While most brides dream of grandeur and glamour for their wedding day look, some thrive on clean structure, and understated elegance that only minimalist wedding gowns can offer. These dresses, after all, are sure to look timeless throughout the years in photos. That being said, a gown for the minimalist bride needs little to no embellishments, is characterized by its sleek and modest design, yet is able to stand out with its carefully sewn, handcrafted workmanship and keen attention to detail.
If you resonate with the abovementioned elements, below are 10 bridal designers who are more than capable of giving you the minimalist wedding dress of your dreams.
1. Vania Romoff
A known celebrity favorite, Vania Romoff is most sought out for her dainty and feminine frocks rendered in minimalist designs for that touch of elegance. She’s one to mix classic silhouettes with pops of contemporary details—gorgeous lines and cuts, unexpectedly placed bows and ruffles, surprising backless details—all effectively highlighting that frothy and romantic aesthetic to match her bride’s personality.
Check out Vania’s collections on her website. You may also contact her at (02) 805 3042, or course your inquiries through email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Atelier: Unit 7B LPL Towers, Legazpi Street, corner Legazpi Village, 1229, Greenbelt Dr, Legazpi Village, Makati, Metro Manila
2. Mark Bumgarner
Mark Bumgarner is all about creating timeless gowns. We’re talking about those dresses that you can look back on years from now and still be able to revel in the fact that yours never went out of style. That being said, he describes his gowns as those that fit with the sensibilities of a modern bride. His clean, sleek, and restrained bridal frocks stand out in unusually gorgeous silhouettes. From surprising details on the bodice to tiered or geometric cuts from the waist, expect the elegant fairytale dress you’ve always dreamed of.
For more inquiries and to set an appointment, email Mark at email@example.com or contact 0917 521 9938 or 0917 827 2236.
Atelier: 2F, Greenbelt 5, San Lorenzo, Makati City
3. Tony Evan
Tony Evan is the ideal designer for bride’s looking to veer away from the usual dainty and feminine aesthetic of bridal gowns. In an interview with Preview, he describes his structured frocks as leaning toward an experimentation of cuts and textures, as opposed to coming up with mere “cutesy” designs. Think simple yet regal and romantic gowns in classic silhouettes. Note that if you’re planning on donning a Tony Evan gown on your big day, you’ll have to confirm with him a year ahead of your wedding date, as he and his team only take up a limit of 30 brides per month to ensure the best quality craftsmanship for his brides.
You may set up an appointment with Tony through his official website.
Atelier: #1 Our Lady's Court Subdivision, Congressional Avenue, Quezon City
4. Michael Leyva
With muses like Nadine Lustre and Anne Curtis, Michael Leyva is another designer to the stars to consider for your fated bridal gown. He’s particularly notable for his voluminous ballgown-structured frocks, but make no mistake because in grand shapes can still come simple and sleek designs as evidenced below. Always one to showcase versatility especially when it comes to his wedding gowns, Michael adds an element of surprise to his designs in the form of unique and surprising silhouettes.
For more inquiries and to set an appointment, you may email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact 0977 825 1571.
Atelier: 36th One Central Park, Eastwood City, Manila
5. Yong Davalos
Yong Davalos’ wedding gowns are for the “bold and confident” feminine women who are both dainty yet aren’t afraid to have fun and think outside the box with their ephemeral wedding look. Case in point: Aside from classic and gracefully elegant ivory gowns for her 2019 bridal line, the designer wasn’t afraid to play around with color and crafted romantic wedding gowns that might just make you question the all-white tradition–an idea she particularly drew from Mandy Moore's now-famous blush pink Rodarte wedding dress.
For more inquiries and to set an appointment, email Yong at email@example.com or contact her at 0917 308 7376.
Atelier: Unit 422 Cityland Shaw Tower, Mandaluyong, Metro Manila
6. Rosbert Villar
Rosbert Villar is the young designer to book for sleek, timeless gowns that are, at the same time, “fun, fresh, and relevant,” to aptly fit the modern Filipina bride. In a statement on his official Facebook page, he notes that most of his designs take inspiration from “Hollywood glamour,” with a mix of detailed flair, flowing silhouettes, and classic elegance to complete his meticulously tailored and handcrafted frocks.
For more inquiries and to set an appointment, email Rosbert at firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact 63 945 491 6423.
Atelier: Captain Henry Javier St., Pasig City
7. Jun Escario
A Jun Escario bride exudes grace and regality in classic silhouettes rendered in seamless, fluid lines. The Cebu-native designer is ideal for brides looking for that timeless and romantic touch with his frocks' masterfully detailed deep-v cuts and sweetheart necklines.
For more inquiries and to set an appointment, email Jun at Info@junescario.com or contact (02) 751 0026 or 0922 858 6591.
Atelier: Unit 2-B LPL Towers, 112 Legazpi Street, Legazpi Villlage, Makati
8. Zandra Lim
Having described her style as “unapologetically feminine” in an interview with Preview, Zandra Lim can provide a dramatic spin to the minimalist wedding gown of your dreams while still keeping to your preferred aesthetic. Proving her hold on the wedding and fashion industry with over 16 years of experience, she even has an RTW line for brides; focusing on simplicity and elegance, Hello Love offers semi-customized wedding dresses that may be altered to fit the bride’s body measurements as needed.
For more inquiries and to set an appointment, email email@example.com or contact 0920 911 3804
Atelier: E. Rodriguez Senior Avenue, Quezon City, Metro Manila
9. Debbie Co
Whether it’s a simple and restrained laced frock or a sleek fluid gown, designer Debbie Co is sure to deliver a meticulously crafted wedding dress to complete your nuptials. With over 13 years of experience in the business, she has masterfully perfected her feminine and delicate bridal style, often drawing inspiration from famous artworks for her collections.
For more inquiries and to set an appointment, contact Debbie at 8909192 / 5551985 / 0915 487 2905.
Atelier: 136 Jupiter, Makati, 1209 Metro Manila
10. Boom Sason
Apart from her form-fitting, body-flattering swimsuits, designer Boom Sason is also making a case for figure-confident, bodacious brides. Her classic, often sexy and slinky dresses will surely accentuate every curve of that wedding figure you’ve probably spent months sculpting–all for your one special day!
For more inquiries and to set an appointment, email Boom at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact her at 0918 268 5555.
Atelier: 7B Amorsolo Street, San Lorenzo Village, Makati City