Italian Couture Wedding Dresses: The Most Romantic Designs in the World

When it comes to finding that perfect wedding dress, you don’t have to limit your search to your local area, city, or even your country. There are thousands of sought-after, renowned bridal designers and industry leaders around the world, which really is your oyster.

Italy is synonymous with fashion, with Milan considered the 4th Fashion Capital of the World, being home to incredible brands such as Valentino, Moschino, Dolce & Gabbana, Versace, Armani and Missoni. Italian bridal fashion, in particular, has a cutting-edge, modern aesthetic, combined with timeless romance and authentic traditions.

Antonella Rossi

An Italian bride is fashion-forward, seeking elegance, sophistication and of course that true Italian romance – Romeo and Juliet style.  So, if this sounds like you and your tastes, then read on to discover our favourite bridal designers in Italy.

1. Antonella Rossi

The Antonella Rossi brand was born in 1950, near Florence. Originally a start-up from a family of tailors and embroiderers, Antonella Rossi now produces Couture and Made in Italy collections that combine contemporary innovation and the traditions of tailoring.

Antonella Rossi bridal gowns are both romantic and vintage, with a soft, cosmopolitan air. Beautiful structures are created with satin, creponne silk, and soft pleated tulle, while some have lace inlays for a sensual evocation of the feminine silhouette. Collections from Antonella Rossi are the desires of brides all over the world, since the brand exhibits on the worldwide stage at international fashion weeks.

Livia, Collection Roma, Antonella Rossi Roma
Jemima, Collection Forever, Antonella Rossi Roma
Sofia, As a Princess Collection, Antonella Rossi Roma

2. Giuseppe Papini

Giuseppe Papini has been creating haute couture bridal gowns since 2003, transforming the traditions of the Italian wedding gown with current trends. The designer duo, Giuseppe and Valentina Mazzoni, strive for impeccable service and luxurious quality with every creation.

Perfect attention to detail is what sums up this brand of exquisite bridal designs, which are aimed at empowering the modern woman to feel feminine yet unique on her most special day. The best fabrics are selected from around Europe: craft lace from the North of France, first choice silk from Como and tulle from the traditional textile districts of Milan. These prestigious and talented designers turn every dress into true works of art.

Collection 2017, Giuseppe Papini
Collection 2018, Giuseppe Papini
Collection 2018, Giuseppe Papini

3. Brunella Sposa

Created by Brunella Di Benedetto, Brunella Sposa combines the high fashion of haute couture with the lightness and wearability of soft fabrics and delicate structures. Each dress is individually hand-crafted and embroidered with love, with a made-to-measure service, allowing each bride to feel unique on her wedding day.

Inspired by Greek Mythology, Brunella Sposa has an ethereal aesthetic, with dresses fit for a Greek goddess. From daring ruffles, bold cuts and unique detailing, to soft and subtle layers, there really is a dress to suit every bride who seeks romance and originality.

Brunella Sposa
Brunella Sposa
Brunella Sposa

With any of these Italian designers, you can be sure that you will feel exquisite in a high quality, comfortable, elegant and romantic haute couture wedding dress. Simply pick your favourite!

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