Brides in Cornwall and Devon

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Star of the Show

Make a statement and go bigger, bolder and better than ever before in these spotlight-stealing gowns


If there’s ever a time to own the limelight ladies, it’s now. Your wedding day provides the ultimate excuse to don a head-turning gown that not only speaks volumes about your own sartorial personality, but showcases modern bridal style to truly eye-catching effect. We’ve canvassed the latest catwalk looks for the most-wanted trends to show you exactly how to dress matrimonially à la mode…

Shady lady
One definite way to hit a six in the style stakes is to opt for colour. Whether it’s a focal splash or head-to-toe tinting, selecting a contemporary shade is the easiest way to ensure a fashion-forward bridal look.

Designers are currently enjoying a love affair with blue, particularly of the powder variety, which evokes a Disney-esque aesthetic and makes the ideal double-the-impact pairing with a princess gown.

Then there’s blush pastels and pink frocks, with the odd lavender and pale green gown making standout appearances on the catwalks. From subtle ombré effects to coloured skirts, select your own way to sport a shade that individually suits.

And what screams ‘look at me’ more than metallics, with everything from champagne and rose gold to hue du jour, silver, causing a sartorial stir. Don a diva-like glitter gown or mirror dress to command a spotlight that follows your every light-glinting move from day to night.

Chantel Lauren, The Bridal Room St Ives


Chantel Lauren, The Bridal Room St Ives

Special Day, The Bridal Studio

Sophia Tolli, The Bridal House of Cornwall

Sophia Tolli, The Bridal House of Cornwall

Watters, The Bridal Room St Ives

Watters, The Bridal Room St Ives

Wendy Makin, The Bridal Studio

Drama queen
With today’s trends embracing an air of regal romance, a sense of the theatrical continues to permeate into bridal fashion. Waterfall skirts are a prime example, with dramatic billowing veils and the must-have accessory, the kaftan, also making waves on the catwalks.

Anything with extra volume achieves the high drama look, from floaty boho gowns with dynamic layering to sweeping fairy tale gowns and bustles – it’s all about putting yourself on a fashion pedestal and making an ultra-memorable entrance.

Think shoulder or elbow-length veils with beaded fringes or lace trims, sequin-encrusted kaftans or capes, big ballgowns and tiered skirts for show-stealing flair.

Aire Beach, The Bridal Studio

Aire Beach, The Bridal Studio

Jesus Peiro, The Bridal Room St Ives

Aire Beach, The Bridal Studio

Sophia Tolli, The Bridal House of Cornwall

Sassi Holford, The Bridal Room St Ives

Catherine Deane, The Bridal House of Cornwall

Lusan Mandongus, The Bridal House of Cornwall

Jesus Peiro, The Bridal Room St Ives

Sexy shapes
Silhouettes are form-flauntingly striking, from seductive mermaids to mesmerising mini dresses, while more demure, cover-up styles are enjoying risqué features such as plunge backs and deep V-necklines.

Mini dresses are all the rage and are ideal for a flirty ’60s vibe or as an evening gown change for a practical and playful party look.

Rock the layered look with a robe dress, or opt for chic coordinates (suits and separates) to personally dress to your shape while making a less traditional yet still standout statement, combining a casual ready-to-wear look with bespoke couture.

Jumpsuits are another form de rigueur, where androgynous tailoring is softened with sheer fabrics, feminine cuts and dainty details for en vogue va-va-voom that’s as arresting as it is elegant.

Rosa Clara, The Bridal House of Cornwall


Aire Beach, The Bridal Studio

Justin Alexander, Elaine Rawlings Bridal

Lusan Mangongus, The Bridal House of Cornwall

Sincerity Bridal, Elaine Rawlings Bridal

Justin Alexander, Elaine Rawlings Bridal

Wendy Makin, The Bridal Studio

Catherine Deane, The Bridal House of Cornwall

Justin Alexander, Elaine Rawlings Bridal

Rembo Styling, The Bridal Room St Ives

Rembo Styling, The Bridal Room St Ives

Naomi Neoh, The Bridal House of Cornwall

Jenny Packham, The Bridal House of Cornwall

Willowby by Watters, The Bridal Room St Ives

Willowby by Watters, The Bridal Room St Ives

Aire Beach, The Bridal Studio

Sassi Holford, The Bridal Room St Ives

Sophia Tolli, The Bridal House of Cornwall

It’s all in the details
From the accessories to personalised features, what so often makes a show-stopping gown is the minutiae.

Feathers, pom-poms and florals (think cascading or oversized) are all attention-grabbing embellishments, while statement sleeves (puffy, sheer tulle, lace balloon or flower-embellished) ensure top-trending impact.

Whether you wish to literally shine with the addition of sequins, metallic embellishments, tonal beading and crystals or incorporate some bows and ribbons into your ensemble – anything supersized or in dazzling abundance spells so-now style.

Aire Beach, The Bridal Studio

Jesus Peiro, The Bridal Room St Ives

Aire Beach, The Bridal Studio

Willowby by Watters, The Bridal Room St Ives

Willowby by Watters, The Bridal Room St Ives

Rembo Styling, The Bridal Room St Ives

Justin Alexander, Elaine Rawlings Bridal

Catherine Deane, The Bridal House of Cornwall

words Hannah May

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