When it comes to every bride’s to-do list, shopping for the dress naturally falls high on order of priorities. This is, of course, with good reason: That moment of walking down the aisle towards their loved one is one of the most important memories on their wedding day, and it only seems fitting that they wear the perfect dress to mark the occasion!
Although recent events may have forced us to reconsider wedding day plans, there’s no reason you can’t tie the knot in a breathtaking dress that feels right for you. In picking out the perfect dress, consider your own personal style as well as the theme—are you into vintage or modern styles? Embellishments and intricate details or architectural lines and silhouettes? The possibilities are endless!
In case you’re currently on the hunt for wedding dress inspirations, here are some stunning creations by local bridal designers to help you get started!
1. Francis Libiran
Having been in the industry for over 20 years, Francis marries his architectural background and eye for romantic details in exquisite pieces that are fit for a modern-day princess. This soft, ethereal A-line gown is a perfect example, where elegance meets dainty details. The light and frothy silhouette makes this piece a head-turner even in intimate celebrations, while the laser-cut blooms add intricate details.
Francis Libiran Bridal, price upon request. Visit at francislibiranbridal.com
2. Vania Romoff
When you think of bridal designers, Vania’s name immediately comes to mind, having carved out a space for herself since she began as a young designer a decade ago. Vania’s mastered effortless style and sophisticated elements in her dreamy pieces that keep brides-to-be flocking to her atelier! Modern brides looking for a contemporary and feminine number can turn to this stunning off-shoulder gown, with a statement bow that adds drama to its minimalist look.
Vania Romoff Bridal, price upon request. Visit at vaniaromoff.ph
3. Patricia Santos
Lace, embroidery, and embellishments galore! Patricia’s Camila dress is one piece to cop from her 2020 bridal collection: This dreamy, airy piece is the embodiment of femininity with elaborate details that add some sparkle to soft features. This dress is perfect for the bride looking for her own Cinderella moment!
PS Officiel, price upon request. Pre-order at psofficiel.com
4. Hannah Kong
Share a love for vintage details? Then you’ll love Hannah Kong’s penchant for ruffles, feathers and beadwork, bringing some old-world charm and Parisian technique into graceful silhouettes and youthful elegance. Hannah’s designs are glamorous but never fussy, timeless with a touch of whimsy.
If you’re on the search for a romantic dress that will last through wedding albums, consider this elegant sheath dress with a classic sweetheart neckline, embroidered patterns and a soft, flowing train that will have you gliding down the aisle like a dream.
Hannah Kong, price upon request. Inquire at hannahkong.com
5. Rosa Clara
Minimalist brides, feast your eyes on this: A gorgeous Rosa Clara number from the 2021 collection that plays into bohemian whimsy while still keeping things polished and classic. Georgette silk gives the dress a soft yet structured appearance that drapes nicely on the figure, while subtle details such as scalloped lace, sheer sleeves, and the bateau neckline add timeless and sophisticated details that are fit for royalty. It’s an elegant piece to ring in your newlywed status among close friends and family members!
Rosa Clara, price upon request. Request an appointment at rosaclara.es
6. Rosenthal Tee
Another one of Manila’s most sought-after designers, Rosenthal Tee captures adventurous spirit and confidence in her gowns with fierce details and sophisticated elements that showcase a lot of personality. If you’re eyeing a statement dress to wear on your big day, turn to this dress from her 2021 Ready-to-Wed collection: A show-stopper that mixes feminine accents and bold features. Silk mikado gives this dress its sheen and glamour with a stunning silhouette, while lace and a structured off-shoulder bow add the right amount of drama and romance.
Rosenthal Tee Bridal, price upon request. Inquire at firstname.lastname@example.org
Pronovias’ dreamy bridal gowns always make one dream about walking down the aisle—no matter if she’s already done so. Known for their captivating wedding dresses, the brand never scrimps on detail and patterns, making every piece dazzle with elegance. Make your fairytale wedding come true with this dress that pulls out all the stops: a gorgeous serpentine silhouette with intricate details like floral appliques in gold and ruched satin.
Pronovias Philippines, price upon request. Visit at Mi Sueno Bridal Boutique, Penthouse The Anthenaeum Building, 160 LP Leviste St., Salcedo Village, Makati City.