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Enchanting Bridal Gowns from Collette Dinnigan

I stumbled across this beautiful Blush Bridal Gown (already featured once on CVB in my Utterly Gorgeous Coloured Gowns for the Unconventional Bride post) on the fabulous Magnolia Rouge blog  and fell in love with it all over again……

Collette Dinnigan Blush Bridal Gown

I should have known that it was (of course) created by one of my favourite designers, Collette Dinnigan.

Collette Dinnigan Blush Gown(Photographer Kate MacPherson)

With a career in fashion spanning more than 30 years and worn by some of the most fashionable women (Kate Middleton – Duchess of Cambridge, Taylor Swift, Kate Bosworth and Anelina Jolie to name but a few),  Collette Dinnigan‘s name is not only instantly recognisable, whatever country you are from, it is also synonymous with chic glamour, with an element of the extraordinary – her bridal gowns are never anything short of magical!

Collette Dinnigan

 Her 2011 Collection featured gowns of every shape and material, with something for every era and bride.

A divine one shouldered gown, so aptly named Swan Lake……

Collette Dinnigan - SS11 Bridal Gown Swan Lake

Lush layers of sumptuous silk organza with a floral belt……

Collette-Dinnigan - SS11 Silk Organza Bridal Gown

An exquisitely embellished, strapless, lace gown….

Collette-Dinnigan - SS11 Ribbon Lace Strapless Bridal Gown

Satin with a vixenous (I think I just made that word up…but I like it) but chic V neck……

Collette-Dinnigan - SS11 Silk Satin Beaded Bridal Gown

A beautifully pearl beaded bodice gown, with a full organza skirt….

Collette-Dinnigan - SS11 Lattice Pearls Beaded Bodice Bridal Gown

Delicate Floral designs, diamante decorated……

Collette Dinnigan - SS11 Diamante Floral Bridal Gown

And Ballerina, a ball gown bridal dress…..

Collette Dinnigan - SS11 Ballerina Bell Bridal Gown

With my love of coloured gowns I couldn’t not show you the silver and sumptuously embellished Fantasia…..

Collette-Dinnigan - SS11 Fantasia Silver Bridal Gown

And if that isn’t enough to give any bride to be something to think about, her 2012 collection ‘Princess Diaries‘, small but perfectly formed, is as different as it is absolutely magical……

Collette Dinnigan 2012 Wedding Dress - Pearls & Palms

I love that the model is as ethereal as the designs!

Collette Dinnigan 2012 - French Corded Lace Wedding Dress

This french corded lace wedding dress is just dreamy – beautifully cut, with cap sleeves and a belt detail, it is the perfect dress for a rustic chic or french countryside inspired wedding!

Collette Dinnigan 2012 - French Corded Lace Wedding Dress with Long Sleeves

You may recognise this design from The Most Distinctly Stunning Long Sleeved Wedding Dresses, I love long sleeves and it amazes me how these delicate lace sleeves create such a different silhouette – elongated and elegant.

Collette Dinnigan 2012 Bridal Gown - Diamonds

And this dress has everything – lace bodice with the prettiest scalloped neckline, sparkling diamante and layers upon layers of delicate chiffon, creating a full skirt that I can just see swishing down a petal covered aisle…….

I can’t wait to see the 2013 Collection!