Here’s our handy guide to which wedding dress brands are stocked in which bridal boutiques in Scotland
Find it at: Innate Bridals, Dundee
Lowdown on the label: Starting as a family business in Tennessee, American powerhouse Allure Bridals has gained global recognition for its princess silhouettes featuring soft mikados, bold lace appliqué and dreamy trains.
Boutique take: “Allure Bridals is a label that wants to make brides happy,” says Keira Stocks at Innate Bridals. “It’s modern and fresh while holding on to what we love about tradition.”
She cites the vast array of styles and services to explain why she’s fallen for the brand. Every Allure gown is customisable – you can add sleeves, change the back or add a 10ft-long train if that’s what you want.
Find it at: Amy King Bridal and Beauty, Kirkcaldy
Lowdown on the label: Renowned for its ability to inject just the right amount of sexy into its elegant silhouettes, American brand Enzoani has been a firm fave with brides across the globe since 2005.
And, with four collections to choose from (Enzoani, Blue by Enzoani, Love by Enzoani, and Beautiful Bridal), your options are endless.
Boutique take: We love the statement trains and attention to detail you get with Enzoani,” says Amy at Kirkcaldy’s Amy King Bridal and Beauty. For her, the Raissa gown is this season’s winner: the chunky floral lace keeps it feminine, while the matching cape will turn every guest’s head.
Brides have been clamouring for the brand’s flattering silhouettes, many of which feature low backs and lots of detail.
“Whether you’re a size 6 or a 16, an Enzoani gown will have you feeling beautiful and confident so you can wow your guests,” smiles Amy.
“Our brides tell us they love this collection because it is totally showstopping.”
Lowdown on the label: Down Under’s hottest bridal brand pairs elegant fabrics with intricate beading.
The result is the romance of a classic wedding day, with a sprinkle of magic thanks to elements such as real Swarovski crystals.
Boutique take: Megan Carberry at Kudos Bridal Boutique in Dunfermline admits that she and the team are always excited about Essense of Australia.
“One of our favourites is the D3508, a super-chic chiffon gown with a pleated bodice, botanical lace appliqué and ultra-modern side slit. What’s not to love?”
The gowns are always well constructed, she adds, and you can really see the thought that goes into each design element, from luxurious fabrics to decadent lace, all of which combine to create head-turning looks.
Find it at: Joyce Young Design Studios, Glasgow and London
Lowdown on the label: Clean lines, feminine touches and contemporary glamour: that is what brides shopping for their w-day frock will find with a Freda Bennet dress.
Best friends Christine and Jane shook up the British wedding fashion scene when their label first took off, and it continues to be an innovative voice for modern bridal looks.
Boutique take: The Joyce Young Design Studios boutiques in both Glasgow and London are now proudly adding Freda Bennet’s chic bridal looks to their Studio Collection. “The label’s simple, elegant styling very much complements our own brand and belief that brides should look timeless and demure with a contemporary twist,” Joyce Young tells us.
If sleek mikado designs – with quirky elements such as detachable sleeves, sheer overlays and jumpsuits – are your bag, this brand is certainly going to woo you.
Find it at: Kathleen Richmond Couture, Kilmarnock
Lowdown on the label: This British brand offers something a little different in every one of its designs: flattering lace bodices, flowing skirts and illusion panels are its bread and butter.
In 2013, bridal boutique owners Maria and Simon Ryan began creating silhouettes that would appeal to those shopping in their store.
Maria’s designs, which she sketches in her Welsh studio, are now available across the UK and Ireland.
Boutique take: “We find brides want something a little bit different for a wedding dress, and this is what GAIA Bridal brings to the table,” says Kitty at Kilmarnock’s Kathleen Richmond Couture.
The gowns are designed in the UK, and offer customisable options that allow brides to put their own spin on their dress.
“My favourite from the brand is definitely the Monaco – the details are just spectacular!” says Kitty.
“It has the perfect amount of glitz to give all the allure of Old Hollywood glamour.”
Find it at: Reflections Bridal Boutique, Kelso
Lowdown on the label: Netherlands label Modeca has been surprising and exciting brides for more than 70 years.
Its collections have featured black gowns, daring thigh slits and plenty of elegant lace.
Boutique take: “Every time Modeca releases a new collection, we struggle to choose a selection for the boutique – we’d take the lot if we had the room,” laughs Chloe at Reflections Bridal Boutique in Kelso. Why?
“The dresses are made to perfection with exquisite fabrics and delicate laces, but the designers are not afraid to push boundaries, with plunging necklines and illusion panels with tattoo lace.”
Choosing a fave is a tough task, but the ultra-feminine Rio A-line gown is hard to beat. “With flower details, an illusion bodice and bold open back, brides will be as obsessed as we are!”
Find it at: Madison Rose Bridal, Kirkcaldy
Lowdown on the label: Morilee is the brainchild of Madeline Gardner, who began designing wedding dresses in New York in 1953.
The brand’s ethos is all about making gowns that highlight your natural beauty, and with an array of collections under its umbrella, you’ll definitely find this is the case when you try one on.
“We’re not just making something to wear. We’re making magic,” Madeline Gardner says.
Boutique take: “Morilee is always on trend and has a magical way of creating dresses that portray elegance with a modern twist,” says Hayley Mckelvie at Madison Rose Bridal.
“We are proud stockists of the brand, with its modest price point and inclusive range.”
Hayley says the boutique has fallen for the new Rhapsody Collection, and it’s easy to see why: gowns have been reimagined for the modern bride yet retain a distinctly romantic edge.
Find it at: Kudos Bridal Boutique, Edinburgh
Lowdown on the label: Those familiar with the occasionwear and bridal world will be aware of fashion designer Rosa Clará, who has taken the scene by storm with her namesake brand since she opened her first store in Barcelona in 1995.
Expect trend-setting gowns for both brides and mothers.
Boutique take: Louise Kelly, manager at Edinburgh’s Kudos Bridal Boutique, points to the elegant fabrics and intricate detailing as a reason why brides fall for Rosa Clará dresses.
“We loved the Rosa Clará Boheme collection so much that we decided to become an exclusive Edinburgh stockist of the brand’s latest Gatsby line, as the dresses are so fun and unusual, with beaded details and a hint of 1920s glamour,” says Louise.
“We know our brides are going to love the combination of intricate, detailed beadwork and the soft comfort of the gowns.”
We’ve only scratched the surface with these bridal brands stocked in Scotland.
If the one you’re looking for isn’t on the list, then why not search our directory for local bridal boutiques?