When I started to look for my wedding dress, I tried to be very organized. I started off by buying a brides magazine to be up to date with the latest tendencies. I got a notebook and wrote down which shops and fashion designers to phone, when to fix a date with them and go and see them etc. As days went by I started to feel a bit stressed out, as I had a clear idea of what I wanted my dress to look like but hadn´t a clue of where to get it.
For this reason I have made a brief summary of who my favourite designers are so it might be of any help to you.

Pilar Sainz
She made my wedding dress for me. Pilar is lovely and she really understood what I wanted, a simple dress, empire shape. I tried on several dresses before we agreed on the final design to see how the different shapes and necklines suited me.
Here are some of her designs so that you can appreciate her work.

Vestidos de novia. Pilar Sainz.

Pilar Sainz.

Alma Aguilar
Her dresses are very feminine, delicate and romantic with a vintage touch.

Vestidos de Novia. Alma Aguilar.

Alma Aguilar.

Hannibal Laguna
Hannibal Laguna has got some lovely collections. He combines different textures such as chiffon, embroidery… I love the ones with an ephemeral look about them. My friend Myriam wore one of his designs, an empire shape, for her wedding and she looked stricking. You can find some of his work at Pronovias.

Vestidos de novia. Hannibal Laguna.

Hannibal Laguna.

Teresa Helbig
For Teresa Helbig “a wedding dress is the dress par excellence”. In her workshop they will design your wedding dress just to fit your wishes. Each wedding dress is handmade and unique. Her designs have a very vintage look.

Teresa Helbig.

Teresa Helbig.

Cortana’s wedding dresses are a beautiful trip into the past, very 1920s, feminine and sexy. With shades of colour that are not exactly white, like ivories and even browns. Tulle silk is one of  their favourite fabrics.

Vestidos de novia. Cortana.


Raimon Bundó
Magical and enchanting designs.
For this season 2011 you can choose between any of his three collections:

  • Aire o Realidad: simple designs of a classic cut.
  • Ir de Bundo: my favourite, as it is more bohemian with tulle and natural silk fabrics.
  • Tocar el Cielo: elegant and delicate designs.

Raimon Bundó designs’ have lovely handcrafted embroideries and he also uses jewellery in old looking shades.

Vestidos de novia mágicos y de ensueño. Raimon Bundó.

Raimon Bundó.

Miguel Palacio
Do you remember model Laura Ponte´s fabulous 1930s dress ? Wearing sashes or jewellery around the waist has become the fashion since then as well as mantillas for the hairdress. You can visit Miguel Palacio’s  workshop at Monte Esquinza (Madrid).

Laura Ponte

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