We totally understand why any bride would want to say “I do” on the beach. There’s nothing quite like an Instagrammable outdoor location that would make your nuptials look even more beautiful in photos as it does in real life. Case in point: Jess Wilson's dreamy nuptials at the Sunlight Ecotourism Island Resort in Coron, Palawan.
But Jess isn’t the only celebrity that spent her special day out in the sand and sun. Some of your favorite stars have also had beautiful beach weddings throughout the years and opted for stylish frocks to suit their picturesque venues. From Iza Calzado to Kim Jones, here’s a list of gorgeous wedding gown styles your should consider if you’re tying the knot by the sea.
10 Gorgeous Wedding Dress Styles for the Beach, As Seen on Celebrities
1. Jess Wilson in a Terno Mini Dress
Jess was the talk of the internet with her Vania Romoff terno. The short bridal gown looked absolutely stunning on the beautiful bride and made walking down the sandy aisle look much easier. With the intricate embroidery and distinctive butterfly sleeves, what makes this dress modern is its length. If you’re looking to wear something short for your big day, it might be best to pick a frock that features beautiful beadwork or lace from the waist up. For someone that wants to be a little playful, Jess’ terno might be the perfect peg.
2. Iza Calzado in a Lace Mermaid-Cut Gown
Mrs. Wintle tied the knot with her spouse at the majestic Club Paradise in Palawan. Her look proved that you can go for a covered up but sultry frock on your big day. This Rajo Laurel dress may have sleeves, but the low neckline and high slit definitely show off some skin. This works well against Iza’s tan—she’s got the bronzed out complexion to flaunt after all! A mermaid-cut is also a must if you want to show off your curves.
3. Kim Jones in a Backless Lace Dress
Kim Jones didn’t care much about the rest of her wedding, except the dress she would tie the knot in. Her laidback personality opted her to go for a sweetheart neckline Vania Romoff dress with a low back. Her hair styled in loose beach waves was the perfect choice for this bridechilla look. If you’re the type to want to wear something glamorous but would still like to keep things low-key, you can opt for a fuss-free beauty look to balance everything out.
4. Jessy Mendiola in a Tea-Length Pleated Dress
Looking like a vision, Jessy Mendiola strutted down the aisle in her tea-length dress with a square neckline and scooped back. This is the perfect length for girls who value comfort more than glamour on their big day. Not to say this isn’t at all as stylish as a ball gown, because quite frankly, this Patricia Santos frock can rival any fully beaded wedding dress if compared. The beauty of this dress is it’s fit and silhouette. If you’re gunning for something as simple as this, it's important to know that there should be no seam or hem out of place. Absolutely recommend this dress as a style guide for the minimalists at heart!
5. Maxine Magalona in Two Minimalist Designer Gowns
Why settle for one wedding dress if you can wear two? For her beautiful Boracay wedding, the actress wore two dreamy gowns from Vera Wang and Vania Romoff that were both streamlined and simple, but were two entirely different silhouettes.
Her Vera gown was a column dress with a sweetheart neckline with a cutout at the back, while her Vania Romoff number was more glamorous with a cinched waist and ball skirt. She also styled each look differently to make it seem like she had two different weddings! A clever trick if you want to make the most out of your dresses and wedding photos!
6. Bianca Gonzalez in a Beaded Boho Chic RTW Dress
“You don’t have to be pressured to go for a giant wedding to feel special on your wedding day,” Bianca Gonzalez posted on her Instagram. Definitely not ruling out RTW for all the girls who aren’t too keen on getting a custom frock. Not too sexy but not too covered, this form fitting gown from Rosa Clara is perfect if you’d like to keep things modest but still want to show some skin! The sleeves and delicate beading is just right and not too ostentatious if you’re the bride who isn’t a fan of too much sparkle or shine.
7. Mica Javier in a Deep V Lace Gown
Mica Javier walked down the aisle at The Lind looking soft and feminine in a deep V lace gown by Galia Lahav. Lace gowns are undeniably popular for beach side nuptials because they look air and light. ICYDK, beach weddings also have less clothing restrictions compared to a church wedding. So if you’re eyeing a sexy frock, go for it! The icing on top of this look were her sky-high wedges hidden under her dress but provide both the height and comfort she needed for the whole day celebration!
8. Tricia Centenera in a Simple Sweetheart Neckline Gown with a High Slit
Another Boracay bride, Tricia Centenera married Gab Valenciano at the Discovery Shores Boracay wearing a gown by Mikee Andrei, which she styled with a flower crown by Gideon Hermosa. This gown is the epitome of minimalism meets comfort, and proves that you don’t need an extravagant dress to make an impact on your big day. If you’re looking for something more boho chic on your big day, be sure to par down your dress and beauty look just like Tricia. Opt for a statement bouquet or hair accessory to add some drama to avoid looking too simple.
9. Heart Evangelista in a Fully Embellished Lace Ball Gown
Last but certainly not least is Heart Evangelista’s Grace Kelly-inspired wedding gown for her Balesin island wedding. Designer Ezra Santos used French lace and 70,000 Swarovski crystals to complete this extravagant frock. If anything, the actress proves that if you’re a maximalist, there’s no need to tame down the glamour even when you’re getting married at the knot at the beach! After all, it’s your big day, so why compromise if you want to look every bit of a princess on the shore.
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