The British Bridal Buyer Awards are acknowledged as the leading awards for the bridal industry in the UK, bringing bridal designers, retailers and companies to showcase their excellence and contribution in the design of wedding dresses and much more. Held alongside The Harrogate Bridal Show, the UK’s largest and longest running bridal buying event, the awards are truly a place where the entire bridal community comes together and celebrate.
The categories for this annual award include: Wedding Dress of the Year, Bridalwear Retailer of the Year, Best In-Store Design, Best Bridalwear Manufacturer, Best Headdress Collection of the Year, British Bridalwear Designer of the Year, Student Designer of the Year and more.
The Bridal Buyer Awards evening, when the winners will be announced, will take place on 10 September 2018 at the Harrogate International Centre. This spectacular black-tie event attracts an audience of more than 600 guests from all sectors of the bridal industry.
If you are a bride-to-be and still looking for your perfect wedding dress, you can get a lot of inspiration from these 7 best wedding dresses selected by an expert jury to compete for the UK's Wedding Dress of the Year award.
Here are the 7 best wedding dresses nominated for the Wedding Dress of the Year award who include bridal designers and manufacturers such as Allure Bridals, Justin Alexander, Maggie Sottero, Mori Lee and others:
Allure Bridals - Style 9501
Softly unfurling embroidered appliques scallop the bodice and illusion back of this Allure sleeveless lace wedding dress.
Enzoani – McKinley
Modern, sexy, romantic - this full-length wedding dress by Enzoani features a sultry, unlined illusion lace bodice with beaded lace and a deep sweetheart neckline with delicately beaded spaghetti straps. A low illusion back is just as alluring, while the gorgeous back lace panel of this wedding gown becomes an elegant lace train to complement the sleek stretch georgette skirt. Complete with covered buttons and an invisible back zipper closure.
Essense of Australia - Style 2322
Soft, sparkling and so very feminine, this modern lace wedding dress by Essense of Australia is so unique. Fashion-forward deep side cutouts are created with sheer, graphic lace over matte-side lavish satin in a classic column silhouette. The sheer side cutouts create a subtle hint of sexy, while the silhouette keeps this wedding dress traditional. Off-the-shoulder sheer lace sleeves frame a deep sweetheart neckline, while a dramatic, cathedral length train is finished with organic edged lace. A stunning cameo lace back shows off the swirling scroll lace. This designer wedding dress features clear beading and a zip up back with fabric covered buttons.
Justin Alexander - Style 8966
Hollywood glamour begins at the V-neckline with Chantilly lace, and accents of embroidered lace adorning this Justine Alexander wedding dress. Your sense of style is alive with the demure V-neck, charmeuse lining, and invisible zipper.
Maggie Sottero – Cordelia
This vintage-inspired wedding dress by Maggie Sottero features allover lace with sheer lace comprising the three-quarter sleeves, bateau neckline, and square back. Softly scalloped trim completes the unique glamour of this ballgown. Complete with pockets at the hip and finished with covered buttons over zipper closure.
Mikaella by Paloma Blanca - Style 2181
Guipure lace and crepe wedding dress with V-neckline bodice with guipure lace over sheer cap sleeves and sheer midriff.
Mori Lee - Karlee, Style 8207
Elegant fit and flare wedding dress featuring an off the shoulder illusion neckline and crystallized Venice lace appliques on net. Long illusion sleeves and a zipped back closure trimmed in covered buttons completes the look.