Complete the fairytale with a romantic wedding dress

Every bride wants to look and feel like a princess on their special day.

Recently Anne Hathaway was lucky enough to have a bespoke wedding gown designed by Valentino himself, and the Italian designer far exceeded our expectations by making a fairytale swirling chiffon creation with hand-painted detail.

And Holly Valance was another beautiful bride in a bespoke cascading J'Aton dress, with an extravagant train that totalled a costly £35,000.

But if you are without a designer friend and huge budget, don't worry, you too can find your own, unique wedding dress that will be suited to your taste and price range.

Think sweetheart necklines and delicately beaded veils, applique crystals and intricate embroidery. Here's a taste of the most romantic dresses from this season.

Take inspiration from Anne's full dress with layers of tulle. But volume isn't just for the waist – add a full chiffon cape for full urban, city chic 

We love the delicate embroidery and crystal beading of Monique Lhuillier's sweetheart dress collection 

There was no shortage of detail at the Reem Acra 2013 bridal show where there was an abundance of applique crystals and belts in silver brocade 

Looking out for a designer's attention to detail is key to finding the perfect wedding dress. The handmade lace neckline of this Elie Saab dress is ideal for a romantic bride 

Be inspired by this gorgeous short coat of embroidered chiffon and flowers, from Manuel Mota's 2013 collection for Pronovias 

Oscar de la Renta is a renowned lover of the sweetheart neckline, that gives a romantic feel and feminine finish to the wedding dress


Complement your ethereal gown with a delicate bouquet of wild flowers, bearing in mind the coloured theme of the day 

Elie Saab's collection with long sleeved dresses made of tightly pleated silk are reminiscent of the timeless elegance of Grace Kelly's iconic wedding dress to the Prince of Monaco 

A short cape embellished with delicate flowers around its edge, such as this one by Pronovias, adds a perfect vintage touch of the Sixties