Congratulations, you’ve just said “Yes” to the love of your life! Now it’s time to think about the perfect wedding attire. And, oh, that is not a simple task. Just look at the variety: from beautiful princess gowns and elegant mermaid-silhouette dresses to bridal jumpsuits and eye-catching separates. Panicking already? We’ve got your back. To narrow down your choices, we’ve rounded up the 15 best bridal designers based in Europe. Check out their stunning creations below.
Founded in 2020, Alejandra Oria is a Madrid-based clothing brand focusing on bespoke wedding dresses. Elegant lines and silhouettes, contemporary aesthetics, hand-made patterns, high-quality fabrics, and attention to detail — that’s what Alejandra Oria is known for. The brand creates wedding attire for women who find fun in fashion, love experimenting, and want to stand out from the crowd. Dresses by Alejandra Oria are all designed exclusively for each bride, reflecting their personal style in every stitch. The entire process of designing and making the garments is carried out in Madrid, which allows constant supervision.
Annika Maria is a bridal couture label that specializes in creating beautiful wedding garments for modern, stylish, and self-confident brides. The soul of the brand — Annika Maria, a designer with over 15 years of experience behind her back. She creates and produces all the pieces by herself at her courtyard atelier in Cologne. Annika loves to work with brides, designs, the finest fabrics, and craftsmanship and knows how to translate current trends into innovative creations. Whether you are looking for a wedding dress, bridal pantsuit, or cape — the brand will grant all of your wishes. From the first sketch to the final design, Annika Maria will be there for you with all of her heart.
In 2016 fashion designer Castellar Granados launched a homonymous brand dedicated to bridal, evening, and cocktail wear. The Spanish label reimagines the classic perspective on bridal attire, breaks boundaries, and escapes from clichés, offering brides clothing pieces with a strong identity. All Castellar Granados gowns are made of high-quality fabrics and natural materials, such as silk, linen, and cotton. Plus, the label is always in search of new shapes that adapt perfectly to the body. Distinguishing details, the handcraft, and the impeccable tailoring of each piece are the brand's signature. Every year Castellar Granados launches capsule wedding collections that help brides who come to the atelier to find the dress of their dreams.
Cortana is the clothing brand of designer Rosa Esteva, who opened her first store in Palma back in 2001. Since then, the business has taken off, which led to Cortana getting several new store locations. The brand’s creations are characterized by a careful selection of fabrics, color palettes, and unique prints. At Cortana, they praise femininity and aim to influence a change in the fashion industry by encouraging consumers to make more conscious choices. Sensibility, sustainability, and slow fashion are at the core of the brand's philosophy. Each Cortana garment is crafted with close attention to detail by skilled artisan hands in local ateliers in Spain.
While sketching her bridal dress in 2014, designer Donatelle Godart came up with the idea of launching her very own fashion brand. A year later, what was just a dream turned into a reality. The brand has since made its place among renowned fashion houses for its seriousness and originality. The French fashion label praises romanticism, flippancy, and femininity. Donatelle Godart creates wonderful bridal gowns that highlight the beauty of the body and play on the fluidity of materials, the transparency of lace, and the airiness of the tulle. Each brand's new collection is a subtle blend of the designer's many inspirations, from cinematography and art exhibitions to rock concerts. Dresses by Donatelle Godart are all tailor-made in a Paris-based studio.
The Danish luxury brand Fékih finds beauty in simplicity. It was established by Maria Fékih in 2010 and is dedicated to creating sophisticated pieces with effortless silhouettes for the modern people of tomorrow. Today, Fékih is among one of the most recognized and beloved brands in the Scandinavian bridal market. For years Fékih has been creating beautiful wedding attire, focusing on exceptional fabrics and uncompromising craftsmanship that unfold the brand’s signature style. Fékih's 2023 collection represents the quintessential of what the designer stands for and fuses her Danish and Tunisian heritage. All the garments are carefully handcrafted in-house in Copenhagen, which is undoubtedly a big plus.
Inuñez Atelier was founded by a fashion designer, Isabel Núñez de Armas, and first opened its doors in Madrid in 2012. The brand was born as the result of the illusion to recover the essence and femininity of Haute Couture. Dedicated to small detail and tailor-made sewing, Inuñez develops a new creative process for every woman who visits the atelier. The brand’s goal is to make every bride shine in her wedding dress, whatever her style is. Inuñez’s gowns are exclusive and unrepeatable — all pieces delicately reflect each bride’s personality and unique colors. Far from trends, Inuñez adapts the ideas of their clients into the canons of beauty.
From must-have bags to feminine prêt-à-porter collections and modern bridal couture — Kaviar Gauche has it all. The Berlin-based fashion label was established in 2004 by the designer duo of Alexandra Roehler and Johanna Kühl. Many admirers of the brand include singer-songwriter Florence Welch and model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. Since 2009, Kaviar Gauche has launched an annual bridal couture collection offering dresses for every wedding — be that an opulent celebration or a simple and modern one. All gowns and veils are made in Germany and created by designers with great attention to detail. In addition to attire, the store also has a variety of bridal accessories: shoes, belts, and jewelry.
Atelier Laure de Sagazan designs and creates exquisite home-made gowns in France. Totally in love with the old days, Laure de Sagazan's skirts are inspired by old fashion standards and are customised to become modern ones. Sustained by literature and the cinematographic feeling, her wedding fashion is inspired by Godard or by Gainsbourg, skirt and hair waiving in the wind. Subtility is the main target of the brand, supported by details and finitions. Each dress is customized in the show-room of the 10th district of Paris.
Marcela Mansergas is a fashion designer with an undeniably well-defined style. Her long-term dream of being in the fashion industry came true in 2006 when she set up her own brand. Mansergas's hard work and passion for design soon paid off, and her fashion label gained recognition. At her Madrid-based studio, Marcela creates bespoke wedding gowns for stylish modern-day brides. Mansergas pays close attention to detail and delves into each project to the fullest, giving her all to each and every client she works with. The brand’s mission is to create exclusive bridal attire that enhances the natural beauty of whoever wears it.
Otaduy is a personal project of Carolina Otaduy, a designer and creative soul. The Barcelona-based brand specializes in dreamy wedding dresses for unconventional brides. The brand advocates for sustainability, creating timeless garments that respect nature and the environment. All pieces by Otaduy are handmade with love, care, great attention to detail and have a unique character to them. The inspiration for the new collections Carolina draws from meaningful moments, different experiences, and feelings. Otaduy will tell your love story and reflect your personality as delicately as possible through the design of your dream dress.
Founded by Jorge Redondo in 2019, Redondo is a fashion brand that combines a prêt-à-porter collection with a made-to-measure sewing service, both made in Spain. Redondo Brand praises femininity and gives preference to lighter fabrics. They craft unique garments designed exclusively to suit each client’s tastes and wishes. The creation of your dream gown will start at the Redondo Studio, where you will have a personal interview. After that, the design team will sketch different attire options for you to choose from. Once the decision is made, you can relax, as the brand will take care of the rest. All you need to do now is enjoy the process and wait for the stunning result!
Romancera is a Madrid-based fashion brand that specializes in creating bespoke wedding gowns. The driving force of the brand — Tamara Vazquez, who fell in love with bridalwear while designing a wedding dress for herself. Tamara was so mesmerized by the process that decided to launch a fashion brand of her own. Romancera is on a mission to redefine bridalwear, break away from repetitive trends and reclaim the importance of bespoke couture. For her designs, Vazquez draws inspiration from movies, music, photography, and art movements such as romanticism and impressionism. Romancera advocates for sustainability and quality, using only organically sourced materials. The brand also loves to explore new techniques and fabrics to make each piece different from the previous ones.
Sofia Delgado is a Madrid-based fashion designer specializing in bridalwear. After working in the industry for quite some time, Delgado decided to set up her own studio. And that was a great decision! Sofia soon gained recognition for her professionalism, unique personal style, and friendly approach to everyone she had a chance to work with. Delgado designs magical bridal dresses that are full of detail and enhance only the best features of the wearers. All of Sofia’s creations are of high quality, as she uses only the best materials and fabrics.
Sophie et Voilà is a Spanish contemporary bridal brand focused on minimal silhouettes. Each dress by Sophie et Voilà is unique and created exclusively for its owner. Behind the wheel — the company’s creative director Sofía Arribas and CEO, Saioa Goitia. The entire team of Sophie et Voilà is made up of women working in Bilbao-based facilities, where each product is designed, managed, and manufactured. This way, the bridalwear brand avoids the transportation of unnecessary and polluted materials. Sophie et Voilà uses recycled fabrics for the collections and sends the pieces with recycled packaging, which is undeniably great.