The wedding gowns that make the perfect picks for summer

Summer is just around the corner, and whether you’re planning ahead for your 2024 nuptials or adding the finishing touches to your 2023 summer wedding, we have the bridalwear inspiration for you. Light, breezy and magical, these looks are made for summer brides…

Madison by Andrea Hawkes

As a British bridalwear designer celebrated for her modern, simplistic wedding dress designs, London-based Andrea Hawkes is a popular choice amongst the brides of today. Her latest collection, Amaryllis provides plenty of food for thought for summer brides, with its timeless appeal, statement features, contoured corsetry and structured silks delivering the perfect mix of style, comfort and flair for the warmer months.

Andrea’s Madison dress is one of our favourites. With its fitted bodice, flowing sleeves and ethereal skirt, it’s a captivating look that’s flattering and truly unforgettable.

Nia by Alan Hannah

If you’re looking for more volume yet a cut that will keep you looking chic and feeling cool, Nia by Alan Hannah is a stunning design that has summer vibes written all over it. Its full ball gown skirt is utterly romantic while its off-the-shoulder cut provides an easy, breezy, summer-inspired feature that brides will love.

Sorrento by Gaia Bridal

For an A-line look that’s just as romantic, try the Sorrento gown from Gaia Bridal. Complete with a sweetheart neckline and an illusion belt that accentuates the waist, the design uses polka dot tulle that’s sweet, summery, and soft to the touch.

This beautiful tulle finish flows from its long, capped sleeves all the way down to its floor-skimming hem to ensure a beautifully intricate look.


Budget-friendly and bang-on-trend, the Dahlia dress from ASOS EDITION delivers on all fronts! Alongside its flattering V-neck, sexy kick split and skimming slim fit, the design features a detail which was named one of the top wedding trends for 2023.

We’ll let Bridal Buyer Editor Anna-Marie DeSouza explain more about why 80s-inspired bows are big news for the season ahead:

“There were some truly great bows at Nicole Milano, as well as on the famous Pronovias catwalk too. Viktor & Rolf chose to give lots of their models delicate veils that only just covered the face, complete with a bow on top, showing that there are plenty of ways – from over the top to the simple cherry on top – to include a bow in your bridal look in 2023.”

Marcia by Temperley London

We couldn’t pen a rundown of our favourite summer bridal looks without featuring at least one midi dress! Marcia by Temperley London is a stunning choice for UK brides. Its use of silk organza, mesh applique, Italian tulle, and lots (and lots) of ribbons, ruffles and waves provides all the romance you need to wow on your special day.

Freyja by Ellis Bridals

With more than a century of experience creating luxury British bridalwear, Ellis Bridals is an independent design house that is well known for its distinctive and elegant styles. What started as a passion to create a one-of-a-kind wedding dress for founder and original designer Ada Ellis is now a popular brand in its fourth generation.

Their Freyja dress is a modern design that is perfect for summer brides. Featuring gorgeous lace that’s inspired by the florals of the season, tulle and a sheath silhouette, this square-necked wonder is an on-trend piece that any bride would be proud to wear on their wedding day.

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