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Winter wedding dresses: sparkly, celestial and unusual bridal styles

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Behold, the most sparkly, starry, celestial winter wedding dresses for brides getting married in the most magical season of all. 

The stars have been aligning for a long time in the fashion world, with celestial prints and zodiac references infiltrating both the catwalks and the highstreet. But with winter wedding season nearly upon us, and the magic of holidays like Halloween and Bonfire night just around the corner, we can’t help but fantastise about a wedding dress that makes all of our witchy, celestial dreams come true. 

For those on the look out for a wedding ensemble that has a touch of stardust about it, there are plenty of ways to reference your love of all things magical. From delicate beading that evokes the shapes of the galaxy to flowing, exaggerated sleeves to create a witchy vibe, you can really go as supernatural as you like. 

We’ve picked out some of the most stylish celestial wedding dresses that are guaranteed to make a big impact, so you can shine like moonlight on your wedding day. 

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  • Ophelia Dress, Samantha Pleet

    Of this dress, Samantha Pleet says: “like a romantic painting, draped in a dream cloud of the most lux starry night embroidered silk velvet.” And who could help but fall in love with a description as beautiful as that?

    Luckily this dress looks just as magical as it sounds, with a tiered skirt and slight puff sleeve, it’s princess-esque but in a cool way. 

  • Limited Edition White Moons and Stars Dress, Mary Benson

    Mary Benson is an independent designer in East London, whose penchant for all things celestial and her sustainable ethos (all the fabrics she uses are recycled) have earned her a loyal following. 

    Her dresses are made to measure so they’re sure to fit like a glove, and come in a plethora of beautiful colours and finishes. This white one is a limited edition run with only four in its batch, perfect for a witchy wedding dress. 

  • Orion dress, Watters

    This low v-neck dress creates a beautiful, half-hidden silhouette thanks to the layers of translucent Estrella tulle that flow from the a-line waist. With a creamy, peachy undertone, the base colour of the dress is flattering on a wide selection of skin tones and shows off the glimmering metallic of the silver-and-gold stars perfectly. 

    Watters is based in Texas but can be found in bridal boutiques all over the UK, although you may need to special order this gown in store. 

  • Moonflower & Meadow dress and cape, Jenny Packham

    Designer Jenny Packham has summed up everything that is gorgeous about this dress in its whimsical name, which makes us fall in love with it even more. This low-fronted gown is made from embellished tulle and comes with a matching cape, both in ivory. 

  • Virgo dress, Natalie Wynn

    Natalie Wynn is an independent designer based Salt Lake City, UT, USA, who specialises in wedding dresses with star factor. In fact, she even has a whole Starstruck collection, where you can find the dress above and similar designs in midnight blue and cream. 

    The Starstruck silver dress has an a-line shape, crafted using sequin star mesh. It comes in either champagne or a light blue-grey and features a dainty gold button at the wrist.

  • E&W Couture, Orion

    Go for gold in this pretty, glittery gown. Sparkly moons, stars and unicorns are laid on top of a champagne-hued base created from tulle for truly unique look. 

    Here, the over skirt is pictured on top of a nude slip but other colours are also available if you wanted to opt for a darker hue to match the season. We also love the black velvet straps, which add a touch of drama. 

     E&W Couture is based in Cardiff, Wales and champions British business by using British suppliers. 

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Megan Murray is a digital journalist for stylist.co.uk, who enjoys writing about London happenings, beautiful places, delicious morsels and generally spreading sparkle wherever she can.

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