the runway for 2019. Don’t worry i got you gurl!

1. The first designer I’ll mention is Grace Loves Lace.

Grace Loves Lace is for the timeless Bride, their romantic style takes your breath away. I love that each dress is cut and created in their studio on the Gold Coast. GLL control the entire production process in-house and source gorgeous French lace and fabrics of only the finest quality. Grace Loves Lace’s vision is ‘Our designs are timeless, romantic and define the true free-spirited modern woman.

They are comprised of stretch components for the accuracy of sizing, ease of wear and comfortability’ I have to say I am impressed. What a cool vision for their fashion.

Further investigation I found Grace Loves Lace has an easy to use website and ordering process and I like that you can book an appointment if you want to. Some of our brides feel the same about Grace Loves Lace and we have seen these beautiful dresses in action.

The stunning Bridgette Jones 2017 wedding, radiating in her perfect Lotti Gown from GLL pictured below.

2. Casar Elegance Bridal

Another fav designer gown studio is Casar Elegance Bridal. I think it’s awesome they are located in the heart of Brisbane city so if you are on your lunch break at work you could schedule your free 45 min appointment and eat your lunch.

Two birds with one stone, Casar Elegance carry a number of designer brands like Maggie Sottero, Sottero, and Midgley, Martina Liana, Essense Of Australia, Stella York, and Mori Lee. So you know you’ll leave with something unique to your style.

What impressed me was next door is Casar Emporium, which is dresses for your bridal party. You don’t need an appointment there so you could definitely use a lunch break to browse Casar Emporium. When I visited the studio it had a spacious and luxurious feel to it, I wanted to pop some champagne and start trying on dresses! Our Bride Krysta fell in love with her gorgeous gown the moment she slipped it on. You can see more of their wedding here:Bel Amour Wedding Photography - Wedding Wedding Photographers Brisbane, Sunshine, Coast and Gold Coast Copyright 2017Bel Amour Wedding Photography - Wedding Wedding Photographers Brisbane, Sunshine, Coast and Gold Coast Copyright 2017Bel Amour Wedding Photography - Wedding Wedding Photographers Brisbane, Sunshine, Coast and Gold Coast Copyright 2017

Zikos and Krystas’ big Greek wedding blog

3. In Love with Made With Love Bridal

Made With Love Bridal is Such a beautiful brand. We have had the pleasure of seeing their gowns in action and they are to die! MWLB has a unique shopping experience. Made With Love Bridal is an online-only boutique, they do have stockists, although you can do everything via their website seamlessly. Each step through the buying process is cleverly designed so they don’t miss a thing. You’re height and body measurements are carefully gathered. If you need to alter your gown MWLB have studios all over Australia where you can zip in.

Two of my favourite gowns we have photographed is Natalie + Ben, Elsa + James, and Andrea + Jonathans wedding. These wedding dresses were so stunning, it seriously made me want to get married again!  bel amour wedding photography Made with Love Bridal bel amour wedding photography Made with Love Bridal

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4. All Things Nice With Sugar & Spice Bridal

Sugar and Spice have been bringing wedding couture to brides for over 32 years. I love the way their Chermside showroom is laid out, and their range is so amazing Sugar and Spice carry 6 incredible designer brands including Justin Alexander (and his Signature range), Lillian West, Rembo Styling, Sincerity and Sweetheart.

The labels they carry have won countless awards between them so you are guaranteed quality workmanship and high-end design. You can book an appointment for a Saturday only although they do encourage customers to pop in and browse anytime.

I love the fact Sugar + Spice have a curvy girl range, so women of all shapes and sizes can wear their dream wedding dress in 2019. I’ve had a few brides in Sugar + Spice wedding dresses, some have been purchased through White Lily Couture also. Check out our real wedding below.

5. White Lily Couture

The thing that got me the most was White Lily Coutures Lux Lounge… Check this out straight from their website:

Luxe Lounge Appointments Include
  • An extended appointment in our signature Luxe Lounge suite offering absolute privacy for you and your guests
  • Your own dedicated Bridal Consultant throughout
  • Bubbles and our signature Rose Elixir for you and you guests to sip
  • A selection of delicious sweet and savoury treats served high-tea style*
  • Direct access to our full range of bridal gowns and accessories

To schedule your Luxe Lounge appointment simply book online or contact Customer Concierge on 3367 8870. Gift Certificates are also available and make the perfect gift for the bride to be!

I hope our brides had this experience because it looks A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! Just like Nicole in her White Lily Couture Gown by Enzoani Karolina Dress

Or Beautiful Rheanne in her WLC gown

Bel Amour Wedding Photography White Lily Couture

And then there’s Classic Miriam in her WLC gown Pronovias we captured this wedding over the weekend, I’m very excited to share this one with you. In their about section we found this regarding the designer Pronovias “The Atelier Pronovias collection is the definition of luxury in bridal wear. The design house had its beginnings as a family-owned business, El Suizo. The prestigious store in Barcelona specialised in lace, embroidery and high-quality silk fabrics.”

6. Karen Willis Holmes Bridal Couture

Last but not least, KWH Bridal has an awesome range of wedding dresses. I love love love their dresses. In 2000 Karen Willis Holmes began designing dresses professionally for her Australian brand KWH Bridal. The success of her gowns inspired her to create a BESPOKE bridal collection catering to the bride who wants couture feel with a ready to wear price. The brand is carried all over the world including Sydney, with boutiques in Australia, located in Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney & Perth, as well as the New York flagship boutique in Soho. KWHB has also established international stockists in Hong Kong, Ireland, the UK, Poland, Canada, and the USA.

What I found intriguing was her gowns are all designed right here in Australia, but the hand beading work is all done in India. I think that adds to the value of this dress, the intricate details are second to none. When I see my brides in one of Karens dresses I know she is feeling her most beautiful, I mean you can’t help but feel good in Karen Willis Holmes Bridal gowns! Ally definitely loved her slip design wedding dress and we do too!  Bel Amour Wedding Photography, Karen Willis Holmes Bridal

There are so many gorgeous dresses to try one and it can be a little overwhelming, I get it boo! I hope we have helped make your decision a little easier. With wedding season kicking back into full swing, who knows what wonderful new designs we will see? Until next time, breath your planning is all coming together, remember it’s allworth it n the end <3






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