Planning a wedding? Meera Murugesan lists 10 local bridal gown and wedding accessory designers to follow on Instagram
THE search for the perfect wedding gown can turn even the most docile bride into “bridezilla”.
You want to look your best on your big day and finding the right dress is crucial but it can be a stressful experience marked by tears and tantrums, as every bride and her entourage knows only too well.
Add to that the need to find a veil, shoes and hair accessories to match your dress, and you’ve literally got your hands full.
Planning a wedding is a multi-tasking job but even with little time on her hands, no bride is going to compromise on looking her best on her big day. It’s an absolute must.
But if you’re short on time, always go online.
Check out which wedding designers have style aesthetics that appeal to you and the look you’re searching for.
In fact, finding the right dress or bridal accessory may just take minutes as you have a multitude of choices on your screen.
To make your search easier and certainly less stressful, here are 10 local bridal gown and wedding accessory designers to follow on Instagram:
WITH a strong focus on structure and balance, the use of light weight fabrics and design aesthetics such as voluminous layering of fabrics, draping and eye catching peplum and ruffles, these are wedding gowns that beautifully embrace the modern bride.
INTRICATE lace detailing and beautiful cuts that flatter the feminine figure make this designer a winner. Whether it’s soft flowing ensembles or form fitting mermaid designs, or gowns with long, lace-embellished sheer sleeves, her brides are modest, beautiful and utterly romantic.
Melinda Looi (Melinda Looi Ivory)
THIS seasoned designer, who is known for pushing the envelope where creativity is concerned, has a bridal range that stands out with gorgeous lace, skin baring sheer panels and striking beadwork. She combines subtle sex appeal with elegance for the modern bride.
Charis Ching (Charis Ching Designer Studio)
KNOWN for her unique approach to bridal wear, Ching’s gowns are a feast for the eyes. Her brides stand out with full, flowing skirts, open backs and gorgeous embellishments. Her flower girl and mother-of-the bride gowns are just as eye-catching. She’s even been known to go beyond traditional white for her dresses.
Alia Bastamam Bridal
SIMPLICITY is her signature style and there’s no beating clean, simple, flowy lines, especially when coupled with beautiful fabrics.
This designer always hits the right notes with her creations. Her brides are beautiful in a way every woman wants to be — timeless and elegant.
Keith Kee Couture
HIS trademark is the use of soft, flowy chiffon. He even designed for supermodel Amber Chia’s wedding, where she wore a sexy, V-neck empire-cut gown embellished with 999 pearls. Creating such visual stunners is what Kee is known for and he certainly appeals to the unconventional bride.
Celest Thoi Bridal
BEAUTIFUL, elegant and simple is this designer’s mantra. She went into designing bridal gowns when she herself couldn’t find a wedding gown that she liked for her big day. Today, she makes every other woman’s dream come true.
Eric Choong (Eric Choong Bridal)
OFFERING a full range of bridal wear, Choong’s designs are romantic and breathtaking, making use of luxurious fabrics and exquisite details such as lace, beadwork and embroidery to create head-turning gowns.
Christy Ng Shoes
EVERY bride wants to put her best foot forward when walking down the aisle and this label has a range of bridal shoes that will make even Cinderella envious. Gorgeous designs embellished with lace, fabric flowers and beading ensure that your feet will look fabulous on your wedding day or dinner reception.
An eye-catching bridal headpiece by Sereni & Shentel.