London Is The Perfect Backdrop For These Haute Bridal Gowns

London Is The Perfect Backdrop For These Haute Bridal Gowns - Casablanca Bridal Dress

Dress, Casablanca Bridal. Earrings, Banana Republic. Shot on location at The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences.

The bustling streets of London and the beautiful Athenaeum Hotel & Residences in the city’s posh Mayfair district provide a picture-perfect backdrop for this season’s most gorgeous bridal styles.

From short and chic gowns to couture masterpieces with ultra-long trains, these outfits look just as good down the aisle as they do down the runways.

Photography by Alvaro Goveia. Editor and creative producer, Alison McGill. Styling by Tara Williams. Hair by Sean Dawson, Electric Hairdressing London. Makeup by Sophie McMullan. Makeup assistants, Holly Spencer & Sylwia Kunysz. Model Shirin, IMG Models London.

Very special thanks to The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences (especially doorman Fabiano and canine resident Prezzie), Laura Johnston at Fathom Co., Mason Williams PR, Transat and Visit Britain.

First published in the Spring/Summer 2019 issue of Weddingbells.

London Is The Perfect Backdrop For These Haute Bridal Gowns - Demetrios Dress

Dress, Demetrios. Earrings, Kate Spade.

The Athenaeum is famous for its cool British style and luxury accommodations, but also for its living wall. This key design feature stretches from street level to the 10th floor and can also be enjoyed from inside the hotel’s bar area, through floor-to-ceiling windows.

With its rich decor, lush palette and oversized picture-frame windows, the natural light-bathed lobby of The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences creates a romantic scene for this dreamy ballgown.

London Is The Perfect Backdrop For These Haute Bridal Gowns - Pronovias Dress

Dress, Pronovias. Earrings, J.Crew.

This red-carpet-worthy gown is trimmed with incredible beaded roses and handmade rosettes on the sweeping train. It is the picture of glamour set against the third-floor staircase off The Athenaeum’s chic upper lounge area.

London Is The Perfect Backdrop For These Haute Bridal Gowns - & For Love Dress

Dress, & For Love. Earrings, Kendra Scott. Rings, Hudson’s Bay.

The addition of sleeves makes this sparkly gown a showstopper.

London Is The Perfect Backdrop For These Haute Bridal Gowns - Jenny Packham Dress

Dress, Jenny Packham. Veil, David’s Bridal. Earrings & bracelets, Aldo.

A beautifully beaded gown and veil looks especially elegant and chic on the streets of London.

Channel all the romantic vibes with a high-necked lace gown, statement earrings, ethereal hairstyle and soft bridal makeup.

London Is The Perfect Backdrop For These Haute Bridal Gowns - Pronovias Dress

Dress, Pronovias. Earrings, Kate Spade.

Just steps from The Anthenaeum Hotel is Shepherd Market, a small square in Mayfair lined with cobbled streets, corner shops, boutiques and pubs—a charming and quintessentially London street scene for this incredible gown.

Our model is a vision in a gown that features one of the season’s hottest bridal trends—blouson sleeves. Intricate beaded detailing on the bodice, layers of silk and a velvet bow belt make this outfit simply stunning.

London Is The Perfect Backdrop For These Haute Bridal Gowns - Willowby by Watters Dress

Dress, Willowby by Watters. Earrings, Baublebar.

This ethereal gown is given a dose of whimsy with embroidered floral details and a bold red belt.

London Is The Perfect Backdrop For These Haute Bridal Gowns - Riki Dalal from Valencienne Dress

Dress, Riki Dalal from Valencienne. Earrings, Aldo.

Bask in the glow of your wedding day with a gorgeous nude-hued gown with a plunging V-neckline.

London Is The Perfect Backdrop For These Haute Bridal Gowns - Charlie Brear Dress

Dress, Charlie Brear. Earrings, Panache. Rings, Hudson’s Bay.

This playful bridal look was perfectly complemented by the iconic red telephone booths found on the streets of the London.

 

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