Pinterest is, and always will be, our number one source for wedding inspiration. A close second? Instagram, of course, for its endless array of swoon-worthy photos to help every bride-to-be conjure up her dream-day desires.
This week, we're on the hunt for THE dress. You already know Vera Wang, Monique Lhullier, Reem Acra (and have fantasised about wearing their designs) – now get to know our top five picks of wedding gown designers and their inspiring Instagram accounts to follow, like, and lust over.
Psst…while you’re at it, don’t forget to follow Honeybrides on Instagram too!
Amsale Bridal @amsalebridal
Ethiopian-born designer Amsale Aberra is one of New York’s leading names in bridal, instantly recognisable for her couture craftsmanship and exquisitely restrained designs. Likewise, Amasale’s Instagram feed is a curated collection of gorgeous photos – giving social-media savvy brides a fresh new take on how to nail the modern classic look.
Berta Bridal @bertalbridal
Helmed by Israeli designer Berta Balilti, the house of Berta Bridal has taken the world by storm – and it’s easy to see why. Boasting unabashedly bold and glamorous designs (think sexy cut outs, plunging necklines, and plenty of embellishments), Berta gowns are specially tailored for brides looking to make a statement on the wedding aisle. Expect pure eye candy and prepare to be wowed as you scroll through its Instagram feed.
Grace Loves Lace @grace_loves_lace
Grace Loves Lace is an Australian bridal design house that’s inspired by the modern, free-spirited woman. Like its name suggests, it uses only the finest European laces and silks to create unique yet timelessly sophisticated wedding dresses for rule breakers, chic modernistas, and true bohemian beauties.
Inbal Dror @inbaldrorofficial
It’s not everyday that Beyoncé wears your designs on her global concert tour but for Inbal Dror, it’s all in a day’s work. Mark our words: the Israeli design wunderkind is set to become the next big thing in the bridal world, thanks to her signature aesthetic that’s the perfect combination of old-world elegance with red carpet glamour.
Expect to be charmed as you feast your eyes on Lazaro’s Instagram feed. For 20 years, designer Lazaro Perez has been creating dreamy bridal designs by combining his signature hand-beading techniques with dramatic silhouettes and impeccable fit. The result? Pure old-Hollywood glamour and romance that’s couture wedding dress fashion at its best.