Real Brides Vote On The Most Popular Wedding Dress Designers

Your wedding dress sets the tone for the most important day of your life. It is probably one of the first things you envision, even before your engagement, because you want to look the best.  After all, don’t you want to look your best when the spotlight will be on you for the day? Whether your style is fairytale, modern, boho or vintage, we have rounded up some of the most popular wedding dress designers according to real brides.  These designers will make your vision come to life.  Additionally, we will show you how to pair your dream wedding dress from these designers with the right designer wedding shoes to complete your gorgeous wedding look. Our fashionable, real Bella Belle brides even provided their reviews on their perfect wedding dresses and wedding shoes. So, sit back, relax, and get inspired!

Galia Lahav Wedding Dress bella belle wedding shoes galia lahav wedding dress

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Dress: Galia Lahav, Shoes: Bella Belle Carolina, Bella Belle Amelia. 
Bride: Kristin. Photography: Rory Wylie 
Bride: Natalie. Photography: Talia

Known for romantic, sensual and figure-flattering designs, Galia gowns are loved by our #bellabellebrides! Based in Tel Aviv, Israel, the designer creates haute couture gowns that display sheer illusion details with delicate applique, hand-beading and embroidery with daring necklines. Brides, like Bella Belle Bride, Kristin and Natalie (pictured), who gravitate to Galia are looking for something daring, different, and oh-so-sexy, like singer Beyonce who wore Galia for her renewal vow ceremony. 

From Kristin (@kristinleighshank): “When I tried on the dress I was immediately in love. To me, it was a modern twist on old Hollywood glamour. The pearl straps, tiny feathers, and dramatic tulle train was nothing I had seen before. They had discontinued the style because they could no longer source the lace the bodice was made of, so the dress they had was the very last one. It felt like it was all meant to be and I loved that I was the only bride that year wearing it. Once I picked my Galia gown, I knew I NEEDED the Bella Belle shoes with pearl accents (Carolina) to compliment it.” 

From Natalie (@nataliepack) “I fell in love with my Galia Lahav dress immediately when I saw myself in the mirror after I put it on for the first time because it had a very long, dramatic train, but also hugged my body and curves perfectly. I had been eyeing Galia Lahav’s dresses for 3-4 months, but didn’t know about the Tony Gown until I went into their flagship store in LA and the salesperson showed it to me. I tried it on first and knew it was the one!”

Galia’s stunning dresses of course require equally stunning shoes, where exquisite details on the wedding dress are also found on the shoes. These wedding heels complement the details found on Galia Lahav’s dresses with the caged heel looks, pearl silk bow or comfortable block heels. The best part of the wedding heels is whichever Bella Belle shoes you choose, you will feel comfortable with its generous padding and comfortable leather.   

Wear Galia Lahav gowns with these alluring Bella Belle styles:

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Shoes: Carolina, Claudia, Emma 

Justin Alexander Wedding Dress

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Dress: Justin Alexander, Shoe: Bella Belle Amelia
Bride: Alexa, Photography: Maura Janes 

Channeling glamour is easy with a Justin Alexander wedding dress. Known for the Old Hollywood glamour style paired with modern details, Justin Alexander creates beautiful gowns that are classic, refined, and timeless. The designer recognizes that a bride’s taste in fashion is as complex as the woman herself.  That inspires him to design gowns that have beautiful hand-crafted details that makes a woman feel like herself. 

Alexa (@lexgoldberg): “I found my Justin Alexander dress at The Dressing Room West in Santa Fe, NM. When I first put on the dress, I fell in love. It felt like the perfect balance of romance, whimsy, and style that I was looking for. I also loved the elegant train and lace detailing that really took this dress to the next level! After I picked the dress, the Amelia shoes were an obvious choice because the lace detail was almost exactly the same! I chose the short heel and am so glad I did, because I did not take my shoes off the whole night! I even bought a matching pair of flats for the dancing that are still in the box! I loved my shoes so much, such a magical detail of my wedding day!” 

Alexa conveys it perfectly - select lace wedding shoes to complement your lace wedding dress. Another tip is also bring back-up flats for dancing at your wedding reception. Low heels and mid heel wedding shoes are perfect for your all-day and all-night comfort during your wedding day. Also, taller brides who prefer not to look taller than their fiances will love the low heel or the embellished flat collection that Bella Belle is famous for. As a side note, did you know your mother and bridesmaids could also peruse Bella Belle low heel formal shoe collection? 

Wear Justin Alexander wedding dress with these sophisticated Bella Belle styles: 

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Shoes: Amelia, Kate, Gabrielle. 

Marchesa Wedding Dress

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Dress: Marchesa, Shoes: Bella Belle Florence
Bride: Ari, Photography: Sanaz Riggio

Marchesa is designed for a modern bride that loves luxurious, romantic and feminine silhouettes. British born designers Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig design these elegant and one-of-a-kind couture gowns that incorporate the use of their signature 3D floral embroideries, custom laces and vintage beaded artwork. Glamorous and whimsical, Marchesa combines intricate embellishments for unique and timeless bridal gowns. 

Ari (@cohenariela1): “That Marchesa dress was the very first one I tried! I tried on 50 others from there, but my mind just kept coming to this one and it just felt right for me. I wanted something momentous and special that made me feel like a princess but that was also refined and not overdone. I felt this one struck the right balance. My wedding was outdoors in September and had a very organic and rustic elegant design to it, so I felt this dress matched that occasion very well as well. I actually have very wide feet so it was a challenge for me to find the right shoe that didn’t accentuate this. The Bella Belle shoes felt like the quality and aesthetic of 1,000 shoes for basically 1/3 of that price!”

Every girl dreams of being a Princess and marrying their Prince Charming. As you grow up, you realize that a ball gown may not be the most practical for a wedding, especially an outdoor occasion. Marchesa dresses make you feel like a Princess without being too over the top, so you too can have your Cinderella moment. A Cinderella-esque dress requires a princess-like wedding shoe to complement, and nothing tops the Frances heel with hand-beaded crystal sequins that sparkles so beautifully. 

Wear Marchesa wedding dresses with these embellished Bella Belle styles:

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Shoes: Frances, Freya, Rosa

Pronovias Wedding Dress bella belle real brides pronovias wedding dress designer wedding flats

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Dress: Pronovias, Shoes: Bella Belle Adora, Bella Belle Anita
Bride: Megan, Photography: Brett Hickman
Bride: Brittaney, Photography: Sarah Canning

When you think of Pronovias, you think of fashion, timelessness and glamour. Pronovias is best known for their exquisite details and intricate embroidery, providing stunning looks that vary from classic elegance to fashion-forward and contemporary. Hervé Moreau, the Artistic Director since 2013 describes a Pronovias bride, like Brittaney (pictured) as elegant, beautiful and sensual – and those feelings are gorgeously translated in his fashion-forward designs. 

Brittaney (@brittaney_theo.1): I purchased my Pronovias dress from L’Fay bridal. It was the fourth dress I found while I was shopping. I picked it up right away and knew it was so special. It had the exact long train I wanted and the simplistic detail. I loved the fit! I wanted that fit and flare style and when I tried it on, it was exactly what I had dreamed. Nothing even came close to how much I loved the dress and how beautiful I felt in it. And my shoes from Bella Belle are the perfect finishing touch to match the beautiful lace detail” 

Are you envisioning looking like every bit of a blushing bride on your wedding day? Then, be inspired by Kate Middleton who married Prince William in her long-sleeved lace wedding dress. Lace wedding dress is a strong foundation for your elegant and graceful bridal look. Look for the complementary lace details on your ivory wedding shoes as well. These shoes showcase the beautiful lace patterns against the comfortable mesh material. You will glide down the aisle effortlessly and comfortably in these unique and elegant wedding shoes. 

Wear Pronovias wedding dresses with these elegant Bella Belle styles:

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Shoes: Evelyn, Lisbeth, Adora

Hayley Paige Wedding Dress

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Dress: Hayley Paige, Shoe: Bella Belle Olivia
Bride: Michelle, Photography: Nicole Piper

Hayley Paige is known for feminine and romantic silhouettes with a hint of playfulness. Hayley Paige, the head designer, brings her youthful personality and exceptional attention to detail into her designs; it is what the notable wedding gown designer is known for. A Hayley Paige bride is similar in personality and style, she’s a go-getter, thrower of confetti and a transcendental beauty. Unique and chic with fresh and a touch of sass, Hayley Paige is a favorite for Bella Belle Brides. 


From Michelle (@michelleroessel): “️I loved the Hayley Paige ‘Dare’ Gown I chose because I felt it was the perfect combination of modern and timeless! The sparkly straps gave me the extra pop of personality I was looking for. I was eyeing both my Hayley Paige dress & Bella Belle shoes for about 6 months before I purchased them! I fell in love with the shoes because they complimented my dress so perfectly”

Michelle said it best - Hayley Paige gowns are all about personality as it’s designs are an extension of Hayley’s (the designer) own personality. As such, these fun and flirty gowns are the perfect match to Bella Belle styles like the Belle bridal bootie with gorgeous silk and tulle petals in a scattered flower pattern, Elise that has an oversized tulle bow and Olivia with a French inspired silver crystal strass design. Each detail on Bella Belle shoes is hand cut, embroidered and beaded to perfection, adding sparkles in your step.

Wear Hayley Paige wedding dresses with these fun, flirty Bella Belle styles: 

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Shoes: Belle, Elise, Olivia. 

Martina Liana Wedding Dress bella belle real brides martina liana wedding dress designer paloma blush wedding shoes

Dress: Martina Liana, Shoes: Bella Belle Paloma
Bride: Bryana, Photography: Stephanie Vegliante

Martina Liana is made for a bride that is looking for a fashion statement that is one of its kind. “A bridal gown is more than just something a bride will wear once. She will replay the memories of her day in her mind for years to come and pictures of her will be passed down for generations. A bride’s love story inspires us and this is why we love creating magical and unforgettable gowns,” said Head Designer Martine Harris. Elegant, glamorous and beautiful, Martina wedding dresses embody the essence of a couture bridal design. 

Bryana (@bry.rosario): “I always knew I wanted my wedding dress to have a vintage feel with lace sleeves and a sweetheart style neckline, accompanied by a minimal amount of tasteful beading. When I tried my dress on, it was everything I had imagined and more. As for my shoes, my go-to color is blush so naturally I chose this as my main wedding color. So when I found these Bella Belle beauties, I knew I had to have them! Not only were they the perfect shade of blush but the mesh and vintage detailing was everything I was looking for to complete the elegant and romantic look I envisioned. I couldn’t have been happier with my choice - my shoes not only made for the most gorgeous photo opps but I literally forgot I was even wearing heels. Hands down the most stunning AND comfortable heels I have ever owned!”

Martina’s fashion statement gowns require an equally beautiful wedding shoe to match. Bella Belle wedding shoes are often described as “beautiful in detail” and “stunning in person” as the level of attention to detail by our artisan craftsman is exquisite. You know that when you get your wedding shoes, whether it’s a pair of comfortable heels, pretty flats or low heels, those shoes are made with love and care, perfectly fitting for a Martina couture dress. 

Wear Martina Liana wedding dresses with these unforgettable Bella Belle styles:

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Shoes: Jasmine, Mina, Anita

Pnina Tornai Wedding Dress bella belle real brides pnina tornai wedding dress lace wedding shoes

Dress: Pnina Tornai, Shoe: Bella Belle Miranda
Bride: Hannah, Photography: Cassi Claire

If you are a bride looking for a glamorous, sexy and elegant gown, then look no further than Pnina Tornai. Pnina’s designs are inspired by her Moroccon mother and Egyptian father who exposed her to both cultures from a young age. As such, her gowns are handmade with beautiful details from both cultures. Known for the signature corset design, Pnina adds a modern touch to create beautiful fitted gowns for brides like Hannah (pictured).

From Hannah (@hannah.cozzolino): I absolutely adored my Pnina Tornai dress! The fit of my dress completely blew me away and I truly felt like the best version of myself. Pnina combines sexy and classy into one stunning dress, and I am so grateful that I found Bella Belle shoes (Miranda) to perfectly compliment that!” 

Pnina’s clever use of sheer mesh and tulle to create illusion in her signature corset bodice would be complemented by shoes using the same materials and construction techniques.  Bella Belle’s beautiful range of embellished and lace mesh wedding shoes will complement your Pnina Tornai’s crystal embellished dresses or elegant lace wedding dress, respectively. The mesh material in these shoes allow the exquisite embellishments and lace embroidery to take center stage. Additionally and equally important, the mesh materials used in these shoes will make the wedding heels more comfortable as they are stretchable to accommodate wider feet. These wedding shoes are also breathable to avoid the pesky sweaty feet as you will be on your feet all day and night long during your wedding. 

Recommended Bella Belle styles that would complement Pnina Tornai wedding dresses:

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Shoes: Florence, Angelina, Charlotte.  

Maggie Sottero Wedding Dress

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Dress: Maggie Sottero, Shoe: Bella Belle Willow
Bride: Sidney, Photography: Lauren Fair

Maggie Sottero designs wedding dresses that combine modern detail with timeless silhouettes to create luxurious, off the runway dresses for brides. A bride that wears Maggie Sottero is timeless, glamorous and romantic, like Bella Belle Bride, Sidney (pictured). Fun fact, each Maggie Sottero gown is designed with jersey lining, like a shapewear that “sucks-you-in” and hugs your body without feeling too tight. 

Sidney (@sidneyleighphoto): “I found the Winstyn dress for my June 2018 wedding at Bridal Impressions in the Shenandoah Valley, and I tried it on a few separate instances before deciding it was the one! It was one of the last dresses that I tried on on my initial visit, and the fitted style was the exact opposite of what I had envisioned myself wearing on my wedding day but I kept coming back to the dress. The appliqué was the perfect detail to tie in my Bella Belle bridal flats!”

Trust your instincts like Sidney did by getting the dress and shoe that you keep coming back to for your wedding day. After all, if you can’t stop thinking about it, it’s probably meant for you. We recommend starting your wedding shoe shopping at least 6 months before your wedding. This way, you can bring your shoe to your wedding dress fitting to see the full wedding look and make any dress alterations accordingly. Please refer to our Shoe Care article for more information on how to prepare your shoes before your wedding day to ensure comfort.  

Wear Maggie Sottero wedding dresses with these timeless Bella Belle styles: 

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Shoes: Willow, Fabiola, Tess

Monique Lhuillier Wedding Dress

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Dress: Monique Lhuillier, Shoes: Bella Belle Frances Champagne
Bride: Caley, Photography: Molly Litchten 

A Monique Lhuillier dress is known for clean and minimal embellishments with a focus on feminine silhouettes, speaking to a regal and timeless beauty.  A Monique bride isn’t looking for red carpet-worthy statements, they look for a dress that feels personal and special, heritage pieces that can be passed down through generations. “I wanted to make iconic dresses that can live on,” says Lhuillier.  This iconic designer is also known for infusing charming floral prints and pastel colors into her dresses.

From Caley (@caleymalia): “When I was searching for a dress, I wanted something that reflected my personal style, which tends to be minimalistic and built on classic staples. I was drawn to the dress’ clean, romantic lines and silhouette, and ultimately, I felt like myself in it: like I was wearing the dress; it wasn’t wearing me. It is traditional yet modern, which felt like the right balance for how I wanted to look and feel, and was also a reflection of the event aesthetic and design. The long train with a cathedral length veil (and my sparkly shoes!) completed the look.” 

If there is one thing all Monique brides have in common, is that they want to be wearing the dress, not letting the dress wear them. Similarly, you want to feel like yourself and be comfortable in your wedding shoe as you’ll be standing all day. Bella Belle shoes are made with extra padding that guarantees you comfort all day long, even till the end of the dance party! A Monique dress that is classic and beautiful with a comfortable and equally stunning Bella Belle shoe is the perfect wedding look for any bride. Did you know each shoe is named after something or someone special to Bella Belle? 

Wear Monique Lhuillier wedding dresses with these statement-making Bella Belle styles: 

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Shoes: Valentina, Mariee, Nikki

Zuhair Murad Wedding Dress

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Dress: Zuhair Murad

Zuhair Murad wedding gowns are exquisite, combining glamour and contemporary lines to create haute couture designs. The designer started sketching dresses at the age of 10 and said “I don’t recall a day in my life without a pen in my hand”. Blending ancient heritage with modern twists, Zuhair adds artisan craftsmanship and refinement to bring luxury to his brides so they feel their most glamorous self on their wedding day. 

An exquisite Zuhair gown that plays with various materials like Tulle, beads and crystals deserves an equally exquisite wedding shoe that has the soul of couture. Bella Belle’s Gardenia heels has over a thousand hand-beaded beads to create a gorgeous floral design on a classic stiletto, while Ines has an art-deco-like design with pearls and crystals at the toe. Edna on the other hand, has a subtle elegance of a beaded floral vine at the front that is balanced by the dramatic oversized tulle bow at the back.

Wear Zuhair Murad wedding dresses with these exquisite Bella Belle styles: 

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Shoes: Gardenia, Edna, Ines.

Milla Nova Wedding Dress

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When you wear a Milla Nova wedding dress, you’re sure to get dramatic elegance mixed with luxurious fabrics that are incredibly feminine. Milla Nova is a Ukrainian designer and the designer specializes in flowing tulle, intricate lace and embroidery, the perfect blend of glamour and femininity. Sparkly fabrics and fresh, modern silhouettes define Milla Nova’s aesthetics.

Brides who love Milla Nova love breathtaking details, just like brides who love Bella Belle shoes as both brands are known for their exquisite and luxurious details. Bella Belle shoes are made with the finest materials with over 19 hours of craftsmanship per shoe. The style ‘Elsa’ has more than 3000 hand-beaded sequins to create a sparkly effect that pairs beautifully with the craftsmanship of a Milla Nova gown. When you choose a Bella Belle shoe for your wedding or special occasion, you know you’re getting a shoe made with the highest quality materials. 

Wear Milla Nova wedding dresses with these elegant Bella Belle styles:

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Shoes: Rita, Giselle, Elsa

Alright, that is the list of popular wedding dress designers according to Bella Belle brides. Who is your favorite? What do you like most about your favorite wedding dress designer? Is there a dress designer that we should add to our list? Please comment below. 

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