The best of summer wedding gowns

With a very much anticipated Summer wedding season on the horizon and invitations for garden soirées and beachside celebrations filing our letterboxes, we couldn’t be more excited to celebrate once again with friends and family.

But alongside the warmer weather comes the question; which bridal gowns are best suited to a hot summers day? We sure think we’ve found the answer, with a gorgeous range of sheer fabrics, breezy cutouts and shorter hemlines to take you from your mid-day beach ceremony through to your warm evening dance floor. Take a look at Together Journal’s ‘Best Of’ summer wedding gowns below.

Hera Couture Venezia

The necklace shaped halter and open back with a tulle feature, makes this gown stunning whichever way you look at it and perfect for keeping cool on a hot Summers day. Delicate layers of translucent lace and tulle add romance to this design and we think the floral applique makes this gown perfectly suited to a gorgeous garden wedding.

Hera Couture Le Wild Rose

Layers of floating tulle bring a softness and grace while allowing the summer breeze to drift through. The hand ruched bodice is strapless and finished with a pearl closure, while statement detachable sleeves can be cuffed with pearls or a simple tie for a more billowing, romantic feel.

Daisy Taylor Minamilist

This gorgeous two piece ensemble is perfect for brides looking for a minimal, versitile gown. It is elegant together or on its own, giving you the flexibility to mix and match on your wedding day as well as future celebrations. For a summer wedding, we reccomend wearing the undergown for your ceremony and adding the sheer overlay for your evening celebrations as the sun sets.

Daisy Sandlily Classic

Chic and timeless with clean lines and a simple silhouette making it the perfect gown for those wanting an elegant bridal look without looking too traditional. With the option of adding detachable sleeves and sheer jackets, it’s the ultimate statement in modern style.

Bride & Winter Louie Flowy from Made With Love Bridal

The hand-sewn 3D lace whimsically covers a plunging deep-v and is perfectly fitting around the hips to show off your curve or falls in an edgy A line skirt with pockets for you to dip those precious hands into.

Vinka Design Chanel

With beaded french lace, floating feathers and a short hemline, we think this is the perfect dress for a Summer celebration amongst vineyards. It is a dress to be cherished and worn again at future anniversaries.

Vinka Bridal Miu Top

For a contemporary bride searching for something different and versatile. The bodice is made with a dimensional beaded lace adorned with sequins and feathers. This top looks devine with tailored trousers or a fitted and flared skirt. The sheer fabric and versatility is ideal for warmer weather.

Jessica Couture Olanna

If you’re after a romantic fit-n-flare gown, we have the perfect summer garden celebration gown for you. Featuring a sweetheart neckline with an off the sholder sleeve, this gown is a gorgeous fit and light enough to wear in warmer weather.

Jessica Couture Natasha

This A-line, spaghetti strap gown is another perfectly sheer, breathable design with an added slit at the front. The floaty layers will dance and move with you throughout the day as well as into the night.

Karen Willis Holmes Scarlett

The Scarlett wedding dress is adorned with a ribbon woven bodice with sheer spotted tulle detailing in the back and features a full circle tulle skirt that can be ordered fully lined or completely transparent. Style it with a tulle train on top, to balance the uniquely modern bustier top with softness and femininity.

Karen Willis Holmes Sherry

The bride who wears Sherry is fearless and unquestionably her unique self. This daring, mini slip dress showcases incredible feather detailing, a wide V-neckline, and a feature low back. Sherry’s satin finished fabric is oh-so flattering, while her short length gives you the ultimate leg moment and a chance to show off a stunning pair of wedding shoes.

Runa May Teresa Bandeau & Carrie Skirt

A beautifully detailed two piece outfit featuring a layered skirt and modern bandeau. We think these pieces are suited for a fun, romantic bride looking for something timeless but unique.

Runa May Sophie Slip Dress

A classically modern and timeless slip gown perfect for the minamilist bride which can be dressed up with gorgeous accessories, jackets and jewellery or kept simple. We love this gown for its versatility and think it would be perfect for an elegant celebration.

Paloma James Bloom

This gown is all about the details and fitting your body with the subtle sparkle lace overplayed with hand sewn 3D florals. A romantic european inspired garden is the perfect setting to wear this gown.

Karen Walker Vow Dress

With lusciously textured ivory Bubble Jacquard the circular neckline, descends between broad straps to gently open into a curving orb-like drape. A peep over the shoulder shows a curving V neckline that beautifully bares an open back silhouette, completed by a neatly knotted bow and mini-length hem.

Karen Walker Euphoria Gown

Filled with joy, gushing layers of White Sky Tulle drape with superfine spaghetti straps descend into an arching neckline. Cinched at the centre, the bow shaped bodice feels subtle yet elegant, flowing forever-more to a spectacular floor grazing hem. 

Lola Varma Sugar Plum Gown

A modern minimal gown with a shorter hemlength and gorgeously tectured fabric. We love the addition of the pockets and think this would be the perfect gown for the relaxed and modern bride. It would also really suit elopements and intimate celebrations that are a little more low-key. Another piece that can be treaseured and worn again.

Suzanna Harward CELESTIAL

A light sheer gown featuring soft feathers and gorgeous detailing. Perfect for the unique bride and poolside celebrations.

Prea James Paloma Top

A twist on traditional bridal design, the Paloma Wrap Top is minimal and sophisticated, perfect for a bride seeking an understated and unique style and offers the opportunity for different looks depending on how it is tied. 

Harriet Gordon Backless Organza Blouse

For the brides looking for a long sleeve wedding top in Summer, this is the one for you. Made from slik organza, you will bareley notice it’s there, all white giving the look of a gorgeous long sleeve gown. Featuring a soft fitted front bodice with open back, you’ll stay cool even in the hottest of Summer days.

Hayes Bridal Mason Gown

A one shoulder bias cut gown with a super clean silhouette and super slinky feel. Asymmetric straps thread through the front shoulder and drape across a low open back.

Lilia Cass Nina Top

The perfect seperate top for an intimate beach elopement. Long ties can be loosely tied at the back to create an elegant and open back style or tie around the waist for a belted look. Designed to wear again and treasure long after your wedding day.

Christie Nicole Bridal Emma Gown

An elegant gown crafted out of a soft tulle with intricately beaded vine like clusters, with a halter neckline leaving the gown completely backless and a medium size train through the centre back. We love the sheer appearance of a long gown with the freedoms of a short gown for dancing the night away.