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Lavish Wedding Dresses on a Budget

Hello readers,

The internet has been taken by storm since the beginning of the year with lavish weddings, whether that being of celebrities, or social lights. Setting our wedding goals on an all time high, with the beautiful decor, breathtaking bridal gowns, and star-studded perfumers we have been wowed, so much so that we have found ways to recreate these magical wedding designs while staying clear on the budget.

Nowadays on average a wedding can cost anything between £15,000-£25,000($20,000-$35,000) this cost varies depending on party size and location. In today’s post I am going to focus on the designer wedding dresses that have made the headlines, with alternative budget friendly couture designs that will make your guests jaw drop. 

La Dolce Vita:

This week, W Fashion editor Giovanna Battaglia wed her Swedish realtor Oscar Englebert in the beautiful Italian island of Capri. The wedding, and it’s #gioandoscar hashtag, literally stormed Instagram over the weekend, the bride had 3 custom designer gowns by Alaïa, Mcqueen, and Giambattista Valli.

The ceremony took place in Punta Carena Lighthouse, the bride wore a Sara Burton by Alexandra Mcqueen gown, with an embellished corset, and a long statement train. With 3 outfit changes, Giovanna slipped into another custom gown by Giambattista Valli, and knee-length boots. 

Our suggestions:

Based on the Giovanna’s wedding style, we found these gorgeous gowns for a quarter of the price. 

Designers: Davids Bridal - J.Crew - Ronald Joyce - Allure Bridals

Russian Social lights

Mr. & Mrs. Kintsurashvili

While in Russia, billionaire Mr. Kintsurashvili married his son to the beautiful bride Salome Kintsurashvili. Their nuptials have been rumoured to cost $2million, with three custom bridal gowns designed by Ellie Saab, and Alessandra Rich, 2 star-studded performances by Maroon 5, JLO, and Enrique Iglesias. 

Mr & Mrs Gutseriev

In March, another social light couple Mr. & Mrs Gutseriev tied the knot in Moscow with an estimate wedding cost of $6.2 Billion. The bride wore a lavish full beaded gown by designer Ellie Saab. 

Our suggestions:
Designers: Jenny Packham - Davids Bridal - Ronald Joyce - Essence of Australia - Martina Liana - BHLDN

Stay tuned for my upcoming post, where I will be sharing idea’s and inspirations on how to recreate the decor from the above lavish weddings. 

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