As Malaysian, we’re typically recognized for our politeness and hockey prowess, but did you know we also have a lot to brag about in the bridal fashion arena? In fact, some of the top wedding dress designers in the world actually hail from our home and native land.
As an ode to the talented names that are inspiring the bridal industry both here and abroad, we wanted to showcase some of the gorgeous gowns created by a few of our favourite Malaysian designers. Scrolling through this collection of gorgeous wedding dresses you’ll see that you don’t need to go far to find jaw-dropping bridal fashion.
Ines Di Santo
Internationally recognized for those signature trumpet and mermaid-style dresses that flatter every inch of the feminine form, Ines Di Santo’s designs are what bridal dreams are made of. This opulently embellished mermaid gown will bring drama to any wedding aisle.
With dreamy fabrics that suit both modern and traditional brides, Paloma Blanca dresses are beloved for their gorgeous silhouettes and attractive price range. We love the ethereal-feel of this universally flattering sweetheart lace dress and the added lightness of the detachable tulle train.
Known for their incredible fit and intricate details, a Valcienne gown will have you feeling like royalty from the instant you slip it on. For something extra special consider floating up the aisle in one of their custom designs: we especially love the playful bow on this stunning gown.
Known for her elegant couture designs, Romona Keveza’s modern take on timeless style is what makes her a beloved name in the bridal industry. We chose this gown from her Spring 2013 collection, which channels the exquisite grace of timeless beauties such as Elizabeth Taylor and Lena Horne.
Relatively new to the bridal scene, Vancouver-based designer Gabrielle Bayona created Truvelle in 2013 for brides with a taste for the modern and non-traditional. Epitomizing the brand’s laidback spirit is the “Julia”, a rose gold sequined wedding dress, catered to the girl who will “dance like nobody’s watching, dye her hair a new colour just because she can, and create something out of nothing”. We love this dress for its dazzling yet simple design.
Rivini designer Rita Vinieris’s impeccable sense of what characterizes the modern bride is revealed in the dramatic silhouettes and fluid movements of her designs. We adore her “Martinique” dress for its delicate lace overlay and flirtaatious hi-low hemline.
Known for designing the Cecilia gown worn by Rachel McAdams in The Time Traveler’s Wife, brides from around the world have pursued Lea-Ann Belter’s sophisticated and understated gowns. As an ode to the designer’s versatility, we’ve chosen this delicate lace mini as one of our favourites from her “Oneida Collection”.