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The Best Destination & Beach Wedding Dresses in Surrey

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It’s no secret that I am a fan of a destination wedding. Above is a picture of me and my husband back in 2014 at our wedding in South Africa - it was the best day of our entire lives (I’m confidently speaking on his behalf) haha!

When searching for my dress, I must admit I didn’t think about the practicality of getting it half way across the planet. Luckily and rather conveniently I found a dress that was hugely conducive to transport as it was made of chiffon. Light, floaty, no creases - perfect!

When I opened my bridal shop in Surrey in April 2018, I wanted to have a good selection of unique dresses for brides getting married in all corners of the world - home and away. These are a list of my TOP TEN DESTINATION WEDDING DRESSES for brides getting married abroad on the beaches of Australia or the snowy mountains of Switzerland. These gowns travel easily, move with the breeze and have a distinctly relaxed and bohemian feel.


FIJI

A truly spectacular A-line halterneck wedding dress made of oodles of pleated chiffon and stunning lace. Named after a chain of islands we’d quite happily call home, FIJI is our top choice for a destination wedding. This ethereal wedding gown is floaty, whimsical and truly exquisite - ideal for a wedding on a beach, up a mountain or in the woods.

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KEMBLE

KEMBLE is our chiffon and sparkling lace gown by Ella Rosa. A stunningly beautiful bodice with an exquisite sheer lace back and buttons all the way down the skirt, KEMBLE is ideal for a summertime wedding. This graceful chiffon skirt ripples like waves breaking on a shoreline whilst the delicate beading across the bodice sparkles in the light.

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DEMETRIA

DEMETRIA also features in our BEST BOHEMIAN WEDDING DRESS blog as she is so light, relaxed and elegant. She is an ideal dress for transport as she is light and compact. Her chiffon skirt and bodice can be folded and placed in your car or hung in an aeroplane with ease and all she’ll need is to be hung straight for a few days and her creases will drop straight out. No sparkles, no bling, just stunning lace and an incredible cut. Perfection.

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FEATHER

FEATHER is a sexy fitted gown with wonderful movement and beautiful boho detailing. The delicate vines and florals cover her sheer bodice and down the skirt dancing above the intricate and contemporary lace beneath. A plunging front and a low V back are super chic and the luxuriously soft tuille train is light and delicate. Finish your look with a chic bridal cape and you’re ready for your wedding in Provence amidst the vineyards.

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BLOOM

Another pleated chiffon skirt, this time with an exquisite bodice and beautiful cap sleeves. Elegant, simple, pretty and sweeter than honey, BLOOM is the epitome of destination wedding glam. Couple this adorable boho wedding dress with a savage flower crown and fierce make-up and float down the aisle on your faraway beach.

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BLAKE

BLAKE is a little naughty and a little sassy but ultimately is a contemporary twist on a classically elegant and beautiful bridal gown. This long-sleeved wedding dress is now available in our Surrey bridal shop and for me, BLAKE is a vision in the South African bush wedding with rustic florals, jagged foliage, dark plum and burgundy colours and would be ideal for a cooler climate. Dress her up or down for a country bumpkin celebration or a lush ski resort wedding.

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ELENA

ELENA is joining our LUSH CURVE collection in autumn 2019 and will be available from a UK4 to a UK34 so everyone can benefit from her beauty! Her stunning and distinct pattern, high neck and low back, soft and romantic tuille to add whimsy to this striking design. Elegant sleeves are ideal for a winter or spring wedding vacay in Europe or the U.S. Dreamy, elegant and uber feminine.

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DOROTHY

The elegant and sophisticated DOROTHY has PARIS written all over her! Hell, anywhere in France! She is hopelessly chic and transcends bridal tradition in favour of relaxed European glamour. Her stunning bow-tie neck and open back with her understated skirt is perfect for strolling down the Champs de Elysee en route to a fabulously chic Parisian restaurant. Or staying a little closer to home, DOROTHY is perfect for a classy London wedding for any hopelessly chic London brides.

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DARWIN

New to our collection, DARWIN is elegant, chic and dripping from head to toe in a unique design of lace. It is a contemporary vintage design in that, it is so delicate and feminine in a vintage style with a slightly contemporary twist. A sexy silhouette and a scoop back complete this chic and classically beautiful gown. Perfect with an overstated dramatic veil for an Italian wedding.

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EMMA

EMMA also made our TOP TEN BOHO WEDDING DRESS list and as you can see, she can work for lots of different styles of celebration! EMMA is lightweight, delicate and utterly charming. She is available in ivory but I love her original mocha design. It makes the unusual and bohemian style lace stand out. She’s fitted and daring without being too naughty! Good vibes all around with EMMA as your dress.

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The Best Bohemian & Alternative Wedding Dresses in Surrey

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It’s no secret that in our boutique we like a bit of colour and dresses that have a little bit of ‘je ne sais quoi’ about them. Colours, patterns, textures - it’s all good and all very welcome in our Surrey bridal shop. When we first decided to launch BRIDE by Aster in spring 2018, we knew that we wanted to have a great variety of dresses. All shapes, textures, colours, patterns. Designers you have never heard of from all over the world who don’t necessarily follow the bridal trends.

If I’m honest, my personal style is more bohemian, floaty and whimsical, but I have such a massive appreciation for design and adore ballgowns and mermaid dresses alike. Here are a list of my TOP 10 BEST BOHEMIAN WEDDING DRESSES currently available in our Surrey bridal boutique.

In no particular order, here we go…

EVELYN

EVELYN is a dramatic trumpet lace gown in a stunning shade of nude with a beautiful contemporary vintage style lace covering the whole dress. Her detailing is exquisite and she is formal yet relaxed, romantic, soft and truly striking. EVELYN by Modeca can be dressed up or down, but we love her for a boho wedding in Surrey, with rustic flowers and a symphony of colour.

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ESMEE

One of our most dramatic wedding dresses in store is ESMEE by Modeca. She is a magnificently unique wedding dress in shades of ink black and layers of ivory, complimented with navy blue lace applique. Her overall effect is sometimes navy and sometimes grey; that’s the beauty of her, you can never quite tell! The lace applique are made from exquisite sculpted birds as well as romantic florals. If you want a statement wedding dress, ESMEE could be the one!

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ATHENS

The true meaning of ‘boho’ comes out to play in our gown ATHENS by Anny Lin. She shimmers and moves like a fairy, has the most uniquely detailed bodice we’ve ever seen, and has the most delicious lace skirt that floats in the breeze. Her skirt and bodice have a layer of champagne tuille to add warmth and colour and to make the delicate lace stand out in ivory. Not convinced? She comes with signature see-through pockets! Game. Set. Match.

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FLEUR

Fancy making an entrance to end them all? FLEUR is your dress. Stiflingly beautiful in an abundance of pink and purple florals printed onto a raw silk skirt, FLEUR is finished off with a hand embelssihed bodice and skirt using Swarovski crystals. Her bodice has visible corsetry which is bang on trend, and her sheer back is perfection. She has a super long train and packs the ultimate fairytale punch!

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ELEANORA

A favourite wedding dress in our Surrey based bridal shop is ELEANORA. She is a quintessential fairytale ballgown in shades of pink, blue and ivory, giving her an overall shade of lavender. She has floral appliques accented with shades of champagne, salmon and petrol blue and has so many delicious layers of the softest and most indulgent tuille, she could very well be fattening.

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DEMETRIA

Floaty, feminine, understated, a little bot of lace, no sparkles and totally dreamy, DEMETRIA by Modeca is the epitome of bohemian elegance. Throw on a flower crown and a pair of fabulous boots or sandals and you’re ready for the aisle! DEMETRIA has gorgeous lace straps, a sexy plunging neckline, exquisite low back and a beautiful sheer lack waistband. The pleated chiffon is hopelessly feminine and chic and she is one of our favourites!

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EMMA

One of the most delicious colours for a wedding dress in 2020 is mocha. It is rich, warm, romantic and so bohemian I could cry. EMMA by Modeca has large lace applique detailing and a fitted lace bodice over a delicious mocha gown. There are two layers of lace adding another dimension to this intricate gown and it’s train is understated and so elegant.

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EVA

Long sleeves, pink, lace, low back…..EVA by Modeca is a bohemian dream come true! She is a stunning shade of mink below her layers of warm ivory tuille and is detailed with pink, champagne and ivory applique flowers. She has a plunging mink bodice that is discreetly covered with the most delicate lace and her back plunges to a deep V to reveal a little skin.

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ARIEL

Another totally unique Anny Lin creation, ARIEL is truly one of a kind. She sparkles in a shade of champagne, has the most glorious back detailing I think I’ve ever seen on any dress AND she has wings! For a truly unique, totally fairytale wedding dress, ARIEL could be the one for you!

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EDEN

EDEN by Modeca has an altogether vintage bohemian feel. She is effortless, chic, glamorous yet totally relaxed. Her incredible elbow length sleeves are pure indulgence and her unique patterning make her one truly to be rivalled with. Make EDEN vintage with a gatsby style headpiece or truly bohemian with a savage flower crown!

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